An eMarketer article published today is a telling study of the increased use of Digital Marketing techniques. According to the article, the “2009 Promo Interactive Marketing Survey” from PROMO magazine” exposes that: “More than one-third of marketers surveyed believed that interactive marketing ROI would be more profitable than traditional marketing…”
Among the interesting statistics found in the article, among respondents to the PROMO survey, are a 25.3% increase in SEO marketing, 15.% increase in Corporate Blog marketing, 12.4% increase in Viral marketing, and 8.8% increase in Video marketing between 2007 and 2009. Questions still arise about measurability but this demonstrates a powerful shift in the methods used, and the focus on, Interactive, Web 2.0 and Video-based marketing in only two years. For example, while overall statstics in the survey remain high for the use of Email marketing (over 70%) — one of the focal points of many marketing campaigns over the past decade — the increase in use of Email marketing in two years is, says the survey respondents, only 1.8%.
The Web 2.0, social media/socal community, sharing/Widget/bookmarking, Digital Video marketing universe is, undoubtedly, here to stay!