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A new study finds that marketers spend more money on their online marketing campaigns, even when they’re generating higher conversion rates.
The study by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and The Wall St Journal analyzes the performance of more than 50 online marketers from more than 120 countries.
The report finds that online marketing has become more expensive, as well.
Here are some of the key findings:1.
The cost of online marketing is on the rise.
In the United States, online marketers spent nearly $200 billion on marketing in 2015, according to the latest data from the Digital Marketing Association.
The average online campaign cost $30,000 to $50,000 in 2016, according the report.
The median campaign cost more than $1 million in the U.S. last year.2.
Most online marketers are trying to do it right.
Online marketing is becoming more difficult to achieve the level of conversion and ROI it once was.
“Online marketing campaigns need to be optimized to get the highest conversion and conversion success,” said DDA Senior Director of Marketing Paul Wessels.
“The key to success is optimizing the experience for all potential users.”3.
Companies are increasingly finding themselves under pressure to deliver high conversion and high ROI.
The more expensive the marketing budget, the higher the costs of the products and services that a brand sells.
And the more users the brand can reach, the greater the potential for a return on investment.
“Companies are increasingly seeing the value of online presence, whether it be by selling a brand or by building a relationship with a consumer,” Wessel said.
“They’re finding that online presence can deliver the highest return on their investment.”4.
Marketing budgets are being squeezed.
In addition to the cost of marketing, marketers are facing the challenges of maintaining a strong online presence.
Wessel noted that in the past few years, many companies have decided to spend more time on marketing and less on customer service.
“In 2016, companies had more than a third less time spent on customer support,” he said.5.
More than two-thirds of online marketers said that the cost was rising.
The amount of money spent on online marketing was higher in the United Kingdom, where only 9% of marketers said the cost had gone up, and in the Netherlands, where it was up nearly 12%.6.
Most people don’t like to pay for it.
Wethers said that 80% of consumers don’t want to spend money on online advertising, and that the average spend on online content was $30 in 2016.7.
Most marketers have the same message.
Wsels said many companies that had an online presence had the same or similar message to consumers.
“People tend to spend on the same kinds of content over and over again,” Wether.
“We believe that it’s really hard to separate the value that you deliver to consumers and the value you get from your content.”8.
Most businesses are still making online marketing work.
The biggest challenge, he said, is finding ways to attract and retain the right people to lead online marketing.9.
Companies still spend a lot on advertising.
The vast majority of marketers surveyed said they spend less than $100 per month on advertising, which is higher than most industries.10.
Consumers are still interested in buying from brands.
In 2016, more than 85% of respondents said that they were interested in purchasing from brands online.
Withers said there is a huge opportunity for online marketers to increase their reach and influence.
“Many people still do not want to pay to be on a website,” he noted.
“This is a really big opportunity for us to increase the reach of our brands,” Wither added.