9 Digital Marketing Megatrends for 2018

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The critical challenges to marketing plan success and are budgets increasing?

Chart of the day: Marketers reveal that data quality, lead generation and user experience are the most critical challenges to the success of a digital marketing plan

When it comes to planning a digital marketing strategy we all know there are factors which affect its implementation and success.

Data quality affects things like marketing automation and personalization and marketers said it was the biggest challenge. Lead generation is also related to data quality, marketers will always need leads. User experience (UX) also came near the top at 15%, it's great to see marketers are thinking about how UX improvements can benefit sales, revenue and even data.

Bonus chart: Are digital marketing budgets increasing?

For most marketers, their digital marketing budgets are increasing.

For just over 4 in 10 (41%) their marketing budget will increase significantly, and over half (52%) will see a marginal increase.

 

 

By Robert Jones

Robert is Research Analyst at Smart Insights, he managed all member resource updates, recruiting and liaising with expert digital marketing authors. He works on member research, improving user experience of the Smart Insights site, our partner research reports and helps produce our member content. He is a member of the Market Research Society (MRS) and has over 5 years experience in Insight, UX and digital marketing campaigns.

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