9 Digital Marketing Megatrends for 2018

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How many businesses have a Digital Transformation programme in place?

Chart of the Day: How popular are Digital Transformation programmes?

Our Managing Digital Marketing 2017 research reveals many challenges for how digital marketing is run by companies today. Problems included lack of focus on integrated strategy, testing and optimization and structural issues like teams working in silos or lack of skills in integrated communications.

To counter these types of problems and so make the most of the opportunities for growing a business through digital marketing, many businesses are now putting a digital transformation programme in place. The chart shows how many are active in transformation.

Relevance of Digital Transformation Programmes

You can see that over one-quarter (30%) of businesses already have a transformation programme in place, with many businesses looking to launch their digital transformation programme imminently. A significant proportion of organizations have no intention to implement a programme, perhaps because they feel it is inappropriate for their type of business, for example, startups and smaller businesses or businesses who are online pure plays.

If you're considering launching a transformation programme, see our guide for Business members to Managing a Digital Transformation programme.

By Dave Chaffey

Dave is CEO and co-founder of Smart Insights. He is editor of the 100 templates, ebooks and courses in the digital marketing resource library created by our team of 25+ Digital Marketing experts. Our resources used by our Expert members in more than 80 countries to Map, Plan and Manage their digital marketing. For my full profile, or to connect on LinkedIn or other social networks, see the About Dave Chaffey profile page on Smart Insights.

Dave is author of 5 bestselling books on digital marketing including Emarketing Excellence and Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice. In 2004 he was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of 50 marketing ‘gurus’ worldwide who have helped shape the future of marketing.

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