9 Noteworthy Numbers Reflecting the Latest Topics and Trends in Marketing

By eleventy marketing group

Numbers! They’re everywhere. But as we’ve learned time and time again, numbers can have great meaning for businesses and nonprofits. They can teach us lessons, point us in the right direction, and even lead us down a path to more relevant and personal marketing. Every digit has a purpose when you look at it in the right light.

In that vein, today we view a variety of stats from the wide world of marketing. All these numbers come from ClickZ, a great source for marketing news and statistics…

9.4 billion online video ads were viewed in the month of September

ComScore found that over 50% of the total U.S. population saw online video ads in September 2012. About 3.4 billion minutes of online videos were viewed. The study shows that each viewer saw approximately 64 video ads throughout the month.

Online video ad spending rose 27% in 2012

This statistic (which represents an 8% increase over last year) comes from a new research report from online video advertising company Adap.tv. The company projects that online video ad spending will continue to grow by another 20% in 2013.

40% of consumers enjoy getting marketing emails from their preferred brands

According to a new study by Blue Kangaroo, 35% of consumers said they are “very interested” in receiving emails from their favorite brands. Another 54% of consumers said they feel they are getting the right amount of marketing emails each week.

47% of national brands look to increase investment in local marketing for 2013

91% of national brands expect to invest more or the same amount in local marketing heading into 2013, according to a new survey by local marketing firm Balihoo. Of those surveyed, 47.3% of brands said they plan to invest more in local marketing for 2013 than they did in 2012.

Search advertising equates to $100 million a day for Google

According to research and search marketing software provider WordStream, Google makes over $100 million in search advertising each day. On a typical day, there are 237.9 million Google ad clicks across search and the network.

Facebook brand engagement has risen 896% over last year

Adobe’s Digital Index for Q3 2012 reports that the huge uptick in engagement is, in part, a result of Facebook’s new Timeline feature. Facebook introduced its new Timeline feature last February.

Facebook ads reach 5 times greater audiences than organic content

According to a new study from Facebook and comScore: Among the top 100 brand pages on Facebook, those using paid advertising reach an audience that is 5.3 times larger on average than the audience typically reached with organic content.

Social media access via mobile continues to grow

According to the latest data from Comscore, for the quarter ending in June, 36.9% of mobile users accessed a social networking site or blog on their handset – up almost a percentage point from 36.1% compared to the first quarter 2012.

87% of business-to-business (B2B) marketers now spread their message through social media

According to a new report from the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), social media marketing outpaced company-written articles to become the most commonly used tactic for B2B marketers.