2017 Manufacturing Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends — North America
Welcome to Manufacturing Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America. In the four years we’ve been reporting on how manufacturers use content marketing, this year’s results reveal the most progress they’ve made thus far. The fact that we see a 72% increase over last year in the percentage of manufacturing marketers who have a documented content marketing strategy (18% last year vs. 31% this year) indicates they’ve taken one of the most important steps toward achieving content marketing success: putting their strategy in writing. Other important keys to their increased success over the last year included doing a better job with content creation, making content marketing a greater priority, and spending more time on content marketing. While the progress is encouraging, more manufacturing leaders need to make it clear within their organizations what an effective or successful content marketing program looks like. And, perhaps most importantly, they need to more fully commit to content marketing. Read on for the full results from our annual content marketing survey.