Content Marketing in Australia: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets & Trends
OVERVIEW: THE STATE OF CONTENT MARKETING IN AUSTRALIA Greetings Marketers, Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and The Association for data-driven marketing & advertising (ADMA) are pleased to announce the results of our second annual study on content marketing practices in Australia. This report provides insight into how Australian for-profit marketers—both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C)—are using content marketing. It also includes comparisons of Australian marketers with their North American and UK peers, so marketers can see where they are similar and different. Key insights include: Australian marketers (52%) are more likely than North American (43%) and UK (42%) marketers to have a documented content strategy 69% are planning to increase their content marketing budget over the next 12 months, compared with 58% of their North American and 56% of their UK peers 81% are producing more content than they did one year ago, compared with 72% of their North American and 76% of their UK peers. While Australian marketers are less challenged with certain areas (e.g., producing enough content and producing engaging content) than their North American and UK peers are, they rate themselves lower in terms of overall effectiveness (33%*). With continued advances in the field, education, and experimentation, we hope to see that confidence rise over the coming year. On with the content marketing revolution!