B2B Marketing News: C-Suite B2B Content Consumption Study, Twitter’s Scheduled Tweets, Instagram’s Double Stories, & YouTube’s New Chapters

Twitter now lets you schedule tweets from its web app
Marketers looking for alternatives to how they schedule tweets now have the option to do so directly within Twitter itself. Twitter’s rollout of what had been solely a test feature that began in November also includes the ability to save draft tweets, the firm has announced. The Verge

Would People Rather Watch an Ad or Share Their Email Address?
U.S. consumers prefer watching an ad over offering up their email address, with nearly 75 percent saying that they would choose a 30 second ad in exchange for free content, while only 25.4 percent said that they would rather disclose their email information, according to newly-released report data. MarketingProfs

TikTok sees 10x surge in April with in-app revenue of $78M
With a tenfold increase in April in-app revenue hitting the $78 million mark, video-sharing social networking platform TikTok overtook YouTube for non-game app spending for the month, according to recently-released research data. Mobile Marketer

Email Flies: Engagement Rises By 200% During COVID-19 Pandemic
Email marketing has met increasingly-engaged audiences during the pandemic, with engagement rates up some 200 percent according to new report data. The study also found that Google Ads and paid social climbed by some 52 percent, while paid search has seen a drop of 44 percent. MediaPost

Record digital ad revenue preceded slowest quarter in a decade, IAB finds
A record $125 billion U.S. digital ad revenue during 2019 was followed by the slowest quarter in 10 years, according to recently-released study data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Mobile ad spending now accounts for 70 percent of all digital ad spend, the report also notes. Marketing Dive

YouTube’s new Chapters feature lets you jump to a specific section of a video
Digital marketers have a new tool for YouTube video content, as the Google-owned firm has rolled out YouTube Chapters — an optional smart indexing feature that splits videos into parts to make finding certain information within a video easier. CNET

2020 June 5 Statistics ImageInstagram is Testing a Double-Story Stories Feed with Some Users
Facebook-owned Instagram’s popular Stories feature has been expanded to show twice the number of Stories at once, as part of a test that also included new methods for switching between Stories, the firm recently announced. Social Media Today

Consumers want social ads to show return to normalcy, study says
More consumers want brands to place greater focus on helping foster a return towards normalcy than how to stay safe during the pandemic, especially among those in the U.S., according to recently-released global survey data. Mobile Marketer

Facebook Adds Option to Send Marketing Emails via Pages App
Facebook has been testing a new feature that lets marketers keep a contact database in Facebook and create email campaigns to be sent directly from the platform, including the ability to upload email lists via spreadsheets, the social media giant has announced. Social Media Today

Does Your B2B Content Target an Active Audience?
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. and noon are the top B2B content consumption days and times among executive corporate level B2B buyers, according to recently-release survey data from NetLine. MarketingCharts

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 June 5 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “brands on TikTok” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Reconstructing a lost NES game from 30-year-old source code disks — Game History

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — The Marketing Book Podcast – Lee Odden: Authors in Quarantine Getting Cocktails — The Marketing Book Podcast
  • SAP — What SAP did digitally to address the COVID-19 climate — CMOAustralia
  • TopRank Marketing — Top 25 Influencer Marketing Agencies to Increase Your Brand Awareness — Kevin Payne
  • Lee Odden — Break Free of Boring B2B with Influential Content Experiences — SEMrush
  • LinkedIn — LinkedIn has a new CEO. Here are 30 power players and rising stars helping him lead the company — Business Insider
  • Lee Odden — Top 10 Digital Marketing Articles of this Week: 29th May 2020 — Page Traffic Buzz
  • TopRank Marketing — Top 60 Best Digital Marketing Websites and Blogs — Plerdy
  • Lee Odden — 5 Hours of Content Marketing — SEMrush

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