TechWeb Releases New Research on B2B Tech Pros' Usage and Consumption of Emerging Media Applications
Research Outlines Marketing Best Practices Based on Consumption Patterns of Blogs, Video, RSS and Online Networks
Apr 23, 2008
TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, today released the results of an in-depth research study that delves into the media usage and consumption habits of new media applications by business technology executives. The study, The Rise of B2B Applications-Based Media, reveals that the usage of emerging media among IT decision-makers has increased considerably over the past year, with video and blogs experiencing the most increased usage for work-related information. This latest study is part of TechWeb's ongoing Business Technology Media Engagement Research series. "The results of this study are used by our content and audience teams to shape our strategies and businesses, and have a direct impact on how we deliver information to the millions of business technology executives that engage with our market leading brands," said Scott Vaughan, VP of Marketing Services, TechWeb. "The study also has huge ramifications for technology marketers' strategies and tactics when it comes to how they engage with business technology pros, so they know how, where and when in the marketing process to use these new media applications."
Key study highlights include: -- Increased Usage of Emerging Media Applications: business technology decision makers are utilizing emerging media applications more frequently to obtain work-related information, as compared to last year. % of business technology decision makers utilizing each medium to obtain work-related information: Media-Type 2007 2008 Video Content Programming 46 % 68 % Blogs 37 % 64 % Mobile (web-enabled) n/a 53 % Podcasts 29 % 48 % RSS 30 % 48 % Online communities/social networking sites 42 % 48 % -- More Growth Expected: business technology decision makers currently using emerging media intend to consume even more in the coming year - even those who are not currently using emerging media applications. % planning to increase usage in coming year: Currently Use/ Currently Do Not Use/ Media-Type Plan To Increase Plan to Increase Video Content Programming 38 % 25 % Blogs 45 % 18 % Mobile (web-enabled) 50 % 21 % Podcasts 41 % 20 % RSS 51 % 18 % Online communities/social networking sites 38 % 20 % -- Engagement with Emerging Media Leads to Action: when business technology decision makers interact with emerging media, they continue to look for related information. Top activities as a result of utilizing emerging media applications: 1. Visited a web site mentioned in video/blog/RSS feed 2. Went to a vendor site for more information about their product or service 3. Used the search function within the same web site to get more information 4. Forwarded to co-workers within own organization 5. Went to the originating web site for more information
TechWeb's The Rise of B2B Applications-Based Media Research Study showcases the results of quantitative web-based interviews of 550 business technology professionals fielded in the fourth quarter of 2007. The respondents consisted of 80% IT (CIO, CTO, VP IS/IT, IT Management and Staff), and 20% corporate (CEO, COO, President, CFO and line-of-business corporate management) job functions. Of the respondents, 44% were from large companies (1,000+ employees); 25% Medium (100-999 employees); 32% Small (<100 employees). Respondents were recruited from a random pool of TechWeb Network visitors; the TechWeb Network includes TechWeb.com, InformationWeek, Network Computing, Intelligent Enterprise, bMighty, Byte and Switch, Dark Reading, Wall Street & Technology, Advanced Trading, Bank Systems & Technology, and Insurance & Technology. Respondents were invited to participate via a drop- down intercept invitation.
For additional information or to view the full contents of this in-depth study, please contact Scott Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org. This study should be sourced as: The Rise of B2B Applications-Based Media Research Study, TechWeb 2008.
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TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections Contact: Scott Vaughan Vice President, Marketing Services, TechWeb 929.223.3662 email@example.com
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