Survey Shows Consumer Goods Manufacturers Must Embrace Digital Marketing to Maximize Impact

Archived Published: 28 September 2012 ID: G00239007

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Digital marketing is growing in its importance to the competitiveness of consumer goods companies. Survey data shows that despite opportunities for more direct relationships with consumers, adoption challenges persist.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Consumer goods manufacturers, without a comprehensive digital marketing approach, will be at a distinct competitive disadvantage over the next one to two years
    • Consumer goods companies that lack the organizational structure and customer understanding to fully realize the benefits of their marketing technology investments will need to invest more time in people and processes before adopting more technology
    • The opportunity for direct relationships with consumers is pushing consumer goods manufacturers to shift focus to social, mobile and e-commerce
  • Recommended Reading
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