Marketers will increase their use of online video in 2009, according to a new survey by eMarketer. It's about time… ;-)and reported on
In the online survey of 400 senior marketing and media executives, 67%, or 2/3rds, identified online video as a primary focus of their 2009 digital marketing campaigns and budgets. More than 50% planning the launch of an online video project by the second quarter.
Brand awareness was cited by 71% of respondents as the foremost value of online video, followed by lead generation (47%), customer retention (44%), and customer conversion (41%).
The survey also found that 33% of respondents expect that their 2009 digital marketing efforts will be the least affected by cuts to budgets, much less so than traditional marketing (24%), trade shows (21%) and guerrilla marketing (14%) efforts.