B2B buying cycles are getting longer and more complex. According to Demand Gen Report research, 58% of buyers said their decision process was longer in 2017 than in 2016, while only 10% said purchase time had decreased.
“Agencies have to step into a different model, which is about marketing, consulting and making sure that they understand data management and orchestrating platforms,” said Bob Ray, global CEO of Merkle-owned agency DWA.
“Working on behalf of global brands, we are able to leverage The Trade Desk’s platform to cost-effectively engage with business audiences in multiple markets, including China,” noted Krish Sailam, SVP, Global Programmatic Services at DWA, a Merkle company.
B2B marketers spend a great deal of time trying to read between the industry headlines. Scores of buzzwords come and go. A few stick around and become meaningful additions to the marketing toolset. But even when consumer brands embrace a given tool for the long haul, B2B marketers are often left wondering, “Yes, but is it really useful for me?”