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B2B Marketers' 2009 Budget Trends

Dollars Shift To Digital Tactics As The Recession Provokes Deep Cuts

April 24, 2009

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  • By Laura Ramos
  • with Peter Burris,
  • Christina Lee,
  • Zachary Reiss-Davis

Why Read This Report

What a difference a year makes. Compared with our year-end 2007 study, the outlook for business-to-business (B2B) marketing budgets is, not surprisingly, dire. Facing budget reductions of 23% on average, most marketers try to fend off deeper cuts while scrambling to keep pipelines full. Those who fail to embrace digital marketing face certain extinction by 2010 as new social buying habits and readily available online information shift purchase power from corporations to communities.

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Table of Contents

  • B2B Budget Plans Lack New Inspiration
  • Community Marketing Offers A Path To Post-Recession Success

  • Take A Look At Budgets From A Community Marketing Perspective

  • The Status Quo Trumps Innovation As The Digital Shift Falters
  • Supplemental Material
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