Woke up about 4 AM with insomnia, thinking about a lot of stuff that had to be done. You know the feeling -- mind racing, anxiety rising. Logged on the the Interweb and started to read the endless stream of digital stuff. The first thing I find? A research paper about how the endless stream of digital stuff is causing digital marketers anxiety about all the digital stuff. 

The paper I was reading in my state of insomnia was "Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night." Good. At least I'm not the only one with insomnia. I'll tell you why this is happening: Too. Much. Information. In my work with digital marketers and content producers, a theme runs through it: The massive growth and ever-changing nature of digital information channels is freaking people out. Now we have this study to confirm it.

Here's what they did: Adobe hired a firm called ResearchNow to survey 1,000 digital marketing professionals, online of course. 

Here's what they found:

1) The digital marketing profession is changing rapidly. Sixty-two percent of those polled said the profession has changed more in the last two years than the last 50 years.

2) Many marketing professsionals have low confidence that they can execute their job and that it can result in performance for the company.

3) Marketers found a high correlation between a high-performing company and strong digital marketing programs. (Yet it appears they are not exactly sure how to get there.)

4) Digital marketers are concerned about reaching their customers, executing campaigns, and tracking Return On Investment (ROI). Okay, no big surprise here.

This is pretty big. You mean the insecurity you might feel about how to use all these new social marketing channels, deliver and track results, and do it in a way that helps your company, that's shared by everybody? 

Yes. It's true. All of this digital streaming of information is causing a huge amount of anxiety. 

Relax, read the survey, and learn. And by the way -- this is good digital marketing by Adobe.

 

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm and is filed under Digital Media.
Keywords: Adobe, Digital Marketing, Distress, Anxiety, ROI, Marketing

uBeam Obtains $10,000,000 Series A Round
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  • Description: uBeam beams electricity through the air to charge all of your portable electronics remotely and wirelessly. It’s like Wi-Fi for energy.
  • Website: www.ubeam.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $10,000,000
  • Round: Series A
  • Purpose: The capital will be used to expand the engineering team and accelerate product development.
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6Qube Secures $100,000 New Funding
  • Company: 6Qube
  • Description: 6Qube is a leader in internet marketing software and services providing technology before sales to produce results quickly and cost effectively for businesses of all sizes.
  • Website: www.6qube.com
  • Type: Debt
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Round: Undisclosed
  • Purpose: The debt funding from Lighter Capital – which was secured in a total of 19 days – will enable 6Qube to grow without adversely impacting the company’s cash flow.
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HouseLens Lands $2,000,000 Series A Financing Round
  • Company: HouseLens
  • Description: HouseLens is the nation's largest provider of full-motion walk-through video tours for real estate listings. We also produce agent bios, brokerage videos, and other real estate video marketing solutions.
  • Website: www.houselens.com
  • Type: Venture Equity
  • Amount: $2,000,000
  • Round: Series A
  • Purpose: The funding will help HouseLens move into additional U.S. real estate markets, as well as expand its product line.
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