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Make Digital Marketing A Strategic Priority: Key Finding Of New Study From Infosys And EBG

Report reveals organizations focused on digital governance, new organizational structures and talent management

 
PRLog - Jan. 29, 2013 - Paris, January 25, 2013: Digital marketing is firmly established within the business strategies of the majority of global organizations, with rising budgets and increased importance of multi-channel marketing driving impacts across the enterprise. These are the key findings of an in-depth report, “Unlocking Business Value from Digital Marketing” in France, by Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, and EBG, a professional community of business active in industry, services, media, marketing, telecommunications and IT sectors.

The study of around 100 digital marketing executives also found that digital marketing in France is driving a more sophisticated approach to customer relationship management, with segmentation of different communities being used to drive targeted campaigns.

Key findings of the study include:

Strategic Management
93% of companies surveyed have already integrated their e-marketing strategy into their business strategy and, 89% of brands surveyed have an e-commerce platform
In the last two years, online marketing budgets have increased by 8%, compared to a 6% reduction in offline marketing

Organizational Design
In over half (56%) of the companies surveyed the marketing function reports directly to the CEO
Over two thirds (67%) have appointed a digital marketing executive

Customer Relationship Management
85% of companies have implemented some kind of customer segmentation activity
Analytics tools to provide a complete 360-degree view of the customer are planned for many industries; currently the lowest level of adoption is in the banking and insurance sector
Currently, 53% of companies manage social media communities while a third are currently looking to address this

Multi-Channel
Some two-thirds of companies surveyed are already equipped with tools to manage campaigns across multiple channels.
Multi-channel marketing varies significantly by industry, with only 29% of banking and insurance companies having a multi-channel strategy compared to 86% of companies in services, leisure, tourism and hospitality

Recruitment
Around half of the companies surveyed recruited people into their digital teams in the last year, with many looking to continue recruitment in the coming year
HR policies are being introduced to retain and motivate these staff, with many companies concerned about losing strategically important people

Quotes from survey participants:

Rémy Merckx, Vice-President Sales & Distribution, Accor:

“General management's sponsorship of digital technology is an incredible strength, particularly in terms of image vis-à-vis the teams .”

Stéphane Charbonneau, Head of Digital and Business Solutions at Europ Assistance:

“Digital technology is not just a simple e-commerce sales channel, but a medium in its own right that must be a prominent part of the company's strategy .”

Julien Zakoian, Marketing Director Europe of Vente-privee.com:

“The increase in digital and mobile media is moving sales away from a store-centric model – which involves doing everything possible to bring customers in-store and seduce them – to a consumer-centric ecosystem. The consumer is now at the centre of the media relationship with the brand or company.”

Benoît Torloting, Director of Réseau Clubs Bouygues Télécom:

“The digital function must be grasped from above. If it is too diluted, it cannot emerge in the company. A happy medium must be found between the need to have a very specific centre of expertise and knowledge, and the need to bring together these skills to make them work cross-functionally with the other departments.”

Sophier Heller, Vice-President Marketing and Communications France, ING Direct:

Integrating digital technology into an overall strategy by setting specific targets and consistent KPIs is one of the key success factors.”

Supporting Resources

Explore the study (http://www.infosys.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods...)
Blog posts
Diageo case study (http://www.infosys.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods...)

For more details visit: http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/press-releases/Pages/EBG-...
For Further information please contact:
EMEA

Paul De Lara
Infosys Ltd., United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2075162748
Paul_deLara@infosys.com
Americas
Danielle D'Angelo
Infosys Ltd., United States
Phone: +1 510 859 5783
Danielle_Dangelo@infosys.com

Asia Pacific
Abhijith Karthikeya D
Infosys Ltd., India
Phone: +91 80 41563373
Abhijith_Damodar@infosys.com

Australia
Cristin Balog
Infosys Ltd., Australia
Phone: +61 3 9860 2277
Cristin_Balog@infosys.com

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