Welcome!

News Feed Item

IBM and Salesforce Voted Most Respected B2B Brands by Marketing Leaders

LONDON, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Circle Research survey reveals B2B leaders' views on marketing in a B2B environment and priorities for the year ahead

A new survey by Circle Research has revealed that marketing leaders in the UK consider IBM and Salesforce to be the most respected B2B brands in the UK.

The report, developed in association with B2B Marketing, analysed the responses of 100 B2B marketing leaders, all individuals on or reporting directly into their organisation's senior leadership team.  Collectively they controlled B2B marketing budgets of £188 million. Key findings of the report include:

  • The most respected B2B brands
  • The biggest challenges faced in managing a B2B brand
  • The current size of B2B marketing budgets
  • The attributes of a successful marketing leader
  • Current gaps in marketing team skills

It reveals that:

  • One in ten name Salesforce as the single B2B brand they most admire. The same proportion name IBM
  • 62% spend 3% or less of annual turnover on marketing. 75% say this budget is less than needed
  • 42% measure ROI from their marketing activity rarely if at all
  • 79% of report that their marketing team has skills gaps - data analytics, customer insight, digital marketing and marketing technology top the list
  • 68% say staff too busy to take time out for training and only 26% have structured development plan for all of team

Andrew Dalglish, Director for Circle Research, comments: "The B2B Leaders Report 2013 not only reveals that IBM and Salesforce appear to be head and shoulders above the competition in terms of B2B reputation, but also that marketing leaders are all facing changes to their budgets, particularly in relation to turnover allocated to marketing activities.

"Saleforce's Head of UK Marketing and VP EMEA concur with the report and have revealed that for them reputation is all about brand perception and leading from the front. These guiding principles have clearly placed Salesforce on a pedestal in the eyes of its peers, as the report reveals."

Excerpts from Circle Research's interview with Salesforce on B2B brand building can be found here: http://www.circle-research.com/2014/b2b-brands-respect/.  Analysis of the four attributes of a successful B2B marketing leader can be found here: http://www.circle-research.com/2013/getting-top-marketing-tree/.  

Please visit http://www.b2bmarketing.net/resources/b2b-leaders-report-2013 to download the full B2B Leaders Report 2013 or contact Circle Research via http://www.circle-research.com for more information.

Notes to editors

About Circle Research

Circle Research is a B2B market research company which aims to help B2B organisations understand the opinions of their stakeholders, whether they are customers, prospects, employees, or even opinion formers like the media.

Formed in 2006, we combine both qualitative (focus groups, workshops or in depth one-to-one interviews) and quantitative (online survey or CATI telephone interviews) research techniques with statistical analysis in order to deliver an even deeper insight into your business issues. We have done this in more than 100 countries, all to the exacting ISO20252 standard.

The Circle Research team is based in London, UK.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Dalglish, Director for Circle Research on [email protected] or +44(0)20-7960-3802

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices t...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to clos...
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...