US B2B Marketing Data Spending Forecast 2023 Update

Growth Slows but Investment in Data Remains Crucial

US B2B marketing data spending growth will slow in 2023 thanks to uncertain economic conditions, tighter budgets, and a slowdown in marketing technology (martech) spending. But data will remain crucial for business success, so marketers must prioritize first- and third-party investments that support pipeline growth, enhance the customer experience, and demonstrate ROI.

Key Question: What are the key developments in B2B marketing data spend and how should marketers respond to them?

KEY STAT: In 2023, US B2B marketing data spending will reach $3.74 billion, up just 2.3% YoY.

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    Table of Contents

    1. Executive Summary
    2. We expect marketing data spending to see slower growth.
    3. B2B marketers are taking a cautious approach toward data investments.
    1. What factors influenced this forecast?
    2. Marketers should proceed with data strategies and partners that produce optimal results.
    3. Insider Intelligence Interviews
    1. Sources
    2. Media Gallery

    Interviewed for This Report

    Chris Comstock
    Chief Growth Officer
    Interviewed August 30, 2023
    Chris DeMartine
    Programmatic B2B
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Interviewed September 13, 2023
    Lynn Tornabene
    Interviewed September 15, 2023

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    First Published on Oct 11, 2023


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