Tuesday, July 26, 2011

IDG Connect Report Shows IT Professionals Want More Local Content

Global survey reveals B2B marketers must produce localised IT content to engage IT professionals outside North America

LONDON - Tuesday, July 26th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDG Connect’s global content surveyof 3,217 IT professionals in 114 territories reveals that whilst 72% of respondents find vendor white papers extremely useful, the majority outside of North America still struggle to find the localised content they need. Results suggest that although this is an issue worldwide, it is a greater problem in developing markets.

Asia: 74% of IT professionals say they would prefer localised content, but 79% say they “struggle” to find it
South America: 81% struggle to find local content
Africa: 75% struggle to find local content
Middle East: 67% struggle to find local content
Australia and New Zealand: 69% struggle to find local content
Europe: 55% struggle to find local content

The real exception is North America, where demand for localised content is fairly high, but appears to be largely satisfied. However, it is probably not surprising that only 33% of North American respondents say they “struggle” to find regional reports when most content is produced there.

Findings also demonstrate that regional discrepancies include:

Appetite for content
The way content is consumed
Preferred content types

Matthew Smith VP of IDG Connect International said “Engagement levels with our audience soar when we supply content which relates to their region. This is especially true in emerging markets where this information is thin on the ground. These results show high levels of frustration in IT professionals outside North America and prove that even modest amounts of localisation will help technology marketers enhance engagement.”

The reportis available as an interactive pdf and includes case studies on the BRICs and Europe.

About IDG Connect IDG Connect is the lead generation division of International Data Group (IDG), the world's largest technology media company. Established in 2005, it utilises access to 35 million business decision makers’ details to unite technology marketers with relevant targets from any country in the world. Committed to engaging a disparate global IT audience with truly localised messaging, IDG Connect also publishes market specific thought leadership papers on behalf of its clients, and produces research for B2B marketers worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.idgconnect.com/


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Kathryn Cave



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