New Report Explores Key Conversational Marketing Trends and Benchmarks
BOSTON, MA and SAN MATEO, CA – July 16, 2019 – Drift, the leading conversational marketing platform and SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK), a leading global survey software company, today announced the release of the 2019 State of Conversational Marketing Report. Based on a survey of 1,000+ U.S. consumers, the 2019 State of Conversational Marketing is a follow-up to the 2018 State of Chatbots report and highlights key conversational marketing trends and benchmarks.
Key findings from the 2019 State of Conversational Marketing report include:
“If there's one thing you take away from the 2019 State of Conversational Marketing Report, let it be this: It’s clear that the experiences that many businesses are providing no longer align with customer expectations,” said David Cancel, founder and CEO of Drift. “Today’s buyers expect to find what they’re looking for now, not later. As we prepare for the future, it will be more important than ever for businesses to be available across a broad spectrum of channels, and to make sure you’re communicating the way people prefer to communicate.”
“Our data reveals that, while consumers are still wary of chatbots, acceptance is growing year-over-year,” said Morgan Molnar, senior product marketing manager at SurveyMonkey. “In 2019, both Boomers and Millennials expect chatbots to provide answers to simple questions (54% and 46%) and to resolve their complaints quickly (40% and 34%), two of the top problems faced by customers. The overall message is that businesses need to take notice on how consumers expect to receive service so they can capitalize on providing a great experience.”
To learn more about how customer communication preferences, get the full 2019 State of Conversational Marketing report for free here.
Drift is the new way businesses buy from businesses. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Ellie Mae, GrubHub, InVision, Marketo, MongoDB, Okta, Outreach, Eventbrite, Vidyard, and over 150,000 other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. Based in Boston, Drift was founded by serial marketing technology entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres and is backed by leading venture capitalists including CRV, General Catalyst, and Sequoia. Learn more at www.drift.com.
SurveyMonkey is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions and integrations enable 350,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increasing employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.