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The third annual State of Marketing research report is here — and it’s full of marketing stats you’ll want to share.

Salesforce Research surveyed nearly 4,000 marketing leaders worldwide to reveal how the industry is changing — and key insights on primary marketing channels, including mobile, email, social, and digital advertising. Also inside this marketing research, you’ll learn what high-performing marketers are doing to stay ahead.

Marketing has entered the age of the customer, where customers have more information, choices, and power than ever before. The customer experience — the culmination of all brand and customer interactions — now matters more than anything. In fact, customer satisfaction is the number one success metric for marketers today.

Here are just a handful of stats from this marketing research report to give you a preview:

  • 73% of top marketers say a customer journey strategy has positively impacted overall customer engagement [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • Top marketers are 7.7x more likely to strongly agree they’re leading customer experience initiatives across the business [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • 72% of top marketing teams will increase spending on marketing tools and tech in the next two years [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • 80% of marketers agree that email is core to their business [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • Marketers’ use of SMS has grown by 111% from 2015 to 2016 [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • 75% of marketing leaders report that social is generating ROI [CLICK TO TWEET]

  • 83% of top teams use customer data (e.g., email or phone data) to segment or target digital ads [CLICK TO TWEET]

Download now for an exclusive look at marketing trends in 2016.

For more data-driven insights and industry trends, visit salesforce.com/research.