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Top 10 Findings
- Engineers’ preferred content types are datasheets, case studies, and product/how-to videos.
- Engineers value online content sources most, primarily vendor websites and search engines.
- Nearly 50 percent of engineers subscribe to two to three e-newsletters.
- Over 90 percent of engineers surveyed are more likely to do business with companies that
regularly produce new and current content.
- For the majority of engineers, a company’s website has considerable impact on their brand
- The four fields engineers are most likely to complete on a web form are work email address,
company, first name and last name.
- Over 40 percent of engineers expect to be contacted within 24 hours after completing a form
on a vendor’s website. Younger engineers have even higher expectations, with 82 percent
expecting to be contacted within 48 hours.
- Nearly 60 percent of the buying process happens online for the majority of engineers.
- During the buying process, engineers are doing many activities online, from early research to
vendor qualification and even narrowing down a short list of vendors for consideration.
- Most engineers have three to four interactions with a vendor before communicating with them directly.
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design and purchasing process.
We deliver deep industry intelligence, customized marketing programs and measurable campaign
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