Creative and production skills topped our list for brand owners and chief marketing officers (CMOs) looking to hire agencies in January & February 2023.
The latest Marketers Most Wanted report is based on the actual briefs posted on the Studiospace marketplace by CMOs and their teams, also found big demand for brand strategy and user experience (UX) specialists.
14.6% of CMOs wanted creative and production support, often on video-based projects.
Our data shows that 12% of CMOs were looking for agencies to support UX & UI projects and the same percentage needed support with brand strategy.
Studiospace CEO Pete Sayburn says agencies with good video content and production skills are likely to be in demand for some time.
“A lot of CMOs we speak to are really interested in finding people who can produce high quality videos and typically brands don’t have these specialist skills in-house. As a result, I’d expect creative and production skills to be in high demand for the foreseeable future.
“However, it’s interesting that brand strategy is also high on the list. I think there’s been a period where many industry leaders were focusing on digital and performance but those leaders are now focusing on longer-term brand building,” said Sayburn.
The trend towards brand building is being seen amongst companies like AirBnB, who recently announced a shift towards brand building over performance.
Other big in demand categories for CMOs were digital marketing (9.8%) and social media (7.3%).
“Digital marketing is still a busy area and this shows brands are still interested in driving traffic to their sites and ensuring customers know about them. Social media also remains a place where many brands believe the most interesting conversations with customers are taking place. But we can see that the marketing mix for major brands is very broad and agencies clearly play an important role.”
Marketers Most Wanted is published monthly and is based upon briefs posted by CMOs and brand owners on the Studiospace platform.
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