Ad-ology found that 45.5 percent of the businesses surveyed plan to spend more on online video and more than 36 percent on mobile apps and advertising -- up from 28 percent and 21 percent, respectively, from the 2010 forecast. This, even though 22 percent said they found it frustrating trying to understand online advertising options.
As for more "old school" marketing techniques, 64 percent reported having a website, up from 53 percent last year. Half said they planned to spend more on trade shows, and even direct main and newspapers were expected to see increased resources. Overall, nearly half of those surveyed planned to spend more on advertising this year, up from 20 percent in 2010.
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