Venngage studied marketers to understand how they used visual content in 2019 and how they plan to use it in 2020.
This piece states 74% of marketers said that more than 70% of their content contained some form of visual in 2019, which was 10.5% increase from 2018. 40% of the most frequently used visual content were stock images, while 34% were original graphics like illustrations and infographics.
40% of marketers also said that original graphics helped them reach their marketing goals in 2019. But only 13% said the stock images helped them achieve their marketing targets.
The article states that almost half of marketers think visual content is very important to their marketing strategy. 40% of marketers predict that between 51% and 80% of businesses would rely heavily on visuals as a part of marketing strategies in 2020 and 2021.
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