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The Power of Social: Tech Buyers Speak!

Technology Consumers Are Devoted Web, Video, and Mobile Users

IDG Research Shows How Much Digital Is a Part of Consumers’ Lives

IDG Research Services surveyed more than 3,100 visitors to IDG technology media sites in the U.S., such as PCWorld, Macworld, CIO, and Computerworld, to determine information consumption behaviors.  The research—“The Echo Effect: Understanding the Value of Tech Buyers”—underscores the power of social media, the widespread use of mobile devices, and the reliance on video to make purchase decisions.

When asked how marketers should engage with prospects, just over 50% said respond to questions from customers and provide information about products. Just under 50% want product reviews/rankings, product specs/pricing, the opportunity to provide feedback, and resolve customer service issues.

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