2016 U.S. State of Marketing Work Report: Marketers hate loud co-workers!

October 27, 2016 Marcus Varner

Noisy co-workers are driving U.S. marketers crazy, and we have the research to prove it.

If you've been following the Talking Work blog, you know that the last month has been jam-packed with findings from our new State of Enterprise Work Report, focusing on workers in both the U.S. and the U.K. Now, we're releasing the results of the survey for marketers, in particular. 

Drawn from the responses from over 200 marketers at companies with 500 or more employees, this marketing-focused report paints a picture of marketing departments with a remarkable level of satisfaction but also mounting challenges. Marketers, for instance, feel productive and supported at work, but they also report all-present conflict with other teams. Also, when asked to name their top pet peeve in the office, marketers named co-workers who talk too loud as their number one.

Here are some other notable stats:

  • U.S. marketers now work 45.9 hours per week, up from 44.3 in 2015, and more than their non-marketing counterparts at 45.1.

  • After email and meetings, marketers have only 38% of their time left for their primary job duties.

  • The prevalence of conflict between marketers and other teams stayed sky high from 2015 to 2016 at 98%.


To download the complete U.S. State of Marketing Work Report, click here.

Or get the whirlwind tour with the infographic below.

About the Author

Marcus Varner

Marcus is a content strategist and producer who loves helping brands craft content that improves customers' lives, builds brand credibility, and demands to be shared. For the last 10 years, Marcus has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design—and is currently a senior content marketing manager at Workfront, where he oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content. When he's not producing content, he's consuming it, in the form of books, movies, and podcasts.

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