Fully one-half of businesses (50%) say they plan to increase their marketing budgets in 2011, with much of that spending growth allocated to email, social media, and search marketingaccording to a survey from StrongMail.

Over four in five surveyed marketers and business leaders (43%) say their companies' budgets will stay at current levels, and 7% plan to decrease marketing budgets—an improvement over the 11% who planned to do so a year earlier

Email marketing is the top area of investment growth among marketers and business leaders (65%), followed by social media marketing (57%) and search marketing (41%).

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