This episode is about how digital has changed how we measure marketing. We’ll cover the explosion of data brought by the Internet. We’ll look at how to clean and filter data so only the right kind is used for analysis. We’ll talk about tools for analyzing and reporting data, for sharing data with core areas of our business, and also for insights we ourselves get out of it. Finally, we’ll see how more leads can be generated by analyzing how buyers respond to our content.
I’m going to recommend that you review your own KPIs. You can even benchmark them against some external KPI libraries out there. First time I learned these things existed, I was fascinated. There’s kpilibrary.com, free-kpi.com, smartkpis.com and others. These are all great places to get inspiration for choosing the KPIs that matter to your own organization.
One of the ways that digital has changed marketing is in how buyers converse with sellers. the experiences we deliver actually facilitate a conversation where they buyer talks him or herself into either buying or engaging with sales.
Imagine you’re not a marketer for your product, but rather the person who it’s intended for.
Get a keyboard or notepad out and write down all questions you’d need satisfied before you’d feel ready to buy the product. If nothing’s coming to mind, you can pretend to be someone who has bought from you. A client you personally know, so you can picture what they’d say.
Now, go to your website and other online properties, and check off each question that those sources answer. Do you have any unchecked questions when you’re done? Those are the gaps in the conversation.
Make a plan to turn this rough list into a set of content topics you’ll cover , to give buyers the kind of experience that leads to a sale.
This is the 2nd in a 5-part series on how digital marketing’s different. This episode covers four prevalent types of ad channels (Search Results, ads preceding or near content, Ads in a Feed, Content-as-an-ad) and their targeting options.
This is the first in a 5-part series on how digital marketing’s different. This episode examines how to do digital marketing well, we likely need to change our mindset and our skills.
“This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends.” These words belong to journalist Edward R. Murrow. Though he was describing television, it might as well apply to the primary medium of our digital age. The Marketing discipline in the Internet-era is wildly different than that of the TV-era. This episode asks how those of us in marketing have had to shift our thinking in this new era. What mindset and skills do we need to deal with digital?