Tag Archives: marketing ROI

Well I guess you COULD automate your marketing….

… But would you really want to?

This was the question I tried to address in a 45 minute webinar for BrightTalk yesterday as part of their Campaign Automation online summit. The proposition was pretty straightforward: before you start to Automate your marketing, you better be pretty clear about what the purpose of your marketing actually is. There’s no escape from this – no tool is going to do the thinking  for you (at least, not until IBM’s Watson computer joins the marketing team), or make your content interesting and engaging.

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Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Agency & Client Alignment

Clients and Agencies are different animals (excuse the pun)!. In a sense it’s a little like Sales and Marketing – they are not used to walking in each others shoes. This general misunderstanding of what clients expect (or hope for) when they meet an agency results in significant opportunities to create additional revenue being left on the table

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ROI – Not Fit to be King!

The marketing profession has become increasingly obsessed with measurement. Nowhere is this more obvious than in many of the discussions we have around Return on Investment (ROI) calculations, which are as frequently used to support poor and lazy decision making as they are for good. 

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My challenge is one that faces most marketing departments, I believe. How do we ensure that the business gets a better return from our marketing investments. Specifically I’m focussing myself on improving our marketing peformance in 3 areas
· Establishing a framework for nurturing prospects that are not yet ready to engage with our sales force, yet have a real business issue that that needs exploring
· Ensuring that the lead management processes deliver – so that opportunities are handed off to the sales force at the appropriate point, and that the opportunities are highly valued and followed through to successful closure
· Exploit the use of Web2.0 and other pull-based digital techniques to enhance prospect/client dialogues – not to get caught up in the hype, but to deliver real value
I’ll explore the themes in future postings – we all have a day job so I don’t expect a new post every day. But if this is an area that interests you I look forward to hearing from you and learning from you.
In my next posts I’ll share with you some useful articles that I’ve found around this topic on the web. Stay tuned…