Marketing is viewed by executives at logistics business as an expense, not an investment. To change this perception, marketing measurement must focus on sales results, not activities. Keep C-level reporting focused on sales with these four reports. Do that and you’ll be seen as buttoned-up, results-oriented, and personally accountable. Read the Full Article
It’s smart business to be aware of what your competition is doing. But be careful that the effort does not become a primary focus. If you have plans for a large-scale competitive analysis, here are some reasons to re-think how much time and resources you expend on the effort. Read the Full Article
Marketers can gather tons of data, but CEOs want to know whether their investment in marketing is contributing to top-line growth and whether the results justify the marketing budget expense. Giving them these answers requires metrics that link marketing efforts with actual sales results.
Here are some of my favorite ways to demonstrate marketing’s bottom line return. Read the Full Article
For many years, I worked at an advertising & public relations agency. I was a “suit,” not a “creative.” In other words, I managed the clients and provided input to the art directors and copywriters, who translated this input into ad concepts, slogans and commercials. The magic. (For the Mad Men fans out there, I Read the Full Article
If you don’t have one, create a marketing dashboard for your company now. Like today. Certainly before the new year. It’s the document you would share each month with your CEO, and your sales lead, to provide an objective assessment of what business results are being achieved from the company’s marketing investments. It might looks Read the Full Article