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How Will I Know if my Marketing Campaign is Working?

Marketing has undergone a revolution in the last decade, as the world has advanced further into the digital world. Today, most marketing happens online, and digital marketing is an essential function of any business.

While some digital marketing strategies do not cost much to implement, money is spent on planning and design, and expert digital marketers' services are costly. These expenses must be justified by bearing fruit. But how will you know that the money you have spent has led to better sales and profits?

The value of evaluation

The four primary steps in any management process are planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating. The implementation of a digital marketing strategy is no different. However, few companies spend enough time monitoring and evaluating what they have implemented to measure its effectiveness.

Instead of blindly celebrating increased sales, it is crucial to analyze what generated them, as this will inform future marketing strategies. When your team can see what worked and what did not, it will help them allocate resources to the effective techniques and methods and improve those that did not fare that well.

Where to start

With the advantages of digitization comes the numerous ways you can track data. Whereas this would have once been an arduous task, several programs and tools allow you to gather information and analyze it with ease. There is no need for a lot of unnecessary number-crunching required either, as much of what you need can be accessed using the LeanData approach.

Otherwise, this analysis can become expensive and time-consuming. The more data you input, the longer it takes to organize it into usable information. By sticking to the bare bones of what you need to know, you will get results quicker.

Attribution reporting

The engagement analytics from the marketing attribution has found increasing favor among marketers as it provides answers to simple questions. This attribution reporting process goes a little further than the analytics you might be used to getting.

For example, your team can let you know how many people visited your website yesterday, but attribution reporting can tell you the number of conversions and what led to them. That means that you can get to the nitty-gritty of what is driving customers to buy from you. Is it your blog posts, social media channels, or other pages?

Understanding this will help you hone your marketing approach, make changes, and adapt to the context. Digital marketing trends are continually evolving, making strategies that favor stagnancy ineffective. You need to be prepared to change plans as flexibility is the key to success.

What can an attribution report tell you?

Depending on how you set them up, marketing attribution reports can answer several questions. Among them are determining which pages on your site visitors view most often becoming paying customers.

You can also find out which content postings generate leads and sales. This is useful for companies with a blog or knowledge base section on their site. It can also offer insight into which types of blogs are successful, as this is the type of content to focus on in the future.

Choosing what is relevant has shown that collecting data rapidly through different methods allows a company to quickly find the answers to its marketing questions. This is essential for faster and more sensitive response times when it comes to changing markets and contexts.

Therefore, monitoring and evaluation as a process is still critical, but the approach and procedures to follow have changed to suit the concept of digital marketing. Insights and recommendations are at your fingertips, allowing you to concentrate constrained resources in the appropriate marketing strategies generating sales.

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