analytics

Understanding The Difference Between Business Metrics And KPIs

As the leader of your marketing team, it’s important for you to understand how to use data in digital marketing. Unfortunately, many organizations offering digital marketing for businesses often use terms such as analytics, KPIs, metrics interchangeably when, really, they mean different things. One of the key steps to getting the most out of your business data is to establish an understanding between KPIs and metrics and to understand how to use them. Understanding business

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marketing strategies

Is Lack of Marketing Planning and Research Sabotaging Your Success?

While successful marketers place a lot of focus on the execution of marketing strategies, they also know that the underlying foundation for success is ongoing marketing planning and research. As marketing becomes increasingly complex and digitized, the need for well-thought out planning and in-depth research only continues to increase. Still many marketers make the common mistake of “winging it” and not investing sufficient time in the essential preliminary work and then are dismayed by disappointing

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Are You A/B Split Testing?

Are You A/B Split Testing?

Don’t Miss Out on the Value of A/B Testing There isn’t a set formula for digital marketing. What works for one organization may be a big mistake for another. This is because there are far more variables with digital marketing than with print advertising, direct mail and other traditional forms of marketing. Not only do you have to consider your brand proposition and your supporting content and images, you also need to carefully determine the

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Explaining Lead versus Lag Measures to Your Boss

Parents of school-aged children are experts in understanding lead versus lag measures. The ultimate lag measure is the report card. Straight “A”s indicate academic success. Yet, what if the grades are less than stellar? Little can be done to rectify them once a report card has been issued. The only recourse is doing better next time. Of course, there are many lead measures that can significantly impact a child’s report card, and these are often

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digital marketing metrics

Are You Not Measuring Key Digital Marketing Metrics?

Twenty years ago, digital marketing success meant having a website which served as an online source of information about your organization. Today, a website is only one of many digital tactics that must work together to deliver a consistent message and drive the common goal of generating measurable results. One of the many challenges of today’s marketing professionals is being able to sort through available digital marketing metrics to make smart business decisions. Because the

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Are You Not Tracking Conversions and Desired Outcomes?

Digital marketing is a multi-faceted, vitally important part of an overall marketing strategy. In fact, it’s just as much about data analysis as it is about strategy development and implementation. Yet, too often, marketing directors fall into the trap of focusing all their attention on creating and managing digital campaigns and neglecting the necessary task of tracking conversions. A website, as well as other digital marketing channels, must be carefully managed and monitored to ensure their ongoing success. And, decisions should be made on accurate data and not on hunches and guesswork.


Facebook IQ + Facebook Insights: Powerful Digital Marketing Tools

Successfully generating a return on investment from Facebook marketing has become more difficult than ever. With more than 1.7 billion users and a growing number of advertisers all vying to capture market share, creating a successful campaign is no easy task. Facebook IQ An often-overlooked source of insights that can help you better understand what makes Facebook users tick is Facebook IQ. This blog-like site from Facebook publishes regular content that uses Facebook insights and

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