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AMA Study

A recent study by the American Marketing Association and Kantar Consulting takes a look at marketers’ optimism and abilities in the first Marketers’ Confidence Index of 2018. Marketing’s reach today has evolved into the realm of technology and social media requiring a constant attention to learning new skills and adopting new tools. Examining how marketers feel about their roles and the changing landscape provides an opportunity for reflection and analysis for your own companies as well. According to the survey, marketers from the B2B and B2C arenas are encouraged about the outlook of marketing in their organizations, ranking their confidence at 130. A score of 100 would mean that they simply believe customer spending, marketing budgets, and the investment climate ...

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With the explosive growth of social media, we are pleased to share some of the features and tools for measurement that are now available, and extremely useful. This section will identify those tools for each of the top platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn), as well as social bookmarking and monitoring tools independent of platform. If you are interested in measuring other aspects of your marketing program, check out the other blogs in our measuring marketing series including traditional measures and Internet measures. Twitter Event though Twitter does not offer any significant metrics, there are still ways to track engagement. The most obvious metrics is ‘Followers’ which defines how many people are viewing information that you Tweet. Another important metric to understand is ...

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With marketing increasingly moving toward Internet programs, it’s no surprise that the Internet will offer many of the tools for results measurement. Below we will identify Internet measures including website statistics, Urchin Tracking Modules or UTMs, and other measures. Make sure to check out the other blogs in our measuring marketing series including traditional measures and social media measures. Website Statistics All website hosting providers offer website statistics for a website domain. Other advanced statistics are available, however, we recommend Google Analytics, which provides: Site and page level traffic information Visits and Pageviews Pages/Visit Bounce Rate Average Time on Site (stickiness) Traffic Source Geographic information Below is a typical Google Analytics dashboard Urchin Tracking Modules Urchin Tracking Modules or UTMs offer powerful measurement opportunities. UTMs are used to add extra information to ...

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Frequently called marketing metrics, depending on the scale of your company or program, measuring marketing results can range from simple to a variety of complex methods and approaches. In fact, some of the traditional methods of measuring results are still some of the most important. Below we will identify traditional approaches to measuring marketing. Make sure to check out the other blogs in our measuring marketing series including Internet measures and social media measures. Financial measures like sales revenue, unit volumes, or profit margins are not only important, but also closely tied to company or brand success. Other traditional approaches might include identifying new customers, and having sales, service or telemarketing personnel ask (and document) how they found out about your product ...

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How can you measure content marketing? A new eBook entitled, "A Field Guide to the Four Types of Content Marketing Metrics" is now available from the Content Marketing Institute and Convince&Convert. It is all too common that content marketers believe they can't accurately measure results, or a tactic isn't measurable, or they don't feel comfortable measuring content. Below you will find the four types of content marketing metrics, including consumption, sharing, lead generation, and sales, that enable you to measure their impact on your business. You can view the entire content marketing report here. Consumption Metrics The simplest of content marketing metrics, consumption metrics answer the question, "How many people viewed, downloaded, or listened to this piece of content?" They measure ...

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