Benchmark your digital marketing capabilities as part of strategy development
- Authors: Dave Chaffey and Danyl Bosomworth
- Format: Excel spreadsheet to score and chart your digital marketing
- Related templates: Multichannel retail / Ecommerce benchmark audit
How will the planning template help me and my business?
This template steps you through around 40 strategic questions you need to ask to help you review how well you’re making use of digital marketing now and will use it into the future.
Recommendations links give an index of key Smart Insights resources to improve your digital capabilities.
We’ve designed this audit spreadsheet to be as flexible as possible, so it can be applied for different types of businesses and roles:
- Company directors and marketing managers – identify priorities you can direct your team and agencies to work on
- Digital marketing managers – create a roadmap of digital marketing activities
- Agencies and consultants – use it to improve your own marketing audits and recommendations to clients
The questions are structured to assess capabilities within the Smart Insights RACE planning framework of online marketing activities to manage:
- Plan – shows what needs to be included in a digital plan.
- Reach – gives ideas on strategies to get more targeted traffic on your website and social media outputs.
- Act and Convert – questions to ask to interact more with your content and increase conversion.
- Engage – approaches to increase long-term value of customers through social media, email and web.
What our members say about the Digital marketing strategy audit
Smart Insights has helped us take the right decision on a variety of occasions and we actively use its content to justify our marketing initiatives and spend.
Joao da Costa, Marketing Officer at Southbank International School
We are at the early stages of our digital marketing journey, Smart Insights templates and tutorials help us check and learn as we go.
Stuart Sykes, Digital Marketing Manager
Smart Insights is one of the best digital ‘tools’ on the internet today. It has been a great asset as a channel of advice and insight, helping me to deliver an all-encompassing digital strategy.
Jennifer Law, E-Communications Manager, National Pharmacy Association
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