Managing Digital Marketing Research Report

Research report: Best practices for integrating digital technology, marketing and advertising to fuel business growth

  • Authors: Dave Chaffey and Robert Allen
  • Format: 6,000 word, 26 page A4 page PDF research report with recommendations on digital planning and transformation
  • Related Expert member resourcesDigital Strategy Toolkit

How will this report help me and my business?

Our free research report based on a survey of Smart Insights members and Technology for Marketing 2016 attendees explores the approaches businesses use to plan and manage their investments in digital marketing.

This is our third annual report in collaboration with the Technology for Marketing event which is co-located with Ecommerce Expo and Customer Contact Expo, held on 28th and 29th September at Olympia National, London.

What does the Managing Digital Marketing report contain?

Findings and recommendations are grouped in 4 key strategic areas which will help managers plan for an improved contribution from digital marketing.

  • Introduction. Managing digital marketing in 2016
  • 1. Review digital marketing capabilities and transformation
  • 2. Developing integrated digital strategies and plans
  • 3. Investing in digital marketing
  • 4. Innovation and optimising digital marketing

To help businesses review their capabilities, it includes this Smart Insights capability review infographic.

Digital Marketing Capabilities Model

How do the digital marketing capabilities of your business rate against your competitors?

Take our detailed Digital Marketing Health check available to Smart Insights Expert members to find out. Our Digital Healthcheck is an Excel-based audit to enables you to identify areas you must improve to compete.

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