Set your Key Performance Indicators, make them SMART KPIs, and align your objectives using our RACE Framework to achieve YOY growth in key metrics for your business
KPIs are a useful way for digital marketers to set expectations and prove that their work is having a positive impact. To outsiders, the success of digital marketing activity can be seen as difficult to measure but this really isn’t the case. In fact, it’s normally easier to measure progress metrics for a digital campaign than an offline one.
The aim of this post is to help you set digital marketing KPIs to measure what really matters at the moment, in a way that all parties can agree on. Smart marketing planning is essential for measuring and tracking your progress, and demonstrating value. We’ll cover negotiating KPIs, budgeting, and how to tie your KPIs into the Smart Insights RACE Framework.
What are digital marketing KPIs?
What are the essential parts of a campaign planning template?
The purpose of marketing campaign planning is to identify relevant, integrated, marketing activities and channels to reach campaign objectives as well as influence customers. An effective campaign plan has an engaging, shareable, campaign concept that utilizes both online and offline marketing communications tools and digital media channels.
A campaign plan is a short-term integrated communications plan to generate leads or sales. Its purpose is to engage audiences, it typically has a content marketing focus and an integrated media schedule.
What is meant by campaign planning?
A solid marketing campaign plan has:
Clear, realistic goals which you can be confident of hitting
The best strategy to achieve these goals against your competition
Sufficient details of the tactics and actions needed to translate the strategy into action
A method to check you are on track with your plans
How do you create a marketing campaign plan?
Luckily, there are a number…
If you want to achieve success with your marketing campaign, you’ll have to ensure that your every marketing effort is measurable.
Goals for your marketing campaign can be improving lead generation, increasing brand awareness, boosting your ROI, or anything in between.
Whatever the case, measuring and analyzing your marketing campaign data will provide you with insights that will help you thrive.
This is, naturally, easier said than done. The following measurement and analysis practices will allow you to learn exactly what went right and what wrong with your marketing campaign.
The knowledge you gain this way will improve your future marketing strategies.
KPI Identification for your marketing campaign
If you want to track the performance of your marketing campaign, you’ll first need to identify your key performance indicators (KPIs).
Which indicators you’ll track will depend entirely on your own marketing goals. Over 54% of marketers have the goal of increasing sales leads generated.
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