How to Properly Measure Marketing in Today’s Market

You wouldn’t believe how many businesses do not properly measure their marketing progress in today’s market. Often I still read articles insisting that marketing’s key measurement of progress should be the quantity of leads generated or community growth. This in my opinion is short-sighted. The true success of marketing is measured on multiple levels that align them closer to the sales teams they support and the ultimate goals of the business itself. Businesses struggle with how to properly measure marketing activity because so many marketing activities have indirect results. Consider: how does one properly quantify the end results of a social media campaign or magazine, newspaper, or TV ads? Before a marketing department can set proper goals, it needs a starting point. In order to […]

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