In my last column, I shared recent research about how CEOs have lost trust in CMOs' ability to be focused on business performance. Hopefully, when asked how your company currently measures its digital initiatives, you don't get an answer like this (LOL, well done Adobe):
Seriously, the issue is that most analytics frameworks don't tie all essential marketing metrics back to financial statements. We have been preaching about how this needs to be done since 2001. I suspect that I may have not been specific enough unless I was pushed for details. Today, I'd like to share a short video presentation that should better explain how this is done. Hopefully, you can create an organization that can manage your marketing efforts with true accountability and react to changes in real time as needed.
This marketing analytics framework will allow you to get your reporting structure set up properly so that your analyst can free up her time to deliver real insights on analysis instead of focusing on delivering meaningless reports that most people ignore. This framework will win over your CEO and CFO; just show them.
Let me know if you have any questions about how to get this done in your organization.
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Many of ClickZ's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Jeremy Hull, Lisa Raehsler, Andrew Goodman, Bryan Eisenberg, Mathew Sweezey, Aaron Kahlow, Stephanie Miller, Simms Jenkins, Jeanne S. Jennings, Dave Hendricks and more!
Bryan Eisenberg is coauthor of the Wall Street Journal, Amazon, BusinessWeek, and New York Times bestselling books "Call to Action," "Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?," and "Always Be Testing." Bryan is a professional marketing speaker and has keynoted conferences globally such as SES, Shop.org, Direct Marketing Association, MarketingSherpa, Econsultancy, Webcom, SEM Konferansen Norway, the Canadian Marketing Association, and others. In 2010, Bryan was named a winner of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation's Rising Stars Awards, which recognizes the most talented professionals 40 years of age or younger in the field of direct/interactive marketing. He is also cofounder and chairman emeritus of the Web Analytics Association. Bryan serves as an advisory board member of SES Conference & Expo, the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, and several venture capital backed companies. He works with his coauthor and brother Jeffrey Eisenberg. You can find them at BryanEisenberg.com.
March 19, 2014