Effective Campaigns Include Four Elements:
- Set campaign objectives (e.g. qualify >100 leads and begin semi-tech trials with >20 opportunities by end of June) based on priorities from the business unit strategy and associated strategic marketing plan. Complete a ‘deep dive’ to understand the target segment. Use CRM / Salesforce to ‘data mine’ and ensure segment analyses are current. Summarize actionable insights that will drive the campaign (e.g. the target segment is 2x more likely to require a second source, rarely attends industry trade shows and is more likely to be influenced by joint trials).
- Design segment specific messaging, via channels and touchpoints that are differentiated in a meaningful way to the target. Don’t use the ‘usual suspects’! Include meta data tags to track where and how customers are receiving digital campaign messages.
- Execute campaigns internally to gain support from colleagues and deliver a consistent message to the market. A poorly executed internal launch will doom an external launch.
- Assess campaign delivery and adjust execution using campaign dashboards to drive performance. Campaign metrics should include both efficiency (were we able to reach / acquire the target efficiently?) and effectiveness (did the target do what we wanted?).
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