It can often be a struggle to keep up with the rapidly evolving consumer behaviour. Digital marketing operations can bridge the divide between what customers expect and what they get.Your company should be be fully embracing the digital age, with your team engaging in the transformation that goes beyond updating your website every six months. For companies that fail to adopt new technology they will see that they are getting left behind and losing business. Your prospects and customers are researching and buying online, so why aren’t you focusing on marketing to them via digital channels? This blog will outline how to use digital marketing where it matters most...
Three Steps to Updating Marketing Operations
Marketers are aware of what needs to be done, and many are taking action. But that often boils down to implementing new technology platforms, adding head count, or increasing digital allocations with the marketing mix. Modern marketing operations call for the thoughtful, deliberate development of new processes, coordination, and governance.
So here are three attributes you should think about for your business to have effective marketing operations.
1. Truly Understand your Customers
Getting to know your customers is, of course, a commitment. Tracking, analysing, and interpreting your consumer behaviour and attitudes should be an on-going element, it is critical to not only target and shape relevant content and experiences but also to optimise how they are delivered.
Mapping detailed customer decision journeys for your most valuable segments should be an important element of your company's marketing operations. Tracking customers across channels allows you to determine their cross-channel behaviour, as well as isolate their movements where you could influence their journey.
2. Deliver a Superior Experience
If your company delivers a bad experience, it is likely that clients will not come back to you and could potentially leave negative reviews. Delivering a bad user experience can happen at any point within your customers journey, this is why getting the consumer journey right requires getting everything right.
Providing your visitor with a good user experience also comes down to functions such as order management and fulfilment, elements many marketers often forget about. However, the experiences enabled by these back-end elements are fundamental to the way a customer perceives a brand's ability to deliver expectations.
3. Use the Best Metrics to Drive Success
With technology now catching up with marketing, the ability to monitor, track and manage the effectiveness of marketing investments has become much easier and manageable. As companies are becoming more customer-centric, metrics should focus on customer activity rather than prioritising product or regional activity. Metrics should also reinforce new behaviours and processes, along with delivering insights quickly and in real time so that your business can act quickly.
With consumers becoming increasingly more empowering and sophisticated in the way they make purchases and decisions, it has never been more important to use data to map customers and understand exactly what it is that they want, it should then be your company’s goal to take those insights to develop and deliver a superior customer experience.