If you can guess where content development ranks as a focus area among marketing strategists, you can probably guess why it means a lot more than simply communicating with your audience. Words mean more these days, and there’s a very simple but powerful reason why.
You’ve sent the most compelling e-mail offer ever, with a can’t-miss subject line that’s sure to make the open rate soar, and your client wanting more. And yet, it missed. Why didn’t your target audience care about it? Three words: functional title data.
Could it be prospects making a beeline to your ads? The noise those ads are making? Or the sound of more MQLs ringing in your ears? To increase all of these sounds, snag better prospects, and get more of them, you need to clear a path from click to conversion. There’s a simple way to do it.
These days, the measure of your success can be as simple as the MQLs you develop, so it’s pretty important to know ahead of time whether your message is mighty, or mighty weak. The best performance predictor is, predictably, also the best way of insuring that your rollout doesn’t flame out.
Your prospects have preferences. You already know that. But knowing which prospects like which forms of media—that’s knowledge with value. Because believe it or not, the majority of leads from companies with over $1 billion in revenue come from one form of media—and probably not one you’d expect.
Trying to figure out the right combination of systems and data sets for your organization is daunting. But more often, that’s the easy part. I’ve seen numerous clients who have implemented all the latest and greatest marketing and sales technology and are no better off because they are now drowning in data. Or the data is so disparate they don’t have access to the right information. And because of that, organizations lose insight into the progress of performance against goals.