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The need for measurement and analytics is growing in importance.
According to a study by the Lenskold Group and MarketSphere, 65% of marketers said that CEOs and CFOs are demanding to see return on investment (ROI) as a part of securing budgets for marketing initiatives.
Seventy-nine percent of the marketers felt that the need to measure, analyze and report marketing effectiveness was greater in 2009 than in previous years.
But getting accurate measurements takes money, and with the downturn in full swing, funds aren’t easy to come by.
In fact, 59% of marketers felt the need to measure ROI was greater than ever but were not budgeted for the necessary effort.
Only 20% of respondents said the need to report marketing effectiveness was higher and that they had adequate funds to do the job.
When asked how much of their budgets were dedicated to measurement and analysis, 31% of marketers answered “none.”
A mere 2% of marketers allotted more than 30% of their budgets to marketing measurement and analysis.
Measuring ROI in the best of times can be challenging, but the Lenskold Group has five recommendations for how to succeed:
For more information on ROI measurement, see Will Digital Marketing Prove Profitable?
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