Shine a light on your marketing planning efforts to deliver better performance

Posted by Bruce Brien on 5/3/19 2:00 PM

Planning can be a dirty word in any aspect of business, especially Marketing. Planning is difficult. It takes time and resources to be done right. It takes skills, tools, and a solid process to execute. And it takes data, data that must be cleaned and aggregated into consumable insights for it to be usable for the planners.

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Topics: Marketing Planning, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Revenue Attribution, Marketing Budgeting, Hive9, Effective Planning, Marketing Insights, ABM, marketing data, Marketing Performance

Highlights from the 2017 Marketing Performance Management Benchmark Study

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 6/6/17 11:45 AM

Every year, marketers work toward better solutions and better results. As the marketing arena becomes ever more complicated – both due to new tactics and channels, as well as new tech software available to help manage it all – figuring out the right approach to getting the best results is an ongoing challenge.

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Topics: Marketing Maturity, Marketing Insights, Marketing Performance

4 Steps to Prove Marketing's Value to the CEO

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 3/24/17 9:26 AM

One of the biggest challenges that marketing has historically had is convincing the rest of the company of its worth. You know the work you do is valuable and helps the company make money, but it hasn’t always been easy to convince people in other departments and the c-Suite that’s the case

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Topics: Hive9, Marketing Insights, B2B, Marketing performance management

Building Demonstrable Marketing Results

Posted by Jason Andrade on 3/14/17 11:51 AM

Developing a marketing system that emphasizes measuring and demonstrating the results of your marketing efforts requires time, commitment, and proper technology. All of that is difficult, but sometimes the hardest part is embracing the change in mindset it requires.

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Topics: Hive9, Marketing Insights, B2B

Marketing Forecasting 101

Posted by Patrick Kilgore on 12/8/16 4:15 PM

As marketers, we’re constantly working to predict future outcomes. We must both anticipate what tactics are most likely to pay off and how long they’ll take to begin yielding results. That guesswork drives marketing decision-making as we attempt to meet and exceed organizational targets.

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Topics: Hive9, Effective Planning, Marketing Insights

What To Do When Marketing Metrics Fall Short

Posted by Jackie Gonzalez on 12/6/16 3:56 PM

The great thing about having access to enhanced marketing data is that it shows you what works. The corollary, of course, is that it also shows you what isn’t working in your marketing mix. Although unpleasant, digging into the drivers behind underperforming metrics are critical to improvement in your bottom line.

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Topics: Hive9, Marketing Insights, Campaigns

Filtering Marketing Data for Improved Insights

Posted by Jason Andrade on 12/2/16 3:27 PM

Conventional wisdom holds that the more marketing data we have, the better. Data can show us so much, but it seldom comes in a that’s actionable or easy to understand. And the more data we track, the harder it can be to translate it into meaningful insights.

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Topics: Hive9, Data Visualization, Marketing Insights

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