by Jen Doyle, Senior Research ManagerMarketing Research Chart: Evaluating marketing ROIQ. Please indicate how effective the following metrics are in helping your organization evaluate marketing ROIClick here to see a larger, printable version of this chart
In order to continually improve, organizations need to conduct a regular analysis of their marketing programs to identify problems and opportunities. They need to analyze the performance of lead generation campaigns, including inbound and outbound tactics.
In this analysis, an organization should consider a number of metrics and aim to tie marketing activities to revenue generation. Analyzing based on one or two metrics alone can be misleading.
Overall, closing percentage and cost-per-acquisition are rated as the most effective metrics in helping B2B organizations evaluate marketing ROI. In order to make key decisions on the effectiveness of various marketing tactics, some combination of all metrics included in this chart must be considered, as no more than 17% of organizations indicated that any one metric was ineffective.
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