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Posted August 16, 2010
Thorough rundown on how to quantify your marketing efforts
In the past, marketing professors often taught that companies could not hold their marketing managers responsible for the success or failure of promotional programs. Numerous external variables that these managers could not control - including delivery problems, poor retail displays, sales slumps, competitors' moves, buyer psychology, and so on - could undermine their outcomes. Marketing managers were off the hook when it came to results, particularly return on investment (ROI). Times have changed. Today, every corporate dollar matters and companies demand accountability from their marketing professionals. If a promotional program doesn't work, its manager will quickly be out of a job. Strategic marketing consultant James D. Lenskold provides his tactics for calibrating marketing ROI, plus a basic "marketing ROI formula" you can use (with variations and, perhaps, some hands-on expert help) to quantify the returns you derive from your marketing efforts. Though his mathematical formulations can be daunting, his accessible work explains a logical methodology for measuring marketing programs' results. Thus, getAbstract recommends this practical book to CEOs, CFOs and all marketing executives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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