How to Measure the Success of Your Digital Marketing Campaign

How to Measure the Success of Your Digital Marketing Campaign

With more people beginning their search for products and services on the internet than ever before, effective digital marketing is crucial.  However, it is important to remember that the best digital marketing campaigns are not one-dimensional, but multi-faceted to increase leads and conversions and create brand awareness. Successful digital marketing campaigns usually achieve three main goals: increase leads, boost brand awareness, and generate sales.  The success of each of these goals can be measured using several metrics to determine the effectiveness of your digital marketing efforts.  It is important to have well defined digital marketing goals so you can determine which metrics best illustrate your progress on achieving your goals.  In this guide, we will discuss how to measure the success of your digital marketing campaign using key metrics.  Knowing how to measure the success of your digital marketing campaign will help you improve your efforts by continuing with successful strategies and adjusting strategies that do not show the desired results. If your business does not have the expertise or the resources to run an effective digital marketing campaign, you can work with a professional digital marketing agency like Proceed Innovative.  Our search engine optimization (SEO) professionals will form a multi-faceted online marketing campaign and track important metrics to measure its success. 1. Increasing Leads One of the main goals of digital marketing is to increase leads to help boost sales numbers.  The important thing to keep in mind is that each business may determine what they consider to be a lead.  A lead may be a phone call, visit to a certain webpage, form submission, or order.  Once...
The New Normal of Marketing: How Small Businesses Can Survive During the Pandemic

The New Normal of Marketing: How Small Businesses Can Survive During the Pandemic

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the world.  Just about every area of life has been impacted and many different businesses are currently closed as the U.S. is under stay at home orders to help prevent the spread of the virus.  Small businesses especially have been feeling the impact of the stay at home orders as many companies have lost business and this reduction in revenue has forced some to go out of business. The situation created by the pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes and there is no consensus on how small businesses should react to stay in business.  One thing is for sure, the current pandemic has changed consumer behaviors and made many traditional means of marketing at least temporarily obsolete.  For small businesses to survive during the pandemic, they need to adjust their marketing approach.  The worst thing a small business can do is try to wait out the storm and hope things return to normal.  As of right now, no one knows when the world will return to normal or if the world will return to what was considered normal before the pandemic. While the nature of this pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes (the last serious pandemic was the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918), it is not unprecedented for businesses to deal with outside factors that force them to change the way they do business.  Companies should view this pandemic as an opportunity to adjust their message to their audience and change their marketing approach to connect with their audience during this pandemic.  Businesses that do not adjust to...
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Marketing World

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Marketing World

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually every area of our lives.  Many people are following stay at home orders and social distancing protocols to protect themselves and reduce the spread of the virus, but this is also having major effects on the economy of the U.S. and economies throughout the world.  Amid fears of spreading the virus, non-essential businesses have been ordered to close and even essential businesses like restaurants and other food service businesses have shifted exclusively to carryout orders and deliveries. The events brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented to the current generation as the world has not faced a pandemic like this since the first half of the 20th century.  The temporary closure of businesses and the suspension of social interaction is causing many businesses to struggle as the person to person interactions that typically take place are on hold.  As a result, people are shifting to digital mediums for communication and economic transactions, essentially shifting the economy to a digital economy.  Business may be tough, but there is an opportunity to shift your business’s marketing efforts to digital marketing to maintain your brand awareness and help your customer base remember you through the pandemic. The shift in the marketing world has already begun to take place.  Businesses have been investing in digital marketing as this pandemic presents a unique opportunity to reach your audience at home.  For the most part, people are stuck inside streaming movies and TV shows and browsing the internet on their phones and computers.  With an effective digital marketing strategy, you can capture the attention of your audience now to...
How Lead Generation Helps Expand your Business

How Lead Generation Helps Expand your Business

One thing that has not changed about running a business is that you need to generate leads and attract new customers to succeed. However, the most effective ways to generate leads have changed significantly over time. There are many ways businesses and contractors can generate leads, including through traditional means of advertising, such as newspaper ads, radio and TV commercials, networking at tradeshows and events, effective digital marketing, and online advertising. Lead generation through digital marketing has become the most effective method as more people than ever are starting their search for products and services online. This means that if you do not have an online presence, you can miss out on a lot of good leads to your competitors. Generating Quality Leads Effectively generating quality leads online can be time consuming and difficult for businesses, especially if they do not have a dedicated marketing department. It takes a certain level of expertise with digital marketing to consistently generate good leads that will lead to conversions. If businesses and contractors want quality leads, they can work with a professional that provides lead generation to connect them directly with potential customers. By working with a professional that can generate contractor leads, you can increase your client or customer base, which can help expand your business. This will also allow your company to focus on your business operations so you can better serve your customers. How Lead Generation Works Digital marketing agencies that specialize in lead generation usually focus on a specific industry or type of business, such as contractors or disaster restoration professionals. They will usually develop their own website,...
Why Digital Marketing Is Important for Contractors

Why Digital Marketing Is Important for Contractors

Digital marketing is extremely important for all businesses, regardless of your industry.  Over the last decade, there has been a major shift in how people look for products and services with more people searching online than ever before.  This includes services that are provided by contractors such as disaster restoration, construction, remodeling, and others.  If your company provides contracting services, then it is important to understand how digital marketing can generate more leads for your business. Contractors have generally stuck to more traditional means of advertising to get jobs, including direct mailers and word of mouth.  However, as more people begin their search for contractors online, it is important for these professionals to focus more on digital marketing to complement their other marketing strategies.  When done effectively, digital marketing can bring in cost-effective leads from customers within their service areas.  If your business does not have a strong online presence, you can easily lose leads for good jobs to your competitors. It is very important for contractors to understand the importance of digital marketing when it comes to lead generation and connecting to new customers.  Effective digital marketing will help create a flow of new jobs that will allow you to grow your business. In this guide, we will discuss why contractors must keep up with their digital marketing as well as provide tips to help you start and maintain an effective digital marketing strategy.  Working with a digital marketing agency like Proceed Innovative can help greatly improve your online presence and generate quality leads. The Growth of Digital Marketing As mentioned above, digital marketing has come a long...