Marketing campaigns are organized, strategized efforts to promote a specific company goal, such as raising awareness of a new product or capturing customer feedback. They typically aim to reach consumers in a variety of ways and involve a combination of media, including but not limited to email, print advertising, television or radio advertising, pay-per-click, and social media.
But with so many moving pieces, it can be difficult to stay organized and ensure every piece of content feels cohesive with the rest. What is your advice to marketers creating their first campaign? What are your tips to stay organized and ensure you’re on track to hitting your campaign goals?
We create integrated marketing campaigns with goals and present them to the clients via google slides. Designing the assets are scheduled and tracked in our project management system. A campaign is set up in HubSpot, and all associated assets are aligned to the campaign.
A marketing project management tool is key for visibility across the team so everyone can see who is doing what and by when. The planning stage should set all expections for delivery and goals, so focus time on getting the right stakeholders involved early.
Since our products are very niche-oriented, the best way for our company to do this is to have regular and frequent discussions with sales personnel, focusing on the features and benefits of the products which THEY tell us the customers are most interested in. Keeping tabs on those key drivers helps us to create multi-stage campaigns for each product.
It is of the upmost importance to build a strategic plan prior to starting the marketing campaign. While highly customized to the specific consumer segment, strategy should be aligned across different channels. Once the strategy is set, identifying specific goals for every channel and coming up with KPI's to reflect on the success of marketing efforts is the next step. Once there, KPI's and other HubSpot's reporting and analysis tools will guide the marketing team on the future action.
I would recommend by starting with your mission and your vision and recruiting the team you want to work with for the campaign. Once a team is put together I would start giving assignments. A way to stay organized and making sure everyone is on the same pages is having frequent meetings.
Plan down to the smallest detail. Write everything down - don't think you will remember a part. Consider objectives. Look at the campaign plan before launch and make sure you've considered your brand throughout.
To keep campaign organized I think you have to have structure and assigned duties and responsiblities. Also like most companies, eveyrone has personal goals which are aligned with the team goals. Accountability will be held with key event and milestone tracker.