There’s no one size fits all approach to marketing in several countries – at least not yet. Of course there are in some cases cultural similarities between for example the nordic countries, however that’s where it ends, similarities are not the same as equally “the same”.
That’s why, when you work with global marketing management, you need a framework, and an approach that is flexible enough to adapt the brand, marketing and communication to each country you have or aim to have a presence in.
And here is a short list of some key points that you need to consider, when it comes to local adaptions and why they are necessary.
Either it be a new job or a new client. This is the fool-proof process I put in place to get the initial understanding to build a foundation for digital marketing and communication.
This is a brief outline, in terms of an always on presence, and how you can work with your marketing in an agile, data driven way. For the customer journey you can use the see – think. do care template I’ve made, or any customer journey template that suits you.
See this as a roadmap for ongoing work that you can add and subtract to. The purpose of this is to give you an idea of how to get started and what can be included in the scope of agile marketing activities.
The timeframe between the different evaluation points can be 2-4 weeks, depending on the scope of what you are doing and the amount of data and traffic you need to evaluate.
- Define what you want to achieve
- Ensure tracking is implemented on your website – so that when the visitors land on your website – you can measure what they do there
- Create a KPI framework that is designed around your customers journey – not how you want the customer to interact with you (see think do care)
- Identify KPI’s within the journey to measure performance from a holistic perspective and for each channel you start with and your own website, newsletters and so forth – and how you are going to evaluate them in each stage (first click conversions – versus last click/attribution) and messages
- In the think and do phase – narrow it down to micro moments
- Ensure you got the content and creative to support the marketing set-up
- Start with a selection of your bought media channels (always on)- distribute the budget for each channel along the customer journey
- Launch and gather test data for an amount of time which is specific to what you are doing – can be 2-6 weeks – depending on purpose, volumes etc.
- Evaluate you content – to identify content gaps.
- Evaluate and take action on findings
- Re-distribute budgets for increased ROI and balance within the customer journey channel map
- Start A/B testing and add this to the process
- Adjust andy landing pages, messages/creative (based on CTR, what converts and so forth), call to actions, banners etc
- Distribute findings within the organization
- Start with re-targeting from identified key pages on your website with reflecting marketing messages for each
- Evaluate and take action on findings – adjust messaging & creative, content, redistribute budgets, add or remove marketing channels along the customer journey
- Adjust the re-targeting to take it to the next level
- Start CRO initiatives on conversion flow
- Evaluate – refine and optimize the entire marketing set-up
How to reach the right people for a smaller investment.
If you have a shoestring budget there’s a few things you can try to do a smarter investment in terms of your campaign budgets from actual features down to the actual evaluation. Putting these features to good use will help you to reach people who are more likely to want to hear from your company or will be interested in what you have to say.