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The Marketing Accountability Imperative: Driving Superior Returns on Marketing Investments

The Marketing Accountability Imperative: Driving Superior Returns on Marketing Investments

Michael Dunn, Chris Halsall (With)

ISBN: 978-0-470-44381-1

Feb 2009, Jossey-Bass

464 pages

$25.99

Description

Making accountable marketing decisions to improve the efficiency of spending
In this practical guide, Prophet CEO Michael Dunn teams up with marketing effectiveness expert Chris Halsall to help marketing managers and CMOs make better marketing spending decisions and better evaluate the success or failure of these decisions. They show how to sort through the clutter of metrics, measurement, and analytic options, and provide the practical information needed to help establish the marketing accountability imperative--highlighting the critical need for more effective stewardship of marketing spending.
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: UNTYING THE GORDIAN KNOT OF MARKETING INVESTMENT EXCELLENCE.

1. The Marketing Accountability Imperative: Understanding the Marketing Accountability Gap and Beginning the Journey to Close It.

2. Recalibrating Basic Beliefs About Marketing Spending: When Marketing Can Create Accretive Value and When It Is the Wrong Tool for the Wrong Problem.

3. The Core Principles of Marketing Accountability: Describing the Critical Competencies and Value Levers That Enable Accountable Marketing Investment.

PART TWO: DRIVING MATERIAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS THE SIX VALUE LEVERS OF MARKETING ACCOUNTABILITY.

4. Strategy and Content: Enabling Purposeful Strategic Decision Making and Creating Engaging, Compelling Content.

5. Marketing Vehicles and Investment Levels: Selecting Which Marketing Vehicles to Deploy and How Much Investment Gets Put Behind Each.

6. In-Market Execution and Fixed Cost Management: Ensuring High-Quality In-Market Execution and Consistently Strong Leverage from Your Fixed Cost Basis.

PART THREE: PUTTING THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING ACCOUNTABILITY TO WORK INSIDE YOUR ORGANIZATION.

7. Laying the Tactical Groundwork for Long-Term Marketing Improvement: Planning for Your Journey Through the Three Horizons of Marketing Accountability.

8. Horizon One: Identifying Your Marketing Accountability Improvement Opportunities: Designing a Fit-for-Purpose Marketing Accountability Diagnostic.

9. Horizon Two: Employing a Test-and-Learn Approach to Drive Continuous Improvement: Systematically Eliminating the Unknown and Improving Returns.

10. Horizon Three: Sustaining and Accelerating Marketing Accountability Impact: Building Sustainable Competitive Advantage via Deeper Capabilities, Faster Processes, and More Intelligent Brand Equity Development.

Notes.

Bibliography.

The Authors.

Index.

"In The Marketing Accountability Imperative…consultants Michael Dunn and Chris Halsall explains how to gain better returns on your marketing expenditures." —Globe and Mail, April 10, 2009