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The Marketing Performance Blueprint: Strategies and Technologies to Build and Measure Business Success

The Marketing Performance Blueprint: Strategies and Technologies to Build and Measure Business Success

Paul Roetzer

ISBN: 978-1-118-88358-7

Jul 2014

256 pages



Discover what's possible when the art and science of marketing collide

The Marketing Performance Blueprint is an actionable and innovative guide to unlocking your potential as a marketer and accelerating success for your business. With an eye toward the marketing industry's rapid evolution, this book focuses on the processes, technologies, and strategies that are redefining the marketing environment. Step by step, you will learn how to build performance-driven organizations that exceed ROI expectations and outpace the competition. Companies are demanding a more technical, scientific approach to marketing, and this guide provides the key information that helps marketing professionals choose the right tools and recruit the right talent to more effectively build brand, generate leads, convert sales, and increase customer loyalty.

Marketers are facing increased pressure to connect every dollar spent to bottom-line results. As the industry advances, the tremendous gaps in talent, technology, and strategy leave many professionals underprepared and underperforming. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps bridge those gaps:

  • Align marketing talent, technology, and strategy to reach performance goals
  • Drive digital marketing transformation within your organization
  • Recruit, train, and retain a modern marketing team
  • Propel growth through digital-savvy marketing agency partners
  • Adapt more quickly to marketing technology advancements
  • Create connected customer experiences
  • Turn marketing data into intelligence, and intelligence into action
  • Devise integrated marketing strategies that deliver real business results

The marketers who will redefine the industry in the coming months and years will never stop challenging conventional knowledge and solutions. Whether in terms of evolved talent, advanced technology, or more intelligent and integrated strategies, these driven professionals will be in demand as the pioneers of the new marketing era. The Marketing Performance Blueprint helps marketers blaze a trail of their own by providing a roadmap to success.

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Foreword Dharmesh Shah xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii


Chapter 1 Mind the Gaps 3

The Marketing Talent Gap 3

The Marketing Technology Gap 6

The Marketing Strategy Gap 9

The Marketing Performance Gap 14

Chapter 2 Commit to Digital Transformation 17

Adoption and Adaptation 17

Obstacles to Evolution 18

The Exposed Brand 23


Chapter 3 Build a Modern Marketing Team 31

A Talent War Has Begun 31

Rise of the Hybrids 44

The Science of Recruiting 46

Chapter 4 Construct an Internal Marketing Academy 53

Keeping Pace or Falling Behind? 53

The Role of Online Education 56

An Internal Academy Model 59

Chapter 5 Propel Growth through Agency Partners 69

The Marketing Agency Ecosystem 69

Finding Your Match 70

Managing the Outsourced Team 76


Chapter 6 Create a Connected Customer Experience 87

It Is Their Journey, Not Yours 87

The Impact of Automation 88

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence 92

Origins of the Intelligence Engine 96

Let’s Get Contextual 98

Chapter 7 Manage the Marketing Technology Matrix 107

Into the Cloud 107

Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape 109

Map Your Marketing Technology Strategy 112

Core Technologies Snapshot 116


Chapter 8 Perform a Marketing Assessment 127

Potential for Success 127

The Marketing Score Model 130

Business and Marketing Cores 135

The Strategy Gateway 142

Chapter 9 Develop a Marketing Scorecard 147

Metrics That Matter 147

Getting Started with Google Analytics 158

Automate and Visualize Intelligence 164

Chapter 10 Strategize a Marketing Game Plan 167

e3 Model Snapshot 167

Evaluate 168

Establish 170

Execute 191

Conclusion 195

Resources 207

Notes 209

About the Author 219

Index 221