There is a useful free tool available to marketers right now, and it can be found on the Converge website. It’s a free 30-day trial and a glimpse into our powerful Marketing Analytics Dashboard. This free tool connects your brand’s Facebook Page to our platform and provides a more in-depth analysis of your Facebook content performance, insights, and audience, as well as giving you an understanding of how our dashboard can help with your monthly reporting needs.
The Olympics played out on the worlds’ largest stage but the biggest act from the past 17 days wasn’t the competition, a rivalry, or a gold medal match! Instead, it was the unexpected storyline of the Ryan Lochte Robbery that stole the show during the Rio Games.
This story comes as a good reminder as to what can happen as more and more organizations use influencers and encourage users to help create content. At the end of the day you are working with people, and what they do when they are not representing your brand cannot be controlled but there are strategies you can put in place to help mitigate the risk when you are working with them. Continue reading “What Brands Can Learn From The LOCHTE-Ness PR Monster”
The marketing technology landscape has exploded. Just take a look at Scott Brinker’s supergraphic where he lists nearly 4,000 companies providing some sort of marketing technology solution in 2016.
Being in the space ourselves (you can find Converge under Dashboards & Data Visualizations in the blue column) we understand there are a lot of options depending on what problems you are trying to solve. But what we have also realized is that so much of this marketing technology is now only focused on social analytics.
The topic of metrics comes up a lot.… But that’s not a huge surprise, as modern marketers continue to be concerned with finding the right metrics to prove their success and justify their actions.
However, implementing data gathering and reporting as just another tactic to tag onto your marketing proposal or quarterly goals is not a good idea. Tactics without a clear set of objectives and disciplined strategy are just random activities. There will be no meaning, understanding or action from the time spent tracking and reporting on metrics unless there is a clear plan in place on how and why you are investing in this.
What is a dashboard? According to this CMO. article a dashboard is a graphical summary of various pieces of valuable information, typically used to give an overview of a business. So why do CMOs need one? Because CMOs are concerned with tight budgets and the lack of a clear marketing strategy that could affect their company’s ability to compete in ever-changing markets. Because CMOs have to answer to many stakeholders about the status of all their projects. Because CMOs needs to have the latest information readily available to make informed decisions quickly. Continue reading “Why CMOs Love Marketing Dashboards”
As easy as it is to access social media, the answers behind your marketing efforts can often seem like they are hidden. It’s kind of like when you are searching for a light switch in the dark. You know it’s there, you know you need it to keep going, but it can take a few tries to find that switch. That’s where a dashboard comes in. A dashboard can help shine some light on your marketing success and give your social media investments some credibility. Continue reading “Are These 5 Features On Your Marketing Dashboard?”