Data-based marketing is nothing new. All marketing is based on some data. Before you reach out to any audience, you have to know a little about what makes them tick.
And everything you know counts as data. Their likes, their dislikes, their needs, their preferences. Their goals and the obstacles to their goals. All of these are data points that will help you produce a targeted, effective method.
We get it, marketers are under immense pressure to prove results with their digital marketing efforts. We’ve seen the buyer journey quickly shift to almost entirely online where nearly everything is measurable. Marketers are often led to over report on marketing results like vanity metrics while also over-valuing the business results such as ROI, which can hurt digital marketing performance over time.