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Communicate With Purpose

Emma Waller

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Let’s talk data. Not everyone is a fan of number crunching, but unless you’re effectively measuring the performance of your communications, it’s impossible to fully optimise your marketing initiatives. If you want to give your customers – and colleagues – the best experience with your company, you need to show the numbers! 

The digital landscape opens a world of opportunity for marketeers, but it also comes with an ever-increasing volume of data for businesses to collect, interpret and put into action. Whilst this can be time-hungry, the upshot is we, as marketing professionals, can quantify the previously unquantifiable. 

See clearly with insights

We no longer need to rely on guesswork or a gut feeling. Instead, we can harness the power of data to gain insights, make informed decisions, and maximise the impact of our communications strategies. 

Whether you consider yourself to be a ‘data person’ or not, data is everywhere. And data is powerful. It holds the key to understanding your target audience, their preferences, and the effectiveness of your messages. By analysing and interpreting this treasure trove of information, you can uncover valuable insights that inform your communication strategies and drive better results. 

The challenge, however, is that there isn’t always a call to action or lead generation target hanging over your latest piece of work. Whilst the effectiveness of a product promotional campaign can hinge on new revenue, often the communications developed by marketeers are diverse, multifaceted, and subtle, forming the building blocks of a brand story. 

So, what data should we be looking for, in the absence of a completed enquiry form? 

One of the primary advantages of using data to monitor communications is the ability to measure and evaluate the success of your campaigns in a variety of ways. Without accurate data, it is challenging to determine whether your efforts are effective or if you need to adjust your approach. By monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) such as click-through rates, engagement metrics, or conversion rates, you can gauge the impact of your communications accurately. 

But let’s not look at this data in isolation, on disparate systems – instead, let’s bring this data together to provide a single picture of success, or otherwise (because the best learning comes from getting things wrong!).

By analysing demographic, geographic and behavioural data, you can identify different customer segments and tailor your messages accordingly. You can start to notice what days and times people read your emails, the type of messaging that gets the most engagement across each channel, even how the weather impacts your results – particularly important in agriculture. 

With this holistic approach, what becomes really exciting, is when we start to use data to uncover patterns and trends that shape your future messaging. That’s when we truly start to communicate with purpose and at a granular level.  

This level of personalisation not only increases the relevance of your communications, leading to higher levels of engagement and conversion, but it also allows you to focus your budget and resources on initiatives that deliver the biggest bang for your buck. 

Evolving your story for maximum impact

As a Communications agency, we stay abreast of market trends, customer preferences, and competitors’ activities, to make real-time adjustments. This, coupled with the insights we receive from professional PR tools, and from clients regarding social engagement, email analytics, blog readership, lead generation and so on, allows us to adapt and evolve your story based on the specific needs of your audience. 

This agility provides the foundation for evidence-based decision-making and ensures that your messages remain relevant, resonate with your target audience, and align with your business goals and objectives.  

So, embrace the power of data. Measure success, analyse patterns, personalise messages, optimise channels, adapt to change, and bring your data streams together to unlock the true potential of your communications. 

 

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