Tag: Marketing Mix Modelling

Adapting MMM models to COVID-related changes

Evaluating media budget effectiveness and finding optimal media mix has always been an important and difficult task, and it’s even more so in the current situation during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article we will discuss Facebook and experts’ advice on adjusting marketing mix models to the situation on the market and explain how our solution can be useful to marketers today. Marketing budget allocation is a very important strategic process. And making the right decision is especially difficult when game-changing situations like the COVID-19 outbreak happen. Today it’s necessary to invest in channels that will bring measurable results. Marketing Mix Modelling is a well-tried, reliable tool that has been helping marketers to make well-informed strategic decisions and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. In a previous article we said that modern MMM solutions meeting advertisers’ requirements and industry standards are perfect for cross-media measurements. But when consumer behavior and demand change so dramatically as we are witnessing today, the historic data in the currently used models becomes less relevant and the new information is not enough for analysis. The burning question here is how to update existing models so that they could be applied in the current situation and… Read more »

How to use MMM and MTA correctly?

There is a variety of tools for measuring marketing effectiveness and even more solution providers on the market. Using the right ones is crucial for your business success. In this article you will find out how to choose the most suitable vendor and correctly apply marketing mix modelling and attribution to achieve outstanding results. Now there are no doubts about whether to evaluate marketing performance because statistics and analytics is more reliable than experience and gut feeling. According to Gartner’s 2018 survey, where 503 respondents from large companies were interviewed, marketers who use strategic measurement tools report significant performance improvement. It happens because high-quality measurement allows improving planning capabilities and increase enterprise value. The debates now are going on about which tool is the most suitable to evaluate marketing effectiveness. Keep in mind that before applying any measurement approaches define what success should look like and choose the right KPIs that align with your overall strategy. Strategic marketing measurement is on the rise for three reasons: Significant performance improvement; Increasing cost of media; for example CPM for primetime TV has increased by 43% over the last 5 years. To justify growing spends or find new, more efficient channels high-performing marketers… Read more »

Marketing technology to maximize your ROMI

According to a recent Gartner research, companies spend 12% of their revenue on marketing, and about a third of this money is allocated to marketing technology. It absolutely makes sense, because simply pouring money in advertising relying only on your experience or gut feeling will not necessarily give the results you expect. But with the right technology you don’t take any risks and find ways to cut spends and drive ROMI. The first step to an effective marketing strategy is high-quality and comprehensive data, because well-informed decisions based on statistics will definitely lead to success. The statistical tool that analyzes different parameters affecting past sales and provides forecasts for upcoming periods is Marketing Mix Modelling (MMM). Some important parameters it tracks are: Media types Effectiveness of online and offline channels Incremental sales MROI of different media types Seasonality Competitors’ marketing activities Implementing MMM is a wise choice not only for Consumer Goods industry, where the competition is high and brand loyalty is low, but for any large company that manages business in more than one region or country and promotes its goods and services through a wide range of media channels. With MMM you will be able to quickly and… Read more »

Cross-media measurement tools

One of the topical problems in 2019 is digital advertising and cross-media measurement. Since there is a growing number of complex techniques and methodologies, but no unified approach, most companies lack expertise to deal with it. Here we cover various measurement tools and their cross-platform application. Created in 1997, Interactive Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) is a trade association, promoting sustainable development, the best practices and standards for advertisers, agencies, and media owners. Their goal is to address challenges the industry is facing and offer some solutions. Our article is an overview of the guide for marketers on best practices today that AIB prepared with MTM. Here you will find some useful advice on what models and techniques to use for digital advertising measurement within the environment of various media, both large-scale and more granular analyses. You will see how to combine them to your best advantage and create your own measurement strategy. There is no simple answer and solution to successful and effective advertising measurement because so many aspects need to be considered, like audience, media consumption, views, individual and combined performance of media channels, ad effectiveness and business outcomes. This article covers the last two aspects in the… Read more »