marketing attribution

Three key trends from our Marketing Attribution Briefing: Digital Cream 2015

For any company to truly make any kind of informed decision for future strategy, it needs to understand the value of everything it does online.

There are multiple ways a customer can find your ecommerce site: organic results on a search engine, a PPC campaign, a link on Twitter, a retargeted display ad on another website… Customer journeys are increasing in their non-linear passage. 

What is marketing attribution and why do you need it?

In this post I take a term that you’re all probably well aware of and try to enlighten myself, and hopefully the few of you who are just as baffled as me, on its actual meaning.

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of digital marketing even more words and phrases float up to reveal themselves, particularly ones that perhaps are more on the business end of the spectrum.

Last week I shot my investigative glare towards Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and Single Customer View (SCV). This week: attribution.

Marketing attribution: four key takeaways from Digital Cream

Digital Cream is a series of international events hosted by Econsultancy where marketers and business representatives are invited to network, exchange experiences and learn from one another’s progress in digital marketing.

This year, I had the opportunity to attend the latest conference at Emirates Stadium in London and the chance to sit-in on three of the day’s marketing attribution roundtables. 

Attribution is clearly an area of contemporary business which a range of delegates were interested in. Many, however, were quite new to the concept – and there is a clear risk of inertia when presented with the somewhat limitless complexities the subject can present. Not to mention all that data…

I collected my notes in this Marketing Attribution Trends Briefing (thanks to our sponsors Adometry for their assistance and case studies included). But for a short summary, here are four of the key takeaways from that day…