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With marketing budgets stretched tight, it’s harder than ever to justify expenditures, and ensure that marketing dollars are spent in ways that get results. Marketing by the Numbers shows readers how to implement, evaluate, and utilize key analytics to maximize marketing ROI. Explaining best practices and the most useful dashboards and tools, the book equips readers with proven methods to: Predict, monitor, and measure the success of campaigns based in both traditional and Internet media Align business and marketing goals Concentrate on the right metrics rather than drowning in a sea of data Turn data into actionable recommendations Providing case studies, techniques, and checklists, the book pays special attention to the new generation of web tools, and reveals how any business can effectively use the data available to them; and take advantage of every marketing opportunity.

 

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In an age of overwhelming Internet competition and rampant takeovers, marketers face the very real challenge of understanding how to engage customers online. Leland Harden and Bob Heyman, online marketing pioneers and authors of the popular book Net Results, team up again to teach marketers how to use search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, and all of the Web 2.0 tools they need to compete in the digital marketplace. Filled with up-to-date information on the best venues for online marketing, as well as explanations of social networking, virtual worlds, widgets, wikis, and emerging media, Digital Engagement shows marketers how to stop burning money on web advertising campaigns that don’t deliver • tweak websites to improve conversions and traffic flow • master proven strategies for consumer-generated media to generate buzz and improve brand recognition. Featuring case studies from companies like Toyota and Tommy Hilfiger as well as lists of key vendors for online marketing software, this is the only book that offers a truly comprehensive guide to all of the new online marketing tools.