How To: Building an Economic Development Marketing Team

Posted by Whitney Daly on Dec 30, 2014 1:34:29 PM

What are the best ways to build an awesome, effective, industry-leading economic development marketing team? If you’ve already constructed your dream team, props to you, because putting together a team who embodies such a crucial role within an organization is no easy feat.

We’ve learned a lot along the way, working to forge an innovative and forward-thinking group of marketers. Our colleagues at Kiss Metrics put together a list of six lessons, and a few of those hit close to home for us, which we’ve detailed and put our own spin on below. 

It’s ever important that you know and understand your customers and potential customers, and continue researching these groups over time. Realizing the needs of your target audience(s) is key – after all, without satisfying the basic necessities of those you wish to reach will render your efforts useless. Ask questions, design surveys, talk to leads, ask for feedback. Continue to tweak your approach, and stay ahead of the curve. And compile marketing team members who can do just that.

analyticsEqually as important as connecting with your specific audiences is employing an analytics system to communicate to customers the successes of your program. Needless to say, it’s integral that you perform for your customers, but even greater is that you can deliver, via analytics and metrics, the performance of a given agenda. Pulling together those folks who can decipher what strategies work, what channels don’t work, and everything in between will build a foundation for a proper analytics infrastructure – an infrastructure where you can measure initiatives, and subsequently, improve upon marketing efforts as a whole.

For more on building the best marketing team, click here.

Topics: Economic Development, Economic Development Marketing, Analytics, Benchmarking

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