SMEs are focusing less on using wide-reaching digital campaigns and instead are using more nuanced targeting techniques to reach a specific group of customers more effectively, the latest Responsys “Big Australia” report reveals.
The report reinforces advice from digital marketing and data experts who continue to encourage SMEs to track the huge amount of information being collected by their businesses, and use it to craft targeted digital and social campaigns.
The third Big Australia report, which surveyed 125 digital marketers in Australia, also found more digital work is being done in-house, rather than being outsourced, and only 22% understand the impact that privacy legislation will have on their business.
But Responsys vice president of Asia Pacific, Simon O’Day, said the most important finding is that 74% of marketers are now prioritising targeting campaigns over increasing the volume of messages sent.
“They’re being more sophisticated,” O’Day told SmartCompany this morning.
“If you’re not targeting people specifically, then you can expect a one-time revenue return. But the minute you start doing data-driven marketing, your revenue grows three, four or five times more.”
The report even found that over the next 12 months, the biggest priority for respondents will be improving the targeting and segmentation of their campaigns.
However, there’s a distinct lack of resources available. Half of the respondents said they aren’t equipped to analyse the data they already
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