You know that marketing reporting is an essential part of your marketing efforts: it tells you whether your marketing campaigns are performing well or whether your marketing strategy has to be refined. But you also don't want to spend all your time analyzing your marketing channels' performance.
That's where a good reporting tool with clear and automated marketing reports comes in.
Here's everything you need to know about marketing reports, how to create one, and 7 report examples with preset templates you can start using right away.
A marketing report takes data from your marketing channels in real-time, visualizes it, and lets you create a custom report that you can send to your marketing team, your clients, or your managers.
Importantly, it lets you quickly and easily stay on top of your marketing performance across all your marketing channels and tells you where your digital marketing efforts are a success and where they might need to be optimized.
As a marketer, you want easy access to data on your key marketing metrics. A digital marketing report gives you just that - all your marketing data, constantly tracked. You can use a Google Analytics report, a social media report, or all of these at once.
You can include KPIs from all the top marketing channels, from Google Analytics to social media, email marketing to paid search, and more! There are so many metrics to choose from, selecting the right ones can sometimes be tricky.
Usually, we recommend creating reports on a monthly basis. While creating daily or weekly marketing reports can be useful for you, the marketer, your clients may just get overwhelmed by the sheer number of reports and start ignoring them - not what you want.
Monthly marketing reports allow you to gather enough data to see how changes have affected marketing results while ensuring that underperforming campaigns don't run for too long. And the best part, is that whether you decide to create a daily, weekly, or monthly report, with a reporting tool such as Dashthis, you only have to create your report once, and your data will automatically be updated daily.
Giving your clients a clear and concise marketing dashboard is essential: it keeps them informed about the marketing efforts being undertaken and, importantly, tells them whether they're getting a good return on investment on their marketing spend.
Here are some tips for creating a good marketing report:
Our monthly marketing report templates are designed to save you time when it comes to marketing reporting. They're preloaded with the most relevant KPIs but they're also fully customizable so you can change them according to your or your client's requirements.
This is a great all-around template that will give you an overview of all your marketing activities. From content marketing to e-commerce analytics to search engine optimization and more, your marketing or sales team will have the key data at their fingertips.
Bear in mind that this report is an overview; if you want to dig down into the stats then check out some of the other templates below.
Some KPIs we recommend including are:
SEO is a key part of any long-term digital marketing strategy. You probably already use Google Analytics dashboards, however, this report will help keep you and your clients in the loop as to how your SEO efforts are performing.
Key KPIs you should think about including in your SEO report include:
The good thing about PPC is that the return on investment is easy to track. It's also a good strategy for driving conversions - but only if results are monitored and optimized.
Our PPC report supports Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Bing Ads, SEMRush, and more!
A good PPC marketing report will include stats on:
We also recommend organizing your data by channel to get a breakdown of how each one is performing.
There are two aspects to social media marketing: paid (like Facebook Ads) and organic (content marketing, for example). The most popular social networks you're probably using for campaigns are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn and you'll want to include all the ones you're currently using in your report.
Key KPIs that should be in your report are:
As with PPC marketing, the data in the report should be organized by channel.
Bring all of your advertising campaigns into one marketing report for a complete view of how they're all performing with our display advertising campaign marketing report.
Whether you're using Facebook Ads or Google AdWords, all of your display ad channels should be in this report.
Your data should be organized by campaign and you should track the following KPIs for each campaign:
As your products and services evolve and change, so too should your ecommerce marketing strategy. Our ecommerce marketing report includes all the main KPIs you'll want to track to ensure you're getting the best possible results from your ecommerce marketing efforts.
Ecommerce marketing involves a number of marketing channels, from Google Analytics to social media so there's no shortage of important metrics to track. Some of the key ones you should include in your report are:
Email marketing is a great way to get your products and services in front of people - they go straight into people's inboxes. But you can't just fire out emails and hope for the best.
You've got to track how the campaigns are performing and how changes in content ultimately affect your bottom line.
That's where our email marketing report comes in.
KPIs your report should include are:
Fundamentally, you want to track how many people opened your email and converted as a result.
DashThis has a bunch of other report templates that cover pretty well every aspect of digital marketing. All of them make reporting on marketing campaigns quicker and easier: DashThis fetches the data automatically so you don't have to manually enter data into Word or Excel to generate reports for your clients.
It's also intuitive to use; reports can be created by dragging and dropping the widgets you want to display. Once you're happy with the report, it can be automatically delivered to whoever needs to see it.
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