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With marketing complexity increasing every day, the urgency and attention needed to reduce your communications and content silos has never been greater. Luckily, marketers have a strong collaborative history of co-creation, so iterative changes in behaviors and discipline isn’t too foreign.
Adopting and adapting collaborative marketing practices is an effective means where teams can come together and begin to break down silos. Updating our practices and routines becomes a strategic advantage that increases our ability to co-create and align across our communications mix.
Part of my role at Opal involves research and analysis of marketing collaboration. It’s a broad and somewhat daunting area of study, as there are many variables to measure across a systemic problem. Some of these sticking points we can’t change easily, things like company culture, hierarchy, or physical attributes like distributed teams or time zones.
In order to focus the research, we first look across the core functions of marketing and measure variables, or key drivers, that we know increase collaboration effectiveness. Core functions include “Strategy & Planning” to “Creative & Production” on across to “Distribution & Delivery”, etc. Examining and measuring the key drivers of Visibility, Alignment and Efficiency gives us an interesting look at the overall effectiveness of the “marketing process”.
Adopting and adapting collaborative marketing practices is an effective means where teams can come together and begin to break down silos.
Beyond the anecdotal evidence and emotional pain that comes with poor collaboration, there are very real and very interesting signals we see in our research.
76% - Indicate poor review & approval processes How is your approval process working? Is it consistent? Regularity of reviews, consistency of approvals, and stakeholder responsiveness are all factors that impact collaboration.
81% - Suffer from poor strategic alignment Does approved content and overall campaigns reflect the original strategy? Even the best strategies can fall apart as one gets closer to execution.
+90% - Report late or up to the last minute campaign launches You’re not alone, but this is a very strong signal we see in the data. But why the last minute scramble? Complexity is a factor, but so are poor communication and alignment.
It’s just like riding a bike: You can provide a bit of coaching, and the learner may pick up a few techniques through observation, but there’s no learning to ride except through the act of trying.
70% of marketers struggle with ineffective reviews of content. Even more indicate that their review and approval process needs improvement. Lack of a solid review is most likely killing your process.
Its a basic practice that ensures overall calendar accuracy, visibility of the pipeline and provides the structure for a faster moving team. Effective and regular reviews are fundamental to any marketing process.
70% of marketers struggle with ineffective reviews of content.
Content sprints provide focus, agreement on high-priority tasks and a rhythm towards increasing your pace of production. They are essentially finite periods of work-time devoted towards a common objective. A time-boxed set of tasks that need completion before a Content Review.
Sprints are ideal for orchestrating omni-channel marketing and communications as they bring together siloed resources who may not be working collaboratively together. We see marketers adopting this practice across B2B and B2C as they are better able coordinate their channels and campaigns.
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