What does a marketing analyst do? Why is this role in high demand? In this chapter, you’ll learn about roles and business questions that a marketing analyst encounters. From revenue impact to campaign insights—you'll find that marketers will never run out of problems to analyze.
Marketing analytics is not for the faint of heart! Between numerous data sources and ever-increasing privacy legislation, marketing analysts must consider multiple factors in reporting. Add in measuring the indirect impact of marketing, and you’ll see why marketing analysts get extremely comfortable with imperfect data.
Now that you know more about the marketing analytics landscape, let's talk about how you can use it to assess campaign performance. To do this, you’ll dive into text and sentiment analysis, audience segmentation, and predictive analytics. Marketers and executives rely on analytics to send the right message to the right people at the right time.
The big question every marketer asks is "did my marketing efforts make any money?" To answer that question you'll have to consider: seasonal patterns, business model, campaign goals, and ROI. Most importantly, you’ll be responsible for setting and measuring KPIs to evaluate marketing effectiveness.