Written By Divya Dutt via Blog.marketo.com
When I joined Marketo three years ago, I had previous experience running paid search campaigns at a B2C company. However, I quickly realized that pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns for typical B2B products are very different from those for B2C.
PPC campaigns for B2B and other considered purchases typically have longer sales cycles, so marketers may not be able to prove ROI right away. Of course, we can tell how many conversions one campaign is bringing in over the others, but conversions don’t always result in sales. Over the next few months in my new role, I quickly learned how to leverage marketing automation and CRM systems to measure key indicators—from lead conversions all the way to sales data—to come up with baseline numbers and let the back-end data (opportunity and pipeline) help me drive my budget and optimization decisions. In this blog, I’ll share these insights with you so you can ramp up your PPC campaigns.
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