Metrics for Linking Marketing to Financial Performance

Srivastava, R K and Reibstein, D J (2005) Metrics for Linking Marketing to Financial Performance. Project Report. Marketing Science Institute.

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Marketers have been inundated with performance measures that reflect the impact of their marketing expenditures. These measures often reflect impact with the customer
or the channel, such as awareness, preference, purchase intent, customer satisfaction and loyalty, share of requirements, shelf space, ACV (all commodity volume), and the like.
Unfortunately, these tend to be interim measures and do not reflect the financial impact on the firm. Marketers are being asked to translate marketing performance
measures into financial consequences. For example, what is a point of customer satisfaction worth? Pressure is being placed on marketing to justify expenditures and to
translate their measures into financial outcomes, which is the language used by the rest of the firm.
This paper will explore methods to better link marketing expenditures to financial outcomes. In the process, we discuss both what we know about the linkage between
marketing and financial outcomes as well as what remains to be uncovered.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: The research paper was published by the author with the affiliation of Emory University.
Subjects: Marketing
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 11:46
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 11:46

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