Setting Clear Business Goals for Advertising Success

Your advertising success journey may seem daunting! The key to a triumphant advertising campaign lies in clearly defining your business goals. It’s important to grow your knowledge and set objectives that harmonise with your overall business strategy, ensuring you take charge of your advertising efforts and reap the maximum benefits. It’s one of the key things I look at with any new client.

Understanding the Importance of Clear Objectives

Navigating the increasingly complex landscape of reaching consumers and measuring their journey can be challenging.

The Four Types of Business Objectives

  1. Financial Objectives: Focus on increasing revenue, profit margin, or volume (e.g., units sold). Increase profit margins by reducing costs or increasing sales.
  2. Strategic Objectives: Outline how you can achieve your financial goals. Enhance brand strength to drive sales growth; look at your pricing and whether you are pricing correctly.
  3. Marketing Objectives: Support your financial and strategic goals. Grow website traffic or improve customer engagement. Are you replying to comments on social media? Have you touched base with your existing clients to check their language usage so you can use it later in your marketing?
  4. Advertising-Campaign Objectives: Specific to each marketing channel necessary for meeting your marketing goals. Increase your advertising campaign’s click-through rate and conversion, identify a good and bad conversion, or are you just getting clicks for the poorly targeted audience?

Short-Term and Long-Term Goals

To set your business up for success, balance your short-term and long-term goals:

  • Short-Term Goals: Achievable within 3-6 months. Example: Increase the number of clients by 5%.
  • Long-term Goals: Aim for achievements over 3-5 years. For example, Become a market leader in your industry, grow your team by five people, and get everyone into a space of financial security so they can buy houses (this was one of our goals at the beginning of the pandemic).

Remember, every short-term decision should contribute to your long-term vision.

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About Ming Johanson
Ming works with businesses across the globe from business development to managing (with her team) complex digital strategies that deliver tangible and desirable financial returns. Recently recognised and awarded for her ongoing contribution to the technology industries in the 2019 Women In Technology Tech [+] 20 Awards, Ming is a passionate mental health Ambassador for R U OK? Day, a mentor at Startup Weekend Perth and a regular Australian Media Commentator as a Tech Evangelist on a range of topics in Mental Health, Social Media & Technology.