Whether using our S4 MRC or another software program where you have several users, it’s important to develop a plan for maintaining your user base.
Many marketers today rely on a host of marketing tools to help them create, distribute, and manage their marketing efforts. This may be in the form of marketing automation software, a brand management system, or any number of social following/sharing tools.
A lot of work goes into setting up these systems when they’re first implemented. However, the routine upkeep can sometimes fall short as more pressing priorities outweigh things like cleaning up data or reviewing permissions.
Your team just spent weeks researching, designing, writing, and tweaking new marketing materials and are excited to roll them out to your end users. You add them to your distributed marketing platform, and they sit there unused for several weeks. What gives?
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Direct mail continues to be a strong medium for many of today’s marketers, and the emergence of new technologies is just one of the ways it has remained competitive in an increasingly digital world. Advances in technology now allow the recipients to engage with a mailer via their smart phone or tablet, seamlessly blending the world of print and digital.
New software systems are great – when your team knows how to use them. When they don’t, one of two things typically happen (and in some cases, both):
- The data in the system gets messy, or
- People don’t use it all
Unfortunately, these aren’t always easy problems to fix once they’ve happened. Investing time and energy into training at the onset, can save you headaches down the road.
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Whether you call it a MRM, a marketing resource center, or something else entirely, all of these systems help companies accomplish a crucial goal: Better control over marketing efforts across multiple locations.
But as helpful as these tools are, they’re only as good as the managers and administrators that keep them running smoothly. Whether it’s keeping users engaged, updating products, or making improvements to the features users rely on most, managing a marketing platform effectively can be a big task.
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