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Global Drivers : Plan
Best Practices: All successful B2B Marketing and Sales efforts are driven by very specific top-level numbers, timelines, and quotas. This Plan section allows you to quickly establish these critical elements of your upcoming Splash, automating most of your company-wide benchmarks, KPIs, and timelines.
Section Specifics: “Dates & Duration” sets the overall timeline for this Splash. These numbers drive all critical dates for the overall plan as well as for each stage of the Buyer Journey.
“Critical Numbers” contains entries for your financials, customer acquisition requirements, and the Journey Entry Ratio (i.e. – the percentage of Buyers that engage with your top-of-funnel content from all impressions across your various campaigns and channels). The Top-Of-Funnel (TOF) Duration is the expected time needed to meet the number of Required Journey Entries shown.
“Tier Contributions” is for larger companies that have multiple divisions and/or departments. If you have the Professional/Enterprise package, you will see additional entry boxes where you can proportionally divide these global numbers across each of your downstream Tiers based on Revenue Contribution or other factors. These percentages automatically adjust all measured benchmarks as well as Budget Allocations for each division/department downstream. This way, every team sees their own customized version of the strategic plan.
“Journey Stages, Benchmarks & Schedule” contains entries for each stage of the Buyer Journey, showing the expected percentage of Buyers that will progress from that stage to the next, as well as the amount of time allotted for those progressions to occur (duration). Play with these various settings until all the numbers look right to you based on your company’s historical performance.
(Note: Click on the edit icon to change the stage names to fit your company’s terminology. This will automatically carry through your entire Splash.)
To progress through each section of the planner use the round arrow icon to the right. In the Buyer Journey Flow sections, you’ll notice an additional double-arrow which will allow you to skip steps and jump to the next Flow stage, leaving elements for your downstream Tiers to complete.