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Embracing Experimentation: Becoming a Marketist

Marketer + Scientist = Marketist (Ok, we may have made the word up, but the sentiment is the same)

In today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving marketing landscape, embracing experimentation is more important than ever before. For marketing teams looking to stay ahead of the curve, incorporating experimentation into their marketing strategies can lead to significant growth.

Experimentation matters

Experimentation serves as a powerful catalyst for marketers to drive growth and business value. By challenging assumptions, testing new ideas, and iterating based on data-driven insights, marketing teams can unlock new opportunities and optimise their strategies for maximum impact.

Not only does experimentation provide a valuable learning experience, but it also allows marketers to refine their approach and be responsive in a rapidly changing environment.

4 key elements to enable experimentation

  1. Measure what matters: Develop a set of clear, well-defined metrics that align with your business goals. By measuring what truly matters, you’ll be able to effectively evaluate the success of your experiments and make data-driven decisions for future initiatives.
  2. Confidence to fail, cultivating psychological safety: Cultivate an environment where team members feel safe to take risks, learn from failure, and embrace a growth mindset. This will promote a culture of continuous improvement and foster innovation in your marketing efforts.
  3. Utilise cross-functional teams: Encourage collaboration between different departments and skill sets within your organisation. Cross-functional teams can generate diverse perspectives and ideas, leading to more effective experimentation and better overall results.
  4. Starting small and asking for help: Begin your experimentation journey by starting small and seeking help when needed. Reach out to experts like Bright (hello, that’s us!) for guidance and support and remember that even small-scale experiments can yield valuable insights and drive growth.

By understanding the fundamentals of experimentation and implementing these four key elements, your marketing team will be well-equipped to tackle new challenges, innovate, and ultimately achieve greater success.

So, don’t just tell your team how to do it—get stuck in, embrace experimentation, and watch your marketing efforts incrementally improve.

Wherever you are on your experimentation journey, get in touch with one of the Bright team and let us help you reach your goals faster, optimising existing experiments or getting started, we’re here to help.

Alexandra JefferiesEmbracing Experimentation: Becoming a Marketist

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