Setting OKRs is challenging for marketers because our goals often rely on outcomes outside of marketing. We need to collaborate with other teams to create objectives. And isolate marketing attribution in creating our key results.
For our marketing portfolio, stepping back to grow, is about taking a periodic look at our business with a critical eye to make tough decisions. Growth isn’t only about what you decide to do. It can be about what you decide to let go of or step away from.
When we are looking for business insights that are answers we often have some hypothesis or at least an idea in mind when we look at it. If instead, we look a little deeper and uncover data insight questions we are challenging it. Both approaches can be valuable for marketers.
Marketing OKRs are a simple and effective way for companies to state and track their goals. We can then plan programs and drive initiatives towards achieving the key results. As a strategy tool, it then can steer where we put our energy. What campaigns we will run. How we spend our budget.