Measuring digital campaign performance has come a long way since the days when, as Ad Age notes, nineteenth century merchant John Wanamaker declared, "Half my advertising is wasted; I just don't know which half." These days, digital tools exist to give you the information you need to optimize your campaign performance — if you know where to find them.
Users are exposed to an overwhelming amount of information each day, so they have become very selective about what they'll click on and when. They'll only pay attention to a message if it's intrinsically valuable to them. To determine if your message is reaching the right audience, you'll first need to determine your objectives, then marry them to the right metrics. Here are 10 metrics to help you decide what's working and what needs to be retooled or dropped.