July 23, 2020

In part one of this blog series, we discuss some of the challenges to attaining useful measures of Marketing ROI (MROI), and introduce some concepts to overcome the traditional challenges to ROI...

May 21, 2020

4 self-reflections to ensure your marketing team structure and culture are aligned with your business needs and structure

May 14, 2020

Introduction

Successful marketing teams require a broad set of characteristics that make the function unlike any other in an organization. These teams require a unique blend of skill sets that...

May 07, 2020

Introduction

To run a successful marketing plan and budget, it’s important to identify and manage your team. This blog talks about the key stakeholders in the delivery of a successful plan. If you...

April 24, 2020

An expense is an expense, right? In the sense that they all hit your budget, yes. In most other respects, not really. The team dinner check, the hotel block-booking for a trade show, the rush...

April 16, 2020

We know that responsible marketing teams should not overspend. It causes P&L issues, can disrupt the marketing cadence if campaigns have to be canceled because the budget has been exhausted, and...

April 09, 2020

Remember that accounting training you got when you went into marketing? Probably didn’t happen, right? 😏 Even though most marketers don’t always get the training they need, it is important that...

January 13, 2020

Most marketing budgets are losing 0.8 - 2.1% of their budget to subtle forms of waste accumulated from numerous small issues. 

January 02, 2020

According to the 2019 Gartner CMO Spend Survey, “marketing leaders again named finance as the top organizational inhibitor of the marketing strategy.” It doesn't have to be that way.

October 17, 2019

Claim back wasted budget with Automated Expense Reconciliation 

CMO’s self-report an average of >25% budget waste. A huge contributor to this lost money is stale, inaccurate, and inconsistent data...

August 26, 2019

We have seen hundreds of marketing budgets at Plannuh, on hundreds of different templates. Google Sheets and Excel have many strengths. For marketing budgets though - and not to put too fine a...

August 13, 2019
If marketers can't frequently and accurately reconcile actual costs against their planned investments, they'll inevitably over or under-spend, and they will inevitably be unable to deliver their...