What’s the best way to measure the efficacy of a marketing campaign? How do you know when your campaign has worked, and when it hasn’t? Sure, you can track conversions, CTRs, and email opens, but do you know what those numbers would look like if you didn’t send out the campaign?
Control groups are great for such questions because they tell you what the conversions, CTRs, and email opens would be if you hadn’t sent out that campaign. They help you check how effective your campaigns are and measure the ROI of your marketing efforts.
For example, in the image above, the control group, i.e., the ‘Hold-out group’ hasn’t received any emails, and the revenue per customer in this group is about $15. Meanwhile, the revenue per customer in the ‘Active group,’ which has received email campaigns, is $24—so we can definitively deduce that sending emails increases average revenue per customer.
Until now, you could create Campaign-level control groups on MoEngage, which would allow you to measure the success of specific campaigns, like:
Taking it a step further, we are now launching a feature to help you measure the ROI of all your marketing efforts.
We’re excited to announce the launch of Global Control Groups (GCG), a solution designed to help you measure Marketing ROI. With GCG, you can create a control group on your entire user base, to help you:
If there’s a Black Friday Sale coming up, you can send out targeted campaigns to your users on your website, one with a discount code via SMS, one via email, and another via website personalization. Using GCG, you can check whether these campaigns helped improve your users’ cart value.
Imagine a media and entertainment app that’s sending out a targeted advertising campaign about new content you can watch during the upcoming holiday. By creating a Global Control Group, you can get insights into whether your social and email campaigns were effective in increasing view-time.
For EdTech apps, it’s all about retention. Teams that send out different campaigns can check if the campaigns affect attendance or not—and if they do, which campaigns work better and which ones don’t, by comparing attendance numbers for each campaign against that of the Global Control Group.
Global Control Groups are applicable across channels and campaign types, and you can only create one per account. At MoEngage, we give you the flexibility to add the audience to the Global Control Groups manually or automatically.
In automatic control group selection, members of your audience are assigned to the control group at random, based on a percentage specified by you. For example, for a customer base of 10,000 users, if you set control group allocation percentage to 2%, 200 users will be assigned to the Global Control Group randomly.
Alternatively, in manual control group selection, you can upload a custom list of users and set this entire list as the Global Control Group. These users will be excluded from every campaign you create on MoEngage.
Using Global Control Groups, you can measure the ROI of all your marketing and engagement activities. You can check whether specific campaigns drive users further down the conversion funnel—and if they do, which campaigns are more effective than the others.
We're excited to launch this and more at MoEngage Next, a customer-connect event about product launches. Check it out!
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