The Problem with Perception: Why Marketers Must Rely on Data to Make Decisions

According to Nielsen’s Annual Marketing Report, which surveyed over 350 marketers globally, organizations often base their investments in digital marketing and advertising on perceived value, even when the effectiveness of those investments cannot be readily verified. But with their brands’ reputations and sales on the line, why do so many marketing departments pour resources into tactics they don’t have the data to justify? To illustrate, when asked to rank the most effective paid digital media channels, surveyed…