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Маркетинг-аналіз для хмарної системи управління транспортом — наш кейс

Marketing analysis for a cloud-based transportation management system — our case study

Your company has been on the market for a long time, but has stopped at a certain level of development? Is your existing marketing not bringing the expected results, and your investments are not paying off as you would like?

If you are facing such problems, the first thing you need to do is analyze the effectiveness of your current marketing tools. It’s important to identify key growth points for your business and develop a promotion strategy that will help you realize them. To do this, we recommend conducting a marketing analysis that will allow you to make the right business decisions based on specific data, expert opinions, and recommendations from professional marketers.

For clarity, we offer you to familiarize yourself with our case study, where we will tell you how our remote marketing department conducts a marketing analysis for a business that has been on the market for a long time and is still striving for development. Our project is a Saas solution designed to automate and optimize transportation logistics. Sit back and let’s go!

The project manager is Krystyna Gladunova.

Our service is a remote marketing department: marketing analysis.

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Approximate time for reading the case — 10 minutes.

Our team

To conduct a marketing analysis, we form a team of specialists who can fulfill the tasks.

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Stage one. Introductory consultation

The specifics of conducting a marketing analysis will differ depending on the stage of the project — an idea, a startup, or a business that has been operating on the market for a long time.

That’s why we always hold an introductory consultation with the client first, after which they fill out a brief. This allows us to better understand their business, product, and needs.

This time, we’re going to tell you about our client, a cloud-based service for generating requests and building routes for transport logistics departments of companies of various sizes and industries.

He contacted us with the following request: to find the growth points of his business and create a marketing strategy that would contain expert opinions on:

  • where it is better to set up advertising;
  • which markets are the most promising for this project and how to enter them;
  • how to increase the number of leads and enhance brand awareness.

Before proceeding with the marketing analysis, we identified the main problem of the target audience that the service solves: optimizing business processes and transport logistics costs, speeding up and facilitating the work of the logistician.

We also identified its key advantages:

  • free audit;
  • availability of a mobile application;
  • declared reduction of transportation costs by 25%;
  • presentations in slide and video format;
  • 30 days of free access to the cloud TMS when ordering a presentation;
  • the ability to view the interface without registration;
  • planning of 1000 address points in 18 minutes.

Stage two. Marketing research

After we learned more about the service and the client’s needs, we needed to change our focus. Therefore, we proceeded to analyze the existing marketing tools used in the project and on the market. This helped to formulate a promotion strategy for our client that would really work. 

Step 1. Market assessment: trends and demand

One of the client’s needs was to find promising markets to scale their business. Therefore, we analyzed them, in particular, assessed the existing demand and trends there.

Step 2. Analyzing websites

In order to increase the conversion rate of the website and identify problem areas, we analyzed it and followed the path of a potential client.

After that, we compiled a list of comments and recommendations for website optimization. 

We also analyzed the existing blog on the company’s website, as it is an ideal tool for demonstrating expertise and attracting users from organic search through SEO optimization.

Here are some of the recommendations in this area that we outlined in the marketing analysis:

  • Agree on headings for the blog and prepare 2-3 topics for each. Currently, the blog has a “Search for articles by topic” option. But it is not obvious to the user.
  • Develop a content map. That is, for each heading, you should write down the topics of articles from general to narrow.

Example: TMS section: 

— What is TMS and what are they for?
— tasks solved by TMS;
— criteria for choosing a TMS;
— TMS cost: what it depends on;
— tips from TMS experts.

  • Create a blog newsletter subscription form. And also add a lead magnet that will encourage people to subscribe. 

For example, a useful checklist or a free consultation. It is worth describing in more detail the benefits it will provide to the user.

  • Add reading time and clickable content to each article so that the user can immediately go to the block of material that interests him or her.
  • Make images in the articles unique and informative. For example, screenshots of the interface, statistics, etc. Write alt, title, and description for each of them. This will make the SEO promotion of your blog more effective.

Currently, the images that are available are difficult to see.

Step 3. Competitor analysis

Competitor analysis should not be underestimated, as it is a great opportunity to learn from their experience, identify the weaknesses and strengths of your business compared to theirs, and develop a strategy to rebuild from them.

That’s why we analyzed competitors’ websites as one of their key sources of sales, namely, we studied:

  • the customer journey from the first contact to order placement;
  • ease of navigation;
  • ways of communicating with customers;
  • etc.

Thus, during the marketing analysis, we found that the largest of them is actively engaged in social networks Facebook, Youtube and Linkedin.

In general, the competitor research made us realize 3 important things:

  1. Competition in the transport logistics management niche on social networks is low, as competitors pay little attention to it.
  2. However, these tools should not be neglected, because with the growth of competition, all companies will become more active there, and then it will be difficult to catch up.
  3. The presence of social networks with a simultaneous lack of activity negatively affects the company’s brand. When users come across such profiles, they ask the question “Is the company still working?”. And for a Ukrainian company, it is now extremely important to demonstrate that your business continues to move forward.

Step 4. Social media analysis

We won’t stop reminding you that social networks have a huge number of registered users. It is worth remembering that each business has its own target audience. Therefore, neglecting recommendations on how to promote your business on social media means losing part of your income.

Therefore, immediately after analyzing the websites, we started to study the social networks of our client and its competitors.

At the time of the marketing analysis, the project had Facebook and LinkedIn pages, as well as two YouTube channels.

We analyzed each of these promotion channels and made recommendations. They concern content creation in general, as well as the design and maintenance of company pages in accordance with the specifics of each social network.

Given the peculiarity of the logistics niche, you should not create content too often. The optimal amount would be, for example, 2-3 articles and 4-8 social media posts per month. But it should be up-to-date, informative, and expert.

Implementation of these recommendations will provide businesses with an influx of new customers and increase conversion to sales, as well as recognition and loyalty through competent social media marketing.

Step 5. Traffic and lead generation analysis

Our task was to clarify how to improve lead generation, i.e. increase the number of leads and optimize advertising costs. To do this, we analyzed the project’s traffic and lead generation.

For example, we found out that over the past six months, the monthly traffic of the site has been X thousand visitors, of which:

34 % — direct traffic
33% — paid Google traffic
22% — organic traffic from Google

Instead, according to Google Analytics, the company receives the most targeted traffic from direct visits to the website and from organic (search) traffic.

As you have already understood from the story above, only Google ADS was used among the paid channels, but the use of this tool cannot be called quite effective.

We’ve told you more about what can be improved in lead generation using the example of existing advertising campaigns. For example, we analyzed a YouTube campaign and clarified that people who saw the ad were interested in the offer, but after watching the video, it did not motivate them to order the service. It is also worth noting that in 87.89% of cases, people immediately left the website page, which indicates that the headlines and USP were not well written.

In this case, we recommend simplifying and making the video concept more interesting, as well as clearly indicating in the text of the ad how the company differs from its competitors.

In addition, we also analyzed the traffic of competitors and found out that they have search traffic — the use of paid advertising and SEO promotion.

This also includes referral traffic from links posted on third-party partner sites: in catalogs, ads, forums, links in published articles, reviews, testimonials, etc.

However, they do not use traffic from social networks and mailing lists.

Stage three. Basic marketing strategy

After conducting the research on the project, market, and competitors, we confidently proceeded to create a basic strategy, which included:

  • revision of the website in accordance with the problematic issues identified during the analysis;
  • development of content marketing, including a blog, social media, and other third-party resources;
  • implementation of a lead generation strategy;
  • implementation of email and messenger marketing;
  • development of offline presence at exhibitions, seminars and conferences;
  • using a system for evaluating the results of lead generation and marketing investments in general.

We described each of these areas in more detail and provided additional recommendations.

In addition to these areas in the basic marketing strategy, we also answered one of the client’s key requests — which markets are the most promising for this company.

Unfortunately, today’s realities are such that Ukrainian business in most areas is experiencing a decline and too much competition.

Therefore, we believe that the most promising way forward is to actively enter new markets. This can and should be done in parallel with improving the packaging and the product itself.

Results of the work

As a result of conducting the marketing analysis for a cloud-based transportation management system, the following was done:

Market research

  • search for promising markets;
  • assessment of demand for them;
  • identification of existing trends;
  • analysis of websites, social networks and lead generation of our client and its competitors.

Basic strategy

  • content marketing;
  • website improvement;
  • lead generation strategy;
  • offline events;
  • email and messenger marketing;
  • marketing investment evaluation system;
  • the most promising markets for business scaling.
Would you like to get a marketing analysis for your business? We invite you to an introductory consultation with our marketers.



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