I went through a certification this week for Agile Marketing in Minneapolis, and it was phenomenal! It incorporated a perfect combination of ways to drive mindset shifts and new practical frameworks that facilitate the process.
Below showcases the 7 values in Agile Marketing. Identify your health for each value on a scale of 1 to 3, where 3 is the best.
- Validated learning over opinions and conventions
- Customer focused collaboration over silos and hierarchy
- Adaptive and iterative campaigns over Big-Bang campaigns
- The process of customer discovery over static prediction
- Flexible vs. rigid planning
- Responding to change over following a plan
- Many small experiments over a few large bets
Add up your score!
IF YOU SCORED: 7 – 11
- POOR: Your organization could benefit immensely from integrating Agile Marketing values.
- How to get started: Reach out to me and I’m happy to share ideas!
IF YOU SCORED: 12 – 17
- OK: Your organization has taken some initial steps to becoming more Agile. Well done!! Follow me to get more ideas as you continue along this journey.
IF YOU SCORED: 18 – 21
- SUPERSTAR! Your organization is doing amazing, and I’d love to hear how you’re doing it to share and inspire others!
Want more? Here are the 13 Agile Marketing Principles:
- Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of marketing that solves problems
- We welcome and plan for change. We believe that our ability to quickly respond to change is a source of competitive advantage
- Deliver marketing programs frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale
- Great marketing requires close alignment with the business people, sales and development
- Build marketing programs around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done
- Learning, through the build-measure-learn feedback loop, is the primary measure of progress
- Sustainable marketing requires you to keep a constant pace and pipeline
- Don’t be afraid to fail; just don’t fail the same way twice
- Continuous attention to marketing fundamentals and good design enhances agility
- Simplicity is essential
Agile Marketing can help a marketing team: (1) get more done in shorter amounts of time, (2) feel empowered, and (3) ultimately, get to market faster.