Customers seek to engage with brands that understand and value them, offering personalized interactions. Google Analytics 360 and Marketing Cloud provide a full understanding of your customers. 67 percent express a willingness to pay more for an enhanced brand experience. However, 51 percent of consumers feel that brands are currently falling short in delivering this desired level of customer experience. Various challenges contribute to this, including disconnected data, outdated systems, disparate channels, and siloed departments.
The solution to overcoming these obstacles lies in integration. Integration of Google Analytics 360 and Marketing Cloud is the fix! While the answer seems straightforward, the task of untangling data from multiple fragmented systems to create a unified and actionable view of the consumer is more complex. Salesforce and Google recognize this challenge and have joined forces to facilitate the seamless integration of cross-channel insights for marketers within the Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Google Marketing Platform.
This integration offers several capabilities, empowering marketers to be more productive, analyze rich data in one place and create personalized messages. The ability to make informed marketing decisions is key for many. Key features include simplified setup, cross-channel analytics, content performance analysis, website optimization, marketing attribution, and audience activation.
The simplified setup allows users to view Analytics 360 reports in one Marketing Cloud dashboard. The cross-channel analytics feature provides a comprehensive understanding of customer engagement metrics, integrating data from various sources, including web and advertising. Content performance analysis goes beyond open and click rates, offering insights into customer behavior after interacting with marketing content.
Website optimization leverages Marketing Cloud engagement data to enhance web optimization tests and personalize the site experience based on a broader, cross-channel view of the consumer. Marketing attribution enriches attribution reports with Marketing Cloud engagement data for a more complete view of the channels and tactics leading to optimal results.
Integration of Google Analytics 360 and Marketing Cloud Provides Simplification
The integration also simplifies the process of providing additional marketing and channel engagement data to Google Marketing Platform for measurement and activation through auto-tagging of journeys. Additionally, for the first time, marketers can create audiences in Analytics 360 based on users’ web and app browsing behavior and directly share and activate them through additional Marketing Cloud channels like email, SMS, or push notifications. This coordination ensures a consistent and personalized customer journey across various channels.