INM invited a number of industry leaders from consulting, agency and media backgrounds to test and trial different marketing tools that businesses might find useful to aid productivity, and to boost performance.
The Marketing Lab team is a group of independent testers from agency, consultant and business backgrounds who all share a common vision of using tools to enhance marketing, and sharing that knowledge with anyone else who’s interested. Ultimately, The Marketing Lab aims to provide useful suggestions, tips on choosing, and guides for a huge variety of social media and digital marketing activities, whether that is live streaming, social media or ad management or even creating podcasts.
The Marketing Lab will test a set of tools each month, and will publish a blog sharing the results on INM.ie. You can follow all the posts using #INMLab on Twitter.
How does The Marketing Lab work?
The group has chosen certain topics that they intend to cover throughout 2016, and a number of tools will be tested in each month. Two people at least test each tool to ensure objectivity. The tasks for testing are unified, so each tool gets solid exploration for comparison. Results are shared at a monthly meeting, which are then published and shared to a wide network. The current team includes Maryrose Lyons, Greg Fry, Felicity McCarthy, Sasha Kinch, Tristram Dyer and Laurynas Binderis.
All you have to do is keep an eye on INM.ie or follow the hashtag #INMLab to keep yourself informed!
What tools is The Marketing Lab testing this year?
- Live Streaming
- Advertising Management
- Social Media Management
- Social Selling
- Image Creation
Who is in The Marketing Lab currently?
Think you have something to offer? You could join too!
If you are as passionate as we are about using tools to enhance your marketing, then why not consider joining us? There is a commitment of attending the monthly meeting, and actually doing the testing, but if you’re serious about marketing in 2016, you’ll view this as a joy and an opportunity to keep on learning.
The benefits you can expect to enjoy from being part of this group are:
- Exchanging knowledge: Be up-to-date with cutting edge tools
- Be cutting edge yourself: We aim to be the exemplar for marketers in Ireland
- Get coverage: Results from The Lab will be published widely, and you’ll be credited
- Make connections: Meet like-minded marketers and consultants.