Washington Prime Group owns and operates some of the country’s most exciting retail properties—108 centers to be exact, including Polaris Fashion Place, located in our agency’s home city of Columbus. With multiple properties comes multiple websites, all of which were previously being monitored by Washington Prime Group under different analytics accounts. Disparate data wasn’t offering any helpful insights, while other crucial data wasn’t being collected at all. A fundamental question remained: how are all these digital channels performing? We answered that question, and then we answered a bunch.
To establish a baseline of all data, we compiled benchmark reports. These reports pulled analytics from Google, email and Facebook. Results were interpreted using a bell curve, a common distribution model that identifies statistics within “normal” range. On the web, we provided averages for sessions, page views, bounce rates and more. On email, we tracked metrics like list size growth and average open rate. On Facebook, we monitored daily reach (organic, paid and viral) plus engagement.
If that sounds like a lot of numbers, that’s because it is. We know data can be dense and overwhelming. To remedy this, our creative team made a beautiful, digestible one-sheet for most Washington Prime Group properties. The one sheet visualized data with graphs, iconography and even bulleted takeaways for the time crunched. These reports could then easily be handed out by location, serving as a valuable tool for marketing directors needing to measure digital performance and meet certain expectations.
Our in-depth analysis completely changed how Washington Prime Group assessed the performance of its digital channels. The company could determine which locations had the highest website traffic, which email campaigns were most effective as well as gauge the influence of social media efforts. Most importantly, we worked with Washington Prime Group to provide a measurement tool for its marketing goals. Knowing its benchmark is helping the company plan for a prosperous future.
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