Sometimes, company management can make changes in digital marketing leadership. If you find yourself in the middle of such a change, here are a few tips to help you gain the most out of the situation:
• Brief the new leadership: Get ready to give the new digital marketing leadership a short brief about the current digital marketing strategy being pursued by the company. Here, there is no need to hide or ‘sugar coat’ any campaigns that have underperformed or failed. A brief will help get them up-to-speed with the work being done by your company. Ensure that you mention the performance metrics and reasoning used for evaluating the functioning of each element.
• Analyse the main reason for the change: Take an introspective look at the performance of your campaign and digital marketing team, to learn why the company management decided to change the leadership. Maybe, they lacked confidence in the current team leader? Maybe they wanted someone with the skills to handle a new type of digital marketing technology?
• Don’t allow the new person to bully you: One of the worst things for team morale is letting the new digital marketing leadership unnecessarily criticise your team, even before that person checks the situation. Instead, unemotionally state your case, backing it up with strong facts and statistics.
• Don’t get emotional about recommended changes: The new digital marketing manager was hired to improve the current campaign, so he will obviously look for ways to make it better. He is not your friend, and has already been instructed to make a positive impact, quickly. If you are lucky to get a good leader, he will first try to understand the current situation, before getting the current team to help with analysis.
• Check their background: If the new manager has vast experience in search, they are more likely to delve into keyword use and research. If they have achieved massive success on social networking sites, they will attempt to replicate this success at your company too. Only the most strategic players will assign less importance to their past experience, and check the unique circumstances presented by the particular case.
• Ensure your voice is heard: If you think that the new leadership is making reckless digital marketing moves, which may hurt the interests of your company, then speak up. However, remember to back up your points with strong facts.
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