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By Pica9 on July 27, 2017

The Benefits of Marketing Resource Management Tools For Multi-Location Marketing [Updated 2023]

In today's competitive marketing landscape, finding the right tools to manage people, processes, and resources is crucial for success. This is especially true for brand managers at multi-location brands who oversee the creation and distribution of marketing assets for numerous local franchisees, dealerships, or affiliates. To overcome these complex challenges and streamline workflows, adopting Marketing Resource Management (MRM) tools is essential.

Unique Challenges of Multi-Location Brands

Multi-location organizations face specific challenges related to their business model. These challenges influence the selection of technology solutions for brand managers at multi-location brands and include:

  1. Limited involvement of local marketers in the creation of marketing assets.
  2.  The importance of local marketers in finding, using, and executing marketing assets and campaigns.
  3. The need for local marketers to customize assets produced at the headquarters to align with local requirements.

Supporting Multi-Location Brands with Effective MRM Solutions

Brand managers at multi-location brands are tasked with supporting local marketers in accessing the right materials and implementing successful marketing campaigns. MRM 2.0, the latest evolution of Marketing Resource Management, is designed to address the specific needs of multi-location brands. By exploring the benefits of MRM tools for distributed models, we can better understand how they align with the challenges faced by multi-location brands.

MRM 2.0: Embracing the Future of Marketing Resource Management

MRM 2.0 represents a shift in marketing resource management practices. Rather than relying on a single, all-encompassing software solution, organizations now leverage a variety of specialized tools and technologies. MRM 2.0 introduces three essential categories that cater to the needs of multi-location brands:

  1. Workflow Management: These solutions simplify task tracking and project management, helping marketers prioritize their work and execute campaigns efficiently. They also facilitate content coordination, which is crucial for designing effective campaigns and assets.
  2. Asset Management: Multi-location brands need robust asset management tools to handle their vast output of marketing and design work. Effective asset management solutions should enable efficient ingestion, storage, categorization, and easy access to assets through features like metadata tagging.
  3. Performance Management: Multi-location brands must continuously measure, optimize, and model their marketing performance across various activities. Performance management tools provide insights into work and resource measurement, channel effectiveness, and campaign performance. For multi-location brands, local-level insights are particularly valuable for understanding asset and campaign performance in the field.

Driving Multi-Location Marketing Results with MRM 2.0

To optimize the benefits of MRM 2.0 for multi-location brands, it's crucial to ensure that both brand managers and local marketers derive value from the technology. While traditional MRM approaches often focused primarily on the needs of brand managers, MRM 2.0 prioritizes the success of both brand and local managers.

Distributed Digital Asset Management (DAM) is a key component of MRM 2.0 for multi-location brands. This specialized asset management tool enables brands to ingest, store, and locate campaign assets efficiently. It offers features such as print, digital, and email templating, which simplify multi-location campaign execution. Distributed DAM is particularly valuable for local marketers who may lack design expertise or time to create complex advertising layouts.

Succeeding with MRM 2.0 Technology

User-friendliness is paramount for the success of MRM 2.0 tools among local marketers. The technology should provide an intuitive interface, allowing local affiliates to quickly access relevant content and create customized local assets with ease. Distributed DAM and other asset management tools within the MRM 2.0 framework should empower local marketers to localize content effortlessly, minimizing the effort required on their part.

Embrace MRM 2.0 for Enhanced Marketing Execution

MRM 2.0 represents a new era of marketing management technologies, benefiting organizations of all types. For multi-location brands, customizing a marketing technology ecosystem within the MRM 2.0 framework can deliver wins at both the brand and local levels. Instead of relying on heavy and rigid technologies, brand managers can adopt specialized, lightweight tools like Distributed DAM to drive better marketing execution.

To learn more about the best tools and technologies for multi-location brand managers to improve local marketing performance, read "The Local Marketing Playbook." It offers valuable insights into optimizing MRM 2.0 for multi-location brands, helping you unlock the full potential of your marketing resources.

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Published by Pica9 July 27, 2017