The Anatomy of an Effective Marketing Brain [Infographic]

Successful online marketers use a combination of left and right brain thinking.



The combination of left-brain analytical (or data-driven thinking) with right-brain creative (or content-driven thinking) is the secret to optimizing marketing in today’s digital space.

HarteHanks created the following infographic to demonstrate how successful online marketers use whole-brain thinking, a combination of analytical and creative thinking.

Left-brain data:

  • Application — Companies that put data at the center of marketing and sales decisions improve marketing ROI by 15 to 20 percent.
  • Strategy — 66 percent of marketers cite acting on data to improve marketing performance as a top priority.
  • Analysis — 30 percent more time spent analyzing marketing performance data yields 3 times higher open rates and 2 times the clickthrough rates.

Right-brain data:

  • Creation — 64 percent of B2B content marketers are currently challenged with producing enough content.
  • Quality — 92 percent of organizations believe creating high-quality content is valuable.
  • Distribution — Leading companies are more than 2 times as likely to promote content via social channels.

anatomy of a marketing brain