Date created: Jun 19, 2019 • Last updated: Feb 25, 2022
What is Campaign Spend?
Campaign Spend is the amount of money spent on advertisements within a campaign. A campaign is a grouping of ads organized by a common business objective; a digital marketing campaign achieves this objective via digital channels only.
Campaign Spend Formula
How to calculate Campaign Spend
A company sells directly to customers and via partners. They have a $1M marketing budget each year. Within this budget, the company runs two campaigns, and allocates $600K towards direct customers, and $400K towards partners.
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What is a good Campaign Spend benchmark?
On average, companies spend more than 50% of their total advertising budget on digital marketing campaigns, according to a 2019 study by emarketer.com.
How to visualize Campaign Spend?
Use a summary chart to visualize your Campaign Spend. This displays the current value which you can then compare to a previous period, allowing you to monitor spend.
Campaign Spend visualization example
vs previous period
Summary ChartHere's an example of how to visualize your current Campaign Spend data in comparison to a previous time period or date range.
More about Campaign Spend
Digital marketing is increasingly preferred over traditional marketing campaigns. Especially for B2C businesses, a strong online presence can provide a competitive edge and attract high volumes of traffic, therefore strengthening brand awareness.
A campaign is a group of ads organized by a common business objective and generally aims to capture a particular target segment. It is therefore important to measure campaign spend and effectiveness as opposed to tracking only ad spend because this gives a clear picture of overall brand awareness within a segment . The amount of money spent on digital advertisements within a campaign is known as the Digital Campaign Spend. Digital advertisements include display ads, social media, search engine ads, and email marketing.
On average, companies spend between 30% to more than 50% of their advertising budgets on digital marketing. This varies by industry, size of business, and target audience. The effectiveness of these campaigns, or the return on investment, is usually measured by impressions gained from the campaign. A higher number of impressions indicates a more successful digital marketing campaign.