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What is closed-loop marketing?

Closed-loop marketing ties together all marketing and sales efforts throughout the customer journey, providing powerful data to drive business performance.

Closed-loop marketing (closed-loop framework or closed-loop reporting) connects all marketing and sales efforts in order to gain insights for decisions that drive revenue. By tagging all customer touch-points, marketers can use data analytics and attribution modeling to quantify the relative value of each customer touch or interaction.  Analysts use this to determine:

  • What source provided the lead
  • What marketing effort(s) helped the lead convert
  • Amount of revenue created
  • Amount of expenses incurred

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Touch point tagging is often a small tracking code on all brand content or tracking URLs that capture referral sources.  A CRM or similar tool captures these data points and makes them accessible to company analysts.


Achieving a closed-loop framework is a significant step for marketers. As a result, they can  analyze the impact of brand interactions with a customer, developing strategies and tactics that align with customer behavior and increase revenue.



Learn more about planning for insights here.