Methods for Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) 2017-01-26T16:11:49+00:00

Methods for Calculating Return on Investment

Measurement Formula
Percent of Goal Achieved leads gathered ÷ goal = percent of goal
Cost per Qualified Lead amount invested ÷ number of qualified leads = cost/qualified lead
Cost per Impression amount invested ÷ number of visitors = cost per impression
Percent of Leads Converted to Sales number of sales ÷ number of leads = percentage of leads to sales
Percent of Total Attendees Attracted number of leads ÷ number of attendees = percentage of attendees attracted
Sales Made per Dollar Spent amount of sales (in a given time frame) ÷ amount invested = sales per dollar spent
Media Impressions circulation x 2.5 (average pass-along factor) = media impressions

[for broadcast, use Nielson or Arbitron ratings]

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