Digital Strategy Audit

The Digital Strategy Audit by East Coast Catalyst

Optimize your digital investments. Eliminate waste. Get the right team in place. Beat the competition.

Identify opportunities for cost-savings, performance improvement, and competitive superiority with a comprehensive digital strategy audit.

Financial planning

Financial planning

As digital budgets have skyrocketed in recent years, digital operations have become unwieldy, inefficient, and vulnerable to competition. The Digital Strategy Audit from East Coast Catalyst was designed
to fix this problem, and provide management teams with recommendations that:

  • Benchmark the Competition: develop a detailed understanding of competitor tactics, budgets, and digital footprints
  • Save Money: reduce waste and leakage due to misaligned tactics, mis-matched vendors, and resource gaps
  • Optimize ROI: adjustments in staff composition, vendor selection, and marketing mix can yield more output at lower cost
  • Beat the Competition: detailed planning roadmaps provide clear strategies for market differentiation and superiority

Digital strategies involve complex ecosystems that are managed by a combination of full-time staff and vendors. Consider all of the pieces:

  • Advertising & Promotion: digital media (search, display / banners, classified, mobile, digital video, lead generation, sponsorships), organic search marketing, content marketing, social media, email marketing
  • Websites: copy, images, video / animation, landing pages, microsites, customized experiences, search, live chat, blogs
  • Technology: marketing automation, content management, analytics, and data management
  • Vendors: even small and mid-sized company digital ecosystems often have 10+ vendors involved in maintenance and optimization

Who needs a Digital Strategy Audit?

Any senior executive who has a vested interest in an organization’s digital performance is a candidate. Our clients are typically:

  • Boards of Directors entrusted by shareholders to guide companies through digital transformation
  • CEOs who are increasingly dependent on digital strategies for corporate performance
  • CFOs benchmarking their company’s performance and ROI against the competition
  • Business Unit Executives conducting strategic planning
  • CMOs who are setting budgets and requesting increases
  • Entrepreneurs who need to identify cost-effective digital strategy options
  • Investors who are evaluating new ventures in marketing technology and digital advertising

What are the tangible benefits?

A digital strategy audit uncovers opportunities for cost savings AND performance optimization

  • Objective and independent analysis from an experienced firm with no conflicts in the marketplace
  • A comprehensive digital strategy framework for organizing resources, measuring performance, and understanding the digital ecosystem
  • Competitor and best-practice benchmarking to guide resource allocation and set expectations across the organization
  • A digital strategy roadmap for corporate planning, execution, and organizational alignment

Why East Coast Catalyst?

East Coast Catalyst (ECC) is an independent, privately-held digital strategy consulting firm. Our founders are senior practitioners with decades of hands-on experience in digital strategy, online marketing, and web technology — working for globally recognized brands, respected middle market companies, and start-ups. ECC is also the founder and operator of Chief Digital Officer (, a new and growing community focused on the the intersection of digital business, digital marketing, and digital technology. ECC’s findings and recommendations — the output of digital marketing audits — are based on structured analysis, years of experience, and the unique requirements of our clients; we believe this objective and non-partisan approach is unique in the marketplace, and we therefore have no financial interest in digital vendors or technologies that could be perceived to affect our strategic guidance. For more information, please visit