Why you should take a leaf out of HSBC’s book and remember your email system is ‘not an island’

There’s a lot of hype these days about omnichannel marketing and the importance of crafting a consistent customer experience across every platform. The fact is, though, that all channels are NOT equal when it comes to customer engagement. According to industry analysts Gartner, an Adobe 2018 Consumer Email Survey found that 50% of consumers named email marketing as their preferred brand communications platform, compared with a maximum of 20% who said they preferred any other channel.

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From fiction to reality: real-time, cross-channel customer experience marketing

Every marketer wants to be doing real-time, cross-channel personalized marketing, but achieving this goal has traditionally been difficult with marketing automation platforms. Now it’s finally possible!

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Customer Data Platform Benchmark report explains what a CDP can do

Confused about Customer Data Platforms and how they can benefit your marketing strategies and campaigns? Well, you’re not alone! A new Winterberry Group report holds the answers you need. It clarifies what should be regarded as the core capabilities of a CDP, which capabilities are ‘nice to have’, and what strengths are exhibited by various categories of the technology. It also gives an overview of the market and where it’s headed. Learn more about what defines a CDP in the extract below, or download the full report here.

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Why single touch attribution isn’t enough and how marketers can better it

Customer journeys don’t come down to a single touch point. Customers control how they interact with you and may engage a number of times before a purchase. Single touch attribution doesn’t account for the full scope of the customer journey and attribute revenue appropriately. Multi touch attribution, when used effectively, allows the marketer to turn insights into profitable changes to the customer journey.

Topics: customer journey marketing communications customer insight consumer insight customer journey orchestration attribution multi-touch attribution modeling

How a prominent UK daily news brand is making data insights and targeted marketing pay

As a top British daily news brand, our customer reaches 1 in 5 UK adults every day and 70% of the population each month. In 2019 it launched a tablet and smartphone app that allows users to enjoy content from the UK or Scottish editions of its daily periodicals, along with exclusive daily radio broadcasts, podcasts and videos from leading journalists. This draws 34,000 weekly users, with an impressive dwell time of 47 minutes per day.

Topics: Media personalisation customer engagement customer insight personalization data analysis consumer insight

4 examples of customer insight improving sales and marketing performance

customers-behavior-thoughts-full-bannerAs an enterprise organization, do you know what your customers want? What they really want? Ask a corner shop owner and they can likely tell you everything about each individual customer’s behavior, needs and desires. They will be able to make recommendations based on that customer’s buying habits and family, and confidently cater to their needs or wants. Of course, smaller businesses benefit from an emotional, invested customer relationship, but how can you create this corner shop customer experience at scale for millions or tens of millions of individual customers?

Topics: customer journey customer engagement customer insight consumer insight customer loyalty

New report says BlueVenn’s CDP capabilities surpass industry benchmarks

According to Winterberry Group’s analysis, the capabilities of BlueVenn’s CDP are industry leading; report provides clarity as to what core capabilities a CDP should have and how they deliver best value to marketers

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This Christmas, Better Data = Better Marketing

reindeerAt Christmas time retailers will find they have an absolute deluge of customer data coming in. Names, email addresses, postal codes, product preferences, purchase and card details, real-time behavioral insights, delivery preferences – that’s a lot of stuff to store and process. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up in a festive jumble with money being wasted all over the shop at a time of year when profit really counts.

Topics: Single Customer View data cleansing Data Quality retail data cleaning Customer Data Platform clean data cdp

Fine-tuning your customer journey

Throw away your old metrics! Start thinking about intention, progression and aversion

Social media, mobile devices and more accessible broadband have changed consumers’ buying habits and flipped the customer journey completely on its head. Twenty-five years ago a marketer could send a campaign and measure responses and conversions in a chronological pattern, but now customers have a plethora of platforms to choose between and can meander any which way they choose, so it’s very hard to shepherd them along a defined path.

However, marketers are still clinging to old, linear campaign metrics (sends, opens, clicks and transactions), which do not accurately measure the journey of the modern, platform-roaming consumer. The truth is that this linear mind-set is highly ineffective when it comes to measuring the success or failure of a non-linear customer journey.

Topics: customer journey customer engagement journey mapping customer experience customer journey orchestration segmentation

BlueVenn Engage 2019.4: our Omnichannel Marketing Hub just got better

BlueVenn considers delivering operational excellence through continuous improvement to be a core value. For that reason, we keep an ear to the ground to make sure we understand the common problems our customers are running up against and the functions they’d find it useful to have. Our updates are not made simply for the sake of it, they’re there to make users’ lives easier and to help them maximize their profits. BlueVenn Engage is our module designed to activate data from the Customer Data Platform, to help users to analyze and segment their customer data for perfectly targeted campaigns across every channel – and it just got better. Here’s how.

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