Enterprise Marketing Management, or EMM, is a software technology solution for marketing organizations that provides a comprehensive marketing platform for managing customer and prospect interactions throughout the customer lifecycle. Before introducing the IBM® Enterprise Marketing Management suite, here are some recent observations about today's marketing environment that set the context in which IBM is seeking to meet the needs of marketers.
The practice of marketing is challenging these days because of the rise of the "empowered customer." Today's customers are well-informed, use other people as their primary information source, interact with companies through multiple channels, touch points and media, and want (but rarely get) a superior customer experience-and have outlets for venting frustration when they don't get what they want. Your customers are truly empowered. To serve these empowered customers, marketers must-now more than ever-put customers at the center of everything they do.
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