It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
You’ve talked through problems and solutions with your prospect and have developed a relationship, and now you’re ready to offer your proposal. You know that the proposal is the first solid evidence of your work product. Invest in your proposal platform and process. Having a repeatable process based on the latest technology and streamlined with your business management platform or CRM will ensure an efficiently processed order. Devote time and resources into training everyone associated with sales on the proposal process. And finally, invest in your branding, image, and marketing to get that professional look that epitomizes who you are. Put these five steps together, and your proposal will stand out against a sea of lackluster competitors.
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
From a consumer perspective, the best brands are those that weave themselves into their customers’ lives—becoming a part of their identity. These brands are present all the time without obvious detection or being seen as a distraction. They don’t just show up to demand something—Buy Now! Start Today! Click Here!—but they don’t wait on the sidelines either. So what makes these brands so successful? Instead of being seen as overbearing, these brands are successful because they are listening and responding to customers' wants and needs. They effectively practice omni-channel marketing—marketing that seeks to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device.
Download this ebook to learn about the benefits of an advanced omni-channel marketing strategy, including how to:
understand your customer journey
align your organizational structure to support your omni-channel strategy
coordinate your channels
choose the right tools
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adsquare offers brands insights into customer behaviors and footfall to underpin digital marketing campaigns. Using a detailed brief of the audience the brand wishes to reach, adsquare gathers data from a range of mobile, online and offline sources. This rich data gives a brand a stronger opportunity to create relevant campaigns for their audiences.
It is critical to adsquare’s success that its data sources are reliable. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE is building and sharing real-time location intelligence with adsquare which reveals patterns to show how and why customers make transactions in specific places.
Consider the many ways that a customer encounters your brand – organic results on a search engine, display media campaigns, social media links, re-targeting on external sites, etc. One thing is certain – consumer journeys are far from linear. They can occur across multiple platforms, devices and browsers. The problem is that organizations are often constrained to channel-limiting decisions regarding their media investment allocations.
Marketing attribution helps you analyze the impact and business value of company-generated marketing interactions to help make the best marketing investment decisions. The challenge is to interpret the massive volumes of customer data that continues to expand day by day.
Oracle commissioned Forrester to interview 498 marketing decision-makers from across the US and Europe, finding that most companies are in the process of evolving marketing practices, but on average they are only about halfway to the goal of becoming customer obsessed or modern marketers. Read all the results. Get the report.
With more and more competition for our increasingly short attention spans, it’s no wonder we’re seeing reliance on visuals as the leading form of communication across the web.
Even the most well-thought-out ideas and well-written content will get lost in the shuffle if the visual elements aren’t equally compelling—or don’t communicate the right message. That’s why the imagery you choose should be as strategic as the written message behind it. It’s not enough to settle for the first applicable image you find in your stock library—you need to ensure every image is on brand and conveys the right idea.
Download this whitepaper for a few ways to use imagery to meet your brand’s content marketing objectives.
Some brands are great at connecting with new audiences. They might have a killer marketing campaign, demonstrably fulfill a gap in the marketplace, or just have that certain “it factor.” Being able to get new customers on board can lead to fantastic short-term financial gains.
One of the key objectives of Adobe’s current advertising campaign is to explode the myth that ‘managing websites is hell’. We believe that in this day and age, the idea that website management is a nightmare should be a thing of the past.
Marketers’ social media successes have added to their burdens. Many now have dozens of social pages to manage, thousands of customer comments to monitor, and hundreds of colleagues who want (or need) to participate. Social relationship platform vendors off er tools that help marketers efficiently and responsibly expand their social capabilities.
Modern marketers leverage insights on how consumers browse goods or make a purchase, to design smarter cross-channel programs and create relevant campaigns.
Brands that leverage cross-channel marketing see a 91% customer retention rate.
You can do this too. Learn how other marketers in ASEAN are leveraging cross-channel to create real business impact.
Join this webinar and hear from Charlie Loo, an award-winning marketer and our Principal Consultant on:
• five practical ways you can use cross-channel marketing
• the importance of cross-channel in a mobile first environment
• the difference between multi-channel and cross-channel
The marketing landscape is changing before our eyes. New entrants, empowered consumers, and fragmented media options require marketers to change their tune – forever. Learn to prepare for the new environment and how to measure your success.
Customer retention marketing aims to create engaged customers that return to a store or a website again and again. It’s a major shift in focus that recognizes the value of marketing to your existing customer base rather than constantly trying to grow it.
Retention and e-commerce marketing success go hand-in-hand; without a strategy to maintain lasting relationships with customers, brands risk losing valuable data, deals, and dollars.
Social media is rising beyond just likes and retweets. Social media continues to shape the digital marketplace with how brands can engage their consumer. Whether its through a sponsored link on Twitter, an inline ad with Facebook, or retail placement on Pinterest, an understanding of the current trends will go a long way to producing a successful social media marketing campaign.
Pricing needs to support a brand’s overall marketing platform. But is that enough to assure consistency of message throughout the organization? Given the far-reaching influence a price position has on a brand, and how various departments need to be aligned to support that position, an argument can be made for treating pricing as a core competency within the organization.
What does this mean in real terms? Pricing is a day-to-day concern for numerous departments throughout the organization. While marketing might use pricing tactics to grow market share, sales teams chase volume goals, and product development teams lose sleep over the price image each product projects.
Every day, people are showing up to work for your channel partners. Some of those people are disengaged, which can have a significant impact on your ultimate success as a manufacturer or franchisor. Engaged channel employees deliver better customer experiences, stay longer with their employer and are more willing to talk their employer up as a great place to work. You’ve worked hard to develop outstanding products and services that are being distributed through your channel. Don’t let disengaged employees put your brand at risk. Download our article to learn how to drive and sustain engagement among your channel employees.
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