Today’s meandering customer journeys take place over multiple channels and devices. Each interaction creates a stream of digital information, leaving marketers with a growing pile of data. But, with data seemingly everywhere, why are so many marketers still feeling like there’s not a drop to drink?
Leaders Have a Data Strategy and Enable More Teams with Data
In this research report from June 2017, Econsultancy surveyed more than 700 marketing and analytics executives at consumer brands to better understand how data factors into marketing strategy — and daily decision making.
Two-thirds of leading marketers — those who outperformed their top business goal — say they currently have a documented data and analytics strategy.
In this report, you’ll also learn how leaders have built data-driven cultures and why they are more likely to use:
digital analytics to optimize user experience in real time
audience-level data to personalize customer experience
customer-level data to segment and r
Ubiquitous connectivity and mobile devices have changed everything, opening up markets to millions of new consumers across the globe. Within the past few years, nimble upstarts have created mobile apps that have converted banking customers, cab riders and hotel guests at unprecedented rates. Large, established brands are scrambling to transform their businesses in order to maintain market share. To compete in this application economy, you must adapt or be left behind.
“It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”
We’ve all heard the phrase. We all understand there’s truth to it. But ask yourself: would you recommend
or hire everyone you know? No way.
Having the right connections is important to advancing your career. But it’s only half the battle.
What really creates opportunity is defining your personal brand to your employer, to your network, to the
market. It’s taking that moment when you make a great impression and scaling it to the larger world.
This guide presents different approaches real professionals are using to build their brands. You’ll see tips
and strategies that you can use to become an in-demand finance leader, including a system we developed
called the ROLE Model of personal branding.
In the age of effortless connection, cultivating a personal brand is essential. It’s not just who you know.
It’s what they know you can do.
There’s no denying the effect digital has on the retail industry.
$.56 of every $1 spent in physical stores is influenced by digital.
What’s more, three of the world’s top five retailers are internetfirst:
Amazon, Alibaba, and JD.com.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Total Retail 2017 report,
56% of global shoppers use Amazon. Of these, 28% say they shop
less often at retail stores because of Amazon. 18% say they shop
less on other retailers’ e-commerce sites because of Amazon. And
10% say they shop exclusively on Amazon.
Retailers need to find a way to compete in this changing retail
landscape. These five global trends can provide some guidance
on where retail is headed and how brands can thrive in this new
era of retail.
At the center of every shopping experience is the payment process. The way that brands
connect their products and services to their customers, and in turn receive their payments, is
the foundation upon which shopping is built. Digital payments, both online and in-store, are
transforming that foundation.
80% of Americans are now shopping through online channels on at least a monthly basis, and digital payments have
become a primary stream of revenue for brands across all channels1. While offering digital payment options has the
potential to simplify life for customers and increase conversion rates, they are creating an additional layer of complexity
that is challenging to keep up with.
Between the expanding number of digital payment technologies, the increasing number of devices payments can be
completed on, and the continuous blurring of digital and physical buying experiences, it is critical to ensure payments will
be successful for every person on every device and in every location.
Consumers expect a seamless, high-quality experience in today’s mature app economy. They want brands to keep up with new technologies like geo-fencing and personalization, as well as the latest ecosystems like voice assistants and connected cars.
With this high bar for quality, QA organizations often struggle to keep up with:
1. Rapid Release Schedules
3. New Technologies (Voice, AI)
4. Geo-Awareness and Localization 5. Device Fragmentation
6. Unexpected Customer Use Cases
The cost of failure is high in QA. Time, money, and customer loyalty are all at risk when digital experiences don’t meet users’ high expectations.
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Looking for a general primer or quick tactical reference on social marketing? We wrote the 2018 version of the Social Media Pocket Guide for you. In engaging, easy-to-read chapters, the Pocket Guide provides a broad overview of social media’s evolution — including current themes like pay to play, digital integrations, social care, and more. We also break down the latest tips and tactics for the four most common social objectives and explore specific use cases like product launches, events, and capitalizing on real-time trends. Do you learn by example? This guide is packed with fresh strategy inspiration from 15 different global brands and media properties. Keep The Social Media Pocket Guide on hand as your quick and definitive reference on all things social strategy.
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
Can chatbots provide a great customer experience? Watch how top brands automate social customer service practices. You'll learn how to enhance agent workflows and use AI to better connect with the people you care about most.
Published By: Spredfast
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
How Top Brands Automate Social Service Practices
Today’s conversational commerce requires brands to provide immediate answers to their customers’ questions. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are fast becoming critical tools for customer service, bringing speed and scale that ensures a superior experience. But what are the best practices that marketers need to know to tackle the challenges of customer service automation?
?Learn from experts from General Motors, Booking.com and Spredfast about how to bring automation into your CX workflows and bolster your social service strategies. You’ll find out:
How to think about automation for your business?
How chatbots enhance your agent workflows??
??How Booking.com and GM are using AI to drive inspiration and customer? service efficiencies??
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Oct 07, 2019
The Association of National Advertisers revealed in an independent study that several agency powerhouses were marking up media inventory 30-90% on top of the fees they were already charging. These practices combined with highly publicized data breaches have contributed to an increasingly contentious environment surrounding agencies and the brands they work with directly.
This white paper examines how brand marketers and corporate teams can identify potentially harmful practices undertaken by their vendors, while also offering tips for brands and franchisees to make sure they’re getting the most value out of their agency partnerships.
Key Takeaways Include:
Identifying Non-Transparent Marketing Fees
Tips for Assessing the Value of Your Marketing
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Aug 08, 2019
For our 2019 CX Trends Report, InMoment surveyed
both consumers and brands to understand the
alignments and disconnects in how well or poorly
customer experience is delivered. While there are some
bright spots, the overall takeaway is that most brands
are still struggling to find ways to do right by their
own needs while also serving the evolving needs and
expectations of their customers.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
People control their own consumer journeys. Consumers expect a borderless world in which they roam freely between a brand’s social media channels, email campaigns, blogs and e-commerce site, effortlessly buying things that catch their eye. It’s led to a sporadic, personalized shopping journey that frequently begins on digital touchpoints that weren’t built for commerce.
That’s made it increasingly complex for brands hoping to meet customers’ needs and measure the results of their marketing strategies.
At the center of this new customer-driven revolution is visual content. Images and videos play starring roles in the decisionmaking process, and provide consumers with a whole new level of inspiration and knowledge. Every picture and video clip is now the entrance to a digital storefront, meaning brands can use them to drive not only engagement but revenue.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
Digital technology has completely
changed how we discover products, engage with brands and share our
experiences with others. Amazon revolutionized customer feedback
and product reviews. Social media transformed the way people share
word-of-mouth recommendations, connecting shoppers to off-the-cuff
opinions, compelling visual content and real-life experiences from peers
and influencers they follow and admire. Sure, TV, radio and print ads are
still part of the mix but they hardly carry the same weight as they did in
years passed. This statistic speaks volumes: 92% of consumers trust
peer recommendations over branded advertising. With the advent of
social media and digital technology, brands have a powerful new tool
at their disposal that brings word-of-mouth to the masses: usergenerated
I&O leaders can no longer rely on the assumption that it is safer to buy from established storage vendors when compared to new suppliers. This research describes what I&O leaders must do to benefit from structural changes in the storage industry.
In the consumer packaged goods sector, consumer expectations are becoming harder to satisfy profitably. But, with the right focus, it is possible.
Read this report to find out:
• how top performers are transforming to become customer-centric businesses
• how the best brands keep pace with consumers’ changing preferences
• how leading organisations are accessing the capabilities they need for growth
• what they are doing to win the battle for consumers’ attention.
Download the report now
Oreo and the Super Bowl. Snickers and Luis Suarez' World Cup bite. By now you have probably read about brands winning big with real-time marketing (RTM) during major events. But real time happens every day, and any brand can succeed with RTM. Learn more about this social marketing strategy and how your brand can incorporate it into your playbook.
Here at Spredfast, we were as caught up in the World Cup as the rest of the planet. As much as we enjoyed watching the strategy on the field, we were also really excited about the social strategies implemented during the tournament by savvy brands and media properties.
Industry leaders are engaging in multichannel integration for some very good reasons. More effective cross-channel strategies lead to more satisfied consumers as well as more efficient, more profitable retail operations. In fact, as the survey indicates, consumers expect integrated multichannel experience from their favorite brands.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
To help key marketers respond to the shift in how customers interact with brands and products, we've outlined some of the ways attribution - the practice of allocating partial value to different touch points within their customer journey - can be transformed to better manage marketing spend, improve planning, and enhance the customer journey.
Published By: LivePerson
Published Date: May 17, 2016
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
Bespoke Collection, a wine producer, uses Box to compete with major players in its industry. Learn how Box help accelerate the sales cycle from any location, keep branding consistent, and reduce friction in the sales process with integration like Salesforce and DocuSign.
Many brands are struggling to keep up and are losing ground as consumers demand higher levels of service through a more digital experience. Making matters worse, these changes are driven by a massive generation that is notoriously difficult to engage. Winning consumers over today requires building new capabilities that make brands more agile and provides deeper, more intimate knowledge of buyers.
Olapic is an innovator in visual content solutions, offering the technology and expertise to help brands create authentic, personalized, and effective customer experiences along their entire journey. Through user-generated content – content that is earned from consumers; influencer-generated content – content that is requested from specific creators; and enhanced branded content – existing image or long-form video content that is transformed into short form videos, Olapic helps brands get the right visual content, use it across marketing channels, and understand its impact on performance and ROI.
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