What does it take to be relevant today? In the era of hyper-connectivity, consumers
have become entitled, demanding more control over their experiences and
expecting that marketers use data and insights to create a seamless, relevant brand
experience. Research shows that communications containing relevant information
and offers are the best drivers of brand loyalty and conversions
Context can make or break the communication – and, ultimately, the relationship – between
a consumer and a brand. Today’s consumers expect relevant communications that speak
directly to their needs in the moment. We have the technology today to deliver such messages –
but there are significant barriers to developing relevant, contextual programs of this kind.
Some of the development challenges represent new versions of old challenges. Take data as an
example: it has always been hard to harness data from different sources and to leverage insights in
real time. But today, there are additional opportunities – if not expectations – for marketers to use
contextual data to better reach and engage customers through the optimal channel(s).
Consumers equipped with smartphones expect fast, convenient and uniquely relevant shopping experiences in store and online. As a result, one-third of shoppers are not satisfied with the in-store experience, turned off by everything from chronic out-of-stocks to cookie-cutter products and marketing messages that speak to the masses, as opposed to them as individuals.
In turn, retailers are empowering front-line associates with tools designed to add newfound conveniences, such as locating inventory without having to leave a shopper’s side, to texting them curated product offers based on in-store and online buying patterns and preferences
These are just a few of the insights found in Zebra’s 10th annual shopper study, which surveyed nearly 7,500 consumers from North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East to gain a deeper understanding of shopper satisfaction and retail technology trends that are reshaping brick-and-mortar and online stores.
More connected, informed and demanding customers have the financial services sector looking closely at their processes and products. Collaborative digital platforms can transform your value network and approach.
• Improve data insights: Transform legacy systems, manual processes and data silos for consumer-centric collaboration.
• Compete with agile FinTech startups: Use disruptive technologies to meet clients’ changing needs.
• Empower me to make my own decisions: Give self-directed customers exceptional experiences, like rapid enrolment and self-assessment tools.
• Turn regulatory compliance to competitive advantage: Use digitization to improve compliance, reduce risk and enhance governance.
• Improve customer experience through digitization: Reduce regulatory issues, gain insights, increase efficiency and customer-centric innovation.
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Published By: Resonate
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
Brands have never been so fragile. The way we find, consume, and share information has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Traditional customers have been replaced by a more demanding, less loyal breed of customer, and the explosion of channels makes attracting and retaining this new consumer even harder. Digitally savvy buyers are more likely to base their purchasing decisions on relevant customer experiences than on a logo. Even as these device-hopping consumers’ behaviors and preferences change at a dizzying pace, there's still an expectation for a consistent, meaningful experience — but if it's not optimal their perception of value drops and they disengage.
So how can brands serve and delight smart customers across different channels and devices? Marketers must move beyond insights based on consumer demographics, transactional behavior, browsing habits, and intent.
In a consumer-driven digital economy, the pace of innovation is relentless. This era of intelligent mega-processes requires businesses to combine the right data sets and convert them into intelligent insights. The path to this digital transformation is not easy and studies have shown that 8 out of 10 early digital transformation initiatives have failed. Your transformation journey can be successful with the right approach. Download this paper to learn how you can embark on your journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.
‘The five mys’ is a fresh approach to understanding human decision-making. Essential reading for CMOs and organisations faced with a constantly changing consumer.
Read the report to discover:
• how the ‘five mys’ generate richer insights into consumers’ unmet needs
• why assumptions about different life stages need challenging
• key trends shaping the interaction between consumers and companies
• detailed ‘five mys’ insights across eight major economies.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
While historically consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration, much of the data stored in their IT infrastructures has not been analyzed or deployed to further the firms' business performance. Those enterprises that learn to effectively harness the vast quantities of information generated by their IT systems - both within and outside the corporation - will enjoy a substantial competitive advantage.
Every day, the Turn marketing platform collects massive amounts of data on consumer behavior, resulting in an unprecedented level of game-changing insights. Download this report to learn about the Digital Elite, the world's most valuable audience.
Download Aspect’s newsletter, “Serving and Engaging the Digital Consumer - from Self-Service to Agent-Assisted” for insights on how the cloud, omni-channel communications and mobility are revitalizing customer self-service. Included is a complete copy of the latest Gartner Marketscope for IVR Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, which provides insights on the state of the market and top vendors.
Download to learn more!
Creating competitive advantage starts with a
sound digital strategy.
In a 2017 survey of healthcare consumers across the U.S. from a representative range of demographic groups, we found that 88% of consumers begin their search
for healthcare providers online. Consumers rely on search engines and review sites
to steer their decisions about where to go for care.
What consumers read about you online heavily influences their decision-making.
Your reputation is defined at every touchpoint a potential patient has with your
doctors and organization on the web — from the doctor or location listing, to patient
rating and reviews, to finding the right doctor and reading profiles on your website.
Done well, online reputation management (ORM) enables your providers to
generate a high volume of representative reviews from the “silent majority,”
while providing valuable insights to improve patient experience, make operational
improvements and drive new patient appointments.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Jan 15, 2014
The following industry forecasts and findings highlight mobile’s growth potential and each on their own should merit merchants’ attention. Learn more about the potential of mobile growth through this whitepaper.
The “New Mobile” era is here. What are the top 10 insights in this growing market? And how can you capture its value? Find out in this Cisco® Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) survey of 1,060 Canadian mobile users.
Published By: Thismoment
Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Brands are in a content pressure cooker.
The demand for quality content is forcing marketers to keep a
rapid pace with emerging technology and consumers’ growing
expectation for real-time, authentic connection with brands.
How does one keep up with such a rapid pace? Download Becoming a Brand DJ today to gain insight on how to stay up to speed with consumers expectation in the emerging world of technology.
Today’s shoppers demand technology-enabled experiences that straddle clicks and bricks. They want better prices, more choices, next-day delivery and easy returns. They want a quick, friction-free product search and purchase experience, and they want it right now. How can retail technology help you satisfy them? Our 10th annual Shopper Vision Study surveyed thousands of consumers throughout North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, asking the questions that really matter to find out what shoppers really want—giving you the insight you need to be their preferred retailer, both in-store and online. The New Retail Mandate: Shopper Vision Study reveals exactly what your customers are thinking, what their habits are and how retail technology can help you be more effective. Download the Shopper Study today to learn how today’s smartest retailers use emerging technology to manage inventory, enrich the shopping experience and keep shoppers satisfied.
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain’s distribution of consumer products goods. A seminal shift in how shoppers increasingly buy via multiple touch points — online from desktop computers, mobile devices and in-store — has created the need for the “smarter” warehouse to serve today’s connected consumer. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace. For this report, Zebra Technologies analyzed the state of the warehousing marketplace among firms in the US and Canada with at least $15 million in annual revenues. The online survey asked IT and operations personnel in the manufacturing, retail, transportation and wholesale market segments to share their insights and business plans over the next five years, in light of a rapidly changing industry.
To better understand competitive retail dynamics and help guide
retailers’ strategies, Cisco undertook a comprehensive, three-pronged research project, the fifth annual installment of our retail industry analysis. It comprised:
1. A survey of more than 6000 consumers (all having Internet access) 2 in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, and United States.
2. In-depth interviews with industry thought leaders—analysts, authors, and innovators including Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC
Retail Insights; Michael Olmstead, director, Plug and Play Retail; and Doug Stephens, founder, Retail Prophet
3. An IoE retail economic model drawn from an analysis of the data and lessons learned from Cisco customer engagements.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 22, 2018
The Engagement Economy—the reality that we consume and market in today—is a new era where everyone and everything is connected. And in this reality, consumer expectations have shifted to require more from the brands they buy from—they seek a personal relationship that offers them value wherever they are and whenever they are ready to engage. As the Engagement Economy matures, marketers must rapidly transform their strategies, methods, and tactics in order to stay relevant. The State of Engagement offers insights on engagement from over 2,000 global consumers and marketers.
Download The State of Engagement to explore how:
Consumers feel marketers are faring in making them feel wanted, understood, and connected to their brands
Marketers and their organizations are engaging their consumers, employees, and partners
Marketers can address the gaps between their activities and consumer perception
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Companies spend millions of dollars every year on building data warehouses, buying business intelligence (BI) software tools and managing their analytic processes in the hope of gaining consumer insight and winning market share. Yet, many companies fail to realize the full benefits of their technology investments because they are hamstrung by the layers of expertise and the complexity of technology tools needed to integrate various data warehouses and associated tools within their existing analytic environments. Since analysis is only as good as the accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information being analyzed, the interoperability of any data warehouse with any analytic environment is essential to achieving insightful, actionable analysis and making better decisions.
In 2015, mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous with daily life. This connection has made its way from the consumer world to the B2B world. But this is not only the case for that outside sales person or the execuitve who is on the plane next to you speaking with investors. Three-fourths of organizations in Aberdeen reseach have a mobile initiative in place specific to field service, with nearly two-thirs having that program in place for more than two years. But what does a mobile initiative mean? Is it enough to roll out the latest mobile devices for the field team? Is there a difference between a device with some bells and whistles, or toll that empowers the field with access to the insights needed to solve customer issues in real time?
Empower consumers. Increase productivity. Profitably compete in a saturated market. Today, mid-sized retailers need powerful tools to conquer a turbulent environment. IBM can help with tailored solutions. Click for information and a complimentary copy of National Retail Federations's report, Deeper Customer Insight - an in-depth look at five retail megatrends of 2010.
Today’s consumer wants relevant and personalized experiences on the web, and many brands are delivering. Critical to success is fully knowing who is visiting your site beyond simple cookie-based insights. The path to a valuable exchange of information starts off just like real-life relationships and provides the foundation for authentic engagement along the way.
The rise of the social consumer creates tremendous opportunities for organizations to develop deeper relationships with their customers in support of their business objectives. Whether your goals are to acquire new users, increase on-site engagement, or collect and leverage customer insights (or all of the above), a comprehensive user management platform solution will play a critical role.
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