Everything you need to know now to be successful in today’s buyer-driven market - from selecting the right marketing automation platform and developing customer-centric content, to identifying and reporting on the right metrics to demonstrate and predict marketing’s impact on sales and revenue.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
Content is king. But as the line between publishers and brands are blurring, all brands are finding themselves in both the content and the commerce games. And customers expect this.
As Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe described it, “If I go into a restoration hardware store, for instance, I understand they’re selling that product, but I’m not just interested in seeing rows of lamps on shelves. I want to be shown how to set up a room and create a look. That’s what I’m craving: the ability to see a product, understand how to use it, and be given the tips and tools to imagine how that might change my interior.”
Consumers are very savvy today, and being able to attract and build a relationship with the consumer is key to brand success.This eBook will help you understand how to think like a publisher and turn your commerce site into a content machine.
The Issue: The Content and Commerce Divide
Commerce and digital marketing teams tell a familiar story. The commerce team launches an online store on a commerce platform. Commerce and IT focus on the platform and evolve it as the online business grows—focusing on basics such as PCI compliance and product information and expand-ing to more complex integrations. Now they want to add content, such as reviews and engaging media, that will inform and guide shoppers.
Meanwhile, the digital marketing team regards the online store as a missed branding and engagement opportunity and tries to jump in and contribute only to find that the system can’t meet their needs. So marketing goes outside to a digital agency, pays for a separate microsite, and takes their creative production needs elsewhere. And thus a classic divide is formed.
Download the Forrester Report to learn the impact of integrated and personalized commerce experiences.
Du willst eine Strategie entwickeln, die Engagement fördert und deine Marke in den sozialen Medien aufbaut? Dieses Handbuch unterstützt dich dabei, eine Strategie zu erstellen, die den gesamten Lebenszyklus deiner Inhalte abdeckt – von der Planung und Ideensuche bis hin zur Erfolgsmessung und Optimierung. Lade das Handbuch jetzt herunter.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: May 03, 2016
By the end of 2015, millennials are set to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in the U.S. By 2017, they will carry the bulk of the spending power.
The problem? This tech-savvy generation of consumers is also incredibly diverse. The key to effectively engaging millennials is recognizing that a “one-size-fits-all” strategy simply won’t cut it.
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- 14 influential millennial personas, from the “Brogrammer” to the “Millennial Mom”;
- How to engage each of the 14 millennial personas through relevant imagery;
- 5 proven ways to monetize your visual content across multiple marketing channels, from social to your website.
Fill out the form to get your free guide, and start building lasting relationships with your millennial customers.
Published By: Curalate
Published Date: May 03, 2016
With billions of images shared daily across a growing number of channels and touchpoints, there are now more opportunities for people to consume content and discover products than ever before. The result? Visual commerce – the emerging need for marketers and brands to understand how images engage and convert consumers at every point of the purchase funnel.
If this sounds familiar, then you're among the 77% of marketers who agree there's a growing amount of pressure to connect visual content to ROI.
Get Your Complete Guide to Visual Commerce and learn how to:
- Develop and source new, creative content for your brand.
- Harness your visual data to discover which images really resonate with your fans.
- Monetize your visual content, and measure the new ROI – Return on Image.
So, are you ready to unlock the power of your visual content? Download your free marketing guide today.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
We focus on baseline capabilities such as content and experience management, delivery, and optimization as well as on mobile support, cloud deployment, and integration with components such as marketing and commerce.
Published By: ReadyTalk
Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
59% of marketers are using webinars in their B2B content marketing strategy. While they require a significant level of effort to produce,
webinars can provide a great return on investment. Fill your content pipeline by repurposing webinar assets into other pieces of content and extending the topic into other formats. Here are 19 pieces of content that can be created from every webinar.
Published By: ReadyTalk
Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
Recently, ReadyTalk, a leading provider of conferencing and webinar services, answered 20 content marketing and webinar questions. The questions came directly from webinar participants; marketers just like you who wanted practical, actionable advice.
Multi-channel or cross-channel marketing: which is better? The differences seem subtle on the surface, but the results are vastly different. Neolane's new white paper, titled, Multi-channel Marketing Hits the Wall,describes the perils of over-reliance on simplistic multi-channel campaigns, explains how to build the foundation for true cross-channel marketing, and includes real-world examples of organizations that made the transition.
This study reveals astounding results about the strategic value of closed-loop marketing. Top performing organizations are improving message relevancy, conversion, and Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) with closed-loop marketing practices and processes. Learn what the best-in-class steps are required in achieving closed-loop marketing success.
Packard Bell implements targeted customer loyalty program to strengthen its brand and inspire repeat purchases. With strong roots in the consumer PC industry, Packard Bell has expanded its focus to embrace a successful digital entertainment strategy, manufacturing a range of media products for television and wireless networking. Packard Bell and Neolane were recipients of the 2007 NCDM Database Excellence Award for Multichannel Marketing Achievements.
EMI Music is one of the top global recorded music companies and represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres including Lily Allen, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd. No longer able to rely on mass marketing to drive in-store sales, EMI Music had to figure out who, exactly, was downloading its artists' music, and how to maximize communications with those consumers to strengthen relationships and drive more revenue. EMI Music opted for enterprise marketing software from Neolane that would help the company better capture consumer information from multiple sources and integrate its disparate CRM and customer analytics applications.
The Hager Group is a $1.5-billion electronics manufacturer. With a distributed global workforce of more than 10,000 employees, Hager has 40 sales subsidiaries and 25 industrial sites worldwide. Today, with a centralized marketing database and software, Hager can ensure data quality and deliver personalized, targeted communications according to customer and prospect profiles and behavior. This program allows Hager to capture 1,000 new prospects each month, and achieve a 10 percent conversion rate - resulting in an incremental revenue increase of $42 million per year.
Accor is one of the world's largest travel, tourism and corporate services companies. With over 4,000 hotels worldwide, Accor Hotels covers all segments from economy to upscale. Sofitel, Novotel and Motel 6 are just a few of Accor's hotel brands. Accor's online relationship marketing strategy aims to convert prospects into customers and build customer value through increasing the depth of relationships and growing revenues from repeat bookings, cross-sales, up-sales and referrals.
The late 1990s marked AXA Bank’s foray into email marketing. For the first phase of this project, AXA Bank management decided to use a bulk email tool to push Web content to customers. However, this tool rapidly showed its limitations in terms of scalability and functionality. No personalization, tracking or reporting functionality was available, and many operations (such as list management) had to be performed outside the tool, by hand. Marketing teams also required constant IT support, especially as email volumes increased. By 2002, ready for a more sophisticated approach, the bank sought to personalize and expand its online marketing to improve effectiveness.
Sephora is a leading retail beauty chain selling more than 8,000 unique products and 250 brands of perfume and premium cosmetics. A fully owned subsidiary of the world’s leading luxury products company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Sephora operates 500+ stores in 14 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of more than 125 stores across North America where it is the largest retailer of perfume and cosmetics.
Social media, blogs and the proliferation of mobile devices have dramatically altered the corporate communications landscape. It's no longer a question of whether your PR team should get involved, but rather how to get involved and what digital media practices will best serve your goals.
Credit Union Times is the nation's leading independent source for breaking news and analysis for credit union leaders. For more than 20 years, Credit Union Times has set the standard for editorial excellence and ethical, straight-forward reporting.