Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
To successfully meet customer demands for more immediate, personalized attention, companies are leveraging new technologies that go beyond traditional voice and email. By implementing such channels as live chat, social media, mobile apps, SMS/text messages, self-help solutions, and more, companies can now be ready wherever and however the customer wants.
The following report, sponsored by Zendesk, is based on an online survey of 1,044 U.S. consumers who have received online or phone customer service. The research goal was to better understand present customer expectations and to quantify the impact of customer service on business results. Questions were asked about past experiences with customer service, as well as preferences and opinions. Certain questions were repeated from a similar 2013 survey to enable trend analysis.
Traditional organizations across the globe are transforming to compete against digital-only players, in restructuring to put the customer first. The world’s buying behavior - and people’s behavior in relation to technology - is quickly changing in connection with online distribution channels, smart devices, and their interplay with offline touchpoints. Siloed business systems and their old reporting lines need to shift, and synchronize - fast.
It’s true that webinars and webcasts are a great way to generate
leads, launch products and interact with prospects. Yet, when it
comes to attendance, less than half of those who register join
the online events. Meaning, regardless of how great the content
is in your webinar or webcast, it doesn’t have much meaning if
no one’s attending!
There are plenty of effective ways to promote your online event
and up your attendance rate. Some traditional ideas include
creating landing pages, promoting the event on your company’s
home page and sharing across social media channels. Here are
a few additional out-of-the-box ideas from Team GlobalMeet
that are simple and surprisingly effective ways to make sure you
not only drive awareness for your event but can also get people
excited to attend!
Published By: Centercode
Published Date: Oct 16, 2019
Today's technology is getting more and more complex, and it's moving from the lab to homes and offices faster than ever. Increasing competition, expanding markets, and a growing expectation for seamlessness mean IoT and SaaS companies alike are looking for a thorough but fast-paced means to validate the quality of their products and releases.
This e-book gives a straight-forward introduction to Customer Validation -- the modern framework for beta testing. It anchors the four key components of traditional beta (people, products, environment, and time frame) around the needs of present-day product development. This includes: establishing the building blocks for thoroughly testing interoperability, creating accurate user scenarios, carving out channels for direct customer interaction, and identifying solutions that will delight your audience.
Engaging potential buyers in today’s complex and noisy B2B environment demands time, effort, and intelligence. All sellers can do is hope to guide them along their journey and influence their decisions. But even the best prospects are delaying interaction with sales and are often unresponsive to traditional marketing tactics. This is forcing organisations to use relevant, timely, and holistic data to guide interactions and communications across all channels.
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
Cox Communications has been a SundaySky customer for five years, running personalized video ad programs through traditional video publisher channels. At the end of 2016, Cox Communications expanded that program to Facebook to see if greater levels of personalization and performance could be achieved by combining the dynamic capabilities of SmartVideo technology with the reach of the Facebook ads platform.
The program targets recent Cox website visitors on Facebook and delivers them a relevant video ad with offers related to products and services they had viewed on Cox.com. The program leverages SundaySky’s SmartVideo platform to achieve Cox’s online revenue goals of maximizing the number of revenue-generating orders on its website while also lowering the cost per acquisition (CPA) as the program optimizes.
Published By: Claravine
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Marketers have long struggled with the simple task of knowing
which marketing spend is truly effective, and how to optimize that
spend. At the heart of the issue lies the challenge of ensuring the
data quality and consistency exists to make decisions based on
Why is this a problem? First, effective tracking is reliant on the
consistent, complete application of campaign tracking codes and
associated metadata, which has traditionally been a manual, ungoverned
process. Adding to this complexity has been the dramatic
expansion of digital marketing point solutions, and the disparate
teams expected to execute across each of these channels and geographies.
The result is what you would expect—highly inaccurate,
incomplete, and inconsistent data that must be manually cleaned
before reporting is possible.
Fortunately a solution exists. Progressive marketing leaders are
implementing Digital Experience Data Management (DXDM), ensuring
the rich, consistent insights critical to ma
Implementing omnichannel marketing is often difficult, especially when using digital channels. Most products designed for digital channels lack the ability to integrate with traditional channels that have on-site processes and data. SAS Customer Intelligence 360 enables businesses to use both cloud and on-site channels and data. This integration is possible because of SAS software’s hybrid cloud architecture.
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.
To offer customers the experience they expect requires more than traditional analytics. You need digital intelligence. As we’ve evolved into a true Digital Intelligence Platform, we’re in the right position to help you offer amazing customer experiences across channels. See why we are listed as the only Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2017.
Traditional multi-channel thinking simply does not deliver the results most businesses and, more importantly, their customers demand. Today, it's critical to go beyond thinking in terms of "multi-channel" and start focusing on unifying content across screens—only forking content to real channels such as social media and mobile apps. It's vital to really understand the user's context and to intelligently re-use and re-format content blocks to deliver the right experience at the right time on the right screen or channel. Download this eBook for 6 ways to rethink content when structuring and managing online properties.
As the undisputed leader in home robots, iRobot has pioneered a completely new market, making it even more important for the
company to establish what its customers want quickly, and to
deliver outstanding customer-service experiences.
To maximize adoption of its new technology, including its best-selling Roomba® vacuuming robots product line, iRobot wanted to optimize its use of multiple communications channels, to listen to its customers’ needs and identify revenue opportunities, while providing exceptional levels of service consistently across Web, social, and traditional channels.
As the global leader for on-demand software for real-time reputation management, MediaVantage provides complete visibility into global reputation. It enables communicators to securely align team members, plan the synchronized delivery of messages, and engage with stakeholders through traditional and social media channels.
For traditional banks, competing in an increasingly digital business environment is a challenge. And it’s getting tougher on several fronts.
First, today’s digitally oriented customers expect banks to provide an ever-higher quality experience defined by speed and the flexibility to conduct business across many channels. They’ve grown accustomed to going online and transferring money between accounts, for example, and using their mobile device to make payments and check their account balance. These kinds of experiences have raised the bar in terms of customer expectations – and banks need to keep up, or risk losing customers. This is particularly true of millennial customers, as they have little regard for loyalty, which banks have traditionally relied on to build their business. Once frustrated by inconvenience, they don’t hesitate to switch banks – and thanks to the internet, this is now a fast, painless process.
Reacting to our customer’s “moments of truth” will require unique, personalized responses in real time that transcend traditional marketing and span channels and devices. This is more than marketing maturity: it’s the new marketing imperative.
Published By: IBM Unica
Published Date: Apr 16, 2012
With end-to-end enterprise marketing management solutions from IBM, you can transform all aspects of marketing to engage customers in highly relevant, interactive dialogues across digital, social, mobile and traditional marketing channels. Read to find out more.
Are you actively solving your company's "skills gap" problem? View this webcast to understand how to find and engage hidden, passive candidates through traditional channels and over social media. This webcast includes a sneak peek of the best-of-breed iCIMS Talent Platform.
Integrated campaigns involving both traditional and digital marketing channels have demanded that brands utilize multiple agencies when executing a marketing campaign. To seamlessly combine all of these independent agencies, brands need to utilize agency summits, meetings that help get all sides to collaborate, cooperate, and create as a single unit rather than act as rival agencies.
In many enterprises, marketing is a multichannel effort that
includes a wide range of touch points. The touch points
range from websites and email promotions to traditional print
advertising, postal mail, and broadcast, and direct sales by phone and in-person sales teams. But too often, each channel works independently, accountable to its own objectives, unaware of the efforts and results made within other marketing channels. As a result, call centers speak to customers without knowing the
offers the customers previously accepted or rejected. In addition,
emails launch without reference to online promotions and
websites present messages that disregard their visitors’ previous contact history.
Published By: ATG, Inc.
Published Date: Oct 07, 2010
As the online channel becomes core and growth in traditional channels slows, businesses can use optimization services to gain competitive advantage and propel online revenues. Learn from these industry leaders.
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