Both are fueled by a drive for progress, for pushing
boundaries and advancing the status quo. In these fields,
new trends are like a currency. Keeping ahead of the
next big trend means being aware of the next big seller
and allocating all the right resources – fashion design,
manufacturing, and marketing – for maximum impact.
Miss the hype and the next fashion season is bound to
hurt the bottom line.
New trends are also important to marketers because
owning a new trend is a way to differentiate in today’s
fast-moving digital landscape. It’s a way to stand out
from the pack by investing strategically in the right
approaches and technologies at the right time, then
reaping the benefits organically by leading where others
follow. Naturally, making these decisions requires a bit
of trial and error. Nobody has a magic crystal ball that
guarantees success. But as a rule of thumb, the companies
winning in digital marketing are the ones willing to
adopt new technologies while keeping an sharp.
Among all the trends and buzzwords currently shaking up the marketing industry, one concept is emerging as the one
to watch: customer experience (CX). Providing individual customers with the best possible experience is becoming the
top priority at the moment, even to the point where experience outshines product quality(!) as the main differentiator.
This is confirmed by a recent Gartner1
survey, in which 86 percent of participating companies listed customer experience
as the main factor for gaining a competitive advantage, compared with merely 36 percent in 2012.
Download our guide, 10 Goals for a Perfectly Balanced Email Marketer, to learn how you can transform your email campaigns through personal goals. You’ll discover new ways to make the most of this highly effective channel — so you can enjoy better results.
Get the guide now to learn how you can:
• Prioritize mobile email in your marketing strategy
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If you’re wondering whether you should really prioritize email
in your marketing—especially when new channels continually
emerge—consider this: 91 percent of marketing executives agree
that email is their most effective channel.1
Clearly, email isn’t just
here to stay, it’s the mainstay. And with the ability to personalize
and contextualize messages, upgrade mobile campaigns, and
better understand customer needs, email marketing has evolved
into a stronger and smarter version of its former self.
Marketing is changing. The traditional model, which saw the customer path as a linear funnel, is broken. Today, customers follow whatever path they want, and you’re expected to reach out to them on their terms.
Affiliate marketing is big business and it is poised to grow to $4.5 billion by 2016! While affiliate marketing is growing and evolving, the best practices for this channel seem to be outdated and causing stagnating campaigns, weak affiliate relationships, and status quo sales metrics.
Download this Whitepaper that outlines 10 new performance marketing best practices that will keep your affiliate program manageable, targeted, and profitable
Published By: IBM Unica
Published Date: Sep 08, 2011
The proliferation of marketing channels, and the explosion of data, pose a wealth of challenges for marketers making crucial calls for 2011. The results of Unica's annual survey of marketers reveal 11 key trends in marketing for 2011.
CPC Strategy looked at 4,274,820 clicks, 82,845 orders, $1,158,604.41 in spend $7,867,575.91 in revenue to find the best converting shopping site for online retailers.
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Gartner defines contact center infrastructure (CCI) as the products (equipment, software and services) needed to operate call centers for telephony support and contact centers for multichannel support. This type of infrastructure is used by customer and employee service and support centers, inbound and outbound telemarketing services, help desk services, government-operated support centers, and other types of structured communications operations.
Published By: InReality
Published Date: Aug 10, 2015
Consumers are No Longer Predictable, and their Path to Purchase is No Longer Linear…
A decade ago, you had a fairly straightforward understanding of how your customers moved through their path to purchase. It was linear. Predictable. And consistent. But, the rapid increase of mobile and ecommerce channels has diffused the consumer’s journey into a labyrinth of shopping options. And, these consumers are now learning more, engaging faster and expecting greater value, convenience, and hyper-relevant offers catered specifically to their needs. How you respond to this change will either accelerate or isolate your brand from the market.
Marketers are struggling to connect with consumers across all available outlets while still providing an aligned customer experience. The white paper examines three key ways to create a successful omni-channel experience while establishing cohesive brand and customer identities.
Learn how to:
Develop an interactive mobile strategy
Streamline physical and digital interactions
Engage customers across channels
In many ways, today’s web marketers are like blindfolded shopkeepers. They might have a general understanding of their customers’ needs, based on site analytics and other data sources, but they do not see what their actual customers are doing across channels. Hence, they miss numerous sales and marketing opportunities—online and off.
Whether your shop is real, virtual, or a combination of the two,
the more complete your customer vision, the greater the value
you can provide to them and the greater value they will deliver
to your bottom line.
In many ways, today’s web marketers are like blindfolded shop-keepers. They might have a general understanding of their customers’ needs, based on site analytics and other data sources, but they do not see what their actual customers are doing across channels. Hence, they miss numerous sales and marketing opportunities—online and off.
Whether your shop is real, virtual, or a combination of the two, the more complete your customer vision, the greater the value you can provide to them and the greater value they will deliver to your bottom line.
Discover the four key dimensions to personalized web marketing, and learn from the real life successes of enterprises that have made the personalized web a core part of their growth strategies.As you can see, web marketing can achieve comparable success when you make the four personalization steps your own.
Learn about the five gaps that could be costing you time, customers, and profit in this digital e-book. Discover how to close those gaps and transform your people, process, and technology to better serve your customer. You’ll also learn how to:
Create a unified view and deliver personalized experiences to your customers across all touchpoints and channels.
Provide actionable insights to your sales and marketing team so they can work together more effectively.
Bring intelligence to your data and connect it with content and processes, so you can make better, faster decisions.
Transform your business by connecting sales and marketing with a shared set of successful business practices.
Many times the social media team is siloed, outsourced, or even non-existent. But the only way to fully harness the power of social media marketing is to put it on the table with every other marketing channel and integrate it into a larger cross-channel marketing plan. Our eBook will give you five things you can do right now to integrate social media marketing into your current marketing strategy.
It’s time to look ahead. We have outlined 5 predictions that we believe marketers should be preparing for in the next 5 years. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover how:
• Blockchain will become a greater core component of marketing.
• Display advertising as we know it will finally die.
• Cross-device identification will become a necessary part of omnichannel marketing.
• Voice re-emerges as a distinct channel and internet interface.
• All marketing will be done in real time.
Download this eBook to learn more about these 6 strategies to simplify retail marketing:
1. Collect, consolidate, and analyze data
2. Integrate marketing and merchandising
3. Offer a consistent omnichannel experience
4. Deliver real-time, personalized customer engagements
5. Measuring marketing ROI
6. Stimulate loyalty and advocacy
Published By: Uberall
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
We’ll give you some key insights on how consumers are using technology platforms to guide them, how your clients can leverage those tools to win business, and how you can drive recurring revenue through location marketing services.
We’ll also offer some specific tips on optimizing online presence for brands and maximizing budget – taking advantage of the techniques most likely to drive business.
Read on to learn more!
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
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
Godfrey’s Channel Strategy Audit is intended as a guide to assist you in providing the information we need to generate a distribution channel strategy analysis. This audit is organized into several parts, starting with a cursory survey of your business environment, and then concentrating on the key issues that can result in strengthening or reshaping your distribution channel strategy. Although our face-to-face meeting time may be limited, we hope this audit will allow you to provide more thoughtful and detailed information, so that our deliverable to you has significant value.
Published By: SilverPop
Published Date: Dec 30, 2010
Stay up-to-date on the latest in email marketing and learn what you can expect to see from email marketers in 2011. From growing trends in opt-in methods to a continued focus on retention and re-engagement, this white paper is sure to keep you current on everything email marketing. Download the white paper today!
Today, many organizations struggle to optimize online and offline marketing campaigns across an ever growing number of new marketing channels. CMOs are increasingly accountable for demonstrating Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) across channels and initiatives. Despite an abundance of campaign management technologies (enterprise marketing management, lead management, CRM, marketing automation, email marketing and a variety of point solutions) marketing departments still struggle with campaign performance, campaign workflow, and campaign management; particularly across multiple marketing channels.
As channels fragment and consumer identities multiply, businesses are struggling to achieve a single customer view. This guide provides actionable strategies to achieve this “holy grail” to better understand your audience, build relevant experiences and grow customer relationships.
Get tactics and examples to help you:
Identify your customers across channels and devices
Manage today's volume and variety of customer data
Integrate and apply data across marketing campaigns
Build more personalized customer journeys
In the Media and Entertainment industry, it all comes down to acquiring and retaining audiences. The higher the audience value, the better. Our guide, Acquisition Evolved, gives you a four-part framework to identify and engage high-value audience segments across channels that drive engagement, subscriptions, and advertising opportunities.
Read the guide to learn:
• Tips to accelerate your data-driven marketing
• How to overcome audience acquisition and engagement obstacles
• How to identify the right marketing technology for audience acquisition
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