The unexpected hit of COVID-19 has jolted the retail world into a need for transformation. In March, when stores were suddenly shuttered, retailers had to quickly pivot their omnichannel approach, from evaluating brick and mortar to creating contactless customer experiences.
Although digital has been a significant part of shopper marketing for a few years now, connecting with customers digitally on an individual, one-to-one level has been a challenge for the industry. Why? Because most of the data comes in the form of "audiences" and "segments," not individual journeys.