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Engage customers during COVID-19 and beyond with interactive email

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According to Epsilon’s PeopleCloud Messaging statistics, during the COVID-19 crisis, more emails have been delivered and customer engagement has been up. For March and April, we saw 5% growth in send volume YoY. And the volume send-to-open ratio increased 22% from February to March and April (23% to 28%). While reaching out to customers during this time of crisis is important, it’s also key to…

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Engage customers during COVID-19 and beyond with interactive email

engage-customers-during-covid-19-and-beyond-with-interactive-email

According to Epsilon’s PeopleCloud Messaging statistics, during the COVID-19 crisis, more emails have been delivered and customer engagement has been up. For March and April, we saw 5% growth in send volume YoY. And the volume send-to-open ratio increased 22% from February to March and April (23% to 28%). While reaching out to customers during this time of crisis is important, it’s also key to…

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Tushy, Blue Apron, Peloton: How DTC brands adapt as people shop from home

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At the same time that many retail stores have closed their brick-and-mortar locations, many people are spending more time at home and online. The result is a deluge in online shopping and digital consumption. Retail Dive reports that from March 23 to March 30, e-commerce marketplaces saw a 14% increase in volume, and we saw a 350% increase in click-throughs from February to March with…

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Building a strong foundation for hyper-personalization: identity resolution & your martech investment

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It’s no secret that consumers demand personalized experiences when interacting with brands. In fact, 80% of consumers are more likely to do business with a company that offers personalized experiences. To help meet this demand, CMOs are investing up to 29% of their marketing budgets in technology. But in a recent survey of 190 marketing influencers worldwide conducted by Ascend2, 63% of respondents said that…

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How the upcoming presidential election will impact consumer spending

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With election 2020 fast approaching, brands are starting to adjust their marketing plans to prepare for ‘the change in the consumer’s mindset’ to ensure their brand remains front and center. During the presidential election, consumers are distracted. The advertising marketplace is cluttered with campaign advertisements and consumers are constantly monitoring their mobile devices to check for the latest updates. With the election being top of…

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In times of uncertainty, data helps us stay connected

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Marketing to your customers during this time has changed. Being transparent and authentic in each and every communication is more important than ever. Data is the fuel that drives these communications and marketing campaigns. It connects consumers to brands and helps create an emotional relationship while establishing trust in their products and services. But when uncertainty continues, it’s easy to become distracted. Marketers need to…

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Develop customer trust with meaningful virtual engagement—especially in a down cycle

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Hard-hit retailers are considering the best ways to pivot during this turbulent time. Many traditional specialty and event-based marketing communications have been muted, redirected or downright cancelled. CMOs are erring on the side of caution with reduced promotional activity to avoid inadvertently appearing tone-deaf or insensitively lighthearted.

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Retail messaging during COVID-19: What to embrace right now

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My colleague and partner from our Digital CX group, Jill Redo, and I have been scanning the retail communications landscape the last few weeks. Our teams identify new weekly UpTrends, which we’ve been publishing in a newsletter to sales, client partners and account executives for client distribution. Her observations below, along with mine, hit on some of the challenges and opportunities facing retailers today.

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The $42 billion co-op advertising opportunity: a win-win for retailers and brands

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Now, more than ever, it’s important to connect with your customers with timely, personalized content. And to think about how your marketing strategy will support your business objectives in the months ahead. So if someone told you that you were ignoring a $42 billion opportunity wouldn’t you want to make a change? Of course you would.

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Celebrating Moms, Dads & Grads during COVID-19: How marketers can use email to connect with customers

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COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and impacted the way we do almost everything—from working, caring for our families and schooling, to shopping and entertainment. Business as usual has become business as unusual, requiring us to think differently about what customers care about and how to reach them. While many restaurants have closed their dining rooms and are only offering takeout or delivery, and…

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Aspire to loyalty as an outcome, not just a program

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Truly progressive brands have evolved to look at ALL of their customers through a loyalty lens; not only those who are enrolled in their loyalty program. These innovators practice Big "L” loyalty, using their loyalty strategies and tactics to create exceptional customer experiences, inspire passion and trust and engender long-term relationships. These emotional connections then serve as the steppingstone to matriculate customers into a permission-based…

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