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Marketing trends to adopt (and drop) in 2022

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The dawn of another year brings reflections both big and small. Everyone seems to make their own resolutions as they look toward a clean slate: Eat better, give more to charity, dust off the Peloton that’s currently doubling as a coat rack. But resolutions don’t just have to be about bettering ourselves in our personal lives—they can (and should) pour over into our professional ones…

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10 click-worthy email personalization trends for 2022

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The new year is right around the corner, and we know the questions on email marketers’ minds: What trends are heating up for next year and how can I integrate them into my 2022 planning? We’ve got you covered. 2022 is going to be a year of growth and innovation in the email space—so get comfortable and let’s dig into the hottest email marketing trends…

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Today’s retail customer expects seamless, customized experiences. Here’s how to do that.

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Roughly one year ago, I discovered the holy grail of holiday shopping experiences: Buy online, pick up outside store. For those who didn’t experience this brilliant innovation, let me take you back to November 2020. During last year’s holiday season, I remember I wanted to interact with as few humans as possible (as was the case for many). So, I took advantage of a process…

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3 reasons why leveraging third-party data is casino marketing’s biggest opportunity

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For the past 20-plus years, casinos have been at the forefront of using first-party behavioral data to drive intelligent segmentation and targeting. Now, it’s time to apply that same innovation to leverage third-party data, as well. Casino marketers have been trained to believe that “External appended data doesn’t predict gaming behavior.” But when it comes down to it, that's not entirely true anymore.

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3 lessons from tourism brands that innovated in turbulent times

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For most marketers, last year was all about hunkering down, trimming marketing spend, putting a pause on innovation and focusing on staying afloat. Few industries were hit harder than travel, with airlines nearly halting service, hotels left without guests, and only one in three tourism destinations open to international travelers. Even Disneyland had to close its doors for a bit—only the third time in history…

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GM Financial, Inspire Brands and Marriott share their current obsession—the customer

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You’ve heard it a million times—"the modern marketing landscape is in the middle of a major change"—which is inherently true. The Covid-19 pandemic pushed marketers to completely rethink the way they communicate with customers, and the deprecation of third-party cookies coupled with increasing privacy restrictions by the likes of Apple and Google have made it even more difficult to have that dialogue with customers digitally.

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Kimberly-Clark doubles down on consumer-centric experiences

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The biggest topic in marketing in the past year has been data deprecation and its impact on knowing your consumers in a digital context. But there have been other forces at play for some time—changing privacy regulations, walled gardens restrictions and consumer-driven privacy control—culminating in one conclusion for nearly every marketer: They need to double-down on first-party data.

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Want to improve your automotive customer experience? 3 questions to ask

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Over the last year, the auto industry has had to practically overhaul strategy and accelerate retail innovation to meet fast-paced changes in consumer expectations. How OEMs and dealers craft and model the customer experience is transforming—from the moment when a customer starts looking for a new vehicle, shopping, test-driving, sale and every digital and in-person interaction in between.

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Cruise bookings: Has the digital pivot favored OTAs? Learning from hotel mistakes of 20 years ago

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A recent Phocuswire article explained Expedia’s focus on the cruise segment, continuing to invest to capture cruise demand by simplifying the shopping and booking experience, including a big focus on their call center extending the digital experience. The complexities of a cruise conversion make online bookings a challenge—and the cruise brands’ own call centers are at the center of their direct booking activity—so brands cannot…

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How DMO Visit Omaha attracted out-of-town visitors during off-season

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Visit Omaha wanted to reach visitors during the city’s offseason and attract them to the area. Epsilon helped to evaluate their traditional audience markets and serve eye-catching creative to boost visitation during winter months, resulting in a strong revenue and community impact from over 14,500 new tourists. Let's see how they did it. 

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