Topic Customer Experience

Ask the expert: How can retailers succeed this holiday season?

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When shelter-in-place orders were first instated in March, retailers had to close their doors in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, resulting in a steep drop in sales for everyone. While the decline was not totally out of the blue, retailers are still feeling the pressure: according to Epsilon data, consumers across generations still have mixed feelings around when they will return to…

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The importance of virtual conversations in a contactless world

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has woven its way into the fabric of our everyday lives, and many of us are completely unaware of it. Our morning commutes are quicker, depositing a check online is easier, frustrating daily spam emails are fewer. And businesses are buying into it. According to Gartner, thirty-seven percent of organizations have implemented AI in some form—that’s a 270% increase over the last…

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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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The connected, personalized retail experience: eTail West recap

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend eTail West where over a thousand retail-focused marketers gathered to learn about what’s disrupting the industry and discuss a number of key topics, some of which include measurement, how to rebrand your loyalty program, marketing automation, the role of data, best practices for the design of retail, the importance of creating a personalized experience for each consumer…

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4 reasons your identity resolution program isn’t working—according to Forrester

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Consumers want personalized experiences. We all know it. But delivering on this mandate is a challenge—to say the least. It requires knowing each customer (and potential customer) holistically so you can identify and accurately reach real people across devices and interactions over time with relevant messages.

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The benefits an advanced TV strategy can bring to your marketing efforts

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With the positive results marketers are seeing with their advanced TV strategy, it comes as no surprise that more than 50% of marketers are likely to include Advanced TV in their advertising schedules. By the end of next year, connected TV spend is expected to reach $913M, up from $293M in 2016.

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Key action items for your loyalty program relaunch/refresh

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The time for change is now. Consumer expectations are constantly evolving and the digital, hyper-personalized world we live in is complex. The true meaning of customer loyalty has shifted from a transactional brand relationship to one that now communicates on a 1:You level. And, the opportunity for program expansion has become a reality.

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