It’s quickly approaching that critical time of year for retailers. Marketers are finalizing their campaigns to attract more consumers into their stores – and to shop with them online – this holiday season. A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll/OpenX estimates that holiday spending will be up 5% this year compared to last year, with online shopping accounting for more than 50% of all purchases.Read More
Marketing organizations need to be data-savvy out of one obvious reason: because consumers are savvy and impatient – and not very loyal.
To get on par with your customers, it sometimes takes a great deal of change management. Based on experience, I have compiled the following list of how to create a data-savvy marketing organization.Read More
John Wannamaker’s more than 100-year-old outcry: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half” was true for a long time, but not anymore. Thanks to data-driven marketing and data-analytics tools, we are now in a much better position to determine our marketing ROI.Read More
We used to look forward to emails. When we received a “you’ve got mail” alert, we were eager to see who it was trying to communicate with us. Now, outside of work, most of us receive email overload and rarely want to open them. Vendors have it rough. If they want to engage with us, whether it be on the phone, by email or via the ads we see online, it better be worth our while. Consumers of today want personalized messages and offers, and if vendors can’t keep up with those demands, competitors are easily accessible and just a few clicks away.Read More
As a marketer, there is nothing more aggravating than launching a campaign that you have been working on only to get bounce backs rolling into your inbox, or even more embarrassing, a pile of direct mail returned straight to your desk. Sadly these events are more common place than we want to admit, but they don’t have to be.
Every year marketers across the world waste millions of dollars because of poor data. Poor data can not only impact your company’s bottom line, but it can also devastate your brand’s image.Read More
Some time ago the kids were searching for Dragon Ball figures on my iPad. Even if they hadn’t told me, I would have found out because of the ad retargeting. This happens when marketers mix up the device or account and the user.
The same thing happens when I order something for my mother. After that, I’m aging rapidly in the eyes of the marketers. I wish they knew me a bit better. I would avoid all the irrelevant ads and offers, and the company would attain a much more successful cross selling.Read More