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Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) emerged to offer marketers a single, real-time view of their customers, but it’s taken a while for solutions to provide meaningful results.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic took everyone by surprise, but companies with well-developed data strategies have been more adaptable to changing consumer behaviors and the impact of lockdown restrictions. These nimble, data-driven companies are connecting with customers and communities in innovative ways, seizing new opportunities for creating meaningful experiences, staying profitable, and driving growth.Read More
With brands squarely in recovery mode and a captive audience doing even more shopping online, cobbling together a unified profile is as urgent as ever. Cross device identification (XDID) connects a unified view to every available data point linked to the customer both on- and offline.Read More
The majority of retail sales in the U.S. still occur in physical stores; but online shopping continues to grow. As a result of COVID-19, even more people are moving toward online shopping, seeking contactless shopping experiences. By 2023, eCommerce sales are expected to grow to 300 million online shoppers, or 91% of the U.S. population.Read More
Marketers strive to understand customers by achieving single, unified profiles of them. When consumers began using multiple devices to engage with a brand, the goal became more challenging. Cross-device identification (XDID) changes everything.Read More
Customer data platforms (CDPs) emerged to offer marketers the single, real-time customer view that they need. The excitement over them quickly created many new technologies and oversized expectations.Read More
The CCPA has begun the congressional tightening of borders around personal data. While it requires data-driven businesses to adapt, it also favors precise strategic marketing. California’s new privacy legislation is driving how we’ll need to approach consumer data.Read More
The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA): What You Need to Know and Do to Manage Your Brand Risk
Privacy: It’s becoming a much bigger presence within business data in 2020 and will only increase. California has taken the lead for what will surely follow. Keeping current with legislation will help position data-driven businesses for compliance, adaptation and opportunity.Read More
Picture this: a customer orders a product from your business and expects it be delivered within a few days. When the delivery doesn’t arrive, she panics. She reached for her phone to place the order, to track the order, and now she’s reaching for it again to inquire to your brand about the delay.Read More
Consumer privacy is a hot topic that is not going away any time soon. Consumers are increasingly concerned about their personal information for good reason. Frequent data breaches, improper collection and usage, sharing and selling without consent, unwanted solicitations, ignored preferences, and identity theft are all too common.Read More
Recent social media platform updates, such as Messenger and chatbots, present both opportunities and threats to a brand’s social care strategy. While enabling AI-driven chatbots can be cost-effective, and provide 24/7 management of high-volume customer inquiries, they can also be damaging to the brand — from creating poor, artificial customer experiences to harming your brand reputation and even creating cyber security problems. That’s why a strategy that implements both bots and human interactions is the best practice for social care.Read More
With the help of volunteers and sponsors, our vision is to eradicate hunger within the families and individuals in the DuPage County area. We are dedicated to providing food for the hungry, educating the donor community about existing needs, and supporting advocacy efforts for the hungry. We also work hard to encourage volunteerism and the sharing of resources.Read More
Remembering that not every customer is created equal can be crucial to winning your game of “Winback Hide & Seek.” A number of issues can cause customers to appear to go into hiding, but before seeking them out, you must determine if they are really hiding, waiting for you to seek them out or lost altogether. Looking closer at how your customers have interacted with your brand will help you figure out if they have truly been lost.Read More
It was between 2007 and 2008 when companies started to look at social media, not just as “something young people do,” but as a business channel; an opportunity for a new type of interaction with customers and an innovative way to generate leads. At this point, Facebook built Facebook Pages, which allowed any entity to create a Business Page on Facebook. In addition, Facebook expanded its advertising capabilities and continued work on developing its Mobile App.Read More
Social Media Automation, however, is a fairly new concept, primarily because of how new Social Media is in general as a business tool. Recent feature updates such as Messenger and the deployment of Bots present both opportunities and threats, not only to a customer’s experience but also to a brand’s reputation.Read More