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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
While it may be true that NCOA is a commodity these days, Alllant Group uses our data wrangling expertise and multi-source data approach to garner
improved results for our customers resulting in
significant cost savings. We achieve this by cleaning the data, using multiple change of address sources, and validating the results using
national consumer data sources.
Understanding the lifetime value of customers is a cornerstone-centric marketing approach throughout the entire customer lifecycle built on treating customers as assets and focusing on acquiring, developing, and retaining customers with high potential value.Read More
On the webinar, Brandon talked about how companies are using customer lifetime value to win, serve, and retain customers today. He also presented best practices for overcoming the data and organizational challenges typically associated with lifetime value. Finally, he revealed on how to get started with lifetime value.Read More
Forrester Research report The New Paradigm Of Retail states, “Today’s shopper knows more about the product than store associates do, has a broader online selection with filtering tools, and can close the purchase more easily on their own with online product upsell options. Retailers must adapt to regain a customer experience.”
1 Future growth for retailers depends on the retailer’s ability to adapt to the customer’s preferences. We have identified four “Retail Strategy Influencers” that pave the way to growth.
The hectic holiday season is done, and seasonal results for retailers are positive. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), “holiday sales during November and December 2017 increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 to $691.9 billion as growing wages, stronger employment and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than had been expected.” And the continued outlook for retailers remains promising. Devon Wylie, CEO of retail industry event CRMC, points out that “most in our network of brick and mortar, retail CRM marketers are telling us that they are hopeful that in-store activity will remain strong in 2018.”Read More
As a new marketing coordinator, I wanted to understand the various aspects of the Allant Group. Through my quest to learn more, I got to sit down and speak with Mike Tworek, Director of Business Development and Indirect Sales at Allant Group. Mike is in charge of strategic partnerships and we met to talk specifically about the relationship between Allant Group and RedPoint Global.Read More
Allant Group, a premier marketing technology provider specializing in customer data and analytics, was recently included as one of the top companies in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Services Providers (CASP), Q3 2017 report. According to Forrester, “Allant excels at the customer data dirty work. Many of Allant’s strengths lie in its database-marketing heritage. It has a team of business-savvy data scientists who specialize in applied customer analytics.”Read More
Customer retention is much more than simply measuring how many customers are still active 12 months after they begin a relationship with your company. It’s much more than trying to please everybody who walks in the door or orders from your online store. It is, in fact, a perpetual process that is all about profitable allocation of limited resources. How best to focus your dollars to know where customers are in the buying cycle, what behaviors distinguish one customer from another and which customers are worthy of effort in moving them toward upward migration. The key and often overlooked component of retention is to have the discipline to ignore the disengaged.Read More
Customer service can have a huge impact on your bottom line, make or break your reputation, and is critical to competing effectively. And, it is no secret that I am obsessed with customer service, because I am in charge of the client experience at Allant.Read More
“What I did during my summer vacation” was my favorite assignment each school year. As we make the turn for the last remaining days of summer, I recently took stock in what I have done to prepare for my annual essay (which has now become a blog). This summer I have had the opportunity to participate in many discussions with prospective clients and have conversations with quite a few attendees at several
conferences I attended.
To really find out what Millennials wanted from employers I had to ask them. I interviewed a group of Millennials that were getting ready to graduate college and enter the work force. They wanted things like, collaboration, mentoring, motivation, to work in groups and have a strong work/life balance. Wait, am I a Millennial? I want those things as well. Let me get some more data before I can jump on the millennial bandwagon.Read More
I walked into the Hilton Chicago feeling very nervous and especially intimidated at my being a millennial surrounded by executives. But after meeting Devon and Staci along with the rest of the CRMC leadership I was put at ease as they truly made me feel a part of their team. They made my experience with CRMC an enjoyable and memorable one and I was so glad to help them.Read More