I can't stress enough how important it is to always be testing in your marketing campaigns. Whether it be creative, audience, format, or offer, developing a test and learn plan with your client is a necessity if you want to keep growing and evolving. Here are some tips on how to get started, along with key milestones for planning.
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Targeting and personalization are key components of online marketing. By tailoring your marketing messages for the individual visitors to your website, instead of making them overly-generalized for a broad audience, you can increase the chances that they will become a customer and a repeat customer.
Data-driven orchestration enables marketing to move personalization from one-to-many to one-to-one. Personalization is delivered via a hybrid of orchestration techniques. Merkle has categorized these techniques into an orchestration maturity model, with five levels of increasing effectiveness in people-based marketing decision making.
Personalization has evolved beyond simple customer recognition and into the delivery and management of “personal” customer experiences: Experiences that are always-on and flow from channel to channel, and that deliver and manage one-to-one relationships. Personalization is never defined by marketing technology; instead, personalization should be a strategy focused on delivering seamless customer experiences across all channels and throughout the entire journey. To that end, every company should look at several criteria to define a customer’s interaction with its brand.