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In nearly every one of my technology consulting engagements with enterprise clients, I’ve seen a trend: marketing technology is purchased and executed without a customer strategy to guide it. As a result, organizations find themselves in need of a marketing technology evaluation and roadmap reset project, not because their tools are outdated or broken, but because an ad hoc and accidental architecture was created due to the lack of a customer strategy.
We are excited to announce that the Q1 2018 Merkle Digital Marketing Report is now available for download.
This is a challenging time for loyalty marketers. Not only must they grapple with ever-changing consumer expectations and constantly evolving technologies — those are par for the course in the loyalty marketing world — but today’s marketplace is increasingly saturated with loyalty programs, making differentiation a difficult goal to achieve.
Millennials now hold more purchasing power than any other segment. But, when you consider the fact that women control or influence as much as 85 percent of overall US spending power, the female segment has certainly earned some extra attention. Here are three tips that will help you better understand and engage this highly valuable cohort.
Due to the complex nature of how customers purchase products in today’s digital world (in-store, real-time price comparisons, buying online), customer journey analyses are more complex than traditional marketing analyses. To evaluate a customer journey, it’s important to choose visualization techniques that can showcase customer behavior and track movement over time.