Published By: Progress
Published Date: Jan 09, 2017
Did you know?
• 86% of organizations say they have 2 years to make inroads with digital transformation
• 55% say they have a year or less, before they begin to suffer financially or from competitive threats
• 59% are worried they may be too late
To help you evaluate your organizational readiness for digital transformation, we put together a package to help you measure your current capabilities—from a technology and organizational perspective—as well as some information to help you plan ahead.
The Digital Transformation Kit contains:
• CMS Evaluation Guide: Learn about CMS capabilities that can enhance the customer experience
• Digital Marketing Maturity Guide: Rate your usage of digital marketing technology
• Data-Driven Marketing e-Book: Learn how to use the power of your data to drive growth
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
Formerly, buyers were limited in the ways they could gather product information. But because of the web and social media, buyer behaviors have changed. Because buyer interactions can number in the thousands or millions, businesses must use automated tools to personalize the buyer’s online experience and drive them toward a purchase decision.
In a new study by Forbes Insights and sponsored by Oracle Marketing Cloud, 60% of brand and agency executives say their roles and responsibilities have changed significantly over the past two years. As a result, both groups are reengineering their internal organizations and forging new ways of working with their respective agency or brand counterparts. At the same time, the research found that technology is ingrained in marketing operations and, perhaps most significantly of all, agency and brand stakeholders are challenging themselves to analyze and apply consumer data in more sophisticated ways. Some are even hiring data scientists and others outside of the traditional marketing discipline to help in these efforts.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
In a new study by Forbes Insights and sponsored by Oracle Marketing Cloud, 60% of brand and agency executives say their roles and responsibilities have changed significantly over the past two years. As a result, both groups are reengineering their internal organizations and forging new ways of working with their respective agency or brand counterparts. At the same time, the research found that technology is ingrained in marketing operations and, perhaps most
significantly of all, agency and brand stakeholders are challenging themselves to analyze and apply consumer data in more sophisticated ways. Some are even hiring data scientists and others outside of the traditional marketing discipline to help in these efforts.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The face of retail – both online and instore – is rapidly evolving. In addition to margin pressures, resource constraints, and competitive challenges retailers face on an ongoing basis, many are struggling to keep up with the evolving demands of vocal consumers. As new channels and buying habits emerge and evolve, many retail marketers have struggled to keep up. Although many have adopted new technologies to address new channels and challenges, the rapid pace of technological change has created new challenges including:
E-mail marketing overload
Channel coordination and conflict
These challenges, coupled with the rising cost of acquiring and managing customer data, are compounded by increasing scrutiny on marketing budgets and an expectation of being able to prove the value of every campaign in terms of increased revenues.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
Like many brands with a large footprint of physical store locations, this automotive retailer was having trouble connecting its online ad spend to actual in-store revenue.
In order to reach online consumers, their digital marketing strategy had been buying clicks (CPC) and impressions (CPM). They realized these methods were lacking because:
- They had no true gauge of what ads were working - Their ROI was often inflated by making assumptions instead of using data - It required a heavy upfront investment
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: May 14, 2018
After decades in the limelight, email remains the most powerful channel for eCommerce marketers. And this success continues even as many eCommerce marketing teams rely heavily on batch and blast emails that go to their entire list without any customization. While such efforts clearly bring in revenue, they also leave money — a lot of money — on the table.
Recognizing that largely untapped opportunity, top eCommerce marketers have started to take a more strategic approach to email. In addition to traditional batch and blast campaigns,
these marketers now tailor messages based on both their customers’ behaviors and changes to their product data in
order to send more customized and timely messages.
To better understand how retailers are using email, including the extent to which they have embraced individualized messaging opportunities and the effectiveness of those messages, Bluecore turned to the data. Our 2018 Retail Email Benchmark report provides a baseline understanding of these a
Siloed data has become the Achilles heel of marketing insights –especially in the world of B2B and B2B2C marketing.
Today’s marketing and sales departments sit on a goldmine of data derived from the dozens of applications and data sources in their MarTech stack. Still, the real opportunity for insights is hidden in the combined data across applications. Combining data in a comprehensive way delivers a full picture of marketing efficacy and efficiency.
In this eBook, learn about the origins of siloed data, and how data has emerged and evolved, as well as review the benefits that marketing can realize with connected data. Along the way, we’ll share some action items you can take to assess your current situation and build a plan to unify your data and fuel great marketing insights.
Data drives decision making across the enterprise. For sales executives, it’s critical to have
information about where to focus outreach and understand what potential customers are looking
for. But having data for its own sake won’t do much good. With advanced tools and a customerfocused mindset, companies are learning things about prospects never before possible. Thanks to
advanced insights and machine learning that process algorithms and crunch millions of data points,
new purchase patterns and propensity models are emerging to guide sales leaders as to what will
work best for their business.
Read this paper to learn how to act on advanced insight in the sales and marketing process.
The enormous potential of new data tools and analysis
Resources needed to act on the insight
Strategic and operational recommendations
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