Think targeting ticks customers off? Actually, it’s quite the opposite. Studies show that 41% of consumers would consider ending a brand relationship because of irrelevant messaging.1 That’s why targeted and personalized content is more important now than ever before.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Jun 22, 2017
Human targeted attacks continued to lead the pack in 2016. Attackers’ used automation and personalisation to increase the volume and click-through rates of their campaigns. Taking a page from the B2B e-marketer’s playbook, cyber criminals are adopting marketing best practices and sending their campaigns on Tuesdays and Thursdays when click-through rates are higher. Meanwhile, BEC and credential phishing attacks targeted the human factor directly--no technical exploits needed. Instead, they used social engineering to persuade victims into sending money, sensitive information and account credentials.
Timing is everything—attackers know that hitting your employees with a well-crafted email at the just the right time produces the best results. Of course, this varies by region. So if you are responsible for worldwide SecOps, you need visibility into not only attack patterns but also when and which employees tend to click.
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As the number of tactics available to marketers has multiplied, it has become
harder and harder for many to determine where they should focus their resources.
Digital marketing, in particular, is becoming increasingly sophisticated and offers
opportunities for highly targeted and effective campaigns.
But as B2B marketers are designing integrated programs, many overlook a tactic
that has successfully generated leads and closed sales for decades: telemarketing.
Strategically deploying telemarketing to enhance engagement, nurture prospects
and improve your data can make the difference between revenue that goes to
your bottom line and revenue that goes out the door.
This kind of direct, one-to-one communication has a natural connection with the
B2B world, a field built around relationships and tightly targeted audiences.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 07, 2014
The Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year’s global internet threat activity. The report is based on data from the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec’s analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Highlights from the 2014 Internet Security Threat Report
• 91% increase in targeted attacks campaigns in 2013
• 62% increase in the number of breaches in 2013
Text-messaging, or SMS, usage is on the rise while email usage is falling. Meanwhile many more mobile phones than personal computers are sold around the world. Long story short: Marketers who want to reach consumers with targeted campaigns had better put an SMS strategy in place. mobileStorm's new white paper, "SMS Or Die," explains why mobile marketing, particularly SMS marketing, is the ideal platform to reach consumers.
Mass mailing, mass emails or SMS blasts - ask any business to consumer(B2C) marketing professional what they think of them and they will probably tell you there's been a shift away from such indiscriminate approaches in favor of more targeted campaigns. And they'll tell you that the main reason for this shift is that customers are more demanding; asking to be recognized as individuals and expecting communications to be relevant to their unique
lifestyles, wants and needs.
New analytics tools and services are helping organizations extract exceptional business value from the massive volumes of available data provided by various internal and external sources. Many companies are harnessing these insights to improve operational and business processes, troubleshoot problems, identify business opportunities, and generally compete and innovate better. Now the benefits of analytics in those areas are prompting companies to look to analytics to improve information security. Enterprise security organizations are under tremendous pressure to change. Traditional perimeter-focused security controls and strategies have proved inadequate against modern, highly targeted attack campaigns.
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