Customers are the lifeblood of business, but their importance is sometimes forgotten when it comes time to collect payment. For most organizations, accounts receivable is one of the largest assets on the balance sheet. To maintain a competitive position in the market, companies are looking to improve asset-to-cash conversion performance. From the financial supply chain perspective, the goal of the order-to-cash cycle is simple: to translate successful sales into actual financial benefit for the organization.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
With Lush’s in-store sales far outweighing those online, the Managing Director of Lush Digital, Jack Constantine, set out to bring the brick-and-mortar commerce experience to its UK website, powered by dynamic displays, interactive design, and an unforgettable look and feel.
Lush wanted to create a digital experience that would weave its stories throughout every page of its website and result in a spike in online sales.
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The Issue: The Content and Commerce Divide
Commerce and digital marketing teams tell a familiar story. The commerce team launches an online store on a commerce platform. Commerce and IT focus on the platform and evolve it as the online business grows—focusing on basics such as PCI compliance and product information and expand-ing to more complex integrations. Now they want to add content, such as reviews and engaging media, that will inform and guide shoppers.
Meanwhile, the digital marketing team regards the online store as a missed branding and engagement opportunity and tries to jump in and contribute only to find that the system can’t meet their needs. So marketing goes outside to a digital agency, pays for a separate microsite, and takes their creative production needs elsewhere. And thus a classic divide is formed.
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Published Date: Apr 07, 2008
This opinion piece, published by DM News in November 2007, addresses a common but less talked about problem with email marketing – over-mailing to positively effect otherwise mediocre results; which is likely the result of an acquisition email provider using a compiled response file, and guaranteeing high open and click rates in addition to a positive ROI. This article provides insight on what the marketer, broker or agency can do to ensure they are maximizing the ROI from a given campaign, while disincentivizing over-sending behavior.
In this guide you will learn how to collect and deliver meaningful dead data, cultivate leads beyond the top of the funnel, uncover opportunities within channels already in place, and create a larger impact with your email marketing initiatives
From deliverability to conversion - the quality of your list underwrites your email marketing success. But it's not easy to build a great list, and it's no snap to maintain it. Five of the foremost experts in the field held a powwow; we share the resu
Over the last 12 years, a massive amount of material has been written about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Much of this material remains applicable today; However, there are a growing amount of out-dated tactics still being touted as best practices (exact match domain names, keyword density targets, exact anchor text, and so on). In this eBook, you’ll learn the current best practices in SEO that companies of all sizes can use to increase site visibility, increase traffic, and most importantly, improve conversion rates.
New customer acquisition is the lifeblood of many businesses, but it can be costly. Comprehensive lead management strategies have been developed to maximize lead value and bring order and efficiency to the top of the marketing funnel. Such strategies emphasize quality, precision, and the increased probability of conversion. When well-executed, lead management strategies can produce significant savings, reduce time spent in the funnel, and bring sales and marketing into closer concert.
The old rules of relying on metrics like brand awareness, cost per lead, and lead-to-sales conversion rate are in need of an update. So what metrics should you focus on today? Find out with this guide.
Landing pages are the foundation that supports successful inbound marketing campaigns. Once you’ve done all the work of attracting visitors to your site, they’re the key to making the connection – and getting the conversion.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Is your organization ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution? This whitepaper explores how to prime your organization to leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
Adobe has released the results to the 2012 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey, where over 1700 global digital marketers across major industries offered insights into plans for driving revenue and growth in the coming year. With an increasing portion of marketing spend shifting to digital channels, it's more critical than ever to measure online marketing programs and initiatives to help identify where you can raise conversions and add to the bottom line.
In this just released report, digital marketing and eCommerce experts from eConsultancy aim to help marketers systematically gain a higher ROI through their conversion rate efforts by changing how they think about conversion and testing processes.
Online video plays a critical role in today's digital marketing strategies for engaging with consumers. With a majority of U.S. web users regularly watching video, the potential for online video is clear: It can effectively drive clicks and conversions, turning casual consumers into loyal customers. Conversion is one of the most powerful and easily measurable benefits of video. A well-placed video supporting complex products and services can create up to a 90% conversion uplift.
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.
The 2013 holiday shopping season blew by at a record pace. With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas than 2012, Adobe Digital Index speculated that retailers may lose up to $1.5 billion in potential revenue if marketing programs failed to capture even greater daily sales than the Digital Index model predicted. Now that the season is complete, Digital Index has just released its 2013 eCommerce Benchmark and Holiday Shopping Report which offers more than 25 eCommerce benchmarks — and points to some holiday shopping surprises.
Download our 2014 Digital Trends report, created in partnership with eConsultancy, to discover the trends that are driving exceptional customer experiences — and the tools you need to gain a competitive edge.
Based on a global survey of more than 2,500 marketers, our report found that customer experience, mobile marketing, and content marketing are major business imperatives for 2014. However, only 23% of marketers believe they have the tools they need to maximize their impact in these areas. Get the report now to uncover more insights for the coming year, including:
- B2C brands will focus on targeting and personalization
- Two-thirds of respondents will experiment with new media
- Brands will zero in on mobile customer behavior
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