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What is Omnichannel Personalization?

What is Omnichannel Personalization?

April 17, 2019 by

You’ve probably heard the term “omnichannel” to describe any business practice that extends across channels, both digital and in-person. When it comes to the omnichannel customer experience, the idea is simple: you’re appealing to one human, so you need to deliver one cohesive experience, because people don’t think about their interactions with your company in isolation. If someone inter […]

Stop Frustrating Your Customers: Treat Them Like You Know Them

Stop Frustrating Your Customers: Treat Them Like You Know Them

April 12, 2019 by

There’s a lot of work that goes into converting an account from prospect to customer. Still, it’s important to realize the journey doesn’t end there. In many instances, your website is still a valuable source of information for customers, and the homepage is often their gateway to log into their accounts. For that reason, your site shouldn’t just be a place to communicate with potential cu […]

Salesforce Announces It Is Now Building What Evergage Already Offers

Salesforce Announces It Is Now Building What Evergage Already Offers

April 10, 2019 by

As a customer data platform (CDP), we're often asked how Evergage compares with Salesforce. This is a fair question. Salesforce has been the leader in CRM for a long time, and the CRM was long considered to be the central repository of customer data in an organization. The CDP is a natural extension of Salesforce’s mission. Salesforce has just started working on its CDP In a recent post publishe […]

The Role of Identity Resolution in the Customer Data Platform

The Role of Identity Resolution in the Customer Data Platform

March 28, 2019 by

Businesses are turning to the customer data platform (CDP) to help them bring all of their customer data together in one place for analysis and activation purposes. One of the reasons that the CDP has taken off in recent years is that after spending years optimizing their strategies in each individual marketing channel, marketers are finally ready to turn their attention to the omnichannel custome […]

McDonald’s Acquisition of Dynamic Yield: I’m Lovin’ It

McDonald’s Acquisition of Dynamic Yield: I’m Lovin’ It

March 26, 2019 by

Yesterday evening, news broke that McDonald’s is acquiring personalization vendor Dynamic Yield for $300 million. Not to mix fast food expressions, but that’s a whopper of a deal, with supersize importance for the industry. At first glance, this seems like an unlikely pairing. Do McDonald’s and enterprise software really go together like a burger and fries? Regardless, the deal underscores t […]

The Importance of Data Activation in Your CDP Strategy

The Importance of Data Activation in Your CDP Strategy

March 19, 2019 by

In the business world, it’s easy to be so focused on just getting something done, that you forget about why you were doing it in the first place. You aim to send a certain number of emails, publish a certain number of blog posts, attract a certain number of website visitors — but lose sight of what you were trying to accomplish in the first place. As a result, you may find that you’ve done […]

Personalization Defined: What is Personalization?

Personalization Defined: What is Personalization?

March 6, 2019 by

One year for my birthday, one of my closest friends gave me a very special notebook. Not only is a notebook a good gift for me in general, but it was also in my favorite color (red) with a lyric from one of my favorite songs (Arctic Monkeys’ “Fluorescent Adolescent”) on the cover. Talk about a personalized gift! I felt like it was created just for me. It turns out that it was created just fo […]

Personalization Stats and Trends: How Does Your Organization Compare?

Personalization Stats and Trends: How Does Your Organization Compare?

February 26, 2019 by

For the last five years, Evergage has conducted an annual study in conjunction with Researchscape International to examine organizations’ perceptions, usage levels and future plans around personalization. We just launched our sixth annual survey to uncover how attitudes and usage have evolved over the last year, and we’d like to invite you to participate and benefit from the findings! The surv […]

Planning for Personalization: Getting Your Strategy and Execution Right

Planning for Personalization: Getting Your Strategy and Execution Right

February 21, 2019 by

Planning for any kind of business initiative can be difficult. You have a clear vision of your end goal, but what do you need to do to get there? Executing personalization in your organization is no different. Personalization can have a tremendous impact on your business, but it can be overwhelming to think about how to get to your end goal: delivering relevant experiences to your customers – ac […]

Customer Data Platform (CDP) Stats You Can’t Ignore

Customer Data Platform (CDP) Stats You Can’t Ignore

February 14, 2019 by

The buzz around the Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology category has exploded in recent years. I don’t think a day goes by when I don't run into an article that mentions CDPs (although I am a tech marketer). But as with all new martech classifications, there is a lot of confusion about what a CDP is and how it differs from other marketing technologies. As you continue on your journey to und […]

The B2B Buyer Journey is Unique for Everyone, so You Need to Personalize

The B2B Buyer Journey is Unique for Everyone, so You Need to Personalize

February 5, 2019 by

Throughout the years, a lot of time has been spent on the concept of “journeys.” Just do a quick Google search for “customer journey” or “buyer’s journey” to see all the different ways marketers have tried to simplify the concept. And while the traditional linear buyer’s journey is useful in helping us broadly understand the different steps involved in a typical purchase decision, […]

2019 is the Year of the CDP for Financial Services

2019 is the Year of the CDP for Financial Services

January 29, 2019 by

We are living in an era where hyper-personalized service is a table-stakes expectation from consumers, and they are willing to share more and more personal data with brands in exchange for this personalized service and attention. The amount of data that is being created is staggering. Over 90% of the world’s data has been generated over the last 24 months alone. As a result, financial services f […]

Improve Your A/B Testing and Personalization Efforts with These Tips

Improve Your A/B Testing and Personalization Efforts with These Tips

January 23, 2019 by

A/B testing has been around for so long that it’s hard to remember what digital marketing was like before we could test anything to find out what design, messaging, offers, etc. produce the best results. When you conduct an A/B test, you compare two or more versions of an experience against each other to see which performs best. Typically, one of those experiences acts as a “control” — an […]

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