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Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

January 10, 2019 by

These days, you’re probably spending some time thinking about all the new trends and technologies that will affect your business this year. This is definitely important, but while you’re reading marketing predictions and contemplating how you’ll react to them, it can be easy to forget about your existing strategies. Take email marketing, for example. Email marketing has been around for a lon […]

6 Ways Higher Education Can Personalize the Prospective Student Experience

6 Ways Higher Education Can Personalize the Prospective Student Experience

January 8, 2019 by

In today’s world, visitors expect a tailored experience not just from the retail sites they shop, but across the board. They expect the content they engage with to be relevant, timely, and helpful. In other words, they expect personalization. This demand has permeated all industries — including higher education, an industry not historically known for its advanced digital marketing techniques. […]

The Future of Personalization: 2019 Predictions

The Future of Personalization: 2019 Predictions

January 3, 2019 by

The world of technology changes rapidly. It’s no different with personalization technology. With each passing day, advances are made that can help you better understand your customers and prospects and deliver more relevant experiences to them. It can be overwhelming to keep up. To help you get an idea of what will be coming this year, we’ve compiled some predictions for personalization in 201 […]

Getting Ready for Personalization for B2B Marketing in 2019

Getting Ready for Personalization for B2B Marketing in 2019

December 26, 2018 by

In the last few days of 2018, you’re probably looking forward to the new year and taking some time to firm up your 2019 marketing strategy. I know there’s a lot to consider, but ask yourself: what role does personalization play in your plan? Are you looking to deliver personalized experiences on one or more of your digital channels: website, mobile, email, in-app? It’s likely in your plan so […]

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

December 18, 2018 by

We found in our annual survey this year that three out of four marketers are personalizing their communications in email — which makes email the most personalized channel. This is great news, because with the volumes of email we all sift through every day, it doesn’t make sense to send irrelevant emails that will only serve to annoy your prospects and customers. But are marketers really doing […]

What to Look for in Personalization Technology for 2019

What to Look for in Personalization Technology for 2019

December 13, 2018 by

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost here! As you think through your marketing and customer communication strategies for the coming year, personalization is undoubtedly top-of-mind for you (after all, we found in our annual survey that 88% of marketers believe their prospects and customers expect a personalized experience). But a personalization strategy is only as good as the technology powering it. […]

Financial Services Marketers: What to Read As You Plan Your 2019 CX Strategy

Financial Services Marketers: What to Read As You Plan Your 2019 CX Strategy

December 11, 2018 by

I don’t think I need to explain the importance of the customer experience. Without customers, you don’t have a business. While everyone understands this in theory, not every business prioritizes the customer experience. Jim Marous of The Financial Brand and The Digital Banking Report said it best: Despite all of the talk about improving the customer experience, most financial institutions have […]

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Personalization Engines

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Personalization Engines

December 5, 2018 by

On November 5th, Gartner published a new research report titled “Critical Capabilities for Personalization Engines.” Authored by Jennifer Polk and Bryan Yeager, the report comes on the heels of the first-ever “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines,” an important industry report in which Evergage was positioned as a Leader. The new Critical Capabilities report (available to Gar […]

How to Re-Engage Past Email Unsubscribers Without Violating the Law

How to Re-Engage Past Email Unsubscribers Without Violating the Law

November 30, 2018 by

As marketers, we all rely heavily on email. It remains a key channel for communicating with prospects and customers. Given its importance, most marketers view each email address they acquire as quite valuable. But what do you do with unsubscribed and bounced email addresses? Once someone has unsubscribed or their email address fails to deliver, you are limited in your options of how to to continue […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Evergage Decisions™ Contextual Bandit

Frequently Asked Questions: Evergage Decisions™ Contextual Bandit

November 27, 2018 by

We recently announced a new Evergage module called Evergage Decisions, which includes a ground-breaking algorithm called “Contextual Bandit” that allows companies to deliver the optimal promotion, offer, hero image – or even complete experience — to each individual site visitor. To explain the algorithm in more detail, Cliff Lyon (VP of Engineering at Evergage) and Jordan Bentley (Senior D […]

Understanding Customer Data Platforms: 3 Levels of Functionality

Understanding Customer Data Platforms: 3 Levels of Functionality

November 16, 2018 by

Even though it may feel like everyone in marketing is talking about customer data platforms (CDPs) these days, the idea of the CDP as a martech category is still in its infancy. There’s a lot of confusion about how to categorize CDPs. Forrester’s Joe Stanhope mentioned in a recent Evergage webinar that he doesn’t consider “CDP” as a category on its own yet. He believes it needs a stronge […]

Why You Need to Combine A/B Testing and Personalization

Why You Need to Combine A/B Testing and Personalization

November 14, 2018 by

A/B testing has been a must-have for data-driven marketers for decades. With A/B testing, you stop making guesses about your digital experiences. Instead, you run tests and use real numbers to tell you what works and what doesn’t. But I would argue that traditional, one-size-fits-all A/B testing is a thing of the past. Let me take you through a simple, theoretical example to show you what I mean […]

5 Things Marketers Can Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

5 Things Marketers Can Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

November 8, 2018 by

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, which is why I write a Thanksgiving-themed post for the Evergage blog every year. I never cared for it much as a child, but as an adult I appreciate that this giftless holiday can bring my scattered family together. Plus, I love the food. Especially the mashed potatoes. And the pies. The one part of Thanksgiving I have never enjoyed is the tradition my […]

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