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Personalization Trends: 2019 Survey Results

Personalization Trends: 2019 Survey Results

May 1, 2019 by

Personalization continues to be an important component of good customer experiences. And with the trend toward customer data platforms (CDPs), which aim to bring customer data together in one place in order to activate on it to deliver more targeted experiences, personalization is clearly a top priority. Last week, we published our sixth annual study with Researchscape International, entitled 2019 […]

Evergage Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Market Hubs, 2019

Evergage Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Market Hubs, 2019

April 26, 2019 by

We are excited to announce that Evergage has been named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hubs, 2019 (requires Gartner login). This is the third year of the Magic Quadrant in this technology category and the first year Evergage was invited to participate. Gartner defines a Multichannel Marketing Hub (MMH) as “technology that orchestrates a company’s communic […]

88% of Marketers Use Personalization to Deliver a Better Customer Experience [Infographic]

88% of Marketers Use Personalization to Deliver a Better Customer Experience [Infographic]

April 25, 2019 by

The concept of personalization — that is, tailoring an experience based on information you have learned about an individual — has grown in popularity in recent years. At Evergage, we have tracked that growth each year with our much-anticipated and frequently cited annual study of personalization trends. Today we published our sixth such annual study with Researchscape International, 2019 Trend […]

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 Secret to Pleasant Pop-Ups

The Secret to Pleasant Pop-Ups

April 5, 2019 by

Picture this: You’ve just arrived to a website and you’re about to start navigating around when — pop! — a floating box obscures your view of the screen. Why? To tell you about some benefit you’ll receive later, if you’ll only surrender your email address now. Though pop-ups have been annoying visitors for years, marketers still use them. But should you? If so, how can you deliver succ […]

How CIEE is Creatively Engaging Prospects this April Fools’ Day

How CIEE is Creatively Engaging Prospects this April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2019 by

Who says personalization and prospect engagement can’t be fun and lighthearted parts of your brand? One of our customers, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), is a non-profit organization promoting international education and exchange. In addition to running many regular Evergage campaigns on their site, they are also running a specific promotion just for April Fools’ Day. […]

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 […]

Don’t Let Your B2B Website Be Like a Bad Car Salesman

Don’t Let Your B2B Website Be Like a Bad Car Salesman

March 22, 2019 by

Who likes dealing with a bad car salesman? I think we can all agree that a pushy or unhelpful car salesperson can be one of the worst interactions you can encounter. But a poor B2B website experience can actually be quite comparable. Instead of a personalized experience presenting the most relevant content for each visitor, many B2B marketers are still using rotating hero carousels to cycle throug […]

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 […]

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

March 14, 2019 by

Located less than 10 miles from Evergage’s headquarters in Somerville, MA, Drift is a local media darling that’s taken the B2B world by storm. The company’s communications and engagement solutions help demand gen-focused businesses drive leads through what it refers to as “conversational marketing.” If you’re not familiar with Drift as a company, perhaps you’ve come across their seem […]

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