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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Invaluable Delivers 1-to-1 Experiences to Collectors Across Website and Email

How Invaluable Delivers 1-to-1 Experiences to Collectors Across Website and Email

November 20, 2018 by

Online shopping is fundamentally a personal experience. When you shop online as a consumer, you’re typically either looking for something to meet your specific needs right now (like when you’re trying to find something to help you clean the grout in your shower) or you’re looking for something that meets your specific preferences (like when you’re browsing a shoe sale for something that ca […]

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 […]

Introducing Evergage Decisions and Evergage Data Science Workbench

Introducing Evergage Decisions and Evergage Data Science Workbench

October 31, 2018 by

Today, we are pleased to announce two exciting new capabilities: Evergage Decisions and Evergage Data Science Workbench. Both capabilities represent major advancements in the way Evergage customers can use machine learning to better understand their audiences and deliver 1-to-1 personalized experiences across channels. Evergage Decisions™   Building on our existing machine learning capabil […]

Extend the Power of Evergage with Evergage Gears

Extend the Power of Evergage with Evergage Gears

October 10, 2018 by

If you attended The Personalization Summit last month, you heard us announce Evergage Gears™, a new framework that empowers customers and partners to create and use apps, plug-ins, extensions, connectors and more for the Evergage platform. Evergage Gears enables Evergage customers to quickly and easily integrate Evergage with other systems or add functionality that extends the platform’s […]

Improve Oversight of Machine Learning Recommendations with Enhanced “Recipe” QA Feature

Improve Oversight of Machine Learning Recommendations with Enhanced “Recipe” QA Feature

September 21, 2018 by

For many marketers and business users, machine learning is still somewhat foreign. Can you trust an algorithm to make business decisions or control the customer experience? Conventional digital marketing practices tell you that you should incrementally test campaigns before launching them to the masses, which seems to contradict the approach with AI or machine learning. But it doesn’t have to. V […]

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