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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 […]

Cyber Week is Over…Now What? 3 Ideas for Re-Engaging New Subscribers & Customers

Cyber Week is Over…Now What? 3 Ideas for Re-Engaging New Subscribers & Customers

December 3, 2018 by

This blog post was co-authored by Logan Goulett. You’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears (and budget) into your Black Friday and Cyber Monday strategies and came out on the other side relatively unscathed. And hopefully, of course, your company reaped the benefits. Congratulations! But now the real work begins. Like most retailers post-Cyber Week, you now have a list of newly acquired email su […]

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 […]

4 Reasons You Should Be Personalizing Your Emails at Open Time

4 Reasons You Should Be Personalizing Your Emails at Open Time

October 2, 2018 by

As an email marketer, you always want to send highly effective messages. You want your emails to stand out, resonate with your recipients, and deliver value. But no matter how hard you try to send something relevant, you can’t control when your emails are opened. Some people will read your email right away on their phones. Others may check their emails on their desktop in a day, a week or more. […]

3 Types of Personalization You Should Be Using to Make Your Emails More Relevant

3 Types of Personalization You Should Be Using to Make Your Emails More Relevant

September 25, 2018 by

A few years ago, I implemented an email unsubscribe massacre in my inbox. I realized I was tired of deleting multiple emails from the same brands every single day — emails that I never even considered opening. I decided that instead of simply deleting these emails as they came in, I would unsubscribe every time I received an email that didn’t provide value. I was ruthless about it. After a few […]

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 […]

Looking for E-Commerce Campaign Ideas for the Holidays? We’ve Got a Few

Looking for E-Commerce Campaign Ideas for the Holidays? We’ve Got a Few

July 24, 2018 by

July may seem early to be talking about the holidays. But for e-commerce companies, it’s not. For companies that drive a major chunk of their revenues during the holiday shopping season, it’s never too early to start planning campaigns — or even just testing new techniques that you can roll out later. When you consider that, according to the National Retail Federation, as many as 40% of holi […]

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

Personalization is a Retail Priority This Year: Here are 7 Ways You Can Personalize Too

July 10, 2018 by

Personalization is a high priority for retailers looking to meet customer expectations this year, according to the recently published Forrester report by Brendan Witcher, The Top Retail Technology Investments In 2018. According to the report: “Thirty-six percent of US online adults think retailers should do more to offer personalized experiences. Retailers heed this expectation by continuing to […]

Evergage Named a Strong Performer Among Experience Optimization Platforms

Evergage Named a Strong Performer Among Experience Optimization Platforms

June 20, 2018 by

Evergage is thrilled to be included in The Forrester WaveTM: Experience Optimization Platforms, Q2 2018 report that was just published today. It is an honor to be included, of course, but it is even more gratifying to be ranked a “Strong Performer” — a testament, in our opinion, to our solution’s capabilities, position, and traction with enterprise customers across industries. Here’s a s […]

Email Personalization Examples that Go Beyond the {First_Name} Field

Email Personalization Examples that Go Beyond the {First_Name} Field

May 16, 2018 by

In our latest survey, we found that email is the most popular channel for personalization. Yet the most common way that marketers personalize their emails today is to incorporate the recipient’s first name or company name into the subject line or body of the email. This is good, but it’s only a start. Just think about your own personal inbox. I know I am constantly deleting irrelevant emails. […]

Omnichannel Retail Experiences: Personalization Across In-Store and Online Channels

Omnichannel Retail Experiences: Personalization Across In-Store and Online Channels

April 20, 2018 by

The online experience plays an important role in the decisions shoppers make offline — and the influence of digital on the in-store experience is only going to grow. In fact, by 2022, Forrester expects the internet to influence 41% of in-store sales during customers' purchase journey. As the importance of digital channels increases, retailers are looking to provide better experiences that keep s […]

Planning for Personalization in 2018: Starting With What’s Possible

Planning for Personalization in 2018: Starting With What’s Possible

March 1, 2018 by

As we get further into this year, personalization is probably something you’re thinking about. You might be looking to get started with personalization for the first time, or more likely, you’ve done some personalization in the past but now you’re looking to get serious about implementing a real personalization strategy. With so many different places to start, personalization can seem overwh […]

The Answer is Clear for Toys R Us: Hyper-Personalization

The Answer is Clear for Toys R Us: Hyper-Personalization

February 15, 2018 by

Last month, large children’s toy retailer Toys R Us announced that it would be closing one-fifth of its store locations as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plans. For most consumers, this news isn’t surprising. It no longer makes sense to go to a Toys R Us store or even to visit the Toys R Us website when you can find any product you want on Amazon — often at a cheaper price with better […]

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