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4 Tips for Effective Product Recommendations

4 Tips for Effective Product Recommendations

March 12, 2019 by

It’s no secret that consumers are interested in personalized shopping experiences. And the effects of personalized experiences are well documented. A report from Business Insider found that 49% of consumers surveyed said they have purchased a product they weren't planning to buy after receiving a personalized recommendation, and 40% of shoppers have spent more on a purchase than planned because […]

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 […]

Prep for Your Marketing Emails Like You Prep for a Job Interview

Prep for Your Marketing Emails Like You Prep for a Job Interview

February 19, 2019 by

When was the last time you went into a job interview without doing any research? Never, right? Of course not. When you prepare for an interview, you visit the company’s website, download a case study or review other content, familiarize yourself with the industry and the company’s competitors, etc. It’s been said before and it’s a cliche for a reason: you only get one shot to make a first […]

Why and How Carhartt Delivers Individualized E-Commerce Experiences to its Shoppers

Why and How Carhartt Delivers Individualized E-Commerce Experiences to its Shoppers

February 7, 2019 by

We all understand the value that personalization brings to big sites with large inventories that cater to diverse audiences. Amazon sells what seems like an impossible number of products across an endless number of categories on its site. Netflix has far more content available to view than one person can realistically sift through in a single sitting. And neither targets a specific market — they […]

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 […]

Asking “Golden Questions”: Using Surveys as Part of Your Personalization Strategy

Asking “Golden Questions”: Using Surveys as Part of Your Personalization Strategy

October 5, 2018 by

You can learn a lot about your customers and prospects from the data you already have in your CRM, email marketing solution, and other sources in your organization. And you can get a much clearer picture of them when you combine that data with deep behavioral data. You can use that understanding to personalize the experience people have with your company on your website, mobile apps, emails, in-pe […]

3 Important Ways to Optimize Online and Mobile Checkout

3 Important Ways to Optimize Online and Mobile Checkout

September 14, 2018 by

In e-commerce, checkout is the point where a sale could either be closed or lost depending on whether the experience has been designed to meet your shoppers’ needs. So when it comes to online and mobile checkout, e-commerce businesses would do well to develop an optimization and personalization strategy that increases customer satisfaction and encourages return visits. But what should that strat […]

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

September 11, 2018 by

The more relevant your email is to a recipient, the more likely the person is to open it. This may seem pretty obvious. With so many emails cluttering our inboxes, why would we waste our time on anything we don’t care about? Sending triggered emails is one great way to ensure your emails are relevant. If you take a quick look through your inbox, you’ll likely find at least one example of the m […]

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 […]

Top Takeaways from KPMG’s 2018 US Customer Experience Excellence Analysis

Top Takeaways from KPMG’s 2018 US Customer Experience Excellence Analysis

June 19, 2018 by

This month, KPMG published its annual US Customer Experience Excellence Analysis titled Know me: The key to an individualized, personal customer experience. The survey behind the analysis included 7,500 U.S. consumers and 250 brands across 10 business sectors: financial services, grocery, non-grocery retail, restaurants & fast-food, entertainment & leisure, travel and hotels, logistics, ut […]

5 Common Personalization Hurdles (and How to Overcome Them)

5 Common Personalization Hurdles (and How to Overcome Them)

June 15, 2018 by

If businesses could implement personalization instantly, at the touch of a button, they would. Personalization is critical to providing a positive and effective customer experience, but as we all know, it is not quite as simple as pressing a magical button. As an overarching strategy, there are many areas to consider — including which customer points of interaction to personalize, what technolog […]

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. […]

Navigating Constant Change: Takeaways from Retail Innovation Conference

Navigating Constant Change: Takeaways from Retail Innovation Conference

May 10, 2018 by

Last week’s Retail Innovation Conference brought together perspectives from over 50 retail professionals, who presented on everything from the state of the industry, AI and personalization, to payment systems and influencer marketing. As sponsors, our team had the opportunity to have great conversations with some of the 400+ attendees and share insights. Here are my biggest takeaways from the co […]

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