Why Personalization Remains Difficult for Marketers

Personalization is a key part of many marketing strategies, but it remains a very difficult task for marketers to implement effectively. In a recent Ascend2 survey of 190 marketing influencers worldwide, 63% of respondents said that data-driven personalization is a difficult tactic to execute. No other tactic listed in the survey—including content marketing, email marketing and … Continue reading »

Email Subject Line with Name Boost Clicks

Interested in breaking through inbox clutter? Put the person’s name in the subject line. That tactic will boost clicks even when the content is “not particularly informative,” according to research conducted by a team of academics, as summarized by the Chicago Booth Review. The research was conducted by Stanford University’s Navdeep S. Sahni and S. Christian Wheeler … Continue reading »

What Tech Tools Do Marketers Use for Personalization?

Behavior-based data is critical for customized marketing content. Marketing technology can be useful for marketers looking to strengthen their digital personalization efforts. According to June research, well over half of senior business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers globally rely on web analytics software, customer relationship management (CRM) and content management systems to ramp up their digital personalization efforts. … Continue reading »

Best Performing Digital Ads [Analysis]

Personalized digital ads deliver 3 times the performance of rich media ads, per Jivox’s analysis of more than 1 billion personalized ad impressions. Comparing the results of its personalized ads to the Google Benchmark for Rich Media Creatives (GBR), Jivox found that personalized ads excelled in generating high click-through rates. On average, personalized ads delivered … Continue reading »

Increase Sales with Personalized Content

Behavioral data and customer insights drive a more customized approach to ensure ROI. Most marketers agree that content marketing makes up an important piece of their marketing strategy. Unfortunately, creating engaging content that delivers ROI is not easy. To succeed, content must be personalized and contextually relevant. July 2016 research from Forrester Consulting emphasizes the … Continue reading »

How The Top B2B Marketers Define Success

Over 1,000 global B2B Marketers were surveyed by Salesforce to find out what drives the top-performing marketing teams, and what methods, metrics and challenges are shaping the B2B Marketing industry. Top-performing B2B marketing team insights: Executive buy-in. Budget spend. Tech adoption. Customer experience integration. Personalized, connected journeys. Below are the responses and insights from the … Continue reading »

New Trends Marketers Are Using [Survey]

Over half of US marketers are trying personalized and intent-based marketing.   The survey from Pan Communications also revealed that 49% of US marketers are interested in trying persona-based marketing, and 41% of respondents said they’re interested in Though interest in virtual reality (VR) has been gaining momentum this year, only 11% of US marketers … Continue reading »

How Marketers Are Personalizing Content and Delivering Growth

Many companies are having trouble delivering personalized 1:1 content across various touch points such as web pages, and e-commerce channels, and mobile applications. Email and social media are the only touch points through which a majority are able to deliver personalized content. According to a new PwC and Forbes Insights report, companies are prioritizing strong data … Continue reading »

Marketing Automation Growth Opportunities

Few businesses are maximizing marketing automation opportunities. Marketing automation will only get bigger in the coming years as marketers grow more comfortable with the technology. The adoption and usage has a way to go. A December 2014 study by Ascend2, indicates 24% of marketing professionals worldwide reported using marketing automation extensively. 35% had a limited … Continue reading »

Types of Data Marketers Are Using For Personalization – And Their ROI [report]

Almost 6 in 10 company marketers agree that the ability to personalize content is fundamental to their online strategy and 54% are committed to providing a personalized web experience, according to a new Econsultancy report produced in association with Adobe. The study also looks at the types of data used to personalize the web experience … Continue reading »

The Future of Marketing is Automation

Email is one of the most widely used and established platforms and has long been the cornerstone of many business-to-business (B2B) marketing plans. Even as new digital marketing and advertising platforms, formats, and channels draw companies’ attention and budgets, email remains vitally important and is arguably more valued by B2B marketers now more than ever … Continue reading »

Personalized Ads More Engaging and Memorable [study]

Compared to general ads, many consumers find personalized ads to be more engaging (54%), educational (52%), time-saving (49%) and memorable (45%), according to a Yahoo survey of 6,000 respondents aged 13-64. The study also found personalized ads to outperform those that aren’t personalized across a series of measures, with respondents also generally perceiving them to be … Continue reading »

Top Digital Priorities 2014: Targeting and Personalization

Personalization is this year’s top digital priority by B2C marketers, according to eConsultancy’s Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing published in January. Marketers expect personalization to be the third most exciting opportunity in five years  (after customer experience and multichannel campaign management). Top Digital Priorities 2014: Targeting and Personalization Participants of the Adobe-sponsored roundtable conversations varied in … Continue reading »

Why Personalize Your Website?

Over the last 10 years, marketers have gotten really good at personalizing emails. Retailers know your order history, style preferences, and sizes; airlines know your travel preferences and frequent destinations; and companies in all industries know what content you have downloaded and which events you have attended. Savvy marketers then use all this information to … Continue reading »

Email Marketing: All About Relevant, Compelling Content

Recent research has highlighted the importance of relevance in marketing messaging, and a benchmarking report from Ascend2 concerning email marketing comes to a similar conclusion. Respondents to the survey indicate that the creation of relevant and compelling content is by far the single most effective email tactic for achieving important objectives. And it’s also the most … Continue reading »

The Keys To Marketing To Small Businesses

Marketers must make better use of data about their small-business customers It’s a basic rule of marketing that knowing your customers is key to targeting, reaching and pulling them in. But when it comes to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which make up a large chunk of all firms in North America, many marketing executives … Continue reading »

What Are Marketers Most Excited About in 2014?

What are marketers most excited about this year? That was one question posed by Econsultancy and Adobe in their latest quarterly intelligence briefing. That it depends on who’s asked. While a surprising area topped the list for in-house marketers, the responses differed significantly when respondents were split into various groups. According to the global survey, … Continue reading »

Personalized Ads – What You Need to Know

Email, social lead preferred personalized ad formats Personalizing digital ads has become a priority for marketers, as data has made them better able to segment and target their consumer base. And in general, consumers have shown a fair amount of receptivity to these personalized ads. In an August 2012 survey from ChoiceStream, 35% of US … Continue reading »

Marketers Identify The Channels For Which Dynamic Personalization Is Most Important

About three-quarters of North American marketers believe real-time personalization is very important to their organization, and another 1 in 5 find it of moderate importance, according to survey results from Neolane and the Direct Marketing Association.  While respondents most often define real-time marketing as a cross-channel endeavor, they clearly believe that dynamic personalization is more … Continue reading »