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Taking the Showrooming Out of Holiday Shopping - CRM Buyer - The reality is that 76 percent of women still prefer to shop in stores," said Hilmi Ozguc, founder and CEO of Swirl. "For savvy retailers, this presents an opportunity, not a threat. In fact, major brands are using mobile to enhance the in-store experience by bringing the best of e-commerce's personalized offers and recommendations to the in-store experience through mobile.
Digital Advertising Gets Personal - CRM Magazine - For the Web-savvy, connected consumer, traditional approaches to personalized marketing and advertising campaigns just aren't cutting it anymore. In the not-so-distant past, getting an email from a retailer that addressed a potential customer by name was a unique occurrence that created the illusion of not only personalization, but also exclusivity. Today's consumers aren't so easily fooled.
Email On the Move - Direct Marketing News - For many marketers the classic email marketing strategy has been to try to be at the top of their recipients' inboxes at 8:31 a.m. But as email shifts rapidly from a deskbound activity to an all-day, every-day marathon powered by smartphones, marketers must throw out their old assumptions and experiment anew.
Marketers Relying on Mobile to Make the Season Bright - CRM Buyer - It is critical that retailers ensure mobile landing pages are well-suited for high traffic during the holiday season," advised Rory Dennis, Amplience's general manager for North America. "Landing pages not only need to grab and keep a consumer's attention, but they also need to be optimized for geography, competitor offerings and hot-selling items.
Personalization vs. Customization: How Marketers Can Deliver What Consumers Want - Chief Marketer - According to a new survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Lyris, broad and excessive personalization undermines the effectiveness of marketing messages. In fact, 70% of consumer respondents agreed with the statement that “attempts at personalization are superficial,” and 33% cited it as one of their top annoyances. Yet, the survey also reveals that personalization is the second most popular marketing strategy among marketing executives. What gives?
Travel Marketers’ Big Customization Move - Travel Market Report - The travel industry – more than other industries – is focusing on collecting data on individual consumers in order to customize offers, according to a new study on digital marketing.
3-ways-to-develop-a-big-data-strategy - Forbes - There will be 40 zettabytes of data on the planet by 2020, a 14 percent jump from previous forecasts, according to a 2012 study from the International Data Corporation on the digital universe.
Keep Calm & Send Email: Industry Experts Offer Hopeful Outlook On The New Gmail Inbox Tabs - Marketing Land - On May 29, Google began rolling out a newly designed Gmail inbox that includes five separate tabs to group emails.
Consumers have different digital marketing preferences across sectors, EIU finds - Retail Times - Consumers have different digital marketing preferences across industries, according to a new survey released by Lyris, a global provider of digital marketing solutions.
Research “drives travel marketing” - Travel Daily Media - The study of US executives by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU) with California-based Lyris found 23% of executives used data for product development and to lead their marketing strategy, compared to an 18% average compared to other sectors such as the clothing, automobile, entertainment, media and banking industries.