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Winning in the Era of Deep Contextual Personalization: It’s All About Human-Machine Collaboration

Chatbots, virtual assistants and other Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered marketing technologies are rapidly becoming commonplace. Yet, many CMOs are discovering the limitations of these technologies for one-to-one marketing. How should CMOs be allocating their technology investments to deliver deep contextual personalization and create ever-expanding customer experiences that will fuel growth for the next decade? The answer to that question has been elusive. The truth is, most CMOs are bewildered by the vast and…

AI-Based Personalization in the Age of Rising Consumer Expectations

Personalization is a crucial weapon in a marketer’s arsenal in delivering a world-class experience for its customers and bringing value to an organization. According to a recent Salesforce study, 76% of today’s consumers expect companies to know and understand them. As the digital world is now often exceeding television transmission speeds consumers are also demanding a better than real-time experience. To deliver such an experience, and engage instantly with the customer “in-the-moment” (widely considered the “Holy…

Terminus Expands Account-Based Platform with New Web Personalization Capabilities and Enhancements to Account Data Management

Terminus launches product capabilities that enable marketers to manage full-funnel ABM in a single solution Terminus, the #1 rated account-based marketing (ABM) execution platform and leader of the ABM movement, announced several product updates, affirming Terminus as the most complete B2B marketing solution available. These updates and features make full-funnel marketing easier, smarter and more impactful through a single platform. New offerings supply marketers with additional engagement opportunities, better data and…

Brands Take Note: Personalization Will Make Everyone a Pampered Consumer

Customer experience doesn’t begin and end with a visit to a store or website. The journey that leads to sales at checkout and builds brand loyalty for future purchases often consists of many disconnected steps. At the heart of it all is a need to create personal, human connections for consumers that feel cohesive and intuitive. This means brands must connect via touchpoints across all channels and devices to reach consumers where and when it’s most convenient to them with messages that matter most to their immediate…

Folloze Launches AI-Powered Personalization Platform for Delivering Engaging Account-Based Experiences

The Folloze Personalized Marketing Platform empowers modern B2B marketing teams to personalize the entire customer journey at infinite scale Folloze announced the launch of its Personalized Marketing Platform, empowering B2B marketing teams to deliver relevant and contextual experiences across every stage of the customer lifecycle. Powered by data-driven machine learning and intelligence, the Folloze Personalized Marketing Platform supports today's account-based marketing (ABM) strategies by delivering one-to-one…

Why Advertising Personalization is Headed Into Video Games

Virtual Louis Vitton? Free Pizza for Advancing Levels? I’m Game! The Current State of Personalization I don’t know about you, but I love getting customized recommendations on Spotify. Sometimes I feel like they know me better than I know myself! And that’s the point exactly. In recent years, the personalization phenomenon has transformed consumer experiences. From algorithms that predict shows you are likely to watch and enjoy on Netflix, to custom product recommendations on Amazon (yes, that’s how I found that new book…

Study: Online Shoppers Desire Personalization, But Demand Privacy

Episerver Launches Its Fourth-Annual Global Ecommerce Survey Detailing Evolving Consumer Expectations Online shoppers are at odds with their desire for personalized digital experiences from brands and their demand for privacy, according to new data from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company recently named a "Leader" in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms™. While 53% of global consumers want brands to place a higher priority on respecting their online anonymity in 2020, 61% want…

Flashtalking Launches Beta Social Integration, Delivering Industry’s Leading Creative Personalization Management to Facebook and Instagram,…

Flashtalking, the leading global independent primary ad server specializing in open web creative personalization, is extending its expertise to social networks, beginning with Facebook and Instagram integrations. The move comes at a time when there are an estimated 2.7 billion social media users worldwide, and socially driven commerce continues to thrive. As sophisticated marketers strive to provide the consistent, personalized stories that customers across the open web and social platforms expect, Flashtalking's Social…

Pepperjam and RevLifter Partner to Deliver the Affiliate Industry’s Leading Turnkey Content Personalization Solution

Market-Leading Ascend Affiliate Cloud Platform Integration Makes Onsite AI-Personalization Effortless for Growth Marketers Pepperjam, a leading affiliate marketing technology and services provider, announced an integrated partnership with RevLifter to bring turnkey AI-personalization to the affiliate channel on a performance-based payment model. The real-time personalization technology provider joins the company’s partner ecosystem, which collectively delivers best-in-class capabilities and rapid integration for growth…

Folloze Continues Strong Momentum as Customer Journey Personalization Becomes a Top Priority for B2B Companies

Personalized Marketing Leader Celebrates Record Revenues, New Flagship Customers, and Bolstered Executive Team Folloze announced the achievement of several key milestones in 2019 and the hiring of new vice presidents for marketing, and alliances and business development. Folloze closed 2019 with strong product performance and record revenue growth. The company doubled booking revenue, driven by strong customer adoption of its personalized marketing platform, which has been widely adopted by top Fortune 500 customers…

Salesforce Acquires Evergage, Will Use Personalization to Enhance Customer Data and Deliver More Relevant Experiences

Salesforce acquired Evergage, the leading software platform for real-time 1:1 personalization, to accelerate the company's efforts to offer enhanced personalization solutions to its thousands of customers. This acquisition comes on the heels of Evergage being named a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Digital Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2019. In addition, Evergage earned numerous awards in 2019, most recently being named "CDP of the Year" and "Personalization Tech Solution of the Year" in the inaugural Rele Awards.…

Laying the Foundations for Successful Online Personalization

Rising to the Challenge Personalization is an increasingly important tool for marketers, with Forbes predicting it will be a top marketing trend in 2020. With 77% of consumers have chosen, recommended, or paid more for a brand that provides a personalized service or experience, it is clear that users favor personalized content over traditional. So, why isn’t every brand using it? The truth is that many companies simply don’t know-how. More than half of marketers (59%) agree that they find it difficult to personalize…

Evergage Jumps into the Salesforce Economy; Bought to Improve Hyper-Personalization in Sales

In what we can call the first major MarTech acquisition of 2020, Salesforce acquired Evergage, the makers of Omnichannel personalization and customer experience software solutions. Evergage's CEO and Co-founder Karl Wirth announced the Salesforce deal through a blog on his company website. Why Salesforce Bought Evergage? Last year, Evergage's competitor Monetate was acquired by Kibo. At that time, we had predicted that companies that make Content Personalization engines, CDPs and Mobile Marketing tools would cause a…

Aki Technologies Purchases Eyeview’s Video Personalization Technology to Bolster Leadership in Moment Marketing

Mobile Advertising Leader Invests in Tech Patents, Empowering Brands to Deliver Millions of Permutations of Video Ads to Consumers Video optimization and personalization just got easier now that Aki Technologies, the leading provider of mobile moment marketing, has completed its acquisition of the intellectual property of Eyeview, the pioneering video marketing company founded with the aim of delivering 1:1 personalized video in order to drive sales for leading brands. Aki will integrate Eyeview’s technology into its…

2600Hz Launches Next-Gen Call Center Solution Targeting Personalization of the Customer Experience

Cloud Communications Platform Offers Enhanced Call Center Functionality for CX Optimization 2600Hz, a leading provider of unified business communications and the world-renowned KAZOO platform, unveiled their next-gen call center solution, rivaling market leaders in the call center space. Call Center Pro (CCPro) offers an intuitive and seamless call center experience and helps SMBs transform basic call center experiences into opportunities to amplify the customer experience through scalable architecture, untapped integration…

The Price of Personalization: Unpacking the Realities of Consumer-Brand Engagement in the Digital Age

In 2006, Clive Humby coined the phrase “data is the new oil” and since then this has become the catchphrase amongst marketers for the past 14 years. However, what went predominantly unnoticed is the further elaboration he gave on this phrase. Like oil, data is “valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. Oil has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so, data must be broken down and analyzed for it to have value”. Even as consumer information…

Personalization, Customization, Configuration: An Intro for E-commerce Marketers

In 2015, Deloitte predicted the rise of made-to-order mass personalization. Its research showed that brands that offer personalization opportunities – and do it well – can expect an ROI on Marketing spend of 500 to 800 percent. In the four years since then, brands interested in enjoying such ROI have faced two major problems: first, one of definitions. While Deloitte writes about “Personalization,” what the study describes is a blend of personalization, customization, and configuration. The difference between these is…

Dynamic Yield Named Visionary Innovation Leader in Personalization Engines market by Frost & Sullivan

Recognized for transforming the way individuals and businesses perform their daily activities Dynamic Yield, the AI-powered Personalization Anywhere platform, announced it has received the Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for Personalization Engines from Frost & Sullivan. As part of the consulting firm’s Best Practices research on the market, Dynamic Yield was positioned highest for its Focus on the Future and shared highest for Best Practices Implementation. A complimentary copy of the report is…

Evergage Named ‘Global Company of the Year in Personalization Engines’ by Frost & Sullivan

Evergage's Real-Time Personalization and Customer Data Platform Achieves Highest Vendor Ratings in Visionary Innovation, Performance and Customer Impact Evergage, The 1-to-1 Platform company, announced that Frost & Sullivan, a leading global research and consulting firm, has recognized Evergage as the "Global Company of the Year in Personalization Engines" by its Best Practices Awards team. Evergage was selected based on the firm's recent analysis of the global personalization engines market and rigorous,…

Precima Presents the Latest Trends in Digital Shopper Personalization at NRF’s 2020 Big Show

Precima, a global retail strategy, analytics and cloud software company that provides data-driven solutions to retailers, is starting off the new year sharing impactful research on how shopper behaviors are changing the way retailers need to engage them in an Exhibitors Big Ideas session at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2020. The session, which includes data and insights from the latest research from IDC, sponsored by Precima, titled: Personalization is Driving Digital Food Retailing, will be presented by…