Enterprises Still Failing to Adopt Digital-first Globalization Strategies Despite Customer Engagement Benefits and Opportunities, SDL…

80% of Respondents Have Global Expansion Plans Over the Next Three Years, but Only a Third Would Deploy a Digital-First Strategy A report published today by SDL, a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, reveals the majority of brands are still ignoring the benefits of a digital-first globalization strategy, and instead focus their efforts on deploying a local sales team when entering new markets. “Global enterprises are hindering their expansion plans by focusing on a sales-first approach, before…

PUMA Sets Sights on New Personal Best for Customer Engagement With Emarsys

Global Sports Brand Harnesses New AI-Powered Marketing Platform to Connect the Customer Journey Across All Channels PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has announced a global partnership with Emarsys, the world’s only omnichannel customer engagement platform built to accelerate business outcomes, to enhance its delivery of uniquely personalized communications to customers across multiple channels and points of sale. Using Emarsys’s fully integrated customer data platform, PUMA will be able to unify data…

Merkle’s Latest Customer Engagement Report Finds 88% of Marketers Are Moving to Omni-channel Campaign Strategies

Q1 2020 report features expanded data samples within the US and the UK Merkle , a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, released the third installment to its quarterly report focused on customer relationship management (CRM). The Q1 2020 Customer Engagement Report features proprietary research about how marketers are delivering personalized customer experiences as well as case studies highlighting techniques to increase engagement. New to this quarter’s report is an expanded data sample of…

Syncsort Recognizes Excellence in Maximizing the Value of Data and Customer Engagement

 Award Winners Set New Standards for Creating Trust in Data and Driving Exceptional Customer Experiences Following its recent transformational acquisition of Pitney Bowes software and data business, Syncsort announced the winners of customer awards for excellence in maximizing the value of data. Blue Shield of California, Creditsafe, Navient, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Visa were selected for their innovative approaches to improve customer satisfaction, increase operational efficiency, and achieve greater…

Zenly Selects Leanplum for Best-in-Class Customer Engagement

Leanplum's A/B Testing and Data Integration Capabilities Enable Deep Audience Insights Leanplum, the leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, and Zenly, the leading social map for close friends and family, an independent subsidiary of Snap Inc., announced that Zenly selected Leanplum for its robust customer engagement capabilities. The partnership will allow Zenly to benefit from Leanplum's powerful in-app A/B testing tools and its integration with Amplitude's analytics platform to drive segmented and…

Multiple Customer Wins for Evolving Systems in the APAC Region as Advanced Customer Engagement Proliferates

Evolving Systems, Inc., a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, has announced a number of customer successes that underline the proliferation and importance of advanced Customer Engagement Use Cases across the Asia Pacific region. In recent months, the company has: Won three new customers Extended two existing contracts Made provision for a number of other existing customers in the region to deploy additional and new Use Cases, implementing new campaign and loyalty strategies for…

ConvergeOne and NICE Announce Launch of Customer Engagement Optimization Services (CEOS)

ConvergeOne, a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, announced that it has partnered with NICE to launch the first release of its Customer Engagement Optimization Services (CEOS) offering. CEOS phase 1 is comprised of two solutions from NICE, the world's leading provider of cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions, namely  Interactive Voice Response Optimization (IVRO) and Nexidia Analytics. CEOS phase 1 provides solutions for optimizing the performance of contact…

eGain Partners With Avaya to Deliver Digital-First Customer Engagement

eGain, the leading provider of omnichannel customer engagement solutions, announced that it has partnered with Avaya to accelerate digital transformation of customer engagement. Today’s customers seek instant gratification and demand digital-first experiences across touchpoints.  For example, a customer may receive a promotional SMS-based offer from her bank, choose to instantly engage with a conversational virtual assistant via messaging, get qualified as a hot lead, and get connected in real-time to chat with a banker.…

Mobile Marketing Leader Vibes Integrates Infutor ID Max to Help Brands Personalize Customer Engagement

Infutor’s Enhanced Audience Data Gives Marketers More Insights to Better Segment and Target Customers Consumer identity management expert Infutor announced that Vibes, a mobile marketing leader, has partnered with Infutor to help brands enhance their audience data and market segmentation for optimizing mobile engagement. Vibes' Customer Data Intelligence solution enables brands seamless access to Infutor's ID Max solution to enhance consumer data by matching customer profiles and improving segmentation and audience…

Prediction Series: Interview with Ryan Lester, Senior Director, Customer Engagement Technologies at LogMeIn

What is the most fascinating development you expect to happen in 2020? How is LogMeIn poised to deal with the future? For me, 2020 will be "The Year of the (Employee) Golden Rule". 2020 is the year companies need to start applying the golden rule of business to both the customer and employee experience. When customer-facing employees are armed with the right tools they need to succeed and do their jobs effectively, it translates into a better experience for customers on the other side. This should be the year that…

2020 is the Year to Fall in Love with Mobile Marketing: Mobile-First Customer Engagement Solutions Help Brands Make Meaningful Connections…

Customer Retention and Engagement Leader CleverTap Offers Insights to Boost User Engagement During Valentine's Day Buying Season Valentine's Day marks an occasion to show love and devotion to that certain someone in your life, as well as a day for mobile marketers to think about ways to tap into one of the biggest shopping holidays. In 2019, Valentine's Day shoppers set new spending records, adding $20.7 billion to the economy. This Valentine's Day, CleverTap is offering tips for mobile marketers to consider as they drive…

Manhattan Associates and Twilio Partner to Modernize Customer Engagement

Manhattan Associates Inc. announced a partnership with Twilio to deliver more personalized shopping experiences for retailers. Through this partnership, the companies provide a single unified communications solution that retailers can use to engage customers across diverse geographies and multiple communication channels. In the current environment, consumers not only demand the ability to buy or receive products anywhere at any time but also want complete flexibility in how they communicate and engage with retailers. As…

LogMein Brings Integrated AI Chatbot and Human Customer Engagement to the World’s Most Popular Messaging Apps

Bold360 Expands Messaging to WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, and SMS Text LogMeIn announced it is making it easier than ever for customers to engage with businesses on the messaging applications they prefer to use. Bold360’s latest release helps businesses transform contact centers by offering always-on, scalable, and best-in-class customer engagement on the most popular global messaging channels including WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, and SMS Text. Messaging apps have become a preferred platform for…

Northgate Improves Customer Engagement With New Guidance Technology

The UK's Leading Business Vehicle Hire Specialist Drives Growth with Moxie Concierge Northgate, the UK’s largest van rental company, announced a further investment in customer engagement technology with Moxie Software, a leading provider of digital guidance and engagement software solutions. As part of Northgate’s mission to make the customer journey across its websites as convenient as possible, Northgate will deploy Moxie Concierge to provide customers with useful displays of information to guide them through the online…

Brierley+Partners’ B-Stamp Technology Leads Sapporo to Win Loyalty360’s Customer Engagement & Experience Platinum Award

B-Stamp Reinvents Customer Tracking and Engagement with Interactive Digital “Punch Card,” Separates Loyalty from Payment Method Brierley+Partners, internationally recognized as the industry leader for creating lifetime brand loyalty, announced that its customer, Sapporo Lion, was awarded the Platinum award at Loyalty360’s Customer Loyalty Awards. The star of Sapporo’s winning campaign was Brierley’s B-stamp, which enabled Sapporo to overcome its challenges in customer tracking, while driving engagement with an interactive…

Acquire Raises $5.4 Million Seed to Transform the Rules of Customer Engagement

Acquire, the first enterprise platform to truly modernize and automate customer communication, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding. The latest round was led by S28 Capital with participation from Fathom Capital and NHN Ventures. Businesses use Acquire to increase online conversions, improve customer loyalty, and reduce handle time. Acquire will use the seed funding to accelerate its leadership in AI product development and expand its team globally. In today’s highly competitive purchasing landscape, prospects expect…

The Future of Customer Engagement

Technology is changing the face of Marketing. In a complex, competitive and fragmented market, building long term loyalty is becoming more and more difficult for brands. At the heart of great customer engagement is a new Marketing mix of data, creativity, and technology. Technology is driving changes in consumer behavior and in order to adapt and thrive, marketers need access to the right data in order to know and understand their audience as individuals and to drive their creative decisions. The Impact of Technology on…

TTEC to Celebrate Grand Opening of Newest Humanify Customer Engagement Center in Oklahoma City

TTEC Grand Opening to Welcome Community Leaders, Clients and Company Brand Ambassadors TTEC Holdings, Inc., a leading digital global customer experience technology and services company focused on the design, implementation and delivery of transformative solutions for many of the world's most iconic and disruptive brands, announced it will host the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting of its newest center on Thursday, Nov. 14 and welcomes the community to join in the celebration. "TTEC is proud to be a part of Oklahoma…

Zomaron Acquires DataCandy and Rebrands as Paystone to Become North American Powerhouse in Customer Engagement Solutions

Zomaron, a leading Canadian fintech firm, and DataCandy, a Montreal-based software company, have joined forces and will rebrand under the Paystone name, effective today. As part of the acquisition, Paystone will retain the award-winning DataCandy gift card and loyalty platform and establish its Montreal office as the company’s second headquarters. “We are committed to becoming a trailblazer in the payment and software sector, and this is just the beginning. Maintaining an acquisitive mindset is key for our product roadmap…

Merkle’s Customer Engagement Report Finds 86% of Marketers Have Defined Budgets

Q4 2019 Report Identifies Opportunities for Marketers to Improve Personalization Efforts Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has released the newest addition to its quarterly report centered around customer relationship management. The Q4 2019 Customer Engagement Report features original research and insights into how marketers can use data to achieve personalization. The report highlights results from Merkle’s survey of more than 200 marketers at major North American brands…