Marketing Technology

Agile with marketing automation: Transforming for the next decade – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: Today CMOs need to become agile and leverage cognitive automation in business operations to harnesses digital innovations. Agile means getting different stakeholders together to form smaller teams, usually of 8 to 10 people. Such scrum teams work quickly and collaboratively to launch products rapidly in response to shifting customer needs. Agile teams can be created as virtual teams, working on an international basis across borders to handle, say, Single’s Day in China and then later turn their attention…

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Reflections on the CDP Revolution in France (and the Rest of Europe) – B2B Marketing Article

The CDP Institute just published a report on the CDP Industry in Europe (download here). This was based primarily on the global Industry Update released last month. This showed especially fast growth in Europe, with a year-on-year increase of 74% in the number of European vendors and 80% in European CDP employment, compared with growth outside of Europe of 38% in vendors and 59% in employment. We spent quite a bit of time in Europe last year, so I certainly…

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The beginner’s guide to neural networks – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: In this present moment, neural networks are responsible for the development of self-driving cars, the voice-activated assistant that lives in your phone or on your countertop, as well as the complete reinvention of industries such as financial services and digital advertising. Despite initial advances, neural networks never really gained wide-spread popularity in machine learning or industry – in part because they required much more computing power than was available at the time, but also because the techniques that…

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13 influential marketing technology leaders – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: Following a survey and some editorial research, we have highlighted 10 people we think are either respected industry guardians, or are making some noteworthy contributions to the marketing technology space. Scott Brinker, Tamara McCleary, Ann Lewnes, Des Cahill, Stephanie Buscemi, Tony Ralph and David Encizo, amongst those named in the list. Katrina Lake, Werner Vogels, Max Wessel, Jay Richman, Melanie Deziel and Erin Rowles also honored in the list. With February widely regarded as awards season in the…

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The Role of Content Marketing Platforms in a Next-Gen Tech Stack – Marketing Article

As the landscape has changed for marketers (e.g. expectations to be growth-drivers, budget scrutiny, CMO turnover, etc.), so too have the challenges of orchestrating successful campaigns. And although we’ve tried to adopt various tools to mask operational inefficiencies, this has only created more complexities — contributing to internal misalignment and as a result, disconnected external experiences. Enter the redefined content marketing platform. In a next-gen marketing tech stack, the use case of a CMP should no longer be tied solely…

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Nine brands innovating customer-centric retailing today – Mobile Marketing Article

30-sec summary: Most customer-centric retailers today are still defined by their likeability, friendliness, and individualized engagement with their customers across different channels. Being customer-centric is not only about having a “think digital-first” mindset. Instead, retailers need to integrate business best-practices with marketing best-practices to profit from a holistic picture of their customers. We look at case studies from the likes of Nike, Amazon, Nordstrom, Burberry, IKEA, etc. that shows what make them some of the most customer-centric retailers out there today.…

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Hosted Landing Pages vs. Embedded Forms – B2B Marketing Article

A client asks: “Should we be hosting our campaign landing pages in Marketo?  We’ve always hosted them on our main site and simply embedded Marketo forms.  Is there a big advantage to hosting them separately?” This question comes up all the time in client work, and not just with Marketo customers.  The most common reasons given for hosting landing pages as part of a company’s main Website are these: *  It allows us to derive SEO benefit from site traffic…

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8 tips to speed up WordPress performance – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: The faster your website, the higher your chances to engage with new visitors and potential customers. The closer a server is to your visitors, the smaller the latency they’ll experience. That’s why it’s key to know where most of your visitors are based to define your server’s proximity. The crucial aspect you need to keep in mind is the flexibility your theme provides: are you able to customize it and even to disable features that you’re not planning…

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Retailers leverage customer data to drive personalized experiences – Marketing Article

30-second summary: Slightly more retailers with centralized customer data are satisfied with their arrangement, compared to those with decentralized data, according to a new report from customer data platform (CDP) Arm Treasure Data and others. But about three-quarters of the respondents expect to get a centralized CDP or already have one. Additionally, the report said, retailers are actively mining their various sources of customer data in order to tailor a more personalized customer experience. More companies are satisfied with centralized…

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Linio teams with Dynamic Yield to make marketplace magic with personalization – Mobile Marketing Article

30-second summary: As Latin America’s leading ecommerce marketplace, Linio provides its customers with a vast assortment of products, making their lives a little easier when they need something to buy. But in some cases, “too much of a good thing” can make it difficult for shoppers to navigate to the products they are looking for. To help simplify the journey, Linio leveraged Dynamic Yield’s personalization capabilities and curated experiences for visitors, and through several strategic campaigns, boosted conversion rates by…

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