Improving the Expanding Channel Experience

We’ve all done it: on the train, in the waiting area, enjoying a cup of coffee and browsing our phones. Then we go back to our desktop (or laptop) to make a purchase. According to the Accenture Seamless Retail Study, we’re not alone: 91% of shoppers find the experience of shopping in a physical store to be “easy or very easy” while only 32% of consumers shopping via mobile feel the same way. So why the disconnect?

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Navigating Digital Commerce: It’s All About the Data

Originally posted on DMNews

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Climbing Over the Privacy Wall: You Have To Earn It

As privacy has become more of a buzz word among consumers – from viral Facebook posts regarding privacy settings to full-on doomsday preppers – marketers need to be dialed in to make sure their messages resonate, while meeting client’s privacy concerns. In the end, marketers want to be the singing telegram that shows up at the start of the birthday party, not the roofing company who shows up asking for referrals at dinner time the day before the kid’s school vacation week. Here are a few things to consider:

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Real Time Guessing Is No Substitute for Data

With a lot of predictions pointing to an emphasis on ROI, 2013 stands to be the year that marketing analysis gets a facelift. CMOs are looking for more results and analytics to prove the value of their efforts. And the world is moving quickly so there’s pressure to keep up.

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5 Reactions to Facebook’s “Page Post Targeting Enhanced”

Facebook creates so much news that it’s easy to miss a new set of features aimed at marketers- even when those very changes can have big implications on how brands speak to you on the social platform. Last week, nestled between the social buzz of the Olympics and ups and downs of its stock price, the social network rolled out a bevy of new ways for marketers to take advantage of things such as your age, interests, gender, relationship status and more to inform how they ‘speak’ to you.

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Embracing the Big Data Deluge - If That’s What it Is

Everyone is talking about big data and judging from my social streams and much of the media coverage, I’m afraid many don’t have a clear understanding about what it is, and if big data is in fact, what they are dealing with. The explosion of data has everyone thinking- “this must be a big data problem” but sadly, a few million emails, a couple thousand social messages and a customer data base, isn’t big data. It may be a lot of data to manage and a headache, but how does the average CMO or CTO build a strategy around handling their data if they prescribing it inaccurately?

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Loyalty is Not a Game, or Is It?

With all the new entrants and a different playing field, loyalty marketers are not ruing as they did in the good old days when they had the consumer gaming dynamic all to themselves. Quite the contrary -- there is palpable excitement surrounding what the growing shift in consumer behavior means for their programs. Armed with a seemingly endless choice of game mechanics, technology platforms and social networks to enable new programs and a new set of consumer experiences, the loyalty sector is now more relevant than ever.

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What Are Loyalty Experts Talking About?

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Big Data? Let’s Take A Step Back.

Big data is the rage. Big data companies are getting funded. Big data scientists are getting hired. A slew of blog posts are screaming for marketers to understand and use big data. So what is Big data? In a nutshell, it is doing what Google has been doing for over a decade. Taking in, indexing and categorizing massive amount of data generated from the web. It involves new hardware and software paradigms and new skill sets to further challenge us.

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About this blog

At Pluris, we believe that we all can do a better, more efficient job at marketing to our most important customers. On this blog, we'll discuss how strategy, database management, offer optimization and analytics can help us all be better marketers. Sometimes, we may just talk about sports.

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