If proof scares away the seller, then what are they selling?

Don’t come to me with vanity metrics. I won’t listen to you. Whether you’re on my team and giving me a program update or a vendor trying to sell me something, I won’t be impressed by inflated metrics or data that doesn’t tell a story. And most CEO’s won’t settle for it, either.

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How Mobile Fits into the Customer Journey

According to Forrester, 53% of companies chose mobile marketing as their top digital marketing priority. This attention to mobile marketing is driven by the need to reach customers where, when, and how they most prefer.

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Mistakes that Sabotage Your Marketing Automation Strategy

Because marketing automation helps companies run complex campaigns with fewer resources, the software is growing in popularity. According to MarTech, a marketing technology forum, more than 50% of companies currently use marketing automation. 70% of companies, they say, plan to institute it in the next 12 months.

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These are the questions your CEO is asking: Are you ready to answer them?

The role of the CMO is changing rapidly, but not always in alignment with consumer behavior shifts.

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How to Break Down the Barriers to Multichannel Success

You’ve decided to redecorate your living room. The sofa is creaky, the rug is stained and worn, and the curtains are faded. You start browsing the websites of some of your favorite furniture and department stores using your smartphone.

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Looking Ahead to Digital Marketing Trends for 2017

It’s time to start thinking about how approaches to marketing strategy will be changing in the new year. If you want to gain an edge over your competitors, it’s never too early to jump-start new initiatives.

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Barriers to Taking Digital Transformation to the Next Level

Altimeter recently released their 2016 State of Digital Transformation report. They define digital transformation as “The realignment of or investment in new technology, business models, and processes to drive value for customers and employees and more effectively compete in an ever-changing digital economy.” 

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So You’re In Charge of Marketing, Now What?

Maybe you just switched jobs, or you were promoted; maybe you’ve inherited an unhealthy department (face it, if it was healthy, they might not have been looking for you in the first place), and now you have to make some moves. What do you do?

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What Retail Can Learn From Gaming

While Candy Crush has gone the way of MySpace and the Pokemon Go craze has tapered off, gaming still has a stronghold in our culture. And there are a lot of parallels between gaming and retail, both in technology use and the attention to the customer experience. Just as there are different gamers who need to be engaged in different ways, there are consumers who have different needs and expectations. 

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3 Steps for Increasing Customer Lifetime Value

There are many different strategies for measuring the value of your customers both individually and collectively. While collective measurements like Average Revenue Per Customer (ARPC) can offer you a holistic view of your entire customer base, it can often be misleading. ARPC can become significantly skewed by the presence of a few big-spenders.

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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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