Exploiting Interactive Marketing: Part 1

Overview

This three-part series explores various attempts to exploit interactive marketing techniques, defines interactive marketing, and investigates how this new marketing technique recognizes the customer’s role in the customer-company relationship. The article explores the risks and challenges in shifting the organization, process, and technologies to support interactive marketing, yet outlines several strategies for achieving this transformation and the resulting benefits.

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Do you need an agency?


When I meet with a client, one of the first questions I ask is, “Is your current focus on online data, offline data, or both?” Understanding how a company looks at online data (or offline data) is helpful in determining not only their core competencies but where the opportunity is to help them fill any “gaps” to ensure that the organization is able to meet its goals. 

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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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Alexa is confused, give her a break.

Amazon’s Echo and its competitors were at the top of shopping lists this holiday season. And now, social media is buzzing with videos of mishaps and rants from frustrated parents whose kids are ordering expensive toys by voice demand. But if you get past the giant teddy bears in your living room, Echo and other IoT devices carry an important reminder for marketers: know your customer.

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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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Marketing Strategy Lessons from Digitally Mature Companies


After 7 years of marketing research, Adobe compiled their findings into their
Digital Marketing Survey, which turns a spotlight on companies that have achieved digital maturity.

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Top Tech Tools for Customer Engagement

Effective customer engagement is not about overwhelming consumers with generic offers and promotions. Customer engagement is about building a long-term relationship with customers by gaining their trust and loyalty. True engagement can only take place when there is a give-and-take between your company and the customer.

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Less Eggnog and Other, More Important Holiday Marketing Lessons

We’re finally far enough away from the holiday season to take a good look back at what worked and to catch a glimpse of where we’ll go from here. And now we’re seeing retailers making big shifts for the new year, further illustrating the importance of going back to basics.

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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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