B2B and B2C Marketing

  • Amazon’s Next Moves

    It’s a Customer Ecosystem Poised to Become an Increasingly Important Part of Our Lives

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    Amazon isn’t “just” an online retailer; it’s a vibrant and layered customer ecosystem designed to help you get things done faster and cheaper. Amazon phones will bring added convenience. Amazon’s ads will be more relevant than Google’s or Facebook’s.
    Jan. 3, 2013
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  • Daily Deal Fatigue

    Putting the Bloom Back on the Rose

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    After an explosion onto the marketplace a few years ago, daily deal sites are floundering. Why are consumers turned off and what can dealers and merchants do to win them back?
    Dec. 6, 2012
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  • When, Where, and How Customers Want Recommendations

    Going Beyond Explicit to Fortuitous

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    There are lots of technology services that let you deliver personalized recommendations to customers on websites, email, and mobile devices. But what kinds of recommendations do customers actually value and which ones do they hate? And why?
    Aug. 23, 2012
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  • Adobe Recommendations: Personalizing the Customer Experience

    Harnessing the Power of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite

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    Adobe Recommendations should be on the short list of marketers in retail ecommerce, B2B ecommerce, media, financial services, high tech, or publishing who seek to personalize their customer experience and drive higher revenues.
    Aug. 16, 2012
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  • Are You Tracking Your Customers’ Locations on Their Mobile Phones?

    Marketers Beware: Customers Don’t Want Their Locations to Be Tracked and Monitored

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    Do you know where you are? Everyone else might! Today’s smartphones are tracking devices that also happen to make phone calls. Your mobile apps are probably tracking your location and sharing that information without your permission.
    Jul. 19, 2012
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  • Peerius Recommendation and Personalization Solution Evaluation

    Personalizing Many Aspects of Customer Experience

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    Our evaluation explains why Peerius should be on the short list of any retailer who seeks to personalize any aspect of the customer experience using behavioral, profile and social data to predict which content will be the most valuable.
    Jun. 21, 2012
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  • Steps to Success for Personalizing Your Customer Experience

    A Roadmap for Personalization

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    See how pioneers in personalization, including Bakers Shoes and Netflix, use personalization to great advantage. Personalization varies among businesses and among customers, but we offer the specific steps you can take to set and accomplish personalization goals that enhance your business and your customer experience.
    Jun. 7, 2012
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  • PredictiveIntent Recommendations Evaluation

    PersonalMerchant’s Strong Architecture and Industry Focus Deliver Revenue for Retailers

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    Merchant and media companies should be looking at PredictiveIntent’s support for personalization, social recommendations, and customer privacy support.
    May. 17, 2012
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  • Career and Job Hunting Advice

    How Well Does Monster.com Help Prepare You for Your Job Hunt?

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    Customers often need preparation in order to value your offerings. We look at how Monster.com prepares members before they actively start searching for jobs. The lessons learned can apply to any organization.
    Apr. 26, 2012
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  • Facebook’s Timeline: Seductive and Dangerous?

    Applications Integrated into Timeline Track Everything that You and Your Friends Do

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    Facebook’s new Timeline is much more than a new user interface. It’s a seductive forced march designed to lead us all into a marketers’ nirvana in which our activities and life events are tracked.
    Mar. 22, 2012
    Strategies
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  • Customer Ecosystems: Meal Ordering Services

    Creating Customer Ecosystems Around a Specific Service

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    If there’s “a job” that customers need to get done, it’s relatively easy to foster an ecosystem of business partners to fulfill customers’ goals. What take-aways for your business will you get from our comparison of three competing meal ordering services?
    Mar. 15, 2012
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  • Unintended Risks of Using Facebook

    Pay Attention to What Information, and Whose Information, You Are Sharing with Whom!

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    Be a good steward of your privacy and the privacy of your friends and family members on Facebook. Learn how applications are mining and analyzing your and your friends’ Facebook behavior and what you should know about those practices.
    Mar. 8, 2012
    Strategies
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  • Groupon's New Consumer Programs

    How Do They Benefit Consumers? And What Do They Offer Merchants?

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    Groupon is trying new programs to win the loyalty and wallets of existing and new customers. But do the programs offer enough to attract customers to join? And what’s in it for the merchants?
    Mar. 1, 2012
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  • How Does Google’s Privacy Policy Affect You?

    It’s Time to Pay Attention to How Google Is Tracking Your Online Behavior

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    When Google announced a new unified Privacy Policy to go into effect on March 1, 2012, it caused people to stop and think about how much privacy they’re willing to trade for free search, email, YouTube, and other nifty services.
    Feb. 23, 2012
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  • All I Want for the Holidays

    A Wish List to My Favorite Retailers and Etailers

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    Here's a list of ways to personalize the holiday shopping experience that will delight customers and bring in extra sales from those of us who avoid Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
    Dec. 15, 2011
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  • Success with Best Practices for Targeted Merchandising

    Unlocking the Power of Recommendation Engines

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    Recommendation technology has made targeted merchandising accessible to merchants of any size. We’ve identified three best practices for targeted merchandising, plus the eight principles that will guide you in applying the practices.
    Oct. 27, 2011
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  • Brand Loyalty

    The Direct Path to Customer Satisfaction, Referrals, and Revenue

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    The combination of great products and a great customer experience will keep customers loyal to your brand.
    Oct. 6, 2011
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  • Recommendation Solution Evaluation Blank Matrix, Version 2

    Evaluating Recommendation Engines, Platforms or Services

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    Recommendations are hot, solving problems from order size to search to personalization. We identify the key criteria for selecting a recommendation solution.
    Sep. 22, 2011
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  • Engage Them Early, and They'll Be Customers for Life

    Targeting College Students for Free or Discounted Products and Services Can Be a Great Customer Relationship Strategy

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    Students are an excellent audience when prospecting for loyal customers. Engage them early with great products, great deals, and a great customer experience so that they turn to your company when they graduate and are ready to become loyal to a brand.
    Sep. 22, 2011
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  • Recommendation Evaluation Framework, Version 2

    Evaluating Solutions for Personalization and Recommendations

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    Recommendation solutions automate and personalize suggestions. Here are the key criteria you should use for selecting a recommendation solution.
    Sep. 22, 2011
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