Martech moves forward in 2016

Martech is moving fast - pulling in other segments of technology as it pushes forward into 2016. We are well on the way to 2020 - where WalkerInfo predicts that customer experience will be the primary differentiator for consumers over the traditional four P's of marketing (product, place, price and promotion). […]

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The analytics of customer intelligence and why it matters

I begin this blog post with one goal in mind. I want to raise awareness on the subject of customer and marketing analytics, and why this field is exploding in interest and popularity. Let's begin with a primer for the uninitiated, and lay down some definitions: Customer Analytics: The processes, technologies, and […]

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Five steps to omni-channel marketing – step 4

As a customer intelligence adviser, my work exposes me to a wide range of organisations with various marketing challenges and available resources. One of the common themes that have emerged is omni-channel marketing as a business imperative. Changes in the ways customers engage with brands across an explosion of channels […]

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Translating predictive marketing analytics through visualization

Marketing analytics continues to explode with more data sources and fascinating predictive marketing approaches to solve important business problems, yet one challenge continues to bubble up. The ability to translate the technical math behind predictive analytics into easy-to-understand business language and visualization to help c-suite executives make data-driven decisions with […]

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Digital marketing, predictive analytics, and making personalization delicious

In anticipation of SAS Forum Portugal 2015, I wanted to kick off my first contribution to the SAS Customer Analytics Blogosphere sharing an interview I completed with Sofia Real on the topics of modern digital marketing, predictive analytics, optimization, and personalization. Does that sound like a nasty traffic jam you might want to avoid? Absolutely not, […]

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Five steps to omni-channel marketing - step 3

As a customer intelligence adviser, my work exposes me to a wide range of organizations with various marketing challenges and available resources. Over time, some common themes have emerged, one of which is omni-channel marketing as a business imperative. Changes in the ways customers engage with brands across an explosion […]

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How you can take social media from talk to action

In just five or so short years, we have all seen social media as a channel grow up right before our eyes. It's no longer that infant that everyone was afraid to touch or be around - it's now that fun kid that people want to engage with. Some may […]

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Five steps to omni-channel marketing – step two

As a customer intelligence adviser, my work exposes me to a wide range of organizations with various marketing challenges and available resources. Over time, some common themes have emerged, one of which is omni-channel marketing as a business imperative due to the explosion of channels and the evolution of customer […]

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Television Upfronts explain the impact of content marketing

Television is a great equalizer – everyone has one or surely knows what it is, making it easy to relate to. For instance, just about anyone could tell you their favorite program. In my case right now, it would have to be a tie between Scandal and Modern Family. So as a devotee […]

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Anticipation: the heart of agile, digital marketing

Think back to the best restaurant experience you’ve ever had - what made it memorable? Location, quality and ambience all matter, but for me, the truly great experiences have always been where the service was exceptional. In a small handful of cases, it was as if the servers anticipated my […]

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