Personalization

Did somebody say coupons?

Did somebody say coupons?

Marketers are still sending customers discounts and add-ons, upgrades and freebies, but it’s all packaged a bit more elegantly. It’s a personalized offer. It’s targeted marketing. It’s contextual engagement. But here’s what really matters: for all our fancy framing, consumers still dig coupons. Here’s why they work.

Are cool experiences enough?

Are cool experiences enough?

You simply have no way of knowing you’re spending your money in the right places unless you’re collecting the right data, and using it the right way. Showy experiences alone will probably not be the savior of physical retail – but personalized experiences may well be.

Connecting IoT for enhanced in-store experiences

Connecting IoT for enhanced in-store experiences

Expanding your CRM with IoT means you can collect information on customers’ interactions with connected tech – not just report back on their purchases. When it comes to the connected store that means events that occur online, on mobile and other devices outside the store and inside the store itself.

Optimizing the customer lifecycle

Optimizing the customer lifecycle

At each stage of the customer lifecycle we should be using all of the customer, contextual and transaction data we have to design experiences that will not only bring people back to stores, but increase their value to brands in the long term. Optimization is the difference between sending a generic promotional message to all customers, and creating truly personalized marketing that talks to individual customers.

Connecting IoT for an intelligent drive-thru experience

Connecting IoT for an intelligent drive-thru experience

It makes sense for brands to be able to establish (or even influence!) emotions to increase marketing’s relevance to individual customers. With the explosion in popularity of the IoT in retail - and in restaurants - this has become a much easier proposition.