Where Do You House Your Personalization?

Personalization is a key tool in Marketer’s toolkit and as with many other capabilities, there are multiple places to house your personalization “engine”. Of course, there is no single right answer and you could mix and match different strategies for different scenarios. Each alternative has its pros and cons. With the end system or channel … Read moreWhere Do You House Your Personalization?

Myth: IT Not Required for Marketing Platforms

One major selling point of newer, cloud-based marketing tools such as Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) and Journey Orchestration Engines (JOEs) is that you can quickly get started without involving IT, and that your marketers and other customer experience specialists can do everything on their own. Myth or Reality? It is… #EntArch #martech This post first … Read moreMyth: IT Not Required for Marketing Platforms

What’s New in Adobe’s Data Management Offerings?

Last week, Adobe made a few announcements related to Data Management and adjacent technologies and marketplaces. Coming amid the vendor’s annual summit featuring the usual spate of sports-and-entertainment dignitaries, it’s always a challenge to figure out what’s substance from what’s splash, but I’ll try. The two key announcements were related… #cx #customerdata #digitalmarketing This post … Read moreWhat’s New in Adobe’s Data Management Offerings?

Salesforce Changes Its Mind on CDPs

This month has been hectic for CDP market, especially with large enterprise software vendors jumping in. Informatica bought AllSight and then Adobe and Salesforce announced their CDP offerings. We’ll have more to say in a bit about Adobe, but this post is about Salesforce. Salesforce About-Face Bob Stutz, CEO of… This post first appeared on … Read moreSalesforce Changes Its Mind on CDPs

Mindtree Personalization Effectiveness Model

Bismi Ravindran and I collaborated on this model for Personalization Effectiveness. If you are implementing personalization strategies, we think this could be a helpful framework. This model is sort of like a maturity model, with three categories and 11 dimensions. For each dimension, we define five effectiveness levels. Mindtree has made it a free download. … Read moreMindtree Personalization Effectiveness Model

CDP Scenario 9: Advanced Customer Data Management

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The ninth and final scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Advanced Customer Data Management. (The other scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3. Scenario 4, Scenario 5, Scenario 6, Scenario 7 and Scenario 8.) At some level, all … Read moreCDP Scenario 9: Advanced Customer Data Management

CDP Scenario 8: Digital Advertising Support

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The eighth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Digital Advertising Support. (The other scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3. Scenario 4, Scenario 5, Scenario 6 and Scenario 7.) First-Party vs. Third-Party Data CDPs mostly target marketing (and … Read moreCDP Scenario 8: Digital Advertising Support

Dropbox is Acquiring eSignature Provider HelloSign

File Sharing and Sync provider Dropbox announced it will acquire eSignature vendor HelloSign. Dropbox is a popular light-weight collaboration service with capabilities for file sharing and sync across multiple devices. HelloSign is an eSignature service provider that allows enterprises to automate (mainly) paper-based signature-oriented tasks. Think of a document that goes to multiple people for their signature. … Read moreDropbox is Acquiring eSignature Provider HelloSign

CDP Scenario 6: Realtime Behavioral Analysis

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The sixth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Realtime Behavioral Analysis. It encompasses a potentially tricky set of services and brings some important challenges around performance and security, so if this interests you, you’ll want to investigate closely. (The previous CDP … Read moreCDP Scenario 6: Realtime Behavioral Analysis