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

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

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

CDP Scenario 5: Omnichannel and Offline Aggregation

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The fifth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is “Omnichannel & Offline Aggregation.” (The other four scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3, Scenario 4.) Beyond Multi-Channel The ability to deliver content and services across multiple channels and devices … Read moreCDP Scenario 5: Omnichannel and Offline Aggregation

CDP Scenario 4: Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The fourth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization. (The other three scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3.) Similar But Different… In some respects, this scenario is similar to CDP Scenario 3: “Online Personalization … Read moreCDP Scenario 4: Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization

CDP Scenario 3: Online Personalization and Experience Optimization

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The third scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Online Personalization & Experience Optimization. (The first two scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2.) Personalization for Customer Experience (CX) If your enterprise seeks to optimize customer experience (CX), then segmentation and … Read moreCDP Scenario 3: Online Personalization and Experience Optimization