Mastercard Acquires SessionM CDP

Financial services company Mastercard has agreed to buy longtime CDP vendor SessionM. To quote from the press release: The addition of SessionM will enhance Mastercard’s ability to help brands around the world deliver personalized, real-time offers and comprehensive campaign measurement based on robust, data-driven insights. Earlier, Oracle also acquired Loyalty… This post first appeared on … Read more Mastercard Acquires SessionM CDP

What’s Up With CDPs From Big MarTech Vendors?

Large infrastructure and MarTech mega vendors – IBM, Oracle, Adobe, Salesforce, and SAP – have been slow to join the CDP bandwagon. Salesforce executives have in fact famously dismissed this technology in the past as a passing fad. But all of them have now raised their stakes in this marketplace.… This post first appeared on … Read more What’s Up With CDPs From Big MarTech Vendors?

Adding Liferay and Jahia to WCM Evaluations

Even though portal-like capabilities remain relevant for building some digital experiences, RSG has discontinued covering Portal technology as a separate marketplace as the vendors themselves have largely folded into the Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) space. So, we’ve expanded the scope of RSG’s WCM vendor evaluations, both with a new review… This post first appeared on … Read more Adding Liferay and Jahia to WCM Evaluations

CDPs – Do You Need More Than One?

Lately I’ve seen several examples of organizations working with multiple Customer Data Platforms (CDPs). Earlier this month I debriefed a video-on-demand (VOD) firm that had licensed a Customer Data Platform from Quaero. Then they also licensed Optimove’s CDP. Hey, wait: if a CDP is supposed to serve as a consolidated… This post first appeared on … Read more CDPs – Do You Need More Than One?

Updates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

The MarTech marketplaces that RSG covers continue to evolve rapidly and have become more complex (with more overlaps!) this year. The Customer Data Platform (CDP) market is no different. In fact, the CDP (orange) line on RSG’s Omnichannel Vendor Map seems perpetually under construction, with new stations getting added and… This post first appeared on … Read more Updates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

Why Did CDP Vendor Evergage Launch a Data Warehouse?

CDP vendor Evergage launched a new Data Warehousing Solution. To quote from their press release: Using the Data Warehouse solution, companies can give their business analysts comprehensive access to the rich, unified customer and prospect data – collected, synthesized and housed in Evergage – to power in-depth analyses and drive… This post first appeared on … Read more Why Did CDP Vendor Evergage Launch a Data Warehouse?

Updates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The Customer Data Platform (CDP) marketplace is rapidly evolving and we are continuously updating our evaluations to track updates to existing offerings as well as to add new vendors.  RSG’s latest update has the following new vendors: ActionIQ: CDP focused on complex, enterprisewide data management use cases … Read more Updates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

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 more Where 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 more Myth: 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 more What’s New in Adobe’s Data Management Offerings?