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Do You Want Sales or an Audience – or Both?

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Strategic content creation helps build an engaged audience of people who exhibit specific, desirable behaviors – like greater willingness to share personal data, greater interest in upselling opportunities, and greater brand loyalty and evangelism,” he blogged in October 2016.

Five Ways Storytelling Goes Bad

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At the recent Content Marketing World Kate Santore, who heads up integrated marketing content for Coca-Cola, played a 2013 ad showing Coke kiosks encouraging person to person contacts between citizens of nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.

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Blockchain Will Be Huge. We Think.

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Yet another challenge is proving that a participant in a blockchain (whether a person or an organization) are who they claim. Blockchain – the distributed ledger system meant to handle financial and other transactions without the need for banks or other central authorities – will be huge. Those is, if dozens of players with competing agendas can solve multiple complex technical problems, and convince regulators to overturn centuries of rules in everything from finance to utilities.

Get Off the Commodity Bus!

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But think of how USNH stands out of the pack by having admissions counselors picking up the phone on weekends, which may be the only time a working person has time to think about college.

12 Quick Content Marketing Tips and Trends

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6) Mix up your posts up with something light and/or personal every now and then to keep readers’ awake and to build a relationship with them.

Boeing Redesigns Web Site Around Features. And the Business Case Is?

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The site is certainly engaging, with dramatic still shots leading to videos of an ice-covered 787 undergoing deep-freeze testing, a personal story of how a Boeing employee played a role in the Apollo 13 rescue and a piece on an airborne laser missile defense system.

Putting the Personal in Personalization

Act-On

Marketers have added personalization to emails, social and more, but what about their own websites? Marketing Strategy Podcast marketing personalization marketing podcast personalization website personalization

3 Ways Personalized Marketing Improves the Consumer Experience

Act-On

Find out three killer ways to improve your customer experience with personalized marketing in this blog. Marketing Automation Marketing Strategy marketing personalization personalization personalized marketing

Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content

The Point

Earlier this month I co-hosted a Webinar with Greg Kelly of Vidyard and Jason Oakley of Uberflip on “ Driving B2B Engagement with Personalized Content.” If you don’t know what’s relevant to your audience, no amount of personalization will help.

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

Or you go all the way to personalizing them as best you can. But the returns on personalization are pretty darn good, too. So it’s reasonable to assume that if you could combine these two tactics ‒ automation and personalization ‒ you’d be downright dangerous.

#Personalized Mona Lisa #Marketing #Humor #Fail

Customer Experience Matrix

Dear Internet, I was disappointed but not wholly surprised that you didn’t find Wednesday's post with Personalized Mona Lisa as self-evidently hilarious as I did. But the notion of over-extending personalization is still important. So what are the problems with personalization?

BlueVenn Bundles Omnichannel Journey Management, Personalization, and Single Customer View

Customer Experience Matrix

The company offers what it calls an omnichannel marketing platform that builds a unified customer database, manages marketing campaigns, and generates personalized Web and email messages. BlueVenn has only been active in the U.S. market only since March 2016, although many U.S.

How to Make Audience Segmentation Truly Personal

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So the big question is: How do you get the right content to the right person? When this is done on an individual level it is called personalization. Our data at BrightInfo shows that companies who use content personalization increase conversion rates by up to 80%.

The Importance of Personalization in the B2B Buying Journey

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Rather than provide a one-size-fits-all experience that includes generic content and messages across channels — one that risks missing the mark for each individual — you can leverage real-time personalization instead.

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Delivering Results through Content Personalization [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

Content personalization continues to be a challenge for marketers, as revealed in the “2016 Trends in Personalization” study from Evergage. Although 85 percent of marketers said they were using personalization tactics, 55 percent gave themselves a grade of “C” or lower.

How Personalization Is Changing Content Marketing

Contently

Back in 2015, technology market researcher Gartner published a statistic that sent waves throughout the marketing world: By 2018, companies that have “fully invested in all types of personalization” will outsell companies that have not by 20 percent.

Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

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That’s why personalization, and optimizing the customer experience have become one of the top goals for marketing teams and their executives. As Ascend2 notes in this survey summary report : Personalization is part of the customer experience. But what about personalization?

How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing

Marketing Insider Group

The post How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing appeared first on PureB2B. The post How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Make It Personal: Using Data for Content Personalization

Reachforce

We’ve all been victims of personalization. Whether you find it helpful, creepy, or somewhere in between, personalization isn’t going away – because it works. You receive an email that includes your name, or you’re shown product recommendations based on previous searches.

Personalization Is The Future Of Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The post Personalization Is The Future Of Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s becoming harder and harder to reach today’s consumers. Almost every marketer is creating and sharing new content about their brand every day.

How to Blog for Your Business Using Personality

Writing on the Web

Do you know how to blog for your business using personality yet remaining professional? No, seriously – there’s an ongoing trend to be personal with blogs. If you’re writing for business, you want to connect with your readers by using personal stories.

My Personal MA Journey

Tomorrow People

From the current landscape to what the future holds, we have explored the impact of marketing automation on the CMO. However, it is clear that automation has implications for everyone in an organisation, whether you are a marketing executive, copywriter or digital designer.

Can Automated Emails Be Personal?

Marketing Insider Group

Personal” or “human” are probably not the words you think of when you hear “automated” And essentially, you’re right about that. The post Can Automated Emails Be Personal?

Your own personal Fappening

Biznology

While the storm surrounding the leak of the intimate and personal photos of 101 starlets, actresses, singers, and athletes seems to be abating, the Gigabytes of collected photos and videos, ranging from PG-13 to X, will never be erased off the Internet.

Chalk Talks: Personalizing Video for Your Sales Outreach

Vidyard

In a world where your prospects are being bombarded by emails, cold calls, and social outreach, personalization and engagement are the new currencies. Put the Person Back in Salesperson. So, how can you get started with personal video today?

Your Business Newsletter: What’s Your Brand Personality?

Writing on the Web

The first is an attractive personality. In other words, your brand works when: You develop a distinct brand personality. You repeatedly use personality to establish associations with positive emotions. Three “brand personalities” come to mind: The duck.

Say Hello to Personalized Video!

Vidyard

Say hello to Personalized Video! Chances are, the person you were talking with knew your name, knew something about you that allowed them to connect with you on a personal level and made you feel valued as an individual. So we know that personalization gets people to click.

The Real Psychology Behind Hyper-Personalized Marketing

Vidyard

7 Ways to Create Hyper-Personalized Marketing Experiences with Video. However, if you personally call them out, and explain to them how your water is actually flavored and different, they might realize that they are still thirsty, they just wanted water with lemon in it all along.

13 Email Examples That Totally Nailed Personalization

Hubspot

To overcome that, many brands are using email personalization as a strategy for creating more engaging email experiences -- ones that feel less like a robot, and more like a friend. Email personalization doesn't need to be insanely complicated to resonate with recipients.

Personalizing With Purpose

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in CRM eCommerce Personalization. Amazon.com certainly set the gold standard for best practices in personalization—with its unparalleled ability to recognize and deftly exploit consumers’ online browsing and buying habits.

Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

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That’s why personalization, and optimizing the customer experience have become one of the top goals for marketing teams and their executives. As Ascend2 notes in this survey summary report : Personalization is part of the customer experience. But what about personalization?

Personalized content for more effective content marketing

Biznology

In today’s B2B world, your prospects don’t want to hear from you until much later in the buying process, so attracting, engaging and nurturing them until they’re ready to talk to a sales person is no longer a nice way to supplement the top of your funnel. Don’t call them, they’ll call you.

Sailthru Offers End-to-End Omnichannel Personalization for B2C Marketers

Customer Experience Matrix

The corporate home page says “Sailthru makes it easy to personalize every channel for every customer,” which is accurate enough. But plenty of other companies also help with omni-channel personalization. A marketer looking for personalization solutions might add Sailthru to her list of options, but wouldn’t know whether it''s a good or poor fit without digging much deeper. Emails can be personalized using scripts written in Sailthru’s own Zephyr language.

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5 Personalized Prospecting Ideas You Can Use Today

Vidyard

You need to get personal. But you probably already knew that, so let’s cut to the chase and dive into 5 new ideas for personalized sales outreach you can start using today. Send a Personal Video Message. Share Relevant Content with a Personalized Touch.

These 7 Brands Take Personalized Marketing to a New Level

Hubspot

They’re my very own personal blogging habits. The retailer, it turned out, was able to predict her pregnancy and subsequently personalize the promotions she received, thanks in large part to a ton of (completely legal) data collection and analysis. 7 Personalized Marketing Examples.

The Hyper-Personalization of Content Marketing

Modern Marketing

Personalized marketing is more relevant, more targeted, and better perceived. Check out the “ Five Key Trends in Gartner’s 2015 Digital Marketing Hype Cycle ” or the “ 15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Personalization ” What is Personalized Marketing?

#BADMarketing from Hitachi Personal Finance

Crimson Marketing

The post #BADMarketing from Hitachi Personal Finance appeared first on. Being cute isn’t a quality to look for in a loan provider. But why compare them to a hairless cat? BADMarketing . BADMarketing

How To Achieve Personalization With Marketing Automation

Marketing Insider Group

The post How To Achieve Personalization With Marketing Automation appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. What do you think of when you hear the word marketing ‘automation’?

Content Personalization Instead of Promotion

Marketing Insider Group

The post Content Personalization Instead of Promotion appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. With the rise of the Internet, consumers today have access to gazillions of information pieces. Push away push marketing More choices of products and services, brings in the Paradox of Choice.

Customer Experience, Transformation and Personalization at #MME16

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Thinking about last week’s Oracle Modern Marketing Experience #MME16, there were three themes that stood out to me – Customer Experience, Digital Transformation and Personalization. Personalization: Personalization and how that relates to content was the final theme for #MME16.