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What You Need to Know About the Salesforce CDP After Dreamforce ‘19

Salesforce CDP

Marketers were on the edge of their seat this past Wednesday when Salesforce announced their customer data platform at Dreamforce ‘19 called Customer 360 Audiences. So how did it fare against expectations? Here’s a recap of what Salesforce promised along with ActionIQ’s take on the probable realities. What Salesforce Promised: CDP Vision “It’s the beating…

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How to Start Thinking in Customer Journeys

Customer Journeys

“That’s stupid,” my VP of marketing said when, back in 2009, I mentioned the term “customer decision journey,” which I’d just read in a McKinsey article. The VP was known for having strong opinions and he didn’t hold back on this one. He agreed with the spirit of the term but didn’t think it would…

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Where to Start with Customer Experience Optimization

Customer Experience Optimization

Customer-centricity Is The New “It” Term, But… Customer experience optimization is a frequently stated goal of modern customer-centric organizations. You hear about it across industries: leaders of marketing, technology, product, and operations functions (to name just a few) often consider it as one of their main KPIs. However, is there an agreement about the definition…

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WWD: Unlocking the Hidden Value of Cross-Channel Shopping

WWD: Unlocking the Hidden Value of Cross-Channel Shopping

As I wrote in a recent article for WWD, many brands treat cross-channel shopping, or omnichannel, as a burden—something must do, just so they can keep from falling behind. However, omnichannel retailing can also provide an enormous opportunity. Consider this: at the brands I have worked with, multichannel customers deliver: Higher revenue. Average annual revenue…

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The secret to improving business outcomes? Move Fast!

Success depends on building agility into every step

Business leaders today are under constant pressure to react quickly to the market and ever-changing customer needs. Success ultimately depends on their ability to build in agility at every step, from strategy to execution. What Is Agile? Think about Agile as a flexible approach to managing projects that uses frequent iterations to test and learn,…

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