Can We Future-Proof Customer Engagement?

A Best-Practice Video Series on Context, Commerce and Engaging With an Audience of One

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Overview

But marketing to an audience of one—in a sea of unique and diverse customers and prospects—has proven to be no easy feat. Furthermore, each customer has taken control of their own journey, independently mapping their own path to purchase and often turning away from the intentional campaign markers set up to speed them along the path.

The CMO Council interviewed leading marketers around the world to gather their best practices for engagement, experience and advancing the relationship with this audience of one.  Through this two-part video series, we investigated the best actions developed by these leaders, from the vision of their customer engagement strategy to their goals for advancing the experience into the future.
In today’s age of the customer, the focus has turned away from what a brand can do to induce action and toward a far more complex and strategic dialogue around how our marketing, service and commerce strategies have aligned around the customer journey. As the days of pushing a customer through an archaic funnel have long since gone away, marketers have developed more comprehensive strategies to advance engagements by combining rich content and experiences with context, relevance and personalization.

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Facts & Stats

Only 16 percent of marketers feel that their organizations are delivering customer experiences that truly fulfill their brand promises, while two-thirds (66 percent) say their efforts in this area are hit or miss, and 14 percent say they are completely missing the mark.

Source: CMO Council

Customer lifetime value is another blurry area for marketers as nearly half (45 percent) of respondents indicated that they do not have good visibility or accurate valuations around customer lifetime value and retention rates. Only 16 percent said that they do have good visibility in this area, with 37 percent revealing they are getting better.

Source: CMO Council

77% of US online adults say that valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide them with good service

Source: Forrester

By 2017, 50% of consumer product investments will be redirected to customer experience innovations.

Source: Gartner

By 2017, 50% of consumer product investments will be redirected to customer experience innovations.

Source: Gartner
Tags: CX Trends

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Studies & White Papers

2015 - B2B Enterprise Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends - North America - Marketo

September 2014 - Mastering Adaptive Customer Engagements - CMO Council

Articles

April 2015 - 5 Important Facts About Your Customers’ Journey - Ciceron

2015 - Customer Journey Mapping: Understanding The Customer - iScoop

March 2015 - Why Marketers Must Think 'Personalization'- Forbes

April 2015 - 10 facts why marketers should use content personalization- Springtab

April 2015 - Content Personalization: It’s What Consumers Want! - Social Media Today

March 2015 - The Future of Content: Predictive Personalization- ClickZ

June 2015 - The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization - Tech Crunch

April 2015 - Ways Content Marketing is Going to Change in 2015 - Forbes

October 2014 - 10 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing - Quick Sprout

July 2015 - 5 Obvious Content Marketing Strategies Most Companies Overlook - Content Marketing Institute

Blogs

These 3 Top Digital Trends Will Change Your Retail Marketing Strategy - Neosperience

Why make it personal? Personalisation vs contextualization - Econsultancy

10 Tips for Getting Long-Term Traffic to Your Content - Hubspot

Books

Program Themes

  • CX Strategy
  • CX Trends
  • Customer Insights
  • Customer Engagement