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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 30, 2015

We've had a great relationship with SmartFocus over the years. The Message Cloud by SmartFocus powers many of the world's largest ecommerce and retail providers' marketing - from personalized web experiences, to triggered marketing and remarketing, all the way to in-store proximity marketing (that requires no hardware installation). Jess Stephens isn't just the CMO of SmartFocus, she's also a leading commerce and retail marketing expert - having sold her Proximity Marketing startup to SmartFocus where it's integrated into The Message Cloud. Listen to this amazing show and learn why SmartFocus was named a strong performer in the RTIM market.  Forrester defines Real-Time Interaction Management (RTIM) as enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually relevant experiences, value, and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer life cycle via preferred customer touchpoints.  

Jul 23, 2015
The introduction of new technology and devices brought with it an abundance of information that allowed consumers to take control of their own buying decisions without the need for brand guidance/influence. However, successful brands have the ability to take back that control, by using the right technology to analyze individual spending behavior of their customer base and pin point loyal and revenue-driving customers to continue targeting, avoiding those who might cause more work than they’re worth (making constant returns, minuscule but timely complaints, etc.). In order to do so, brands need a robust system in place that helps to collect consumer data and spending behavior for in-depth analysis.    Once target customers are identified, brands will still need to meet heightened customer expectations by leveraging purchase data for individual contextual marketing in order to identify buying patterns in real-time and tailor marketing collateral based on what customers might be looking for when browsing the site or in the store. In doing so, they will regain control by choosing who they’d like to target (ex. loyal, revenue-driving consumers) and will also recognize up to a 9% uplift in revenue sales, if executed properly. Join us for this amazing conversation with Johann Wrede, Global Senior Director, Solution Marketing, SAP Customer Engagement,on how brands are regaining control from consumers. 
Jul 15, 2015

Millennials will be spending $600 billion dollars in 2015 as more than one-third of Generation Y are now adult consumers. Millennials should be a key focus for brands of all sorts as this generation now prepares to purchase their first home (5.2 billion renters will be buying their first home this year), have a baby and purchase a new vehicle. With this in mind, organizations need to be found online when these milestone Millennials are looking to make considered purchases for them and their families.  On today's show, we interview Tim McLain of Netsertive. They've done a ton of research on the behavioral changes and habits of millennials.  

Jul 8, 2015
If you're going to read one book this year on marketing strategies and content marketing, it's this one from Mark Schaefer. The Content Code discusses 6 essential strategies for igniting your content, your marketing and your business. The six: Brand DevelopmentAudience and InfluencersDistribution, Advertising, Promotion, and SEOAuthorityShareability embedded into each piece of contentSocial proof and social signals. Mark carefully walks you through each strategy, how it's measured, what its impact is, and shares case studies as evidence. This is a topic near and dear to our heart as we've been developing content authority programs for our clients for the past few years. Producing content isn't enough. And Mark's killer advice is that the strategy you utilize to ignite the content is as important as the content itself. Listen in to this amazing conversation with Mark. I'm fortunate to call him a friend and look up to him in this industry. He's good people.
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