cross-channel marketing

What does Conversion Rate Optimization mean for marketers in 2018?

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a hot topic among marketers, with strategies and best practices the subject of much debate.

Every year, Econsultancy publishes a report on the subject, surveying hundreds of ecommerce and marketing professionals to establish industry trends. Yet while the report offers extensive detail about how marketers increase conversions by improving marketing, websites and ecommerce journeys, new techniques are always emerging.

What is cross-channel marketing and why do you need it?

Today’s consumers are more connected than ever before – constantly checking emails, social media apps, and even interacting online via voice technology. 

For brands, the challenge is to cut through the noise to be able to reach consumers at the right time. This is where cross-channel marketing comes in: an approach that allows brands to seamlessly communicate with consumers across multiple touchpoints.

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Three bold marketing technology predictions for 2017

As the old proverb goes, it’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.

Yet as a new year starts, making predictions is part of our jobs. Priorities have to be set, budgets allocated, and resources diverted according to how things have changed over the past 12 months.

The state of cross-channel marketing in Asia-Pacific

Digital Cream Singapore was held in late November this year and dozens of brand marketers met to discuss the issues of the day.

One of the roundtables focused on cross-channel marketing, and our thanks go to Oracle Marketing Cloud for providing sponsorship.

Three key takeaways from our Why Marketing Should be Personal report

Today sees the release of Econsultancy’s Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing on Personalisation, created in association with Adobe.

The report is dedicated to personalisation, a topic that has become a high priority for companies wishing to improve customer experience and financial performance simultaneously.

It’s based on an online survey of over 700 client-side and agency respondents, carried out in October 2014.

Marketers more focused on acquisition than retention

This is despite the fact that 82% of companies agree that retention is in fact cheaper than acquisition. A figure up from 70% last year, and certainly bolsters the notion that on-going profit from a customer lifetime is higher than any one single transaction. 

Is your company more focused on acquisition or retention marketing?

This is one of the questions asked by our new report, the third annual Cross-Channel Marketing Report, carried out in association with Oracle Marketing Cloud, which explores how companies are orchestrating their marketing activities across a range of channels. 

The research is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 digital marketers and ecommerce professionals, carried out in April and May 2014.

The report provides insight into the extent to which organisations are delivering orchestrated cross-channel marketing campaigns, what mobile solutions they deploy and their most important priorities over the next year.

Here we’ll be taking a look at the continued emphasis on acquisition over retention and which channels or disciplines are more retention/acquisition focused.

Cross-channel marketing 2014: trends & opportunities [infographic]

The newly-published Econsultancy Cross-Channel Marketing Report, produced in partnership with Oracle Marketing Cloud, looks in detail at the extent to which companies are integrating their marketing activities. 

The infographic below provides a glimpse of some of the key data points and trends covered in the report which is based on a survey of almost 1,000 marketers.

Among other findings, the research has found that a clearly defined strategy and understanding of the customer journey are the most important factors for enabling effective orchestration of cross-channel marketing.

See below for more juicy stats from the infographic which has been created by Datatrouble