It’s hard to imagine that any marketer today isn’t aware of the importance of “digital experience” (DX). No longer a nice-to-have, DX has become a pivotal differentiator for organizations in almost any sector, ahead of even price and the product itself because of the power experience has to drive customer loyalty and recurring revenue.
Customers now expect a unique, connected, and seamless experience across all channels and instant gratification. You only have a micromoment to capture their attention and hold it with a strong message and delightful and engaging experience. If you don’t, they will move on to the next offer. Modern marketers must adopt a mobile-first approach with their global audiences and utilize both marketing automation and data to their fullest extend to get ahead of the curve.
According to a 2017 Forbes article, over 98% of customers are switching between multiple devices in a single day. In order to evolve and keep up with customers, three approaches to marketing have emerged: multi-channel, cross-channel, and omni-channel. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages over the others, but they are all able to reach customers somewhere on their customer’s journey.
In the age of smartphones and tablets, home is where your device is. The average consumer spends upwards of three hours a day on their smartphone,so browsing, shopping and satisfying retail needs from wherever they may be is the new norm.