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Here are the 2018 Markie Award Finalists

We are excited to announce the Markie Award finalists for 2018! This year marks the 12th year that we have celebrated the best in Modern Marketing. We were...

We are excited to announce the Markie Award finalists for 2018! This year marks the 12th year that we have celebrated the best in Modern Marketing. We were pleased to invite Oracle Commerce customers to submit for a Markie Award and they proved that great marketing can be done with Oracle Commerce products, too! A lot goes into great marketing - from leveraging data for insights, to creating personalized messages and reaching target audiences through multiple channels. The...

Customer Experience

3 Digital Trends Driving Improved Customer Experience in 2018

Customer Experience (CX) is not just a buzz word. Businesses are operating in a saturated market where brand loyalty is decreasing, price competition is rising...

Customer Experience (CX) is not just a buzz word. Businesses are operating in a saturated market where brand loyalty is decreasing, price competition is rising and consumers are distracted and exposed to several media, devices and a lot of information. In this complex ecosystem, CX is becoming crucial for companies in order to differentiate themselves, improve customer satisfaction, foster loyalty, reduce churn and ultimately increase revenue.   Just to provide few examples,...

Cross Channel Marketing

Why Putting the Business Focus on Experience Pays Off

Despite numerous articles and opinion pieces promoting the need for brands to adopt customer-centric commerce, the business realities and commercial pressures...

Despite numerous articles and opinion pieces promoting the need for brands to adopt customer-centric commerce, the business realities and commercial pressures placed on retailers still mean that many are taking a purely conversion-centric approach. As more brands make the shift into the digital space, it’s important to prevent tunnel vision when it comes to customer conversion and instead, find a balance between outcomes and customer experiences and help business to recognise...

Modern Marketing Resources

Five Pre-Conference Sessions You Can’t Miss at Modern Customer Experience (ModernCX)

Modern Customer Experience (ModernCX) 2018 once again offers registered attendees the opportunity to arrive early for a high-value, free pre-conference training...

Modern Customer Experience (ModernCX) 2018 once again offers registered attendees the opportunity to arrive early for a high-value, free pre-conference training event across multiple Oracle Customer Experience (CX) platforms. The Pre-Conference Education event takes place on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, prior to the conference opening keynote. Marketing cloud sessions, including courses on Eloqua, Responsys, DMP and Content Marketing, will span both days, presented...

Content Marketing

Are You Tracking Your Content Marketing’s Effectiveness Yet?

In my recent blog post I shared with B2B marketers 5 Steps to Content Marketing Success in 2018 and the ultimate key to success: a documented strategy. But...

In my recent blog post I shared with B2B marketers 5 Steps to Content Marketing Success in 2018 and the ultimate key to success: a documented strategy. But would you be surprised if I tell you that only 35% of organizations measure the return on investment (ROI) of its content marketing efforts? This is according to Content Marketing Institute’s (CIM’s) 2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research (North America). That’s pretty shocking, wouldn’t you say? When asked, “Why...

Email Marketing

What we think about Google’s AMP for Email

Heard about Google’s recently announced AMP for Email project? Currently being tested by Pinterest, Doodle and Booking.com, it’s being used to include dynamic...

Heard about Google’s recently announced AMP for Email project? Currently being tested by Pinterest, Doodle and Booking.com, it’s being used to include dynamic content and real-time pricing and availability, all within email.

Email Marketing

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Steps to B2B Content Marketing Success in 2018

We are only two months into 2018 and I already hear some B2B marketers say that they work harder, not smarter, and only see limited results. So what...

We are only two months into 2018 and I already hear some B2B marketers say that they work harder, not smarter, and only see limited results. So what differentiates the successful marketers from the not-so-successful marketers? One word: strategy. According to CMI’s 2018 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research (North America), 62% of the most successful B2B content marketers have a documented strategy and 72% of B2B content marketers have increased their level of success over...

Content Marketing

4-Step Content Marketing Process to Grow Your Business

Content marketing, which was a mere buzzword several years ago, is now one of the most popular and effective online marketing strategies today, and rightfully...

Content marketing, which was a mere buzzword several years ago, is now one of the most popular and effective online marketing strategies today, and rightfully so, as these stats are hard to ignore: Small businesses with blogs get 126% more lead growth than small businesses without. After reading recommendations on a blog, 61% of U.S. online consumers made a purchase. Content marketing rakes in conversion rates six times higher than other methods. Content marketing is...

Content Marketing

How To Use CRM Data Mining For Smarter Content Marketing

Content marketing isn't easy to do. There's no doubt that it's effective, but it's very hard to do it well. It's a little like publishing a book blindly. You...

Content marketing isn't easy to do. There's no doubt that it's effective, but it's very hard to do it well. It's a little like publishing a book blindly. You have no clue if anyone will be interested enough to read it - and want another. Despite this, content marketing is still an important part of any marketing plan - so how can we overcome this problem? One strategy is to write your content so that it is targeted to a specific type of individual. This isn't a new concept in...

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