The New Data Silos: Are your marketing tools connected?
Remember the early days of marketing, when our “CRM” was a spreadsheet? Or worse, just index cards? (Geez! How did we survive?) For the longest time, our old tools created […]
How To Work With Your Data Vendor: 3 Things You Need To Know
Do you need to hire a data vendor, but aren’t quite sure where to start? If you need to perform a major data migration, data conversion, or simply get organized, […]
How To Identify And Track Customer Buying Patterns Over Time
In Part 3 of our series on marketing campaign preparation, I’ll reveal the third and final question you need to ask yourself before launching a new campaign. If you missed […]
Which Customers Are Buying What? Here’s How To Tell
There are three key questions that must be answered before you begin any marketing campaign. In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the first question, “Who is your […]
Technology Is The New Personal Shopper: How To Use Data To Transform Your Customer’s Buying Experience
If your company is using predictive analytics to spot market trends and anticipate seasonal needs in your stores, congratulations! You’re well on your way to using data to transform your […]
How Your Store can Succeed with Data-Based Marketing
As a retailer, the successful collection and application of customer data is the most powerful tool in your marketing toolkit. When integrated into all of your marketing efforts, data has […]
How to Create Customer Profiles and Expand Your Reach with Purchased Lists
Last month on the blog, I revealed a three-step system for using customer zip codes to choose your next store location. Having a customer’s zip code is a powerful tool […]
Intuition vs. Data: Which Marketing Style is Right for Your Business?
This month on the blog, we’re revealing 3 easy, actionable ways to predict your customer’s next purchase using data and predictive analytics. Some marketers rely heavily on intuition to create their marketing campaigns. When they’re right about what their customers want, this technique works well. However, when marketing goals aren’t met, it can be mystifying to try and find the source of the problem. That’s why Step 1 of this 3-step process is changing your mindset about your customer. Whether you rely on intuition, data, or a combination of the two, it’s important to recognize that only your customer knows what they really want.