Marketing Technology


eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and executive editor of the eMarketer Retail Newsletter Rimma Kats share firsthand accounts of the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show, focusing on retail personalization, returns, sustainability and more.

Adobe senior strategic development manager Chris Duffey spoke with eMarketer on his insights and predictions for this year about CES 2020.

Marketers have embraced location data for several reasons. It can help personalize experiences for customers, better isolate customer paths to purchase, create better customer segments, and identify opportune moments to target potential clients. But new restrictions on collecting location data will make it more costly for advertisers in 2020.

Among the 250 retailers Sailthru evaluated in its Retail Personalization Index, 51% have messaging preference centers, but most offer just two options: all or nothing. Just 35% go more granular, allowing consumers to select their preferred messaging frequency and type.

The transformation of technology and systems has given rise to a whole new host of responsibilities for B2B Tech CMOs, but most will tell you that the future of the role is focused on providing a holistic customer experience to ensure growth and loyalty.

While conventional marketing thinking says that customers prefer personalized marketing experiences and are willing to share more personal data to get that, but new research shows that it may not.

While 54% of brands in Sailthru’s annual Retail Personalization Index have an app, most lack strong mobile personalization. The average brand earned just 5.5 of the available 20 points in the mobile category, while the top 10 ranked retailers scored much higher with an average of 17 points.

Just 16% of the 250 retailers in Sailthru’s annual Retail Personalization Index said they use customers’ digital data to personalize their in-store experience, mostly through mobile devices. And that number is 100% among the top 10 retailers.

Eighty-eight-percent of online shoppers said it’s important for brands and retailers to offer personalized experiences, according to a March 2019 survey from Episerver. In addition to personalization, learn what other three functions are recommended in a web content management system to truly engage your customers.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Andrew Lipsman, along with senior forecasting director Monica Peart, discuss Q2 results for Amazon and Google. They also chat about Equifax's $700 million fine, Amazon delivering packages to your trunk and interesting findings from Prime Day.

Consumers are constantly in search of convenience, particularly in the form of timesaving. In the past 12 months, numerous direct-to-consumer (D2C) meal plan services have emerged, offering consumers an alternative solution to home cooking without paying a dreaded visit to the grocery store—or spending time trying to figure out a recipe.

China has proven to be a hotbed for digital innovations, especially in the past few years. During this time, marketers worldwide have observed the latest trends coming out of the country, applying what they learn to their own markets.

eMarketer principal analysts Nicole Perrin and Jillian Ryan explain how email is changing in usage, measurement and personalization. They also discuss Netflix Q3 earnings, how companies struggle to top Google's search results and what matters to consumers when buying a new smartphone.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin, along with junior analyst Blake Droesch, discuss the latest EU ruling against Facebook, whether our phones are listening to us, Uber’s new jobs app and more.

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act, as well as how your TV might be watching you, this year’s Emmys, Google’s recent privacy changes and more.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar presentation featuring Devon DeBlasio, product marketing director at Neustar. He discussed how to build a predictive and effective audience segmentation strategy for the modern omnichannel journey.

eMarketer was pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar presentation featuring Jason Grunberg, vice president of marketing at Sailthru. He talked about the leaders of the Index, like Sephora, Nordstrom, DSW, Rent the Runway and others, and offer tips on executing strong personalization experiences.

Marketers have long grappled with how to best leverage the data they’ve collected. It’s certainly a challenge as data fuels nearly all of their marketing efforts—including personalization, audience segmentation and targeting.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and head of content studio Paul Verna discuss the Department of Justice’s new antitrust review, why consumers only consider a few brands, NBCUniversal’s streaming service launch date and Microsoft's Cortana.

Retail messaging can often feel like a game of Goldilocks. Too many messages can frustrate and push consumers away, while fewer communications can put the brand at risk of no longer being relevant.