Everyone Wins When CIOs Partner With CMOs
By 2018, CIOs who build strong relationships with CMOs will achieve a 25% improvement in return on marketing technology investments.
Many large companies, particularly B2B companies, have more than 50 applications and technologies that support marketing. Managing this portfolio and generating customer value requires an integrated and consolidated approach.
An integrated marketing management (IMM) approach can help IT leaders get more value from CMOs.
By 2018, B2B sellers who incorporate personalization into digital commerce will achieve revenue increases of up to 15%. Personalization enhances the relationship between a buyer and seller and can make the buyer feel recognized, appreciated, respected and efficient.
Consumers expect to be valued and have a personalized experience. Business buyers, who typically have long-standing relationships with suppliers and spend large amounts with them, have even higher expectations. Personalization helps sellers stay competitive and satisfy customers.
Companies that incorporate personalization into B2B digital commerce will provide a better customer experience, make their customers more efficient and increase the probability of greater revenue.
Personalization should be developed based on customer preference settings in digital commerce platforms, creating or identifying merchandise affiliation, and incorporating behavior-based learning from customers.
Through 2018, voice-of-customer (VoC) solutions that do not share data across the enterprise will compromise customer loyalty and satisfaction by 30%. Such solutions collect, analyze and act upon customer feedback through surveying, social media and speech analytics.