Personalization is no longer optional.
Customer expectations are at an all-time high. People are sophisticated, tech-savvy, and demand real-time information. They want meaningful messaging and tailored brand experiences. Like many companies, you probably still have a long way to go as you transition from superficial, cookie-cutter campaigns to relevant, engaging, and personalized experiences. Or maybe you’re among the retailers who collectively missed out on $150 billion in 20161 revenue by failing to provide shoppers with personalized experiences. You may even find yourself thinking things like:
“Personalizing interaction for every customer seems insurmountable, and we’re not sure how to start.”
Personalizing offers for single customers is no problem, but you need the right technology to scale these experiences across your customer base.
“We can’t identify our customers across devices to deliver seamless experiences.”
You have a lot of customer data, but you can’t connect your data sets, and you don’t have a good strategy for identifying customers across their devices.
“We don’t have a foundation to support the experiences we want to deliver on our platforms.”
Without an integrated platform that allows you to deliver digital experiences while decreasing dependency on IT, customers may feel your marketing messages are detached and delayed.
1 “State of Retail 2017,” TimeTrade, https://www.timetrade.com/resource/state-retail-2017-infographic/.
Four behind-the-scenes challenges in personalized experiences:
Siloed content and customer data.
Inefficient tools for omnichannel delivery.
Hard to measure and optimize experiences.
Poor cross-channel engagement.
62% of organizations are using automated personalization for web — up 51% from 2016.
56% of organizations are using automated personalization for mobile — up 115% from 2016.
Running on Experience: 2017 Digital Marketing Study, Adobe, September 2017
The power of personalization.
Mass experiences vs. personalized experiences.
Mass experiences result in subpar interactions throughout the customer journey. They stem from marketer-centric campaigns with vanilla and irrelevant messages and one-size-fits-all attempts at personalization. When extensive, multi-channel planning isn’t implemented, disjointed experiences lead to poor customer interactions and unfavorable brand impressions, leaving customers feeling frustrated and unwilling to engage.
Personalized experiences use data to identify audiences and understand context. With this information, you can deliver real-time, highly relevant interactions that resonate with specific customer segments — no matter which channel you use to connect. By integrating data across every channel, marketers can deliver the experiences customers want, helping them be more engaged and more likely to promote the brand.
Personalized experiences = Creating, managing, and delivering contextually relevant experiences that speak to your customers on a personal level, helping you deepen relationships and meet rising expectations.
By developing a plan to deliver personalized experiences, you will:
who your customers are, what they expect, and how to deliver on those expectations.
unified profiles by combining your own data with third-party data.
a personalization strategy using business rules and automation tools for more conversions and increased loyalty.
highly personalized content, offers, and recommendations at scale.
Experiences should be personal.
Take your personalization efforts to the next level with
Experience Design Optimization.
The Adobe Advantage
Improving personalized experiences with Adobe.
With Adobe, you have the power to combine first-, second-, and third-party data sources to paint complete pictures of customer personas — to target an individual, rather than the device they’re using. An integrated solution also helps you consider all data, including technographic, geographic, demographic, and behavioral.
Our personalization solutions let you reach customers anywhere, anytime. Deliver digital experiences that are global in reach — yet personally relevant and engaging — across websites, apps, mobile devices, and on-site screens. Whatever your channels or touchpoints, create content once and deploy it across all customer experiences — both online and off.
We offer an end-to-end solution that helps you shape the entire customer journey, providing relevant, personalized experiences from one stage to the next.