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Alteryx Promotes Customer Loyalty with Gated Offers for Students and Teachers

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Companies everywhere are searching for data-driven solutions to their business challenges, and many of them are using Alteryx software to find them. The trouble is, the workforce has a shortage of skilled data analysts. Alteryx sees this as an opportunity. The company recognized the need to prepare college students to enter these fast-growing careers, and ...
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SheerID CEO in MarTech Advisor: Why Telecom Brands Are Taking a New Approach to Personalized Marketing

Marketers continue to search for the best way to create a lasting connection with consumers. And identity marketing, a new form of personalized marketing, is rising to the top.  Especially now, during these uncertain times, consumers are paying close attention to how brands are engaging with them. Quality communication is far more important than quantity.  ...
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How Top Brands Use Market Segmentation to Reach Customers

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A famous American editor once said, “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—which is: Try to please everybody.” Top brands understand the wisdom of this. They know that marketing to everyone in a noisy and crowded world dilutes the power of their message, making it ...
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How Engaging a Community Can Drive Customer Acquisition

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Headspace is an online company specializing in meditation, and it has a clear mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. That’s a tall order, even for a company that already has subscribers in 190 countries and has been using traditional customer acquisition strategies to successfully engage them.  To fulfill this mission, Headspace ...
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5 Reasons to Target First Responders with Personalized Promotions

An example of Tuft&Needle's personalized promotion to the military and first responders: a picture of a man and dog on a bed, with copy that reads, "Real heroes deserve real savings. We are proud to offer a 15% discount to our military and first responders.
Personalized promotions can be a highly effective way to acquire new customers, but personalized emails aren’t enough. Shoppers want brands to truly support them and their communities. Nearly two-thirds of consumers prefer to buy from companies that reflect their own values and beliefs. Brands have been using cause marketing to demonstrate this kind of alignment ...
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7 Pitfalls of Marketplace-Based Verification and How to Avoid Them

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Affiliate-based marketing is popular, and it’s easy to see why. In exchange for a commission, affiliates promote brand offers. It’s a win-win, right? The answer is “It depends.”  When it comes to delivering personalized offers to consumer communities such as students, teachers, healthcare workers, or the military, the affiliate-centric marketplace verification model can be a ...
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Why You Need to Protect a Personalized Offer

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Consumers want to be recognized and rewarded by brands they trust. Personalized offers to consumer communities, such as teachers, students, seniors, or the military, deliver this experience but only if the offers are truly exclusive. When a brand doesn’t verify that customers are eligible for an offer, it risks losing money, time, and—most importantly—the regard ...
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How to Pick the Right Consumer Tribe for Your Brand

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Marketers looking to up their personalization game have been embracing a new tack: creating personalized offers for consumer tribes. The approach is called identity marketing, and it has a secret weapon that traditional segmentation strategies don’t: members of a consumer tribe are deeply connected. When they hear about a good deal, they spread it through ...
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Why Your Segmentation Strategy is Costing You Money

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Consumers crave a genuine connection with the companies they shop with. In fact, 91% of consumers report they are more likely to shop with brands that provide relevant offers, which is why marketers provide them. But there’s a problem: using traditional segmentation strategies to deliver personalized marketing is failing.  Consumers don’t like the insidious approaches brands ...
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5 Steps to Creating Personalized Marketing for Consumer Tribes

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Current approaches to personalized marketing are falling short, and both brands and consumers are searching for a new way to build mutually satisfying relationships. Brands are responding by implementing new approaches to personalization that give consumers control of their data. This move is restoring trust in the brand-consumer relationship and helping brands leverage the social ...
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