The Email Marketing Automation Imperative – 2019

TRG AutomationThe Email Marketing Automation Imperative – 2019

Written by David Daniels and Nicholas EinsteinEmail Marketing, Executive Survey, Email Marketing, Everychannel Marketing, Triggered Mailings, Segmentation, Data Capabilities, Targeting, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Data

About: Published on 3/26/19, The Relevancy Group analyzes the utilization of automation in email marketing. This research covers the adoption of basic email triggering but we focus on how automation can leverage real-time data to deliver relevant experiences, stream-based segmentation. Individuals desire personalized communications and we investigate how automation can be utilized to create efficiencies and deliver higher revenue.

Key Questions:

• How are marketers embracing email automation?
• How does email automation transcend triggered mailings in 2019?
• What role does real-time data have in automation and does such an approach make a difference?

Report Excerpt: Automation Transcends Triggered Messages as More Email Marketers Turn to Site Targeting
Email Automation is more than simply triggering an email based on customer behavior or system action. Many ESPs have advanced to deliver solutions that leverage real-time data to personalize the customer experience at the individual level (see “The Relevancy Ring – ESP Buyer’s Guide 2018, Enterprise Edition”). Given these solution enhancements, marketers must think about email automation more broadly. Data indicates that they are. When asked about their top email marketing tactics, targeting email subscribers with online advertising was number two on their list. More than one-third of email marketers stated they are leveraging website behavior for targeting.

The Research: 7 pages, 4 graphics, 1809 words. Part of our Research Subscriber Series, Subscribe and Save | TRGRAI0819

The Relevancy Group Releases New Research on AI and Device Marketing

The Relevancy Group releases new Research Report covering AI

Finding include 87% of marketers reallocate time saved by using AI to drive growth

BOSTONApril 4, 2019PRLog — Today, The Relevancy Group, a leading research and advisory firm released it’s latest research titled “Device Marketing: The impact of IoT, AI and AR on Marketing in 2019.” The report delves into the origins of using the Internet of Things (IoT) for to market to consumers, the evolution of this trends and the realities of the consolidation of device-marketing today.

David Daniels, Founder and CEO of The Relevancy Group said “Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things have been in the media frequently over the past few years. With our new research we dig into the use of the IoT, AI and AR, but go beyond usage to identify how Marketers are using these tools to crate time and process efficiencies to improve other areas of their business. I’m excited about the fresh approach this research offers.”

The research shows that the adoption of AI not only directly improves performance and the customer experience, but it also opens the door for reallocation of resources to improve other areas of performance as well. Some insights shared in the report include:

·     When marketers were asked If they could save time by eliminating the manual processes (content selection, HTML development, proof testing, etc.) from the email operations by introducing AI, 87 percent said they would allocate their free time by prioritizing program planning expansion and strategy.

·     The second priority for marketers using time savings from AI implementation is to create “a plan to focus more on data analysis.”

·     The third priority that marketers said they would focus on, is subject line optimization.

·     Segment refinement and list cleaning came in at a close fourth.

The full report can be purchased at http://www.relevancygroup.com/shop/device-marketing-the-impact-of-iot-ai-and-ar-on-marketing-in-2019

About The Relevancy Group:www.relevancygroup.com

Founded in 2010 and led by tenured industry analyst and marketer David Daniels, The Relevancy Group (TRG) provides market research and advisory services. Our tenured team are trusted advisors to leading technology vendors and familiar brands. The Relevancy Group delivers a series of original research, custom research, lead generation and advisory services. Our Relevancy Ring Buyer’s guides are highly sought after and have been proven to help marketers and vendors alike. We also publish the digital magazine for marketers by marketers, The Marketer Quarterly (http://www.marketerquarterly.com/). Free with registration online, and through the MQ apps (http://www.marketerquarterly.com/blog/introducing-the-marketer-quarterly-apps)on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Follow @TMQ_Magazine (https://twitter.com/TMQ_Magazine)

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Innovate with AI, Overview of AI Market Spotlight Guide

Innovate with AI, Overview of AI Market Spotlight Guide

Join us 1/16/19 at 1PM ET.  

During this sixty minute session, principals from The Relevancy Group will review data from the recently published AI Market Spotlight Guide, The Relevancy Group analyzes the latest trends in the utilization of AI in marketing and spotlights four vendors that are delivering exciting AI innovations. This guide provides executive marketer survey data on the attitudes and adoption of Artificial Intelligence and showcases four leading vendors with a diverse set of AI offerings. five email marketing agencies and documents vendor selection as well as market trends. AI vendor spotlight sponsors include Adobe, OneSpot, Return Path, and Selligent.

Speakers Include the Authors of This Research, including:
David Daniels – CEO & Founder, The Relevancy Group
Nicholas Einstein – Chief Research Officer, The Relevancy Group

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2019 Marketing and Martech Predictions

2019 Marketing and Martech Predictions

Join on us on 1/9/19 for a free webinar to hear The Relevancy Group discuss 2019 martech and marketing predictions as well as the best of 2018. Register and get a copy of the webinar recording. We will be discussing this research that was published in on 1/8/19. The following takes on what the industry can expect in 2019 are based on the briefings we took, data we generated, and analysis we conducted in 2018. We are extremely excited about the year ahead and believe that the following forces will drive improved efficacy and efficiency for marketers and enable more valuable and positive customer experiences.

Key Questions:

• What does The Relevancy Group expect from martech in 2019?
• Which technologies will most directly impact marketers in 2019?
• How will the adoption of key marketing tactics impact the customer experience in 2019?

Report Excerpt:
Marketers Will be Laser Focused on Driving Positive Customer Experiences
Marketers will focus on improving the quality of the customer experience by adopting individualized marketing. In 2019 marketers will meet the new opportunities of the velocity of marketing data. In 2019 we see meaningful AI/ML advancements for marketers that will create efficiency and reduce the need for production staff. Brands will continue their digital transformation journey, but more will rely on outside experts and embrace certification such as SOC 2. Identity matching will reach critical mass propelling advancements in relevancy, individualization and revenue optimization.

The Research: 4 pages, 1,314 words. Part of our Research Subscriber Series, Subscribe and Save | TRGSS2518 | Watch The Webinar.

The Best of 2018

Spotlighting 2018 Martech InnovatorsSpotlighting 2018 Martech Innovators

This year The Relevancy Group recognizes four vendors that stood out to us in 2018. The 2018 Martech Innovators are LiveRamp, MessageGears, OneSpot, and Return Path. We recognize these vendors for their unique and innovative approach to delivering solutions that optimize and digitally transform their client’s businesses.

This research is part of our Relevancy.AI Research Subscription and available for direct purchase.

Each year The Relevancy Group takes hundreds of briefings with enterprise vendors and category innovators. Our research touches on vendors across the martech and adtech (Madtech) sector, many of which whom we enjoy a client relationship. At the end of 2018, our analysts nominate vendors that they thought were particularly innovative. This year we are recognizing four vendors that stood out to us in 2018. The 2018 Martech Innovators are LiveRamp, MessageGears, OneSpot, and Return Path. We recognize these vendors for their unique and innovative approach to delivering solutions that optimize and digitally transform their client’s businesses. The four martech innovator solutions complement each other as well as meet marketer challenges and aspirations. In 2018 marketers aspired to utilize more real-time data, improve their relevancy through more individual targeting, improve the integration and data management, optimize email deliverability and the customer experience. These vendors address one or more of these ambitions. Continuing to add AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) capabilities is a universal development that we expect to see from these innovators in 2019.

We congratulate the 2018 Martech innovators and wish you all happy holidays and a prosperous and healthy 2019.

Best,

David

Consumer Holiday Expectations Are In

Consumer Holiday Expectations Are In

By David Daniels, CEO and Founder – The Relevancy Group

This week we had our annual Consumer Holiday Behaviors and Attitudes Webinar which was as always was sponsored by Zeta Global. The event was full of data and featured excellent discussion and insight from Zeta’s Tim O’Leary.  You can watch the webinar on demand here.

Some of the interesting findings include:

  • Consumers utilize email every day, 89 percent of them are checking their email daily. Email remains our digital fingerprint and shows no sign of being replaced by other communication modalities.
  • Mobile dominance is increasing. Forty percent of consumers state that their primary email device is their mobile phone and 26 percent state that it is their primary online shipping device. Retailers must ensure that their messages and websites are optimized for mobile viewing.
  • Self-gifting is up year-over-year from $264 in 2017 to $279 in 2018. Retailers should be utilizing BOGO offers and messaging that encourages to be self-indulgent.
  • More consumers intend to shop on Cyber Monday. Eighteen percent report that they are going to do most of their holiday shopping on Cyber Monday which is up about ten percent from last year.
  • Women are more engaged on themed shopping days, nearly half of women state that they will do most of their shopping on Black Friday as opposed to 39 percent of men. Fourteen percent of women say they will do all their holiday shopping on Black Friday.
  • On average consumers will comparison shop across three sites; but 20 percent of consumers state that they don’t do any comparison shopping. On the webinar we discuss the reasons why that is, one of them being the impact of Amazon Prime as increasing spot for buyers to go to.

There are many more findings, tactics, and tips including how to leverage mobile real-time data to improve the customer experience.

Tune in and check out this wonderful webinar.

Wishing you success this holiday season!

All the best,

David

 

The State of Personalization

The State of Personalization

Which industries are embracing personalization and what are they spending to do so? I recently authored four reports that dive into how B-to-B, ecommerce/Retail, Financial Services, and Travel/Hospitality marketers are embracing personalization.

Part of our Relevancy.AI Research Subscription, these reports provide insight into the state of personalization including the aspirations, budgets, and tactics of these marketers.

This collection of industry insights offer benchmark data for those marketers in these key industries and a valuable perspective for vendors that offer personalization technologies.

Across industries, one thing is clear; personalization works and more marketers across industries need to advance their targeting tactics to capture and convince prospects and clients alike.

If you are a subscriber to our research, you get these four reports.  Ask us about how to become a subscriber. All of the reports are available for one-off purchases.