Webinar Recap: MLB Teams Transform With Fan 360 Data On Snowflake

Webinar Recap: MLB Teams Transform with Fan 360 Data on Snowflake

Marketers whose success depends on access to accurate, robust customer data have understood for a while now the importance of having that data consolidated into one centralized point of storage. But that value isn’t always easy to quantify and put into numbers that the average marketer can fully understand.

In our latest webinar, Aron Clymer (Founder & CEO, Data Clymer) shared the work his company did with Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants, utilizing the capabilities of modern data platform Snowflake to give their Marketing and Sales teams the ability to use it in ways they never could before — and with impressive results to go along with it.

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Google Announces BIMI Pilot Program

Google Announces BIMI Pilot Program

In late July, Google announced a set of new features for their Gmail and G Suite products including enhancements to chat, virtual meetings, and admin controls. But the announcement that got the most press was Gmail’s pilot program for a project known as Brand Indicators for Message Identification, or BIMI. Google’s pilot program is a limited, invite-only test, but it signals Gmail is joining the work toward adopting the BIMI standard.

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Webinar Recap: Content As Data And The Brand Maturity Model

Webinar Recap: Content as Data and the Brand Maturity Model

One thing the most innovative marketers are learning is that mere personalization isn’t always enough to send messaging campaigns that truly resonate with your customer. You need to go beyond the behavior and understand the why. In our latest webinar, Michele Grant (CEO, co-founder of Block + Tackle) joined us to discuss the future of content as data, and why it’s essential that you contextualize the customer experience in order to send the types of messaging campaigns that really deliver results.

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Why Now Is The Right Time To Make The Switch To MessageGears

Why Now is the Right Time to Make the Switch to MessageGears

For many marketing and I.T. teams, there are few things they’d less readily volunteer to do than switch from their current email service provider. We hear it all the time. Even when they acknowledge the problems they have that seem insurmountable, their last switch was so difficult and time consuming — even after they were told it’d be easy — that the devil they know can seem like a better bet than the one they don’t.

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Your Email Program And Getting Back To Normal

Your Email Program and Getting Back to Normal

You don’t need us to tell you the world is different right now — every government agency, news source, social media feed, and even beer commercial reminds us of the current pandemic situation almost constantly. Unsurprisingly, email marketing has seen its share of impact from these changes, challenging senders to get their messaging right in the midst of widespread uncertainty. Through the MessageGears blog, we’ve done our best to help navigate this new landscape — Jeff Haws recently shared some of the hard lessons we’ve learned in trying times, and Nick Ziech-Lopez has been furiously crunching numbers to share as much data as possible about the trends we’re seeing during this particular crisis. They’ve both done a great job at presenting useful information; so well, in fact, that I don’t have much to add to their analyses.

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Webinar Recap: Balancing Privacy And Personalization In Your Emails

Webinar Recap: Balancing Privacy and Personalization in Your Emails

When it comes to email marketing, consumer expectations have never been higher for personalization, or for data privacy. If you think this seems like a paradox, you may be right. The very customer data that enables you to send the types of highly tailored content your customers crave can also make your brand seem creepy if you cross the line for any individual on your list. It can seem like a losing battle, though, for some, to the point that some brands almost give up entirely, sending bulk mailings that don’t stand out in today’s crowded inbox. So what’s the solution?

In our recent webinar, email industry veteran Angela Vega (Senior Marketing Manager, Vrbo) revealed five key guidelines that can help you deliver content your customers will love (and that will lead them to buy) while respecting the security of their data at the same time. Here’s a look at those guidelines and how each can contribute to managing the tricky personalization vs. privacy balance.

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How A Direct Data Connection Can Transform Financial Marketing

How a Direct Data Connection Can Transform Financial Marketing

Every marketer has faced challenges when creating what they hope to be successful, personalized cross-channel messaging campaigns. For those working in highly regulated industries like banks and other financial institutions, those challenges can often seem impossible to overcome, especially when data access is a primary factor.

The many and changing regulations that govern banks apply fully to their marketing departments. And while marketers have been able to work around those regulations to create amazing cross-channel campaigns, many still struggle with getting access to the data they need and using it to send highly personalized marketing and transactional messages.

But banks have a lot going for them when it comes to marketing. Not only do they have a lot of first-party data on their customers, but the right addition to their martech stack could give banks the data connection they seek, while maintaining the highest level of security.

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Webinar Recap: How To Achieve Customer Data Maturity With Enrichment Tools

Webinar Recap: How to Achieve Customer Data Maturity with Enrichment Tools

When it comes to sending sophisticated, personalized messaging campaigns, the quality and depth of your customer data is going to drive everything. If your data is comprehensive and organized in a way that’s accessible to your marketing team when they need it, your cross-channel messaging results will likely reflect the work and resources you put into that. If not, though, the likelihood is high that you’re lagging behind your competition when it comes to delivering campaigns that your customers look forward to seeing in their inboxes and on their phones.

So what if you have a good deal of customer data, but there are gaps that are preventing you from executing the level of strategy that you want? Our recent webinar with AnalyticsIQ looked at how their data asset can help you fill in those critical gaps, allowing you to know your customers better than you ever have in the past. And the better you understand who your customers are, their desires and motivations, the more targeted you can be with the messages you send them.

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What Is A CDP And Why Is It On Every Marketer’s Wish List?

What is a CDP and Why Is It on Every Marketer’s Wish List?

Imagine a “hottest martech gift” list for marketers. With more than 7,000 marketing technologies to choose from, which ones would rise to the top? Which martech vendors deliver best on their promise to give marketers that coveted, almost magical, ability to deliver the right message, to the right people, at the right time?

As the martech landscape continues to expand, one category has grown particularly fast. In the first half of this year alone, 19 new vendors entered the customer data platform (CDP) space, including Adobe, Oracle, and Salesforce. In fact, the growing popularity of this category — and growing market confusion over what specific vendors mean by “CDP” — prompted the CDP Institute to create clarity with the RealCDP Certification.

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MessageGears announces $12M to eliminate data friction for enterprise marketers

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