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Amazon’s $4 Billion E-Commerce War Chest

February 7, 2013

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The Number of Marketplaces

Forrester Research senior analyst Andy Hoar delivered a fascinating keynote at the Rakuten Linkshare Symposium last week.  His theme was the continuing evolution of e-commerce and the insights he brought will have a lot of consequences for the performance marketing sector. Some of his points restated things that anyone that has been paying attention already […]

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Let’s Call it ‘Anti-social’ Media

August 2, 2012

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I’m confused why we refer to this world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, MySpace, etc., as “social” media. From everything I’ve experienced, it should really be called “anti-social” media. The sad reality is that social media has devolved into a series of faceless and impersonal interactions through PCs, smartphones and tablets, whereby […]

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True Customer Insights. True CRM Profitability

June 28, 2007

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Figure 1: Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Deploy Software as a Service

Too often, even the best CRM solutions don’t have the ability to carry customer relationships through to the most profitable, or even the final sale. As a result companies often miss out on the full revenue and profit potential of their customer interactions. But now, TrueChoice® Solutions, Inc. bridges that gap with easy-to-use, real-time solutions […]

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Coke’s New Marketing Platform Bubbles to the Surface

June 28, 2007

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Two and a half years ago, a team of marketing executives met in their downtown Atlanta headquarters to chart the future of their brand in the uncertain frontier of interactive marketing. What makes the story unusual is that the brand is one of the most recognized trademarks in the world, with a market value of nearly $100 billion. Even more remarkable is the nature of the online initiatives that were set into motion and are only now starting to come to fruition.

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Understanding Customer Intentions: Delivering a Satisfying Customer Experience

June 28, 2007

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Figure 1: Top Five Business Issues for Senior Executives

As far as business headlines go, one in particular has been pretty hard to ignore: Companies are once again focused on growth. To be precise, they are focused on the opportunities and challenges of increasing share and revenue by attracting, acquiring and retaining profitable customers – no easy task in the face of changing consumer […]

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Elevate Customers to the Core of Your Business

June 28, 2007

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Customers want the best your company has to offer. To deliver, you need an integrated customer experience across all touch points throughout your organization. This requires a complete and consistent view of your customers. First-generation CRM promised these capabilities but has often fallen short. Historically, high cost, complexity and drawn-out implementations contributed to nearly a […]

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CASE STUDY: O.C. Tanner

June 28, 2007

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"With Avanade as our implementation partner we were able to quickly reap the benefits of a truly integrated CRM solution that supports our commitment to customer excellence." Company description For 80 years, O.C. Tanner has been an innovative force helping organizations around the world achieve the business benefits of strategic, high-impact recognition. Customer challenge O.C. […]

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The Power to Know

June 28, 2007

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Proven to Deliver Customer Intelligence for Marketing, Sales and Service In a business climate that punishes the inefficient and slow-moving, enterprises need agile strategies, clear-sighted decision making and the ability to focus scarce resources on the activities most likely to drive success. SAS helps you achieve all these goals, with integrated software and services that […]

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Attaining Cutting-Edge CRM From Existing Systems

June 28, 2007

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Applying adaptive CRM capabilities to CRM and other customer-facing systems enables the enterprise to learn from their customer interactions in real time to continuously refine the best next action or best next offer. Adaptive capabilities enable customer-facing systems to capture details about a customer interaction where they were not able to do so before, pumping […]

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