Forging the Future of Customer Experience
Marketing leaders learn how to start cleaning up the data house, integrate customer data, scale customer insights, turn insights into action, and build the customer-experience culture. ... More
Building a Unified Data Foundation for Turning Customer Insight into Action
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Chief marketers are in a position to lead the way when it comes to defining, driving and delivering on the model of a data-driven, customer-centric enterprise.
However, they are struggling with the never-ending pace of marketing technology change, customer engagement innovation, and new and more valuable flows of market-relevant, decision-support data. They are faced with the need to be more adaptive, intuitive, and predictive in responding to customer needs and problems, as well as addressing revenue opportunities, reputational challenges, and competitive inroads.
CMOs have to become the customer experience custodians and champions, working in tandem with their functional peers to realize the potential and value of a customer-centric culture at every level of the organization. This requires a complete 360-degree view of the customer, understanding of the path-to-purchase, and knowledge of how well they reach, activate, monetize, retain and satisfy customers across rapidly evolving and more complex global markets and digital channels.
Building a Data Foundation for Customer Gratification
Centralizing and unifying market/customer data and extracting meaningful, actionable intelligence from vast volumes of transactional, behavioral, and attitudinal information requires ever-more tighter linkages with IT groups. In addition, many marketers are tapping data flows from third-party sources for supplemental profiling of current customers and prospective buyers. All of which has to be refined, adapted and integrated in real-time.
Better use of real-time transactional and behavioral data is allowing marketers to be more clinical and effective in their approach to segmenting, targeting and accessing critical audiences. Central to this are powerful customer data integration platforms that are the foundation for valuable personalization and one-to-one marketing campaigns, as well as customer revenue optimization programs.
The Challenge of Doing More with Data
Top-line revenue growth is increasingly tied to essential IT-powered processes and capabilities, and how well companies extract value from data assets. These include customer data integration and analytics, prospect profiling and intelligence gathering, online market engagement and relationship management, sourcing and qualification of leads, conditioning and conversion of opportunities, and ongoing handling and retention of valued accounts.
Time to Become an Agent of Change
The CMO Council is undertaking a global thought leadership program with Teradata’s Vantage CX platform and its channel partners to define what is required to create a truly customer-centric organization. This model will be defined and collectively developed by CMO Council members and championed globally to improve CX insights, actions and outcomes in the journey towards personalized engagement.
The thought leadership initiative – dubbed “Forging the Future of Customer Experience: Building a Unified Data Foundation for Turning Customer Insight into Action” will provide a roadmap for embracing the a new model based on an operational, cultural, organizational, functional, governance and IT structural shift.
The thought leadership initiative in 2020 will look at the requirements to modify and adapt business processes and practices to better meet customer demands for always on, always accessible commerce, service and support. It will examine how operational disconnects and deficiencies impact experience and the resultant loss in revenue, margin, reputation and brand equity. And it will shine a light on the value and benefits of using big data analytics to create a more relevant, personalized and gratifying experience.