Customers expect you to make it easy to move through their site. According to Gartner, more than 82% of online shoppers prefer a more comprehensive web experience suite, as opposed to a stand-alone single-channel or point-based product.
The content of this ebook focuses on the tangible results of effective customer engagement, along with 3 key components companies need to make it happen.
Adobe has released the results to the 2012 Digital Marketing Optimization Survey, where over 1700 global digital marketers across major industries offered insights into plans for driving revenue and growth in the coming year. With an increasing portion of marketing spend shifting to digital channels, it's more critical than ever to measure online marketing programs and initiatives to help identify where you can raise conversions and add to the bottom line.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
With Lush’s in-store sales far outweighing those online, the Managing Director of Lush Digital, Jack Constantine, set out to bring the brick-and-mortar commerce experience to its UK website, powered by dynamic displays, interactive design, and an unforgettable look and feel.
Lush wanted to create a digital experience that would weave its stories throughout every page of its website and result in a spike in online sales.
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The Issue: The Content and Commerce Divide
Commerce and digital marketing teams tell a familiar story. The commerce team launches an online store on a commerce platform. Commerce and IT focus on the platform and evolve it as the online business grows—focusing on basics such as PCI compliance and product information and expand-ing to more complex integrations. Now they want to add content, such as reviews and engaging media, that will inform and guide shoppers.
Meanwhile, the digital marketing team regards the online store as a missed branding and engagement opportunity and tries to jump in and contribute only to find that the system can’t meet their needs. So marketing goes outside to a digital agency, pays for a separate microsite, and takes their creative production needs elsewhere. And thus a classic divide is formed.
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The holiday season has become an increasingly competitive space for retailers over the past few years, with brands struggling to break through the noise to gain customer attention. Not only are brands expected to drive increased sales year over year, but they are also expected to create fun and relevant experiences for customers that ultimately drive engagement and support conversions. This fundamental shift in consumer behavior has complicated retailers’ marketing strategies, but also opens up the opportunity to more accurately target and cater to their different shoppers’ needs during the holidays.
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