Published By: LivePerson
Published Date: May 17, 2016
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
Effective marketing is all about engagement — connecting with customers and finding innovative, interesting ways to build long-term relationships. When it comes to the highly active, spend-ready millennial generation, coupling the right content with a deeply personal experience is especially important.
Mobile apps drive up to 4-times longer engagement than mobile sites, but mobile application development platforms (MADP) have mainly been focused on developers, making personalization and adjustments difficult for marketers. Adobe has changed that. Gartner recently evaluated the top MADP vendors, across a variety of criteria, including Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute, and named Adobe a Leader in their Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms report.
We help marketers and developers work together more efficiently, giving marketers an easy way to make, manage, measure, and monetize their mobile apps, so developers have more time to create rich app features.