Webinar Recap News & Analysis
| Friday Aug 22, 2014
All savvy marketers -- along with most shoppers -- understand the advantages of personalizing websites. Netflix, Amazon and other companies have trained us to expect a shopping experience tailored just for us.
When we get something else, reactions can range from mild disappointment to utter frustration. Shoppers take their business elsewhere. Click. Click. Gone.
This phenomenon has spilled over to B2B marketing, where business buyers expect the same sort of shopping experience that they have in their personal lives. Is that unreasonable?
No, says Noah Logan, senior vice president of Upland Software and the general manager of its Clickability unit, which provides services to NBC, Cantor Fitzgerald and about 500 others sites around the world. He spoke Thursday in a CMSWire webinar titled "5 Effective Ways to Personalize Web Experiences." The session was sponsored by Clickability. (Click to watch)
| Thursday Jul 24, 2014
We're more than halfway through 2014 -- the year when mobile usage will surpass desktop computing -- but many marketers and technologists are still scratching their heads about the best way to create a satisfying experience for mobile customers.
"Mobile is going to be there all the time. It's going to be in your face. So, really, are you ready for that?," asked Fred Faulkner, director of marketing and digital strategist for ICF Interactive (formerly CITYTECH). During a CMSWire webinar yesterday, he fired off a series of questions to mobile minded managers on the call. (Watch the Webinar)
"Are we ready for the 2.3 billion people who are going to be using smartphones by 2017? Are we ready for the fact that, of the smartphone users today, 62 percent are expecting a mobile friendly website?," he asked.
| Friday Jul 11, 2014
The hardest part of shifting to a customer-centric corporate culture may be getting your employees to embrace it. But your strategies and technologies are useless unless they do, according to a Forrester Research analyst.
"It's not just delivering a customer experience. It's making and centering our business around a customer-first attitude and a customer-centric attitude," Anjali Yakkundi, who focuses on digital experience delivery and related topics for Forrester, said Wednesday during a CMSWire webinar.
The webinar, entitled "Agile Marketing: Creating a New Generation of Enterprise Digital Experiences," also included a case study of Zoetis by Nilo Paredes, global product and technology leader for Zoetis, and a review of customer requirements by Steven Plaat, marketing director for CrownPeak, which also sponsored the session.
| Thursday Jun 12, 2014
Pruning shears may seem like a low-tech item, but a leading Swiss manufacturer has a high-tech way to stay ahead of competitors worldwide.
The case study of Felco illustrates how a digital asset management (DAM) system can help companies of almost any type to reduce current marketing costs, update marketing materials and put staff members to better use. The example was explored on Wednesday in a CMSWire webinar.
"The benefits to Felco are really reduced time to market in order to remain competitive, better utilization of resources, and repetitive work is reduced in favor of work of greater added value," said Marketing Asset Manager Catherine Schmid. "We have less translation costs, and we have improved content quality. We are able to do much more for approximately the same cost as before."
| Monday Jun 3, 2013
If you are trying to find the best social business tool for your organization or simply looking to glean best practices and insights from those who have been there, there was a lot to learn from our recent webinar: How Social Business Tools are Accelerating Sales and Marketing. Read on for the webinar summary and the full event recording.
| Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
Site managers and marketers everywhere are challenged by the tidal wave of mobile devices currently in circulation.
How do you deliver consistent, high quality digital experiences across desktop and mobile channels? This article recaps our recent Mobile Customer Experience webinar and includes a full video recording of the event. Dive on in.