Highlights from the financial services digital insights roundtable

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How travel websites can differentiate themselves through personalization

Travel

Today, travel companies are able to gather more customer data than ever before – including search and session history, previous purchases, and behavioral patterns. This data can be used to define buyer personas, and map content to users’ interests to ‘get personal’ on the web.

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Why 75% of consumers aren’t completing their purchase

Retail

The sales period from Black Friday to Boxing Day wasn’t just a story of success. While consumers showed a high interest in the deals on offer throughout the sale period, only one in four who started the purchase process actually completed it. Needless to say, there is massive opportunity for retailers to get it right this sale season.

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Black Friday weekend takes Boxing Day’s crown in the UK

Retail

Traditionally in the UK, Boxing Day has been known for luring in millions with post Christmas deals but, according to our latest research, Black Friday is the one retailers need to watch.

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Some last minute festive web personalization ideas

Retail

The Christmas battle for online sales started on Black Friday with, according toAdobe Digital Index, an expected $2.4 billion was spent online. With Cyber Monday and Mad Monday under the rug as well, we still have a few crucial days left to focus on! Online shopping is key. While retailers are busy worrying about their Christmas TV ads, little has been said about web personalization.

For this festive season how can you make your brand stand out on tablet and desktop? Here are some top tips on how to personalize your website.

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Testing for optimization is not finite, it’s cultural

Web Personalization

Get a preview of Econsultancy’s report, “The Past, Present and Future of Website Optimization” at Qubit and Brooks Bell’s not to be missed webinar!

In the past 5 years, A/B testing has become commonplace among marketers. No longer the department that relies solely on words and images, marketers have become progressively more data driven in their approach: testing their viewer’s reactions as much as they try to attract their attention.

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Retailers - accountants today, psychologists tomorrow

Retail

According to Gartner 89% of companies expect to compete on the basis of customer experience by 2016. Let’s think about what that means by talking about what it doesn’t. Price competition. That isn’t to say prices aren’t expected to be fair--it means that price is no longer the deciding factor when we choose where to make a purchase. In fact, a survey done by American Express found that 7 in 10 Americans would spend more with companies who they believed provided an excellent customer service.

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From the showroom to your site: how to draw your automotive customers in

Web Personalization

2013 saw Mini win back its title as brand campaign master as it launched its national “Not Normal” campaign. Mini needed to remind the public why their brand was so special and thank all of its fans for their loyalty. Their strategy was to celebrate Mini’s originality by tying offline with online technology. How did they do this?

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How to face eCommerce giants

Web Personalization

To close out the month of October we gathered on Manhattan’s West Side at the modern, sleek, and fun Yotel for another installment of our Bright Sparks events. Our morning was filled with a delicious eggs benedict bar, networking, and insightful conversation.

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Top 3 ways to personalize for the financial sector

Web Personalization

90% of EU banks invest less that 0.5% on digital. Yet digital banking sees almost £1.5bn in transactions every day.  If the airlines who, like the financial sector, faced similarly tough data risks and security issues, have been able to digitally personalize and optimize their customer experience, then financial institutions are truly behind. And the clock is ticking as newer players among lean pureplays outbid their traditional counterparts. 

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