Presented by Kathy Hecht, VP Marketing at Digiday Brand Summit Dec 4, 2012.
Joint research conducted by Digiday and Acxiom reveal that while marketers want to use data to provide customer-centric experiences, they struggle to make sense of the vast information flowing into their marketing processes while juggling new channels, response options and meeting consumer expectations. Best practices for the use of marketable data often shift from behavior and intent to third-party search and social. While they realize they must find the data connections that maximize the value of customer relationships, their aspirations are often misaligned with organizations’ overall strategy. Nonetheless, they must prepare to connect customer data toward better experiences and results while maintaining the proper balance between consumer privacy and marketing profitability.