The consumer society of 2013 enables commercial opportunities that were previously not possible but it also brings massive challenges. How should all of these digitally recorded actions, movements and behaviours be interpreted and used to help us engage with consumers and promote our offerings? What customer journeys are being enacted offline, online and on premise?
Marketing data should reflect the buyer decision process and therefore what people are doing, feeling and thinking. What needs are being satisfied? What preferences, interests and influences come into play? How relevant is context and place?