Advertising on Google and Facebook has become the standard way to generate leads, and why wouldn’t it? It’s measurable, performance-based (well, sort of… as we’ll see below), offers broad reach and rich segmentation and is relatively straightforward. Better yet, according to many industry reports[...]
Marketing has evolved from somewhat of an art into a very precise and quantifiable science. No marketing campaign should ever be rolled out without a robust understanding of how to measure whether your campaign was a resounding success or, contrarily, a bit of a let-down.
fPerhaps the biggest shift we've seen in marketing over the past decade or so is towards consumer empowerment. Due in large part to the sheer volume of companies out there vying for the attention of consumers, as well as advances in media technology and the role it plays in marketing, consumers n[...]
The marketing industry has moved beyond questioning whether or not to personalize. I think we can all unanimously agree that not personalizing your marketing efforts is a pretty heinous crime nowadays, people (I'm looking at you, 70% of brands who think personalization is important but are still [...]
Drip marketing, when done right, can be one seductive communications strategy.
Brands world-wide are ablaze with the virtues of marketing personalization and its ability to improve customer experience, drive revenue, increase brand loyalty, and create consistency across channels. In fact, 94% of senior-level executives believe delivering personalization is critical or impor[...]
People today are subjected daily to a cacophony of never-ending marketing messages that end up fading into the background rather than grabbing their attention. With the constant churn of often irrelevant, boring and sub-par content, customers are becoming increasingly weary and disengaged. Grabbi[...]
We are pleased to announce the release of PVaaS™ 2.0, the latest version of our Personalized Video as a Service platform. Version 2.0 truly marks the arrival of Native Personalized Video, a concept we have been developing for quite some time. What does Native Personalized Video mean? In short – t[...]
Woolworths, a major Australian retail company with more than 1000 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, launched a Personalized Video campaign using Idomoo’s PVaaSTM platform.
It’s not an uncommon problem for B2B companies to face: a lack of customers who can be called upon for references, speaking opportunities, case studies and other important marketing resources. For Christina Melluzzi, Head of Customer Advocacy EMEAR at Cisco, this frustration was manifested in a l[...]
Marketers are ultimately interested in influencing consumer behavior, right? It doesn’t matter if you want someone to buy a product, enroll in a service, become loyal to a brand or align with a particular set of values. No matter what you’re trying to do, you’re not going to get very far unless y[...]
Personalized Video marketing campaigns are an excellent way of engaging customers with information that’s both visually driven and individually relevant. Why does this matter so much?
How often have you told your video marketing team, or even been instructed yourself, to think outside the box? While the notion of “thinking outside the box” conjures groundbreaking and exciting creative video ideas, many people are hesitant to commit to creatively risky concepts – especially wh[...]
As someone helping brands market themselves and connect with their target audiences, you’ve likely presented clients with campaign concepts you thought were fresh, exciting and innovative. You’ve no doubt also come up against executives asking how your proposed campaigns, especially those that ar[...]
Video advertising has traditionally been focused on branding and creating awareness: High production value ads shown on TV and paid for with massive advertising budgets. It has therefore been mostly used by Fortune 1000 companies that invest heavily in their brands. Measuring the overall impact o[...]
Idomoo’s Dynamic Video Ads drove 53% conversion and 38% uplift in CTR for multiple brands in recently launched campaigns.
Customer engagement in the mortgage space has traditionally been very low and is often overlooked as a relatively insignificant factor in an originator’s or servicing company’s performance. It is estimated that only 22% of current customers are actively engaged with their mortgage provider. Howev[...]
Complimentary advanced technologies integrate resulting in highly customized digital customer interactions
Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a growing presence in the financial services sector, announced it has partnered with Idomoo, a leading provider of personalized video technology for enterpr[...]
We totally understand the desire video service teams feel to bring their video campaigns to the next level. After all, video is such an incredible tool with which to engage viewers – it’s both visually and aurally captivating, and it has the ability to tap into emotional motivators unlike any oth[...]
Most every CMO has experienced the pressure, usually from a sales team, to acquire new leads. While we’ve spoken before about the massive importance of customer retention and offering a seamless, top-tier customer experience from the first point of contact onward, the reality is that B2C lead gen[...]
Database marketing is the practice of taking a collection of verified customer data that is regularly collected and updated, and leveraging it for use in campaigns and general customer-facing communication. This is all done with the goal of delivering more relevant, and therefore more engaging, c[...]
Video personalization is an incredible tool for engaging customers with compelling, easy-to-process, individually relevant information. And many major brands have turned to Personalized Video (PV) communication because it’s possible to develop and launch a PV campaign quickly, without headaches a[...]
Do you wow your customers? It may sound like a funny question, but the value in regularly delivering wow moments – the moments that make a customer stop in their tracks and feel valued, heard and understood – cannot go understated. These are the moments that build lasting brand-customer relations[...]
When you’re wondering how to sell video production services to enterprise businesses, the best first steps are the simplest and least complicated. Good common sense will get you far, as will asking the right questions of your potential clients, conveying the value of video and simply practicing w[...]
So you’re looking to launch a video marketing campaign, but you’re not quite sure where to start. Or maybe you’ve started already, but you feel like things are lacking a particular spark? Creating a campaign that holds viewers’ attention and drives action isn’t easy, but it’s also not quite as ha[...]
Let me confess something: I bought my first car because of a commercial. It was never a question of gas mileage or all-wheel drive. I didn’t care about horsepower or reliability or safety features or any of the other things people usually consider when making the Great Car Decision. For me, the o[...]
The most effective marketing serves to present a solution, tell a story or achieve some combination of the two. Contrary to what many people might believe, the primary goal of a single marketing campaign shouldn’t be to sell a brand. Selling of the brand comes secondary; it’s a side effect of a g[...]
“Great customer success is perhaps the single greatest defense you have against high churn.” - Retently
If you’re looking to improve your customer retention, start with increasing your customer engagement. We’ve talked about it before: engagement makes up a huge piece of the retention puzzle. Engaged customers make purchases 90% more frequently, they spend 60% more transaction and they are 5X more [...]
It seems everyone has an opinion about what makes an effective retention strategy (we certainly do), and you’ll trip over people weighing in on how to improve a retention rate. While these are certainly compelling and worth-while questions, they’re not going to mean much to you if you’re not sure[...]
Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is defined as the predicted dollar amount a customer is worth over the course of their relationship with a business, from first through final transaction. To increase CLV, it’s important to focus on achieving larger per-customer spends and increasing the length of th[...]
It’s nearly impossible to overstate how important client retention is for a business. If you don’t believe us, just consider your company’s customer lifetime value (CLV).
Why bother keeping an eye on your current customers if there’s a whole world of potential new customers ripe for the picking, right?
When it comes to retention, people ultimately choose to engage with and stay loyal to a brand’s identity – the specific story beyond the products and services. It’s up to marketing teams to clearly convey what values a brand stands for, how it can enhance consumers’ lives and even how it can cont[...]
Creative agency WDMP has won again for their Personalized Video campaign for Monarch Holidays! This time, they were recognized at the 2017 Travel Marketing Awards, winning Platinum in the category of Most Innovative Marketing and Gold in the category of Best Email Campaign. It’s worth noting that[...]
In today’s marketplace, customer engagement, loyalty and satisfaction rely upon personalization.
If you want to evaluate how effective your customer service tactics are, simply take a look at your customer retention rate. Retention is defined as “the activities and actions companies and organizations take to reduce the number of customer defections.” Your retention rate is a measure of the e[...]
The strongest customer satisfaction strategies look at a closed sale as an opened relationship. You’ve added someone new to your brand’s family of customers, and that person needs to be nurtured and looked after so they stick around. If you’re already enjoying a healthy retention rate, you know j[...]
Before we explore the meaning of the term Native Personalized Video, let’s review the key stages of producing a standard video, be it a TV spot, a movie or a marketing video
It’s not complicated. The majority of customers churn because they failed to connect with your brand or because an event occurred that caused them to disconnect. 53% of all customer churn is attributed to one of these factors: poor onboarding (23%), weak relationship building (16%) and poor custo[...]
You know what’s really fun? Pretending like you work in a perfect organization that sells a must-have product or service and enjoys a loyal customer base and a 0% churn rate. You know what’s slightly less fun? Realizing that all the pretending in the world won’t turn that dream into a reality.
Before you can master customer retention, you’ve got to understand people. What makes us purchase? What makes us loyal? Or, conversely, what pushes us away? And what the heck makes retention so important?
So you want to create a campaign that catches on like wildfire. 100 million internet users watch online video every day, and 90% of online shoppers say video greatly helps them make purchase decisions. Who wouldn’t want tap into such a popular medium?
But while “going viral” is a common dream fo[...]
Video campaigns are incredibly effective communication tools. Consider that 90% of the information humans take in is done visually and remembered 40% more reliably. When both audio and visual senses are stimulated, as is the case with video content, that rate of recall jumps to 68%. Video is also[...]
Let’s start off by answering two basic questions. First, what is interactive marketing?
This post could boil down to one simple statement: “I wish I’d thought of that.”
Only a creative advertising expert is able to make everyone feel like they should have – even could have – had that idea. In marketing, great ideas aren’t inaccessible and they aren’t isolating. They’re extremely de[...]
It’s pretty easy to list the traits of a bad creative management. Short-sighted, impulsive, stubborn, ego-driven, unconstructive or unclear in their feedback, resistant of change, impossible to approach or simply impossible to work with… Feel free to take a moment to remember a miserable leader y[...]
According to AdRoll, 66% of advertisers have said they plan to increase their programmatic ad spend. That same report revealed that more than half of marketers’ budgets are projected to be spent through programmatic, and that 87% of marketers are seeing greater return through programmatic ads vs.[...]
Music for Life is a charity organization created by the popular Belgian radio station, Studio Brussels. Each year, during the week prior to Christmas, Music for Life hosts The Warmest Week, a live event at which they raise money to support over 1,000 charities.
2016 marked the 10th edition of The[...]
It is becoming increasingly clear that chatbots and virtual assistants are poised to become major players in the relationships between enterprises and their customers. A quick walk through the floor of CES earlier this month would instantly confirm that. After all, as a self-serve tool, chatbot[...]
January’s a tough month when it comes to inspiring motivation and innovation within a creative team, or really any team for that matter. Everyone has recently emerged from the haze of the holidays and is physically back at work, but mentally…maybe not so much, not just yet.
Visual content, including video, played a major role in all digital media marketing campaigns in 2016 and will continue to play a greater role this year and beyond. Our global society has moved from reading text to watching videos. The pros and cons of this have been discussed at length; however,[...]
Cadbury, a Mondeléz International Inc. brand, is the second largest confectionary brand in the world, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. They are well known for their fun, engaging marketing and advertising launches.
What is video content marketing and why has it become such a prominent part of any digital marketer's toolbox? How can you utilize this technology to market your brand and to increase your sales figures?
Each year CES rolls out the most dazzling new tech products – some are gimmicky gadgets exhibiting more flash than purpose, others are true examples of impressive innovation in their field. It’s the latter that sets the tone for what the industry’s major trends will be for that year and beyond.
It’s all too easy to lose track of time once you go down the TED Talk rabbit hole. The 15-20 minute video bites of wisdom shared by industry leaders, researchers, experts and authors are all but irresistible. They’re visually engaging, frequently funny and always interesting.
The sales and marketing goals of a successful brand focus on three things: generating viable leads, engaging existing customers in a positive brand experience and looking forward to long term customer loyalty. Following this blueprint, you ensure you’ve got quality leads always coming in and you’[...]
Imagine, if you will, a world without marketing personalization. A world where, regardless of how many times you interacted with a company, no matter how frequently you set preferences and shared data about yourself, you weren’t treated like an individual. Heck, you were never even remembered.
In 2015, Econsultancy conducted a survey asking 4,000 marketers what they thought were going to be the top digital trends heading towards 2020. 24% of respondents said they were steadily increasing focus on customer experience, and 23% said personalization played a large role in their upcoming ma[...]
What are we talking about when we talk about marketing automation? On a basic level, it refers to software platforms designed to automate marketing tasks like email, social media and website actions. Ideally it’s implemented not just as a time-saver, but so that brands can deliver intelligently d[...]
We know marketing can be overwhelming. There are a lot of cogs in the machine, and it’s tough to discern which marketing tools can work for your business and which will just leave your head spinning. The good news is you don’t need to be everywhere using everything all at once.
So you’ve come up with an incredible marketing campaign. You love it, your team loves it, everyone’s feeling good. But will your customers love it? If you’re not using customer data to make informed marketing decisions, you really won’t know until after deployment. And at that point, any feedback[...]
Email drip campaigns are an effective way of building relationships with your customers, increasing their engagement and reducing churn. We’re huge fans of a well-executed drip campaign because they truly have the power of producing excellent business results.
ITN Productions has won a gold Content Marketing Award in the category of “Best Finance” for the Premier Personalization Film they produced for Barclays UK. The Personalized Video was sent to all Barclays UK Premier clients upon sign-up and featured a voice-over with their name, as well as other [...]
You’re more apt to do business with someone you’ve got a good feeling about as opposed to someone for whom you have no feelings at all, right? Effective acquisition is all about creating a positive, familiar relationship with customers before they’re actually customers.
Data suggests that digital video ad spending will increase from $9.9 billion, where it currently stands in 2016, to $28.08 billion by 2020. This means within advertising, video is the fastest growing category on mobile, on desktop and overall, as reported in a survey conducted by Cowen and Compan[...]
World renowned human resources consulting firm Mercer is in the business of helping people engage with and understand their employee benefits. Because what good is a benefit if you’re not taking full advantage of it?
The quest to earn customer attention and loyalty can seem never ending. Amid the ever-changing landscape of social media, the unrelenting chaos of an inbox and the constant noise of competing messages, it can feel impossible to fully engage customers. And whether you realize it or not, you might [...]
A whopping 66% of customers have not digitally engaged with their utilities provider in the past year. 41% of respondents say this is because they feel the digital experience offered by their utilities provider is downright difficult compared to other industries.
Barclays was nominated for a 2016 Drum Marketing Award in the category of “Direct and Promotional Strategy of the Year.” The bank took an outstanding approach to welcoming new clients when they launched an email campaign featuring a short, friendly Personalized Video. The video offered a warmer [...]
Would anyone be offended if we said insurance isn’t always the most exciting conversation topic? Insurance is an important – frequently essential – part of life, but that doesn’t help the fact that many people would choose visiting their dentist over understanding pages upon pages of their policy[...]
Anyone who has an inbox, a social media feed or even a Wi-Fi connection knows just how many messages jockey for their attention each day. It’s a lot, and most of them never see any level of engagement.
Video marketing is a powerful tool to effectively communicate with customers. Because it’s a multisensory medium, a good script is just the beginning when it comes to crafting a truly great video.
Marketers are quickly embracing the powerful potential of video when communicating with customers. Humans process visual information 60,000 times faster than text and remember audio-visual info 68% more reliably than text. If you can have a tool in your arsenal that produces those types of number[...]
When Monarch Holidays acquired Cosmos Holidays earlier this year, they wanted Cosmos’ customers to know that the shift would not affect the high level of customer service they were used to.
It’s a common misconception that humans make decisions based on logical analysis of the options at hand. The truth is that we process information through two parts of the brain – the neocortex and the limbic system -- and the factors that move us from inaction to action are less based in thought [...]
Long gone are the days of Lloyd’s Coffee House, where the risk was assessed and coverage granted based on the best available information, carried indirectly from the high seas. In those days, all available information was conveyed in a matter of minutes over a mug of rum. Relationships were built[...]
It’s no secret that the amount of data available to us today is growing exponentially. Much has been written about the rapid growth of Big Data and the progress being made in artificial intelligence. Analytical research is enabling us to extract even more meaningful insights from this data. Howev[...]
Barclays in collaboration with RAPP has won two awards at the 2016 Brand Republic Digital Awards. The personalized video marketing campaign was powered by Idomoo's Video Cloud. The video campaign focused on innovative onboarding for new customers.
There is no inexpensive solution when making a video advertisement. It can cost you as much as $5 million (that is at the Super Bowl) or even thousands of dollars considering that 100,000 PPC pop-ups on YouTube can cost $.05, and will cost you minimally $5000.
It was less than 100 years ago when Talkies put an end to the era of Silent films. Since then movies, television, and video advertisements have shared stories, persuaded us to buy products, and brought news from around the world through imagery and sound. Video advertising is dominating our lives[...]
The 2016 consumer is evolving by the minute, and the mindshare of the consumer is becoming an intriguing challenge to capture. Advertisers are shifting gears to find the best mode of communication and are aggressively using new media as their main advertising channel. [...]
This year YouTube looks to make more than $2 billion in video advertising revenue. Agencies are shifting their video marketing approach, focusing $10 billion of total expenditures on digital advertisements.
Once a year there’s this special day, reminding us to cherish the special moments we share with the ones we love. This is Valentine's Day and we can surprise him or her with something unique, like a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, or a candlelit dinner. On top of all this you can now sen[...]
It takes a village to create an effective video campaign. From creative thinkers who turn marketing research into fresh ideas, to wordsmiths who carefully craft scripts, detail-oriented project managers who keep everyone else on schedule to tech wizzes who perfect sound and visuals in post-produc[...]
In Part 1 of this series, we outlined the discovery and creative processes guiding you to set goals for your personalized video campaign, establish a message, and create a concept for all the essential elements of dynamic video: narration, scenes, audio, and visuals. In this post/article, we’ll d[...]
Now that the sparklers and fireworks of New Years have all gone out, it’s time for another January tradition – the sparking of ideas. As people make resolutions and companies set goals, I decided to create a (digital) paper list of predictions for 2016. Hopefully these predictions will help your [...]
From working with companies across fields and industries, we’ve discovered something interesting: Marketing departments tend to have a lot of anxiety when it comes to creating video. The first steps of a personalized video campaign, though, are the same as in any other marketing initiative: estab[...]
At the end of each year, Webbmedia Group applies their forecasting model to surface the most important emerging trends in digital media and technology for the year ahead. Now they've published their annual Trend Report, that features 81 notable trends and more than 100 companies and people to wat[...]
Recently San Jose, CA hosted Adobe Video World – a conference designed to bring together two sections of the video post-production community – specifically those involving Premier Pro World and After Effects World. Idomoo had the privilege of attending the entire thing.
Across the board, video has become an essential marketing campaign component. In fact, research shows that about 50% of companies are currently using video in their marketing campaigns, and by 2017, video is expected to make up almost 70% of online consumer traffic. But there’s no denying it: Som[...]