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.

Perhaps 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 now have a lot more power and control over which brands they choose to interact with - and how. From choosing to skip Youtube ads to selecting which among the hundreds of marketing emails they receive to open, the ball is truly in their court and brands must adjust their marketing accordingly.

I think most of you reading this will already know – we are big time fans and long-time champions of all types of marketing personalization. One of the most cost-effective and high impact ways of personalizing your marketing is through email. E-mail marketing in general is great because it allows us to send relevant, targeted messages to our leads and customers, no matter where they are in the customer lifecycle. The possibilities for a brand to grab the mindspace of their customer are endless, but so are the hurdles. When done right, personalized and segmented campaigns: convert leads...

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 not implementing).

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 important to reaching customers according to a recent study conducted by PWC’s Digital Services group.

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. Grabbing the mind-space of your customers is becoming a battle ground, and the nuclear weapon to win it is marketing personalization. In fact, customers have grown to expect experiences to be tailored to them wherever they interact with companies.

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 – that data-driven videos of all sorts are able to match the quality of “standard” video productions. 

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is here again and millions of people around the world will display their true love and affection to that special someone on February 14. In the US alone, it's estimated that $18.9 billion will be spent on gifts with…" $1.5 billion on the gift that keeps on giving: gift cards."