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."

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 limited pool of only 100 brand advocates that sales and marketing personnel could go to for help.