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Survey of 7000+ Global Consumers Highlights Increasingly Difficult Marketing Environment Amid Rising Consumer Experience Expectations and Data Privacy Concerns
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Selligent Marketing Cloud, the B2C marketing automation company, today issued the results of a global survey, which polled 7000 consumers on their brand engagement preferences, customer experience expectations, and marketing pet peeves. The findings show that what consumers want overwhelmingly contradict their behavior: expectations for personalized customer experience are high but so is consumer discomfort with sharing personal data that makes personalization possible.
Consumers, overall, welcome brands to engage with them, especially when incentives are offered. This is particularly true when it pertains to geolocation marketing, with some generational differences:
Brands are having to do more personalized marketing with less information as company data practices are top-of-mind for most consumers:
Meanwhile, the ‘land grab’ approach towards data is still not an effective way to reach consumers:
“Undoubtedly, it’s an increasingly challenging environment for marketers as consumers today better understand how their data is being captured and used,” said Nick Worth, CMO of Selligent Marketing Cloud. “The good news for marketers is that it appears that over time, as consumers grow more digitally savvy, their willingness to share data will increase. As our study shows, most are more open with brands they trust and when they see brands delivering value. Smart marketers will take a much closer look at their strategies and create personalized marketing campaigns that build customer confidence and deliver a consumer-first experience.”
Brands today need to get creative when it comes to gathering the important data points that will boost marketing success. While consumers exhibit some willingness to share data, they typically only trust brands they know well for fear of a data breach.
About Selligent Marketing Cloud
Selligent Marketing Cloud is a marketing automation platform that enables B2C brands to engage consumers across all critical channels. Built for the relationship marketer, Selligent Marketing Cloud is the only marketing cloud built on a single code base, featuring artificial intelligence and a Customer Data Platform with a universal consumer profile at the core of every action
More than 700 brands across retail, travel, automotive, publishing, and financial services rely on Selligent’s proven platform. With 10 offices across the United States and Europe and more than 50 agency partners, Selligent serves over 30 countries with local, personalized service.
Media Contact: Sylvie Tongco Director of Corporate Communications, Selligent email@example.com