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Technology Marketing Blog: Marketing to the Data Driven Customer - IDC

Technology Marketing Blog: Marketing to the Data Driven Customer - IDC | SoShake | Scoop.it

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Of course you still need a compelling product and cool ads (or messaging.) But once the prospect is a customer, continual engagement depends on over the top data driven insights. It's no longer enough to just sell the hammers and saws and let the buyer go build their house. You need to monitor how they are using the hammer and saw. You need to deliver success by guiding their use of your product based on the behavior of your most successful customers. You need to leverage your position as the center of your customer universe to share best practices quickly and efficiently. The only way to do that at scale is through data.

 

The message is that in a world of shrinking product cycles, cheap knockoffs, and copycat services, data marketing is the new source of differentiation. No one else has the data you (should) have on how customers can be most successful with your products. Use it to attract and retain the best and leave the rest to your competitors.

 

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CYDigital's curator insight, June 18, 2014 8:02 AM

The point: you're data-driven, and your customer is data-driven, using data and social as a new means of product/service usage. The new currency between both parties is the digital domain.

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