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When sending out automated emails to your list, how personalized are they? I’m not talking about things like $firstname, or order by $date for free shipping – but actual personalization based on their behavior. According to MarketingSherpa, 39% of marketers found that sending emails automatically based on user behavior was their most effective email marketing strategy.
Fear works. Except for when it doesn’t. There’s no better way to force prospects to pay attention than by striking the fear of God into them. It interrupts patterns and interests the unaware. But. That doesn’t mean it always works. In fact, in many cases using fear or negative messaging can actually backfire. Here’s why, and how to do it correctly.
Yes, maybe, or no. For reluctant buyers, they aren’t quite certain whether your product works for them. The consumer isn’t sure if the product’s features will actually help them. Tackling this segment of buyers is an issue facing most SaaS companies. The competition and the demand for the new best thing makes consumers apprehensive about purchasing.
With the launch of Campaigns this month, we have given our users incredible flexibility to create any automated, behavioral emails they can imagine. If you already have sophisticated behavioral email programs up and running, then…good news…you don’t have to read any further. However, if you are just getting started with your behavioral messaging programs, this post should really help.
Have you ever tried to take apart a high-end file cabinet? We’re talking about the kind built with such thoughtful design that it makes a room look like the “after” shot on an HG-TV home makeover show…instead of the dingy unfinished basement “before” shot. If you have, you know that taking apart a cabinet like this one is no easy feat.
If you’re familiar with the world of digital marketing – you’ve probably come across the term “marketing funnels.” And no, they have nothing to do with plastic instruments you would use in the kitchen or the smoking chimneys found on steamboats. Instead, a marketing funnel describes the journey a person takes from initially visiting your website to becoming a paying customer.
Traffic and page views are nice. But they’re limited. In a few ways. Site wide traffic looks nice on a blog post or meeting with your HiPPOs. But it’s not actionable. And it doesn’t tell you what’s going on beneath the surface. For example, you have no idea if those users are returning. If they’re subscribin’ or buyin’. Or how they compare to peeps from a year ago.
A few weeks ago we released Populations, a tool to help marketing & product teams track key groups of people across their growth cycle. And just last week, our CEO Brian Kelly announced the new phase of Kissmetrics – Customer Engagement Automation (CEA). CEA combines our powerful behavioral analytics with engagement tools to boost acquisition and user engagement in key areas of the funnel.
Websites don’t always work. You create them with one thing in mind. And then the opposite happens. People are supposed to click-through. And yet they stall. The worst part, is that you don’t always know why. It’s hard to explain to bosses. It’s difficult to justify to clients. Thankfully, there are a few techniques to look ‘under the hood.
It’s unfortunate, but inevitably, not all of your customers will continue doing business with you forever. According to the most recent annual report from Recurly, the average quarterly customer churn rate among subscription services for physical goods is 10.6%, and digital service subscriptions don’t get much more loyalty love, with 8.2% as their average quarterly churn rates.
When it comes to discovering music you’ll love, few companies do it better than Pandora. From the core of its Music Genome Project, which studies over 450 different musical attributes to find songs according to each listener’s unique tastes, to its Thumbprint Radio, which creates a station based on other songs you’ve liked, Pandora leverages its data to the fullest.
A few weeks ago we released Populations, a feature that helps marketing & product teams track key segments of people across the buyer journey. We also have this cool little feature called Metrics, which does exactly as it says – it tracks your key metrics. And you’ll have a variety of metric types you can choose from.
You’re tracking the big stuff. The ‘macro conversions’ like form submissions, phone calls, and product purchases. But lying in between those are micro-conversions, the critical yet ‘under the radar’ site actions that ultimately drive success. When done right, they can accelerate purchases by helping consumers over each potential hesitation or objection (before they arise).
We are thrilled to announce that Kissmetrics has added email campaign automation to our behavioral analytics platform. We’re calling it Customer Engagement Automation. Now you can seamlessly analyze, segment and engage your customers all from within our platform. Why did we do this? The main driver was the massive market shift and we were feeling the pain first hand.
When it comes to Big Data, it’s not how much you have — it’s what you do with it that counts. We all know that major companies like Amazon, Uber and Netflix use big data to drive everything from new product developments to predicting which movies will keep you glued to your chair — but retailers face a unique situation that many digital properties don’t.
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