Half a century on, CES has rapidly transformed from a spotlit gizmo circus into a thriving ecosystem favoring collaborative partnerships over competition. And as mobile and a new generation of emerging technologies transform the business landscape, companies are clearly seeing more value in the human touch—and investing in the real-time, cross-platform data behind it.
At LTR 2018, we announced a new, precedent-setting piece of commissioned research, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Braze. We call it the Braze Brand Humanity Index. Introducing the study was Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Dipanjan Chatterjee, along with Braze President and Chief Customer Officer, Myles Kleeger.
There's a lot of noise out there when it comes to customer engagement—endless notifications and emails and ads for consumers to process and decide if they're worth paying attention to. To break through this fog of outreach, brands must demonstrate through thoughtful, relevant messaging that they can provide real value to the people they’re trying to reach. And to do that, you need personalization.
Over the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from wouldn’t-it-be-nice marketing fantasy to a full-on customer engagement hype cycle, with companies across a range of industries seeking a way to boost productivity and level up their brand experiences. But making AI work for your business isn’t as simple as pushing a button—you have to make it happen.
At its core, Braze Canvas is designed to make it easy for marketing, growth, and engagement teams to manage their customer relationships. For global freelance services marketplace Fiverr, having those capabilities was essential as they grew their business—and using Braze made it possible significantly boost the impact of their innovative engagement strategy.
For many marketers, a lack of understanding around what personalization really is (and the concrete steps needed to get there) plays a major role in holding brands back from unlocking the considerable value of this essential strategy. But there's another big roadblock that marketers have to deal with—uncertainty around customer data and how they're allowed to use it.