Marketing

THINK Ahead: 6 industry experts tell us why they are excited for Think 2019

San Francisco here we come! Think 2019 is fast approaching and we can’t wait to be sitting on the dock of the bay. IBM’s annual Think conference is a great place to network  with industry experts and thought leaders, as well as discover how purpose-built AI and blockchain can help you make smarter decisions and […]

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How to Turn Customer Loyalty Programs into Love

“Loyalty programs increasingly need to have flexibility. In other words, it can’t just be ‘Buy ten get one free,’ at a coffee shop anymore. Stores themselves are starting to have to get creative with what loyalty means to them and giving the customers choice in what those rewards are.” — Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder, @RetailMinded […]

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Introducing new online user communities

On behalf of Mark Simpson, VP of Offering Management for IBM Commerce and Marketing solutions, and Jeannette Barlow, VP of Offering Management for IBM Supply Chain solutions, we are excited to announce the launch of two new online user communities: the IBM Marketing and Commerce Community, and the IBM B2B Collaboration Community. These communities are online spaces for you to connect with other marketing, […]

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Reimagine Your Customer Experiences with Watson Marketing at THINK 2018

Are you among the 66% of marketing leaders who say their top marketing priority is to develop deeper, richer customer experiences?1 If so, are you getting the job done? And if not, what could be more important? Personalized experiences grow brand value, fuel strategic growth and can deliver five to eight times the ROI on […]

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Adopt a Cross-Channel Mindset to Meet Increasing Customer Expectations

In 2018, marketers can be incredibly flexible and creative in designing captivating and targeted journeys for their customers – almost without limit. Why develop targeted or personalized journeys for your customers? For one, we all know that engagement and conversion will be materially higher than with generic experiences and communications. The question then becomes, on […]

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AI for Marketing Professionals – A Force for Experience Transformation

“The Last Jedi” has millions of fans worldwide feeling the Force again this week. But for CMOs and their teams, there’s another Force that’s radically changed life as we know it: Data. Like the Force of Star Wars fame, data has light and dark elements. It is a raw, powerful resource that binds together every […]

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Watson Customer Engagement – Embrace the Power of the Force

As a huge Star Wars fan, I have always wanted to have a set of supernatural powers, such as the ability to sense impending attacks; influence the thoughts of others, known as the “Jedi mind trick;” and even see the future. In essence, the Force – meaning the wisdom, expertise and ability to know exactly […]

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How Mammoth Resorts Brings Personalized Offers to Vacationers

In a letter to his sister Sarah, Sierra Club founder John Muir once wrote, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” The Scottish emigrant, naturalist and preservationist wrote about his adventures in nature, especially in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Today, visitors to the Sierras and Mammoth Resorts, the leading four-season mountain resort operator in […]

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How to Talk to People, Not Segments: The Evolution of Real-Time Personalization

If I had $1 for every time I heard a marketer say “there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a marketer” I would be a rich man. This week marks my one year anniversary of working for IBM within the customer engagement team, and I have lost count of the […]

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Are you ready for 2025?

This post is part of The Future Project 2025 series. Follow along as IBM thought leaders and futurists envision the impact of big data and analytics on commerce. When we think about where we will be in 10 years, it’s hard to say. Some of the things we will be using haven’t even been invented […]

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Aligning IT and Marketing for Better CX

With IBM Tealeaf and Dynatrace Marketing relies on IT more than we probably appreciate, whether it’s CRM systems, custom web applications or data warehouses. The problem is, IT and marketing rarely track the same metrics, analyze the same datasets or even speak the same language. Marketing lives in a world centered on customer reach, experience, […]

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Turning Cognitive Marketing from Idea to Reality

I had the privilege of attending IBM Amplify 2016 as a member of the IBM Futurist community. Each time I attend an IBM conference I make it a point to focus my energy on what’s possible. This requires me to let go of today’s limitations and to think a little less about my day-to-day activities, […]

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