Some 95% Of Aussie Marketers Don’t Have A Unified Customer View

Some 95% Of Aussie Marketers Don’t Have A Unified Customer View
SHARE
THIS



More than three quarters of marketers believe it’s crucial to have a single view of their customer, however they don’t practice what they preach with only 5% actually having that view.

The findings come from a report by cross-channel marketing company, Signal, who surveyed nearly 200 Aussie marketers.

Yes, most marketers know they need to have a single view of the customer, many blame the fragmentation of audience and customer profiles for not being able to achieve this as easily.

“In today’s connected world, cross-channel identity is the make-or-break requirement for marketing success. But while consumers are always on, marketers are not able to connect the dots and create the seamless experiences consumers demand.  The research shows that identifying customers as they move from desktop to mobile to purchasing and beyond is currently a nearly impossible task for most marketers,” said Warren Billington, Signal’s managing director, APAC.

“Truly knowing customers is the marketing challenge of our time. There are steep obstacles including organisational silos and technology complexity, but the solutions to create a unified customer view do exist to empower marketers with clean, matched customer profiles that they can control and use however they want, wherever they choose to create impactful, relevant experiences,” he added.

Some of the key findings of the report include:

  1. Creating a panoramic customer view is integral to business success. Understanding customer behaviour across channels, engaging customers across channels, and retaining customers and building loyalty are reported as the top three business benefits of a single customer view.
  2. The downsides of not having a single customer view are impactful. 66 percent of respondents state that fragmented data leads to incomplete marketing measurement while 60 percent report it hinders the ability to personalise customer experiences. 44 percent also state that they can’t understand the customer journey with incomplete data, and 20 percent say it causes inefficient media buying.
  3. Gathering and matching data are top challenges. 60 percent of marketers are unable to merge customer profile fragments as data becomes available, and 59 percent can’t collect and connect data across channels.
  4. Current marketing solutions aren’t helping marketers address these challenges, with 79 percent of respondents reporting gaps in the data capabilities or effectiveness of their chosen solution. Only five percent of respondents say their tools are doing a good job in helping them develop a unified view.
  5. Marketers struggle to collect and connect data from many of the most popular consumer touch points, both digital and offline. Only 30 percent of marketers are able to collect and integrate mobile app data, and just over half can collect and integrate data from their CRM systems.  Just 36 percent of marketers are able to collect and connect ad impression data, and only 29 percent can do so with Point of Sale (POS) data.

 

Please login with linkedin to comment

Telework The Beef Oracle

Latest News

Pooled Energy Appoints Magnum & Co And The Wired Agency
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Pooled Energy Appoints Magnum & Co And The Wired Agency

Swimming pool electricity retailer Pooled Energy has appointed Magnum & Co and sister agency The Wired Agency to its roster, following a competitive pitch. Magnum & Co will handle Pooled Energy’s social media and PR, while The Wired Agency has been appointed to manage the company’s search and display advertising. Both agencies will collaborate with […]

Masculinity Roasted In Clever New Ad
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Masculinity Roasted In Clever New Ad

Think masculinity means drinking a case without chundering? Well, rediscover it (& possibly yourself) with this top ad.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
WPP AUNZ Partners With Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program
  • Advertising

WPP AUNZ Partners With Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program

Advertising and marketing network WPP AUNZ has joined the Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program as part of its commitment to a diverse workforce, and the creation of opportunities that inspire excellence. As part of the program, WPP AUNZ has welcomed its first three interns: Abi-Leigh Dillon (WPP AUNZ), Amy Mccutcheon (MediaCom) and Jacinta Evans (Ogilvy), […]

Taboo Goes On A Hiring Spree
  • Advertising

Taboo Goes On A Hiring Spree

Taboo has gone a hiring spree. And when it comes to sprees, that's far better than a shooting one or a farting one.

M&C Saatchi Group’s 1440 Shuts Up Shop
  • Marketing

M&C Saatchi Group’s 1440 Shuts Up Shop

Sadly, M&C Saatchi's 1440 is no more. And chances of it being reborn as 1550 not looking much chop either.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Luke Kelly Becomes A Partner At HBT
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Luke Kelly Becomes A Partner At HBT

B&T's not sure what's with that twirly thing in the press photo, suffice to say a vortex to an alternate dimension?

Women In Media Profile: Alison Michalk
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Alison Michalk

If B&T's Women in Media profiles were an animal they would be a gazelle or lioness, or even a lioness eating a gazelle.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Grant Broadcasters Makes Several Changes To Senior Executive Team
  • Media

Grant Broadcasters Makes Several Changes To Senior Executive Team

Independent media company Grant Broadcasters has announced a number of changes to its executive ranks. Grant Cameron will move up to become non-executive chairman for the company, and Alison Cameron (pictured above) – currently the chief operating officer – will assume the CEO role. Dugald Cameron remains responsible for the family’s investment portfolio and is […]

Shopper Media Group Partners With Mist To Offer New Tech & AI-Driven Capabilities
  • Advertising
  • Media

Shopper Media Group Partners With Mist To Offer New Tech & AI-Driven Capabilities

Australian retail out-of-home (OOH) business Shopper Media Group (SMG) has announced a partnership with AI-powered wireless networks provider Mist. The partnership will see SMG offer new WiFi, analytics and location-based services across the company’s portfolio of Australian shopping centres. Mist currently provides WiFi and location services using virtual Bluetooth LE technology to businesses across all […]

Indy Agency This Is Flow Wins Cruiseco’s $5 Million Media Account
  • Advertising
  • Media

Indy Agency This Is Flow Wins Cruiseco’s $5 Million Media Account

Travel organisation Cruiseco has announced the appointment of Sydney independent agency This is Flow (TIF) to handle its $5 million media account. This is the first time Cruiseco has appointed an agency, having managed its communications internally. Cruiseco is the largest and broadest distributor of cruise products in the Southern Hemisphere. With a membership base […]

Women In Media Profile: Naomi Shepherd
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Naomi Shepherd

Need a Monday morning pick-me-up? You could stand naked next to the office fridge or read these inspiring words.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
APN Outdoor Takes Off With Queenstown Airport Contract
  • Advertising
  • Media

APN Outdoor Takes Off With Queenstown Airport Contract

Out-of-home media business APN Outdoor has won the tender for New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport. As part of the new agreement, APN Outdoor has flagged extensive development plans for Queenstown Airport’s advertising assets. The new contract adds Queenstown Airport to APN Outdoor’s existing portfolio of Auckland and Christchurch Airports. The media company will hire a South […]