via marketingcharts.com Many of the 100 fastest-growing US retailers are missing opportunities to create connections with customers by personalizing emails after purchases, sending welcome emails after opt-ins, and reaching out to cart abandoners, according to a June 2012 study from ExactTarget. Only 74 of the Hot 100 Retailers (based on the National Retail Federation’s STORES…

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via emarketer.com The study found 72% of marketers worldwide used data to craft more timely, targeted messaging, and 58% of respondents used it to build richer customer segments and profiles, allowing them to create more targeted, nurturing campaigns. More than half (52%) also used customer insight and intelligence to directly influence the bottom line by…

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