We live in an omnichannel world. As consumers, we don’t limit ourselves to, for example, email but engage with brands throughout the customer journey via physical shops, websites, apps, Facebook and more. Brands providing a unified experience throughout the customer journey are rewarded with loyal customers who buy more. Well, are you?
What is omnichannel marketing?
Omnichannel marketing is a customer-centric conversation across channels, such as email, SMS, Facebook, and brick-and-mortar shops. However, it is more than just the ability to converse across channels, but the ability to do so seamlessly, where the communication is centered around the customer, her preferences and actions, regardless of channel and touchpoint.
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What is the difference between multichannel and omnichannel marketing?
When a brand interacts with customers in a series of channels, for example, email, SMS, and Facebook ads, it is multichannel marketing. The communication isn’t necessarily coordinated across channels but often follows the organisational structure. One department takes care of paid media marketing, another team takes care of SMS marketing and so forth. Companies may also have separate on-point software tools for handling communication in the various channels. From a customer perspective this can become a rather fragmented customer experience.
Omnichannel marketing flips the coin in the sense that this is a customer-centric approach. To provide a seamless and integrated customer experience across channels, data from all channels is related to the individual customer profile and communication takes its starting point in the customer and her preferences and actions. This way, a customer will experience communication that is up to date and relevant, regardless of the channel.
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The marketing discipline has undergone an evolution from simply digitalising traditional marketing techniques towards an increased digital maturity where tools and channels enable new ways of working and interacting. It is an evolution towards the customer-centric organisation and omnichannel marketing.
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