Customer communications management (CCM) has been—and continues to be—heavily influenced by technology at a pace that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. While technology has made many aspects of CCM easier, tech has made CCM harder at times, too.
Companies like GetResponse and Mailchimp regularly benchmark their customers’ email and social marketing campaigns. The results show a steady increase in mobile (smartphone and tablet) content consumption.
Customer experience (CX) has been gaining traction; it’s now much more than just a buzzword and it now requires your immediate attention. Whether you are an insurance firm, a bank, or any other type of business that interacts with people, the customer’s journey plays an extremely important role for attracting and retaining customer base.
The cloud hasn’t always been available. Computing resources, data storage, and application hosting used to be an inside job. In the world of customer communications management (CCM), on-premise content creation platforms and oversized digital systems were the norm for years.
Over the past few years, the fundamental responsibilities of the chief marketing officer (CMO) have gradually evolved into a role requiring more technical prowess. In fact, a new job category, that of chief marketing technologist, has emerged as a typically common role within marketing departments. As prospects and customers continue to engage over digital channels, CMOs with technical expertise will be in greater demand as the qualification to manage modern enterprise marketing requires merging technology with marketing.
According to Tech News World, , employees must have a higher degree of digital literacy to keep pace with today’s workplace productivity demands. Over the next two years, 90% of the workforce must be proficient at such basic computer skills as managing email and company software; over 50% will need more advanced skills including the ability to use, configure and build digital systems. We have truly and completely entered into the age of the digital workplace.