Experian Marketing Services releases new social engagement tools for cross-channel marketing platform

     Experian Marketing Services releases new social engagement tools for
                       cross-channel marketing platform

Multivariate testing and workflow enhancements also added to help drive more
streamlined campaign management

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian Marketing Services, a global
provider of integrated consumer insights and targeting, data quality and
cross-channel marketing, today released new enhancements to its global
cross-channel marketing platform to help marketers more effectively execute
meaningful and well-coordinated campaigns across all channels.

In today's dynamic, omnichannel environment, having access to a system that
can help marketers consistently deliver seamless and relevant interactions
with their customers at every point of engagement is critical to sustaining a
memorable brand.

The new enhancements include social influencing, cross-channel multivariate
testing and workflow improvements:

Social engagement tools in the platform  have been built around the fact that 
organizations that harness the data from their customer touch-points across
all channels are positioned to drive more customer engagement, build loyalty
and ultimately ensure a competitive advantage.

The platform's social media tools enable tracking of all social activities,
offers and customer behaviors on social networks at an individual level right
from within the application interface. Marketers can use this data to
precisely identify who key influencers are and leverage the platform's
capabilities to send targeted offers that can be shared and defined at an
individual level. As a result, influencers can reap the most rewards from
sharing special offers. Other social enhancements include sentiment analysis
to gauge general brand and offer sentiment across social networks, as well as
social CRM capabilities to manage opt-in and preferences of social media
followers and fans.

Cross-channel multivariate testing helps marketers test message and campaign
elements across any channel — including mobile, Web pages, email and social —
to optimize messaging and deliver more intelligent and effective interactions.

Usability and workflow enhancements provide marketers with a simpler way to
view data to deliver a more streamlined approach in campaign building. These
include:

  oEnhanced drag-and-drop features to aid in easier segmentation creation and
    filter ranking/ordering
  oA WYSIWYG editor and a reusable library of links to enable easier and
    faster campaign design
  oRelational database view features that enable marketers to easily see data
    connectors from within the interface

"As marketers, we have to change the way that we think about communication,"
said Dan LeBlanc, VP Customer Intelligence and Relationship Management,
Provide Commerce. "If we are going to be successful, we have to be obsessed
about each customer, and we have to be obsessed about their experience.
Customers engage with us across different channels, and they have all these
new outlets to express their opinions. This loss of control can be scary for
marketers. You have no idea what the impact of a less-than-exceptional
customer experience is going to be. We, as marketers, have to relate to and
understand our customers through data, across all channels, to ensure that our
interactions are consistent through the entire Customer Life Cycle."

"With customers interacting and moving so frequently in and out of channels,
today's marketers can easily lose control over their marketing programs," said
Jeff Hassemer, senior vice president, global product management, Experian
Marketing Services. "Legacy technology has forced marketers to focus efforts
around executing campaigns rather than around what's most important — the
customer. Because our cross-channel marketing platform was built from the
ground up around the concept that the customer should be the center of a
marketer's universe, we're able to develop features and functionality that can
quickly translate into exceptional customer experiences at lightning speed —
every time."

These enhancements have been added to the already-robust capabilities of the
new cross-channel marketing platform, which features enterprise-scale and
industry-leading data processing power and speed. For example, the platform
can perform a cross-table query on millions of records in just seconds.

For more information, please visit the Experian Marketing Services'
cross-channel marketing platform page.

About Experian Marketing Services
Experian Marketing Services is a global provider of integrated consumer
insights and targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing. We help
organizations from around the world intelligently interact with today's
dynamic, empowered and hyperconnected customers. By coordinating seamless
interactions across all marketing channels, marketers are able to plan and
execute superior brand experiences that deepen customer loyalty, strengthen
brand advocacy and maximize profits.

For more information, please visit http://www.experian.com/marketingservices.

About Experian
Experian^® is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31,
2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo,
Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered
trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
Matt Tatham
Experian Public Relations
1 212 380 2939
matt.tatham@experian.com

SOURCE Experian Marketing Services

Website: http://www.experian.com
 
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