In a world strife with buzz words it can become foggy as to what specific things mean; or furthermore, how they are utilized. AI has not escaped this barrage of marketing lingo over the years and thus become a grand concept rather than an actionable tactic for innovation. But, as with any tactic there must be an end goal in mind. For Retailers, using AI to create personalized interactions across all channels at scale is the most focused. By creating a 360 degree view of customers organizations can begin to understand purchasing motivators and use advanced data sciences to prescribe intelligent actions.
Have you ever used an out-of-date map where the static picture on your screen doesn’t quite reflect what’s going on in real life? If you have, you know this map is essentially useless and leaves you with no direction.
This exact problem has plagued marketing, sales, and customer experience teams when it comes to mapping their customers’ journeys. Companies will often spend large amounts of resources to build this incredible intertwined web of connections that make up their ideal customer journey maps. The problem is, these roadmaps are hypothesized journeys based on the organization’s interpretation of customer behavior and not rooted in fact. Furthermore, these static pictures are often outdated before or shortly after their deployment as customer attention spans are dynamic and therefore so are their ideal journeys.