Lack of customer data is major obstacle in reaping rewards of AI

Research from customer engagement platform Twilio has found that businesses are making good progress on implementing artificial intelligence (AI) to help power customer interactions, but are finding both a lack of customer data, as well as transparency in how they’re using that data, to be significant challenges.

Twilio’s fifth annual State of Customer Engagement Report has revealed the growing importance of brands disclosing how they use customer data to deliver AI-powered...

Consumers trust banking sector the most with personal data

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Thales, a global technology and security provider, has published the findings of its 2024 Thales Digital Trust Index which reveals that the banking sector is most trusted when it comes to protecting personal data and delivering trusted digital experiences.

Thales surveyed 12,426 consumers globally about their relationship with online brands and services, what privacy expectations they demand, and how brands can earn their trust.

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8 in 10 Americans concerned about online data privacy, but 48% trust zero-party data collection

With third-party cookie-less marketing nearly here, a new research report released today finds an overwhelming majority of Americans distrust brands when it comes to their data privacy.

Attest, a leading consumer research platform finds that 84% of Americans are concerned about data privacy when interacting with brands online (including 41% who are “very concerned”). 

This concern about intrusive data gathering and disconcertingly personal advertisements appears to...

Acxiom partners with MetaRouter to help brands overcome cookie deprecation

Acxiom, the customer intelligence company, has teamed up with MetaRouter, a specialist in customer data infrastructure. The partnership will see Acxiom implement MetaRouter solutions that will enable customers to better define their first-party data strategies in a world facing cookie deprecation.

Combining MetaRouter's data delivery strengths with Acxiom's integration expertise, the two companies help brands refine first-party data strategies and develop effective customised...

The future of marketing: 3 key trends set to transform the European landscape in 2024

Matthew Biboud Lubeck, VP EMEA, Amperity, offers valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

In the face of ongoing economic uncertainty, brands are gearing up for a pivotal year in 2024 with a strategic emphasis on growth. While there will be many opportunities to drive profitable growth, one key theme emerges: privacy prioritisation. Strong privacy foundations enable accurate measurement while building consumer trust.

Research demonstrates...

51% of UK consumers admit to deliberately trying to withhold their personal information  

Two thirds (66%) of UK consumers hear from brands digitally six or more times per day, yet a staggering 88% of them claim that half or less of the content they receive is relevant to them.

This is according to a survey conducted by customer data platform Treasure Data, which also found that almost one in five (19%) UK consumers said none of the content they receive was of relevance at all. This has shined a bright light on brands’ failure to deliver accurate data-driven...

90% of Brits don’t know how companies use their data

As Black Friday approaches on November 24, millions of Brits are gearing up for the annual shopping sales event of the year, eager to snag the best deals.

However, amid the frenzy of discounts and promotions, Forbes Advisor, the price comparison and financial guidance platform, is reminding consumers to be vigilant about how companies handle their personal data.

A recent study from technology experts reveals that almost nine in ten (88%) Brits are concerned about how...

Customer adoption of Amperity for paid media soars to over 50%

Amperity, an AI-powered enterprise customer data platform (CDP) for consumer brands, has announced more than 50% of its customer base has adopted Amperity for Paid Media.

The rapid adoption of this new application of Amperity demonstrates the important role first-party data will play in informing paid media strategies.

Since its launch in May 2023, Amperity for Paid Media has used industry-leading ad connectors and first-party data to deliver more than 11 billion...

Emplifi unveils unified analytics for insights into the customer journey

Customer engagement platform Emplifi, has launched of Unified Analytics, an integrated solution that aggregates, analyses, and presents customer data in an easily digestible format.

As an integral component of Emplifi’s Customer Engagement platform, Unified Analytics provides deep business insights that can vastly improve the customer experience by bringing together social media data, customer service and care case management data, Voice of Customer (VoC) insights, and...

Consumers want personalised experience but wary of sharing data

European consumers expect to receive the 'VIP' treatment when it comes to marketing and interactions they have with brands, yet they remain concerned about the sharing, use, and protection of their personal data. 

These trends are gleaned from the fourth annual State of Personalisation Report from Twilio, the customer engagement platform that drives real-time, personalised experiences for today’s leading brands. With data being an enabler of personalisation and enhanced...