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Our way of sharing our thoughts and opinions. The content and categories varies from econometrics to creative, programmatic to coding and a metric ton of ideas about who the customer is and what she demands. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Personalization, Fast and Slow

– by Guy Gouldavis A personalized experience over one that isn’t will generally be more meaningful to people. For it to have meaningful business value, companies face the dual task of both scaling personalization and deepening its application. More advanced undertakings such as omnichannel connectedness or immersive retail experience take significant marketing technology and personnel […]

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5 key traits of courageous brands

– by Doug Sutherland Real quick, let’s make a clear distinction off the top. This article is going to be about the traits existent in courageous brands as it pertains to their marketing efforts. Philanthropy, worker compensation, making investments that are socially and/or environmentally conscious, all those things are certainly courageous, but that stuff should […]

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The Ripple Effects of Nike's Calculated Risk

– by Caleb Foreman Controversy. Praise. Vitriol. Adulation. Nike’s latest anniversary ad campaign contained all the ingredients necessary to pique the attention of a nation where social debate and polarizing opinions have become the daily fare of talking heads and social feeds. Was this a courageous example of a brand taking an authentic stance on […]

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When Customer Journeys Do Harm - And How to Fix Them

By Guy Gouldavis Customer journeys are prevalent today for good reason. They’re a distinct improvement over the previous marketing era— one too corporately self-serving and not customer centric enough. The danger with anything that becomes accepted, however, is that it stops being questioned. Conceptually, customer and consumer journeys are not flawed, but the way they […]

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CXRM AND THE DRUG LIFECYCLE

By John Mullin How should a pharma marketer be thinking about CRM (or better, CXRM) across the life cycle of a drug? Early. And often. Of course there are inflection points when we use CRM to align with the brand: New indications or formulations New launches Clinical trial results Managed care or formulary wins But […]

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Solving For X

A prescription for the pharmaceutical industry By John Mullin Pharma’s blockbuster launches have trained marketing’s smooth muscle memory. Brands like Prozac, Plavix, Lipitor and Viagra exploded under a frequency model that combined strong sales forces with iconic advertising campaigns and forests of printed collateral to create fame. These brands reached icon status and entered the […]

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A conversation with David Anders

David recently joined Javelin to lead business development and strategic alliances. We sat down together to discuss what’s on his mind and to learn more about what keeps him energized outside the office. What drew you back to Javelin? More than ever, clients need help creating meaningful experiences for people that drive business results. They’re […]

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CXRM

If experience is the new brand, CXRM reflects this fundamental shift in the relationship between brands and customers. Once upon a time what we told people about our brand was the biggest influence on how they felt about us. Today a brand is the sum of people’s lived experiences with it. Experience is not only […]

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Trust (not greed) is good.

100 years ago, Wall Street was an unregulated bonanza, where regular folks got rich, the rich got richer, and swindlers gorged themselves on the mania that made the era roar. A few financial crises later, and The Wall Street Journal are only half-joking in referring to big banks as “regulated utilities,” in light of the heavy […]

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Open wide: This (journey) won’t hurt a bit.

Worried about your “customer relationships?” Don’t be. You don’t have them anyway. That’s one takeaway from Thunderhead research on Customer Experience (CX), in which 59% of respondents characterized their interactions with brands as totally one-way—not relationships at all. The fact is that enterprise-scale transformation toward CX excellence is a sprawling, years long initiative demanding executive […]

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