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Malaysia Airlines Fuels Digital Business Transformation with Adobe Marketing Cloud

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Malaysia Airlines gallops its way into the Year of the Horse with an exciting digital business transformation. After spending close to a year evaluating proposals from some of the industry’s leading solutions and point product vendors, Malaysia Airlines has chosen Adobe to implement a mission-critical technology refresh.

Today,  we’re excited to announce that Malaysia Airlines will implement not only Adobe Marketing Cloud but Adobe Creative Cloud as well, making this one of the company’s largest enterprise licensing agreement in Asia Pacific. Malaysia Airlines, a leader in the aviation industry and winner of Asia’s Leading Airline at the 2013 World Travel Awards, will use Adobe Marketing Cloud to power its digital marketing and customer engagement across all the company’s platforms and brands. Firefly, MAS Wings, MAS Cargo and loyalty program Enrich are expected to leverage Adobe Marketing Cloud in the near future.

The consolidation of digital marketing platforms across the Malaysia Airlines group will take place over the next three years. The integration of off-line customer data from the loyalty program and customer call center, together with digital records and footprints, will give them access to a single holistic customer view. This will allow them to deliver a whole new level of customer experience, through more personalised and customised content, offers and services.

At the heart of the digital strategy is MAS’ website, which is a mission-critical business channel delivering a significant share of the company’s revenue every day. Through Adobe Experience Manager, Malaysia Airlines is planning to boost its brand campaign along with strong customer experience management to deliver on a consistent brand promise across both real-world and digital touch points.

Engagement via social media is also critical to the transformation, and Malaysia Airlines celebrated the milestone of 1 million Facebook fans in October 2013. Social media is becoming a key element of marketing for many brands and Malaysia Airlines is no exception.  Through Adobe Social, Malaysia Airlines wants to continue to grow engagement with customer globally via various social platforms.

The partnership with Malaysia Airlines is Adobe’s first managed services deal in Southeast Asia, and reflects how customers are looking to implement more complex solutions across whole-of-business rather than deploy point products.

It’s full speed ahead for Malaysia Airlines and Adobe.

From Sales Zero to Hero: Digital Optimisation can change your website

Scott King, Digital Optimisation Consultant, Adobe APAC – LinkedIn

For most businesses these days their website is a primary and significant sales tool responsible for a large percentage of business revenue. It is the online digital sales person of the business and it interacts with more customers each day then the best human sales person could ever hope.

Yet the vast majority of businesses operate with an online sales tool that is completely oblivious when it comes to this interaction – making it the biggest Sales Zero in the business!

Digital Optimisation is the practice of turning your businesses’ most critical sales channel – your website – from a sales zero to visionary sales hero. It does this by infusing sophisticated artificial intelligence and leveraging hard data and insights to respond to an individual users’ characteristics. Businesses that run even basic optimisation programs enjoy 10-30+% gains in online sales activity and digital expenditure. The data and insight can be utilized to measure lift and return in investment from online expenditure in real world dollar amounts.

Optimisation spans two distinct yet intimately related disciplines: testing and targeting. Testing is the process of understanding user behavior. This is achieved by monitoring the performance of different variations of content against different groups of users. By quantifying just how well a variation of the ‘default’ experience performs, you begin to answer the fundamental yet critical business questions: How effective is my digital marketing at a granular level? What is the return on investment from the digital marketing expenditure on this particular campaign or channel? What are the most valuable user groups or ‘segments’, what are the least valuable, and how can we close the gap between them? Most importantly, how can we create a better experience for our customers?

There is no such thing as bad test. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light globe famously said when he was testing different versions of his light globe, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Even negative lift or underperforming experiences teach us something: they teach us what not to do. I always say that this is just as important, if not more so, then undertaking what actually works.

Targeting is the process of responding to that understanding; to deliver the right content, promotions, and experiences to the right segments at the right time. It is about connecting the user with the content he or she wants to consume, when they want to consume it.

Optimisation should be key to any business conducting online marketing. An integrated continuous optimisation program allows businesses to utilise hard data to understand how visitors (prospects!) react to different marketing campaigns, promotions and experiences and use that data to deliver targeted and meaningful content.

This optimised visitor experience vastly increases the likelihood of a visitor performing an action that is valuable to a business such as a sale, a sign-up or a lead generation.

Optimisation can provide unprecedented insight into user behavior. Different users and groups will respond completely differently to one promotion then another. Some people like green. Some people prefer blue. Some people want to research your product before they purchase. Some just want to buy and then go to lunch early.

The data provided by optimisation programs can provide valuable and sometimes surprising information about your customers purchasing behaviors. This new-found understanding can provide a wealth of information about which campaigns are effective, which products are popular with who, and which clients are interested in certain services.

Smart optimisation organisations can make informed decisions about digital marketing budget allocation and campaign prioritization creating strategic, effective long and short term tactical programs for all digital marketing efforts.

Adobe Campaign joins forces with Adobe Experience Manager to give great customer experience and drive customer loyalty

Adobe is kicking off 2014 by announcing the latest release of Adobe Campaign which will provide marketers more scale and sophistication for cross-channel marketing programs. Today’s  announcement follows momentum from the acquisition of Neolane,  the rebranding of Adobe Campaign and our new simplified pricing and packaging strategy.

In the new release, Adobe Campaign will join forces with Adobe Experience Manager allowing marketers to create a seamless and personalised customer experience. The integration will permit marketers to work from a single digital asset management repository and integrate data from both anonymous visitors and identified customers.

Adobe Experience Manager is a world-class web experience management solution, and a Leader in the most recent, relevant  Gartner and Forrester reports while Adobe Campaign is a Leader in cross-channel campaign management in Forrester. The integration of both solutions combines the best content with cross-channel customer engagement.  This means we can now deliver personalised content to each customer at the right time through the right channel, while driving customer loyalty.

Creating quality content has always been a major challenge for marketers. It’s even harder to utilizing that content within the same marketing tools. Until now,  marketers have had to work with external agencies or different organisations,  using manual processes or an external content management system, that do not allow them to execute messages or make changes easily. Now, with the integration, marketers can simply create an email, embed dynamic personlisation fields into the content, publish and execute the content across multiple channels all within a few clicks.

In addition to the integration of Adobe Campaign and Experience Manger within the Adobe Marketing Cloud, the latest release of Adobe Campaign also features:

  • Real-time marketing and scalability enhancements
  • Improvements in distributed marketing for local entities
  • Reporting enhancements for transactional messaging
  • German language support
  • More technical platform enhancements

Interested in learning more? Visit the Adobe Campaign page and check out our new explainer video. You can also check out Patrick Tripp’s blog here.

It’s All About the Customer

Hisamichi Kinomoto, VP Marketing, Japan and Asia Pacific, Adobe Systems- LinkedIn

Hisamichi KinomotoCustomer is King – and the best way to provide outstanding service is through a personalised experience.

This is exactly what Shinsei Bank aims to achieve as they adopt Adobe Analytics, part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, to support multi-channel marketing and personlise customer experience, alongside a major website refresh.

The introduction of Adobe Analytics to the Shinsei Bank’s website will help the team analyse trends and identify interests among site users in real time and utilize the results in digital marketing strategies, plus provide a personalised customer experience in web, mobile and branch environments by integrating the results with offline customer data and providing them to each branch.

The newly implemented system will be used to integrate customer data from Shinsei Bank’s website and offline transactions. This allows Shinsei to recommend offerings on its website and suggest products to customers at branches. In addition, Adobe Analytics will speed up the system overall, as the analysis of customer trends can be based on website data rather than just offline customer data as before.

By implementing this entire cycle automatically in real time, Shinsei Bank has achieved a system that not only accelerates the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) cycle, but also helps the bank offer more targeted and relevant services,  by combining customer behavior data from its website with offline purchasing histories.

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APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard 2013: Content & Data

In this episode of the APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard 2013 video series, Paul Robson from Adobe and Liz Miller from the CMO Council discuss the the importance of content and data for marketers.

Interested to find out more about APAC Digital Marketing Performance Dashboard 2013? Check out the links below:

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