SearchChat Podcast: AI in Marketing–Where Are We On The Hype Curve?

“Come on. All this AI stuff, around marketing and sales, that’s all just hype, right? That’s not a real thing that matters. Maybe it’ll matter someday. But it doesn’t yet matter today.”

That’s a question I got recently, and it got Steve Zakur and I wondering where we are on the hype curve. Is it really just all hype? Maybe not — platform companies are snapping up data scientists the way early internet companies snapped up web developers.

Four things that prevent marketing teams from getting the most from AI

Why is it that with all the marketing technology vendors claiming their products are fortified with AI pixie dust, business results aren’t better? The same goes for internal IT projects. Everyone wants their process to be better–and artificial intelligence, machine learning, and text analytics can provide that something special. And yet, it doesn’t feel like something special is occurring. At least not in the way that lots of consumer products are getting smarter and better.

AI is the wrong name but the right idea

Many people have only recently become acquainted with the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but the term was first coined 55 years ago this month at the Dartmouth conference. The name AI has never sat well with me, partly because calling computers “artificial” seems strange. (I haven’t heard Google referred to as “artificial search” to contrast it with the good old-fashioned searching that human beings do when poring over books in the library.) 

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Customers demand better website personalization

Customers expect a personalized experience. But they are tired of bad personalization and personal data misuse. GuideBox provides anonymous, behavior-based website personalization to drive leads for your business.

Lead identification and qualification happens online, and quality content is vital for journey progression. Your visitors are already telling you about the connection between their intent and the content that helps them achieve their goals.

We collect that data and use it to power a personalized experience. This enables you to use totally anonymous data to provide your customers with the content they need, before they know they need it.

WHY GUIDEBOX?

B2B buying processes are complex. You have multiple personas doing research across multiple visits. It’s hard to build and maintain an effective content strategy. But it’s not just the content that’s hard, it’s the behavior. 

Bounce rates are higher than you’d like. Conversion rates are stubbornly low. You need a way to connect visitors with the right content that you already have. Anonymous behavior-based personalization makes that possible.

With GuideBox you can provide a personalized and relevant experience that leads to more conversions. Connect with an expert.

WHAT IT DOES

Better Marketing Outcomes

GuideBox helps your customers find what they’re looking for, automatically, with quantifiable results. GuideBox provides website users with content recommendations based on aggregated historical behavioral data. GuideBox’s fast and measurable results allow your visitors to achieve their goals while you grow your business.

Anonymous Data

Every day it seems like there is a new privacy regulation restricting marketing use of personal data. Instead of adjusting your approach with each new law, use anonymous data that will never be regulated. GuideBox analyzes previous patterns of visitor success to recommend the right content to the next visitor.

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Integrated Systems

Many "Best of Breed" MarTech solutions struggle to work with the rest of your MarTech stack. GuideBox's API allows you to easily share data with other MarTech components. Want to use GuideBox's content recommendation in your CMS? No problem. Share Guidebox data with some other component? That works too. Unlike many SaaS solutions your data isn't trapped in a silo.

HOW IT WORKS

GuideBox gathers, evaluates, and models visitor behavior data to automatically improve your website customer experience. GuideBox also gathers information about intent, context, and content to better hone recommendations. All this data is taken into account to create the best experience for that individual.

JS-based Data

You may already have a personalization technology. Are you using it? The complexity of creating content, engaging IT, and maintaining your MarTech stack is often overwhelming. GuideBox works by simply adding a JavaScript tag to your website. The JavaScript collects data and presents recommendations to your visitors, automatically improving the customer experience. No more struggling to use the product you’re paying for, simply plug it in and you’re done.

Machine Learning

Discerning what visitors need in a given moment requires a complex analysis of behavior and content data. GuideBox utilizes a variety of technologies -- including machine learning and text analytics -- to model behavior and predict what content is needed in a given moment to progress a journey. Over time, it will do a better and better job of improving the customer experience as it gains feedback from your visitors.

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Recommendations that Convert

With better content recommendation, users are more likely to find high quality information and are more inclined to convert. We'll show you the data. More importantly, we'll put the data to work.

software features

Easy to Deploy

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Automatic

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Integration Friendly

GuideBox is compatible with your entire content and Martech stack, so that you don’t have to worry about changing anything.

Rapid Time to Value

GuideBox works quickly so that you can see the value of what you’re paying for.

Practical AI

Easy to use machine learning that shows real results.

Configurable

GuideBox works how you want it to.

6 Truths About Personalization

Research shows that two-thirds of B2B buyers will switch brands if a business doesn’t personalize the content and experience they receive. When done right, personalization drives a 6x increase in purchase intent. But doing it right isn’t easy. Too many B2B marketers try to scale their personalization efforts manually or haven’t bothered to personalize at all, resulting in frustrated prospects – and lost sales. That doesn’t make sense.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can deliver the personalized experiences your customers demand. You can do it at scale. And you can do it with less investment than you might think.

This new report from SoloSegment shows you how.

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Companies that avoid change management, eventually change management

Digital transformation is all around us–no company can escape. Most companies recognize this, and focus on managing the change in an effective way. But then there are others that think they can avoid digital.

Marketers Can’t Stop Talking About Site Search Failure

I’ve had dozens of discussions with marketing professionals as part of a product roadmap listening tour. My goal is to hear what’s top of mind for thought leaders, understand the pain points, and figure out how to align our product and our marketing messages with what I’m hearing. While most of the conversation focused around our new product thesis: effective visitor journeys and customer experience powered by behavior-based personalized content recommendation, people couldn’t help but talk about site search failure.

Are You Considering Behavior-Based Personalization?

If you are like most marketers, you’ve probably been salivating over personalizing your website for years. It has always seemed like a good idea, but you aren’t retail. You aren’t Amazon. Personalization has never seemed possible. If this sounds like your business, you may want to investigate behavior-based personalization.

Meet Behavior-Based Content Recommendation

The new personalized approach to B2B content recommendation

Understanding customer behavior is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to professionals. The right data that provides you with a glimpse into their intent will allow you to effectively connect potential customers to the content that is going to help them achieve their goal. So where do you find intent data? It exists in the systems you use today. Behavior-based personalization is a strategy to offer intent-based content recommendation. If you know where to look and you have the ability to mobilize that data you can use it to progress journeys, convert more business and win more often.

SearchChat Podcast: Is AI Bigger than the Internet?

Can you imagine anything being bigger for business than the internet? In a recent study, 63% of CEOs agreed that AI will have more impact on their business than the internet. Think about that for a minute. The internet. And yet, 23% said they had no plans to do anything about it. Why? People tend to overestimate how much data they need to get to a reliable result for utilizing AI

Will AI Kill Emotion in Marketing?

Artificial intelligence is a huge buzzword across marketing right now, with over 60% of CEOs saying AI will have a larger impact on their businesses than the internet. Let that soak in for a moment. A larger impact than the internet. ‘Cause, y’know, that’s been a non-event over the last couple decades.