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Good Data Management Pays Off: Forrester Study for D&B

I’ll spare you yet another survey on lack of preparation for GDPR and instead point to this Forrester study, done for Dun & Bradstreet, reminding us why collecting data is worth the trouble. Forrester rated respondents on data management maturity and found leaders are roughly twice as successful as laggards at uncovering new business opportunities, personalizing customer experience, measuring campaign results, and buying the right technology. Leaders also outperformed laggards at improving metrics ranging from sales cycle speed to customer lifetime value. You get the idea: good data pays.

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UrboLabs Connects Consumers with Local Businesses

May 3, 2018

UrboLabs would eliminate print ads by connecting consumers directly with merchants. The vision is a tad grandiose (“become a single consolidated platform for users to interact with the world around them”) but they do have a cute map-based interface that lets consumers pick the businesses they want to hear from. They just launched in New York and New Jersey and received an undisclosed amount of new funding. Don’t confuse them with Urbo the bike sharing service or Urbo the parking meter payment system.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Adds New Vendors: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2024

Software vendors continued to add Customer Data Platform (CDP) capabilities to existing systems in the first half of 2024, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report.  Nearly all of the dozen companies appearing in the report for the first time started as marketing or messaging applications and added CDP capabilities after they were built.  These firms accounted for most of the industry growth during the report period.

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