Half of B2C Marketers Don’t Collect Transaction Data: BlueVenn Study

Nearly half of B2C marketers (46%) fail to collect transactional data and just over half (55%) don’t collect behavioral data, according to a study released by CDP vendor BlueVenn exclusively to the CDP Institute. Age (76%), location (75%) and gender (70%) are more common but 57% of marketers do not combine their data into a unified customer view and nearly 40% don’t personalize Web or email content. Download for more interesting results.

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Retailers Look to AI to Improve Customer Experience: Forrester

August 4, 2017

One reason retailers don’t do personalization is it’s too complicated. Artificial intelligence is expected to help, according to a Forrester study for ecommerce platform vendor Emarsys. Intelligent recommendations was the second-most planned application for AI (40%), following analytics (43%). Using AI to personalize customer experiences across channels was the most common application expected to be implemented within the next twelve months (81%).

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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