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Poor Personalization Is Worse Than No Personalization: Yes Marketing Study

Back to surveys. At least this one from email company Yes Marketing is interesting. Turns out that irrelevant product recommendations are the second-most-common reason for not opening email (50%), after too many emails (55%). Over-personalization “creeps me out” (12%) outweighs lack of personalization (11%). In other words, consumer demand personalization is greatly exaggerated – and poor personalization is hurts more than no personalization at all.

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Mapp Marketing Platform Calls Itself a CDP, Calls Marketers Sheep

January 10, 2019

It’s another brutally slow news day, so I’m reduced to reporting that Mapp, the private equity-owned mashup of Blue Hornet email and several marketing products once owned by Teradata, has rebranded itself by calling marketers “sheep”. So clever. Mapp says it’s a “native CDP”, which seems to mean it has a unified customer database. It’s not clear that Mapp also meets the CDP requirement of easily sharing data with external products.

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Retail Rocket Raises $24 Million and Buys Sailplay to Enter U.S. Market

July 6, 2022

Netherlands-based retention management platform Retail Rocket just raised a $24 Million Series A, and immediately spent some of it to buy Sailplay, a New York-based marketing automation vendor that will grow its U.S. presence.  Retail Rocket builds unified customer profiles in a module it charmingly calls Data Warehouse, and has other modules for AI-driven personalization, segmentation, and campaign management.  The company has more than 1,000 global clients across Europe and South America.

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