Salesforce Customer 360 Gives Unified View of B2C Data

Salesforce announced Customer 360, which provides a unified view of customer data in its B2C Marketing, Commerce, and Service Clouds. Data will be accessed via API connections without exporting it into a separate CDP-style database. Over at Customer Experience Matrix, David Raab was not impressed.

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ZoomInfo Buys Tech Data Aggregator Datanyze and Mysterious Y Labs

September 27, 2018

It’s an odd news day, Dear Reader: several sets of related stories but no clear lead. We’ll start with news that B2B contact aggregator ZoomInfo has purchased Datanyze, which identifies the technologies that companies use. The day before, ZoomInfo announced purchase of Israel-based Y Labs, a small start-up of indeterminate nature. ZoomInfo itself was purchased by private equity firm Grant Hill Partners for $240 million in 2017.

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V12 Launches “CDP Solution” Including Third Party Data and Services

September 25, 2018

Marketing data and services vendor V12 has launched an “integrated CDP solution” that combines first and third party data, multi-channel integration, automated emails, and analytics. V12 can populate the system with its own third party data, a feature that’s recently started to showing up in more CDPs. Offerings include marketing execution and services, which may place the system beyond the CDP Institute’s definition of CDP as “packaged software”.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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