Fifty seven percent of companies polled in this Merkle study are personalizing experiences in at least five channels and 59% have a consolidated customer profile. But consumers are not impressed: just 35% say that marketing and advertising meets their needs. Lots more here on CDP adoption, who’s in charge of CX, and obstacles to using data.
Investors are clearly impressed with Highspot. The sales enablement company just raised a $200 million Series E, doubling its previous total of $197 million and valuing the company at $2.3 billion. Highspot says that usage also doubled from 2019 to 2020.
Low-code development platform Creatio also has new money, taking $68 million in its first round ever. In addition to its development tools, Creatio offers a prebuilt CRM with marketing, sales, and service systems including a unified customer database. Users can modify these to their hearts’ content.
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