Acquiring a new customer is 5 to 7 times more expensive than keeping one, we all know this, but why are companies still unable to retain their customers?
The CLV or Customer Lifetime Value, is the value that your customers have for your company, and it is one of the most important calculations for a company.
In this article we will unravel the importance of using a CDP today, in order to optimize your company’s CLV, thus boosting your revenues, and achieving longer lasting relationships with your customers.
What is CLV?
The Customer Lifetime Value is a formula that determines the cost/benefit that a customer can bring to your company. With it, you can determine the appropriate expenditure to invest in marketing/advertising to reach or attract this customer. Without this metric it is impossible to draw logical marketing strategies since you would be constantly carrying out undervalued campaigns or, even worse, overvalued, that is, paying more for obtaining new customers than what they will bring you in the long term.
In order to obtain a concrete but dynamic data from your CLV, it is necessary to obtain a large amount of data and a proper treatment of it. Due to the end of Third-Party Cookies, this data must be obtained directly from your customers: the First-Party Data. Once you start collecting data from your customers, it will be necessary to store, organize and analyze it in an efficient way in order to obtain an accurate CLV. The right tool for this is an Intelligent CDP, which will allow you to do all this and more.
Strategies to improve your CLV with a CDP
How can a CDP help me improve my Customer Lifetime Value? Below we will explain some of the key strategies for a marketing team with an Intelligent CDP at their disposal. With these strategies your company will be able to make a difference with your competitors in terms of CLV.
- Strengthen your relationship with your customers
Traditional marketing is no longer useful, the market demands strategies focused and oriented to the customer “Customer-Centric“. To really put the customer at the center, and thus strengthen your brand’s relationship with them, it is essential to know them.
Having a real-time picture of your customers, with all the data you can get unified, allows you to know them like never before. In addition to, as it is in real time you will be able to observe the effect of each of your campaigns on each customer, to know which campaigns attract them more or distance them from your brand.
2. Hypersegment your customers
With this 360-degree view of the consumer, you will be able to perform much more concrete and dynamic segmentation than you had ever imagined.
For example: you can generate market segments based on the moment in which customers are in relation to your company, added to other variables such as age, their product preferences, or their estimated average income. This way you will group your customers according to their interest in receiving this month’s newsletter, or in the case of doing more than one newsletter, you will know which one to send to each group of customers.
3. Personalize their experience
Having this 360 picture we will be able to personalize the experiences, something fundamental nowadays. There are too many companies in the market offering a similar product to yours, and therefore, the customer needs you to provide a different experience with your company. Thus, personalization becomes crucial for that customer to decide to buy your product/service instead of that of your competitor.
For example: if two customers do not want the same thing from your company, one buying a product online and the other in the physical store, do not send discounts for your e-commerce to the one who wants to go to the store. Simply show him/her the new products and offer him/her a discount in the physical store through email marketing, so that he/she gets what he/she wants from your brand.
4. Optimize your marketing strategies
Marketing strategies are determined by the CLV, and therefore a detailed and accurate analysis of the CLV will allow your company to optimize these strategies. This way your marketing strategies will have an efficient budget that will boost your ROI since the tendency will always be to receive revenues above the costs of the campaign.
In addition, a CDP will help you to optimize these campaigns, avoiding unnecessary expenses or even losing customers due to invasive or excessive advertising. With campaigns measured to the millimeter as a CDP allows you to know the effect of the campaign on each customer, thus being able to predict the result with the help of AI/ML, and knowing the expenditure that you should or can make.
Do you want your company to move on to the next level? A CDP is the key tool that will allow you to maximise the potential of your data and grow your business. Working like the big multinationals in the market, which already have this type of software, and having control over all your data is now very simple.
Moreover, if you do not have IT or Data Scientist teams, this tool will allow you to outsource this function. And if you have them but want to reduce their workload and give more autonomy to your marketing and business teams when it comes to working with data, implementing an easy-to-use CDP would be the best option for your company. It will allow any single member of your company to use it, as this softwares are prepared for them.
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