Hyper-Personalization Is the Future of Marketing – And In 2022, It’s AI-Based
Welcome to the funel.io blog. Today we will talk about Hyper-Personalization. In today’s rapidly changing world, improving the customer experience is at the forefront of marketing considerations. Consumers want to connect with companies that understand who they are, what they need, and what they want. Additionally, they are constantly on the lookout for products and services that recognize them as individuals, so marketing campaigns created for audiences or even people may no longer be enough.
With hyper-personalization marketing, you can anticipate your customers’ needs and even exceed their expectations. Essentially, hyper-personalization taps into individual human want and needs. Combine data, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation to create unique interactions.
Therefore, the focus is on customer-centric, data-driven marketing to reach individual customers in new ways. Aiming for this more personalized approach is accelerating across brands and seems to be working.
What is hyper-personalization?
Personalization is a way to achieve branding, marketing, and sales. Brand image is an intangible asset that is difficult to duplicate, and marketing is the delivery of this brand equity through marketing means such as packaging, advertising, distribution, and communications.
Hyper-personalization in marketing? The concept of hyper-personalization has two meanings; the first is to personalize the means of delivery, while the second is to personalize or personalize the output. Hyper-personalization uses AI (artificial intelligence) to deliver personalized content, products, and services better suited to a specific audience.
Main components of effective hyper-personalization.
Most brands already have personalized service or customer experiences, and hyper-personalization might not seem like a big step forward. But showing you the way customers expect isn’t just about adopting a highly personalized strategy. It’s about turning it into enjoyable and impactful experiences. Let’s look at three main ingredients that lead to effective hyper-personalization.
Many customers expect a basic level of personalization, especially when it comes to digital services. While Netflix and Spotify can use browsing data to create personalized “For You” content, it’s not a stretch for other brands to do the same. Still, your brand can stand out in your personalization strategy. It’s how the customer is involved. Create a personalized experience within your voice channel by going beyond digital personalization. Whenever a customer is on the phone with a representative, present hyper-personalized offers based on their browsing history, purchase history, and customer segmentation.
Knowing your customer is half the battle. To create truly personalized experiences for that individual, the content or offer presented must be highly relevant. Being relevant is tricky if you don’t have the right (or enough) data. In a shortage, you can rely on customer data from similar segments, but don’t rely on that alone. It can quickly become commonplace for a customer to identify outside of that group.
Tracking can be weird and scary at worst. 85% of customers want to control the details marketers can know about them, and 65% are resigned to accepting that they have no real control. The last thing you want is for your customers to renounce allowing your brand to access their data. Build trust in these personalized experiences by showing yourself empathy. Empower customers to interact with an agent, then train your agents to be empathetic listeners and responders. The more human an interaction you can be, the more customers will focus on being seen (and less on using their data).
Why is hyper-personalization important for businesses?
The importance of feeling connected to the companies one interacts with today is growing. This mindset and the growing need for emotional connection directly affects your business and is why hyper-personalization is essential.
What can hyper-personalization do for your business?
Reduce your long-term marketing costs.
To remain competitive in the digital marketing space, you might be telling yourself that you need to post more content and offer more special offers to reach customers as more companies, products, and services enter the space. Increasing your marketing spend is no longer the answer. It’s what you do with your marketing dollars that counts.
Using hyper-personalization can better reach your target audience, giving them what they want and need and stopping wasting effort, which will likely never convert. Initially, this approach can increase your costs, especially as you discover better ways to analyze data and use the latest technologies and AI-powered automation capabilities. However, it will reduce your marketing costs by creating a more targeted and efficient strategy and a streamlined workflow.
Simplify customer journeys and improve the experience.
The more relevant your offers and content, the less time and effort your customers will spend sifting through information and products that don’t interest them. You also show customers that you value them as individuals – which can do wonders for customer retention and word-of-mouth marketing.
Shift the focus from static to dynamic.
Even when you have identified your customer segments or people, you cannot rely on this interpretation indefinitely. People change; their habits change. If you let hyper-personalization drive your customer engagement strategies, you’ll be more likely to recognize these changes early and make the right changes (even in real-time).
Improve the customer experience.
Managing and focusing on the customer experience is an essential component of today’s business and a means to keep customers. Consumers demand a better customer experience and want to connect with the companies that can provide it. Your brand may develop authentic and relevant connections with customers via data delivery, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation, resulting in personalized service.
This enhanced customer experience can then empower customers throughout their buying journey. Adapt your marketing strategy following changing consumer expectations regardless of your strategy’s strength. Hyper-personalization is the way to achieve this.
Get closer to the competition.
You need to plan how to compete with new businesses entering the market daily. Many of them are digital brands that focus all their energy and marketing online to attract customers. Global consumers face overwhelming decision-making circumstances, which often lead to paralysis of thought when choosing between options. As a result, many consumers increasingly embrace personalized recommendations from online brands. Therefore, your search for competitive advantage begins with a focus on hyper-personalization. By simplifying decision-making and narrowing your choices to what is most relevant to customers based on the data you collect, you can outperform the competition.
It makes you think about channels and timing.
Traditional marketing campaigns can blast messages without really tailoring them to the recipient. Sure, we send newsletters based on time zones and try to be mobile-friendly, but is that enough? With the hyper-personalization tactic, reach every customer where and when they’re most likely to call.
Make conversations more meaningful.
Hyper-personalization allows your team to speak to customers as individuals. For example, imagine someone is using live chat software to ask questions about products or support. Through technology, the agent knows the customer’s purchase history, the pages he has visited, questions he has asked previously, etc. They can tailor the conversation to the customer’s real needs and provide truly personalized customer service.