Lynne DeRoché Joins as Vice President of Strategic Solutions
Whereoware, an award-winning full-service digital agency, is strengthening their digital strategy and campaign services offering with the new addition of Lynne DeRoché as Vice President of Strategic Solutions. DeRoché will lead and mentor Whereoware’s media, creative, delivery and digital strategy teams, responsible for rigorous strategic planning, data-driven digital roadmaps, continuous optimization, and measurable achievement of client acquisition, retention, and maximization goals.
“Our clients rely on us to guide them through the ever-changing digital landscape. We’re thrilled to add an executive of Lynne’s caliber and experience to lead our team of strategists and marketers activating 360-degree digital roadmaps to drive continuous growth for our clients in 2021.” said Whereoware CEO Michael Mathias.
DeRoché brings over two decades experience in both traditional and online marketing. Most recently, DeRoché was Vice President, Digital & Social Marketing, for Marriott International, where she focused on introducing industry-leading capabilities and standardizing social and digital marketing practices across 30 hotel brands and the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. While at Marriott, DeRoché also led global marketing efforts for Marriott Rewards, and defined the company’s approach to online performance marketing as Vice President, Digital Acquisition Marketing.
Two Platinum Awards for Personalized Marketing Campaign and Gold Award for New Data-Driven Website, Built by Whereoware
Cuisinart, a division of the Conair Corporation, earned two honors at the 17th annual 2020 MarCom Awards for their new website and a personalized marketing campaign for their AirFryer product. Separately, the Air Fryer email campaign also won a 2020 dotCOMM Award. Both the website and marketing campaign were built and activated by full-service digital agency Whereoware.
MarCom is among the largest, most-respected international creative competitions worldwide. With over 5,000 entries received this year from the United States, Canada, and 28 other nations, the prestigious competition celebrates outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. Likewise, the global dotCOMM Awards reviewed more than 2,000 submissions, distinguishing excellence in web creativity and digital communication.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the MarCom and dotCOMM community for our customer-centered website and digital marketing campaign,” said Mary Rodgers. “The awards are a testament to the high-quality digital services delivered by our agency partner Whereoware to consistently drive our digital transformation.”
The website, built by Whereoware, offers multiple ways to shop, including easy access to retail partners and direct-to-consumer sales. Built to empower Cuisinart’s internal teams, the website gives Cuisinart’s marketers better control of their product data and search engine optimization, while reducing the manual effort of making updates through extensive data integrations.
Hear from Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing at Cuisinart, on the decision to add direct-to-consumer sales in Digital Commerce 360.
“This is new territory; this is a new place we’re going to. Is there growth in front of us? Absolutely, there’s growth available. It just depends on what we decide to do and how much we decide to invest in it,” she says.
Cuisinart’s online, direct-to-consumer revenue for 2020 so far is up 103% compared with 2019, Rodgers adds. “The growth is a combination of both organic and horizontal growth attributable to digital marketing programs and expanding product offerings on the site over the past 12 months,” she says. For 2021, Cuisinart expects 14% year-over-year growth, not including added sales that might come from adding new products to the website.
The Exclusive Partner Advisory Board Collaborates with Episerver Early and Often
Episerver Platinum Partner Whereowarehas been namedto the Partner Advisory Board (PAB) of Episerver™, the customer-centric digital experience company. Episerver’s PAB is an exclusive set of Episerver partners selected to advise Episerver on product strategy, market intelligence and overall go-to-market strategy. Whereowarehasbeen selected based on its extensive knowledge of Episerver’s portfolio, the key market demands driving customer adoption of digital marketing technologies and a broad understanding of the needs of a variety of key industries.
Whereoware offers more than 20 years of experience as a full-service digital agency, driving smart growth for clients through digital marketing strategy and activation. Whereoware is a two-time Episerver Partner of the Year, and five-time award-winner for Episerver Commerce and CMS websites. Whereowaredifferentiates its Episerver practice through:
Full-service solutions from project inception through ongoing strategy, support, optimization, and marketing of a client’s Episerver website – ensuring it successfully and continuously drives business objectives, user needs and expectations, revenue, and conversions.
Successful implementations across Episerver’s Digital Experience Platform (DXP), for diverse clients spanning B2B manufacturing, retail, consumer package goods, furniture, financial services, health, insurance, sports and recreation, and more.
In-house teams (website and mobile development, marketing, creative design, user experience (UX) optimization, SEO/PPC, analytics, project management)
100% backend developers certified on Episerver Content Cloud
Pioneers in multi-channel online personalization
Most recently, Whereoware launched a new website on Episerver’s DXP for long-time customer, Cuisinart, a division of the Conair Corporation, and built and designed two new websites hosted on DXP for Yamaha WaterCraft Group: www.yamahaboats.com and www.yamahawaverunners.com.
“Whereoware is honored to serve on the Episerver Partner Advisory Board, joining our distinguished industry peers,” said Joe Harris, Chief Revenue Officer at Whereoware and their representative on Episerver’s Partner Advisory Board. “We are excited to share our extensive Episerver experience and lessons learned from hundreds of website and marketing projects to drive continued success for Episerver customers.”
Coinciding with their 2021 product launch, Yamaha WaterCraft Group launched redesigned websites for YamahaBoats.com and YamahaWaveRunners.com and two integrated mobile applications, both built by Whereoware, a full-service agency driving smart growth for clients through digital marketing strategy and activation.
The immersive online experiences guide customers through a personalized buying journey, furthering Yamaha’s digital transformation ambition of selling a lifestyle, not just a product.
The new websites, built on the powerful Episerver Digital Experience Platform, feature bold design and an elevated user experience (UX). Streaming video, animations, and high-quality photography show off every angle of the boats and WaveRunners®, helping users visualize themselves out on the water. Streamlined content makes it easy to compare different models within a series and download specs, while selecting the “Share” feature lets users email product pages to friends and family, without leaving the website.
“By partnering with Whereoware, we deliver an engaging online experience that closely connects our customers to Boats and WaveRunners that elevate their on the water lifestyle. With the 2021 WaterCraft launch, the new websites and apps celebrate the phenomenal interest and demand in our products and guide customers down the path to purchase, while streamlining the sale for our dealership partners.” said Andrew Cullen, Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing and Communications, Yamaha WaterCraft Group.
In our session, UX Will Be A Critical SEO Factor in 2021… How Can You Prepare Now?, Whereoware’s Analytics and Search Manager, Anna Yunker, shared actionable tips to align with Google’s new Page Experience, Core Web Vitals, and existing search signals.
It’s never too early to start preparing your website for this important change and protect your critical search visibility. Get the presentation slidesand download the checklist to learn what updates you can make today, tips for building the right foundation for a superior user experience (UX), and best practices to optimize your content strategy.
In a flash, COVID-19 transformed business as we know it and forced marketers to learn a hard lesson. Amidst the recent global crisis, along with constantly evolving consumer preferences, external disruptions, new technology, and more, e-commerce brands need to be able to adapt – fast.
How can your business effectively and confidently revolutionize your plan in the face of today’s rapid speed of change? In an article featured in Advertising Week 360, Whereoware’s VP of Customer Success and Marketing, Randi Mohr, offers her expertise on how to pivot and crisis-proof your digital strategy by placing your data and customers at the epicenter.
“Stay laser-focused on your customers. Turn your strategy on a dime by using data to understand your customers’ current context and proactively respond to their needs. Provide relevant value at every turn. Then, measure the results of your efforts to tailor your strategy ongoing,” she advises.
Customer acquisition is critical, but it’s also more challenging, competitive, and costly than ever. In fact, Episerver’s recent report, B2B Digital Experiences Report 2020, found that heightened customer expectations and rising acquisition costs tie for B2B leaders’ biggest external threat.
How can you meet the elevated demands of today’s customers and provide a superior online buying experience, while standing out against the competition and reducing acquisition costs?
“By taking an existing investment – your website – and have it pull double duty. With a few tweaks your website can be one of your most important sales channels and a customer acquisition machine,” says Alyson Hunter.
In an article featured on CustomerThink, Whereoware’s Director of Marketing, Alyson Hunter, shares actionable tips for optimizing your website to capture and convert more customers and deliver a winning customer experience (CX).
New website adds direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales and supports retail partners
Cuisinart, a division of the Conair Corporation, launched the new Cuisinart.com: a data-driven e-commerce website, built by award-winning full-service digital agency Whereoware. (Whereoware is also Cuisinart’s agency for data optimization and email marketing services.)
The website replatform drives business growth for retail partners, while advancing Cuisinart’s long-term goals for digital transformation, customer journey optimization, and direct-to-consumer sales.
“We are so grateful to have partnered with Whereoware on our website launch. The new website is heavily data-driven, with over a dozen complex integrations, and Whereoware successfully completed the project in just six months,” said Mary M. Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communications for Cuisinart.