Marketing During the Coronavirus: What To Do

None of us, in life or in business, are immune to crisis. As the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak evolves, our norm is rapidly adapting – we’re social distancing, working from home, stockpiling hand sanitizer and paper goods. We’re stressed over our loved ones’ health, closed schools, and cancelled events.

It may not be business as usual, but for many, business moves forward. Some companies are sharing with customers how Covid-19 is transforming business operations. Many brands don’t have an update, but feel compelled to jump on the bandwagon – resulting in subscribers being inundated by very similar (and largely irrelevant) messages.  

Cancel everything is not a path forward. Instead, marketing during the Coronavirus means treading carefully. What’s the right chord between sensitivity, timeliness, and relevance? Should you be making a statement, what type of statement, and what else should you do in the weeks the world’s at a standstill?  

Pause and plan, but don’t panic: every business right now must ask and answer these questions, with their unique customers’ needs and interests in mind. We hope our strategic recommendations will help you navigate these murky waters and communicate more effectively.

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Webinar Recap: Dark Mode for Email 101

Thank you to all who joined us for our webinar, Dark Mode for Email: What Do You Need to Know?

In our 20-minute webinar, we covered what dark mode is and how it benefits your email subscribers.

Watch the webinar recording to learn why subscribers are making the switch, common misconceptions and limitations of the trend, and tips for designing and building emails for dark mode.

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Optimizing Email for Dark Mode

Screens everywhere are going back to black as dark mode surges in popularity.

Developers, designers, and marketers are adapting their content, emails, websites, and applications to create a “dark mode” experience to cater to the growing preference for darker themes and interfaces. As more users are opting for this color scheme, content that isn’t optimized for dark mode can be jarring – and frustrating.

Dark mode is more than a passing trend of individual preferences – it’s changing the email marketing horizon.

Are you ready to embrace the dark side (or mode) of email and evolve to meet the rising user preference? We’re illuminating what dark mode is, why subscribers are making the switch, and how you can enhance your campaigns to deliver dark-mode-friendly email experiences.

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Customer Acquisition in 2020: Best Practices

Whereoware CEO Michael Mathias recently spoke with CMSWire about customer acquisition in 2020 and beyond. Mathias discusses purposeful growth and how to strategically attract new business.

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“Growth for growth’s sake can lead to unintended consequences, such as acquiring customers who ultimately have undesirable lifetime value or attrition rates, or who just aren’t that profitable,” said Mathias.

Check out the original article, or read our recap below.

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2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

Choosing a digital experience platform (DXP) is a necessity for application leaders to create connected customer experiences. Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant report gives a comprehensive look at digital market leaders and innovators to demonstrate where they stand in this fragmented and ever evolving marketplace.

Whereoware’s longtime partner Episerver is recognized for the first time as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms. This makes Episerver one of the most trusted DXP solutions in the industry.

“Leaders have ample ability to support a variety of DXP use cases and consistently meet customers’ needs over substantial periods. Leaders have delivered significant product innovation in pursuit of DXP requirements, and have been successful in selling to new customers across industries,” according to Gartner.

Episerver’s customer-centric digital experiences have been recognized for the past three years as challengers, and we congratulate our partner in celebrating their first year being distinguished as a leader by Gartner.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Report includes

  • A comprehensive look at the current leaders in the industry
  • Strong points and caveats of each DXP vendor
  • Evaluation of each recognized vendor’s ability to execute and their vision

Download the full 2020 report here: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

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Whereoware Welcomes Paul Pickersgill as VP of Sales

Whereoware, an award-winning full-service digital agency, announced the addition of Paul Pickersgill as VP of Sales.

Pickersgill’s arrival comes after a strong year of growth, as the company plans to expand its client services in 2020 and beyond.

“We’re excited to have Paul on the Whereoware team. He has an exceptional record of building high performance, consultative sales teams that understand the complexities of today’s digital marketing,” said Whereoware CEO Michael Mathias.

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Does Your B2B Site Give Millennial Buyers What They’re Looking For?

59% of all B2B buyers are millennials

B2B buyer demographics are changing. A 2019 TrustRadius study found that 59% of all B2B buyers are millennials, with nearly 30% of them serving as lead buyers for their organization.

To effectively engage this new wave of decision-makers, businesses need to understand how their behavior and preferences are influencing the B2B buying process. 

In an article published in CustomerThink, Whereoware CEO Michael Mathias explains why trustworthiness and delivering customer-centric experiences are essential for gaining the loyalty of millennial customers. 

To read the full article, visit CustomerThink here.

3 Reasons Magento 1 Customers Transfer to Episerver

3 Reasons Magento 1 Customers Transfer to Episerver

Are you an undecided Magento 1 customer feeling the pressure to upgrade to Magento 2 or find another website platform? Choosing the right e-commerce platform to support and grow your business is critical, but if you’ve been procrastinating, you’re racing against a ticking clock.

Magento 1 loses all service and support to the platform in June 2020, leaving thousands of businesses with the choice to either rebuild on a new platform, or risk security breaches.

If you’re considering a platform switch, first compare the complete suite offering against your near- and long-term goals. Does the platform offer features and flexibility to scale alongside your company and withstand the test of time?

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