Omnichannel is becoming the business imperative for businesses on the cutting edge of customer engagement.
In spite of momentary uncertainties and disruptions, it is poised to be the way forward for brands across the world. Given the extraordinary rise of its economy and digital sophistication, India will be no exception.
However, how ready are India’s marketers for it? What’s holding them back from realizing omnichannel marketing effectively? What are their areas of focus in this cross-industry shift? What are the ones at the cutting edge doing differently from others?
These, and more, are the questions our new report Omnichannel marketing readiness in India set out to answer. It provides insights into where Indian businesses stand in terms of the omnichannel transformation. It sheds a light on the priorities, challenges, and expectations highlighted by marketers actually leading the change in their organizations.
While omnichannel customer engagement requires an integrated approach, some businesses have implemented it much easier than others.
There are a myriad of obstacles that stand in the way of businesses as they shift towards omnichannel. Data issues are among the most common.
Technology or software limitations
Incomplete customer data across all channels
Inability to segment data effectively
Inability to act on data in real time
Lack of omnichannel marketing strategy
As they kickstart or continue their omnichannel journeys, marketing leaders have identified a number of priorities for their businesses.
Invest in an integrated marketing automation tool
Invest in data integration tools
Invest in better analytics tools or practices