Me Marketing: Get Ready for the Promise of Real-Time, Context-Aware Offers in Consumer Goods


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A future is coming when shoppers will get personalized real-time offers while they are in the store, powered by context-aware computing and the Nexus of Forces. In this introductory research, we begin to lay out the scenario for this future and how to get ready for it.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Context-Aware Computing and the Future of Consumer Goods Marketing
    • "Me Marketing": The Formula for Real-Time, Context-Aware Offers
    • Consumer Insight and Permission
    • Delivery Mechanism and In-the-Moment Context
    • Selecting the Best Offer
    • Offer Redemption
    • Me Marketing Is a Game Changer
    • Challenges and Risks to Be Explored
    • IT's Role in Context-Aware Offers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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