Delivering a personalised virtual event experience using the power of data
How we delivered a personalised virtual event experience across geographical markets, using the power of Eloqua and some ‘outside the Cube’ thinking.
In the middle of a global pandemic, we needed a way to reach our clients and prospects, most working from home, as part of our regular Oracle Marketing Lab workshop. The event is usually delivered over lunch with a sit-down meal. Current circumstances meant we had to think outside the box and try to deliver an intimate experience via ZOOM.
We had to obtain home address details for our B2B clients & prospects for hampers to be delivered.
We targeted a small group of customers and prospects and invited them to RSVP to the webinar. Once they RSVP’d we then asked them to select a sweet or savoury hamper and to choose either a red or white wine.
The entire process was managed using Oracle CX Marketing Eloqua. Eloqua provides an HTML free experience as we built emails, landing pages and forms all combined together and delivered via the Eloqua Campaign Canvas.
One of our clients sent a thank you note after the webinar
“…thank you for including me in the Marketing Lab meeting. My first one so I don’t know how it compared to your usual face-to-face format, but it was fantastic. I’ve taken so many notes to share with our wider team. The mix of Australian and NZ participants was fantastic…the value of having everyone involved was certainly worth it from my point-of-view. Back to my snacks! Have a lovely afternoon and evening ahead.”
Kimberley – Manager Projects
an Australian University
We chose hamper delivery partners in Australia & New Zealand to help personalise the experience.
At the registration point, we asked a few questions to personalise the experience. We chose to make these questions a little vague, enough to personalise each individual hamper but enough so there was an element of surprise when the hamper was opened.
See how we personalised the webinar invitation process & had individual hampers delivered to our guests.
Working across two countries, with two suppliers for the delivery of a personalised hamper.
With two hamper suppliers across two geographies, we had to modify the hamper selection process at the point of registration. Post-event communications then used the same data to reference their choice of a sweet or savoury hamper and their wine selection.
Our top 6 tips on getting more personal
Really understand your audience
Map personas through your customer journey
Interrogate your existing data
Build out your data based on what you need
Design for personalisation
Test, learn, optimise… and repeat
*SOURCE: Marketing’s Holy Grail: Digital personalization at scale, McKinsey & Co. November 18, 2016 | Article
McKinsey’s four steps to personalisation*
We ‘d gladly recommend our two hamper partners
Australia: Hampers with Bite
From the outset, the team at Hampers with Bite couldn’t have been more helpful. I was connected to Katie a sales representative and she was a rock star. She answered all of my questions, provided suggestions and they even provided images of what our unique hampers would look like so we could use them in our Eloqua campaigns via email and landing pages.