PR Newswire | October 18, 2023
Optimizely, the leading digital experience platform provider, today announced a new operating system for marketing practitioners built on its industry-leading digital experience platform: Optimizely One.
Up until now, the market has had to make the difficult choice between building a stack that caters more to either developers – think open and highly customizable but complex – or to practitioners – resulting in disparate point solutions that create a lot of overhead costs and disjointed workflows. Additionally, with AI rapidly evolving and its value exponentially growing, it has never been more important to streamline the way content gets created and data gets actioned.
Comprised of Optimizely's seamlessly integrated best-of-breed capabilities, all built on a modern SaaS, Optimizely One offers a highly composable architecture giving teams the flexibility to choose exactly what they need in their marketing ecosystem. Optimizely One is enriched through a single, unified workflow accelerated by AI, making it simple for marketers to create, manage, deliver, and optimize content all in one place. Secure and scalable, Optimizely One provides teams with the future-proof stack they need to create and optimize digital experiences for their customers.
Marketing is the only remaining enterprise function that doesn't have a go-to platform, so we designed Optimizely One to be the operating system for marketers, said Alex Atzberger, CEO of Optimizely.
"Content is at the core of every digital experience, and Optimizely One provides exactly what marketers need to orchestrate their content, monetize experiences and experiment across all touchpoints – all enriched through smart workflows and accelerated by AI. The time is now for companies to seize the opportunity to reinvent how marketing, product and growth teams work together to create content-driven digital experiences."
With Optimizely One, customers can now enjoy:
Fully-Composable Stack: Optimizely One is fully SaaS, fully decoupled, and highly composable to empower teams to build their stack, their way. New capabilities include:
CMS SaaS Core: Design entire web experiences with a low/no-code interface, and benefit from automatic upgrades, SLAs, and managed services
Graph: Aggregate content from any source, manage it from a single hub, and deliver it to any channel, app or device
Visual Experience Builder: Apply pre-built templates and customer data to create and preview engaging experiences via an all-new, user-friendly editor
Unified Workflow: Optimizely One connects your team via a fully connected workflow — from planning to analysis – all based on a single unified platform that allows you to log in once and seamlessly navigate across all Optimizely applications. New capabilities include:
Experiment Collaboration: Manage every aspect of your experimentation program with a purpose-built tool
Omnichannel Authoring: Create content once and pull it into multiple content types and formats, to deliver to any channel, device or platform
AI-Accelerated: Taking an ecosystem approach, Optimizely One embeds both native and external AI capabilities into the entire marketing lifecycle, helping teams work faster and make better decisions. New highlights include:
Opal, a new identity for AI: Engage with Optimizely's AI to surface insights, review recommendations, create new content, and serve as your co-pilot when you need it
Partnership with Writer: Utilize business-focused language learning models (LLMs) to create enhanced AI-generated content that includes specific industry knowledge
With Optimizely's newly announced solution partner, Writer, the full-stack generative AI platform for enterprises, Optimizely Content Marketing Platform (CMP) customers will be able to leverage sophisticated language learning models (LLMs) within the context of their existing marketing workflows. With a strong AI offering that meets B2B needs, this partnership will allow joint customers of Optimizely and Writer to finally harness the power of AI by leveraging the Writer platform to develop content that is relevant, compliant and consistent with their existing brand tone and voice.
"We're continually reinventing the way marketers work, so they can more easily deliver exceptional digital experiences to their customers and drive maximum business impact without having to make any tradeoffs," said Rupali Jain, Chief Product Officer at Optimizely. "Optimizely One is a shared operating system that gives teams unprecedented levels of transparency, flexibility and simplicity to manage their entire marketing lifecycle. With the guidance of Opal and power of experimentation data, every part of the lifecycle is rooted in science."
Optimizely leverages powerful experimentation capabilities, comprehensive digital commerce tools and intuitive content management to enable exceptional customer experiences for over 10,000 of the world's top brands. Proven by its 8 leader recognitions from analyst firms in the last 24 months, Optimizely continues to deliver the industry's best digital experience solutions.
At Optimizely, we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. We do that by reinventing how marketing and product teams work to create and optimize digital experiences across all channels. With Optimizely One, our industry-first operating system for marketers, we offer teams flexibility and choice to build their stack their way with our fully SaaS, fully decoupled, and highly composable solution. We help companies around the world orchestrate their entire content lifecycle, monetize every digital experience and experiment across all customer touchpoints – all through Optimizely One, the leading digital experience platform that powers every phase of the marketing lifecycle through a single, AI-accelerated workflow.
Optimizely has nearly 1500 employees across our 21 global offices and has 700+ partners. We are proud to help more than 10,000 businesses, including H&M, PayPal, Zoom, Toyota and Vodafone, enrich their customer lifetime value, increase revenue and grow their brands. At Optimizely, we live each day with a simple philosophy: large enough to serve, small enough to care. Learn more at optimizely.com.
Zoom | October 04, 2023
Zoom’s diverse partner network is core to Zoom’s foundation and plays a critical role in delivering exceptional solutions and opportunities to customers around the world. Zoom’s partners care for and provide Zoom solutions to customers around the globe in a high-touch, local engagement model. Providing a simple yet comprehensive journey for partners to elevate their practices is vital to the success of Zoom, its partners, and its customers.
That’s why today, Zoom is unveiling the next evolution of the Zoom Up Partner Program — a holistic partner development and reward model that makes it easy for partners to pursue their ideal path to success with Zoom.
Because partners play a critical role in Zoom’s growth, we recognize that they must have the right tools and resources readily available to forge a clear path to expand and succeed, said Todd Surdey, Head of Global Channels and Business Development at Zoom. This next evolution of our partner program will unlock unparalleled opportunities and profitability for partners, and I look forward to the continued acceleration of the Zoom growth in collaboration with our partner network as we carry forward in this next chapter.
The next phase of the Zoom Up Partner Program will be available to all partner types and is centered around empowering partners to grow their practice alongside Zoom, providing the highest level of solution and service for their customers, and achieving greater rewards and profitability than ever before.
This 2.0 version of the Zoom Up Partner Program is scheduled to launch in early 2024 and will include:
Revamped Partner Levels: To better align rewards with the level of investment partners make in Zoom, Zoom Up will launch three new levels: “Silver,” “Gold,” and “Platinum.” Partners can easily onboard to the Zoom Up program with the completion of the Foundation’s accreditations in just a few hours of training. They can then move up to the “Gold” level with a demonstration of knowledge depth within one product by achieving a product competency. At the highest tier of the program, Partners achieve “Platinum” level by proving knowledge and skills across the Zoom portfolio by obtaining multiple product competencies; a demonstration of both breadth and depth of expertise. Existing partners will automatically transition to their corresponding level at launch and will immediately have the opportunity to move up the levels.
Rewards for Partner Investment: This evolution of the Zoom Up Partner Program will provide significantly greater rewards of profitability, access to resources, and Zoom investments. Partner rewards are tiered in accordance with the Zoom Up level achieved, which provides in-kind, stackable benefits aligned to both partners’ investment and performance; the epitome of a true Zoom-and-partner value exchange.
New partner benefits
In addition to Zoom Up enhancements, Zoom is unlocking various offerings and resources to assist partners along their practice development and selling journeys:
Partner Customer Success Program: Providing partners with the expertise to take on full ownership of the post-sale customer relationship and generate mutual growth through enhanced adoption and renewal of Zoom’s services.
Partner Support Program: Empowering partners to provide customers with technical support by introducing four support levels based on their level of investment within Zoom. These levels put partners in control of the customer support relationship and allow a faster time to resolution, overall improving the customer/partner experience.
New Partner Licensing (NFR) Program: Formerly called PUDL, Zoom’s upcoming NFR program will provide entitled partners with more comprehensive collections of internal-use licenses so partners can readily utilize Zoom’s solutions and effectively demonstrate them to customers. The new NFR program is tied to the Zoom Up program; partners will have access to incremental NFR packages based upon their Zoom Up level, which will also provide near instantaneous awarding and provisioning of licenses so partners do not have to wait.
AI-Powered Marketing: Zoom’s Partner Demand Center continues to advance in capabilities. Partners can now create AI-generated Zoom content for marketing campaigns in more than 150 languages. Communicating Zoom’s platform to customers has never been easier.
Workvivo for Referral Partners: In April 2023, Zoom welcomed Workvivo, an employee experience platform, to our product suite. Beginning in September 2023, Zoom referral partners are now able to refer leads and receive commissions for the sale of Workvivo.
Strategic Service Provider Program: A track within the Zoom Up program tailored to the needs of Telecommunications Carriers, focusing on collaborative solutions and technical integrations.
PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Insider today announced the launch of Sirius AI™, the world's most comprehensive, patent-pending, Generative AI solution for customer experience that combines the power of large language models and machine learning—to make marketing teams 60% more productive and drive new levels of growth.
With Sirius AI™ , marketers can build targeted segments in a fraction of the time, orchestrate connected customer journeys based on preferred outcomes in seconds, generate copy automatically, and enable two-way conversations on autopilot. Sirius AI™ solves marketers' biggest frustrations, which decelerates business growth and revenue. Sirius AI™ removes weeks of manual effort and eliminates guesswork at every level of customer experience creation.
Being an industry leader in the marketing technology space requires us to develop industry-leading solutions that solve marketers' greatest challenges —before they even arise. I am thrilled to announce the launch of Sirius AI™ - the world's most comprehensive and end-to-end Generative AI solution for CX, said Hande Cilingir, Co-Founder & CEO at Insider.
"For many brands, achieving true personalization - a totally unique experience per person - remains a challenge. This is largely caused by unmanageable workloads and manual effort required to launch programs. Our patent-pending Generative AI solutions are designed to make marketing teams more productive and efficient while helping them reach new levels of growth with high-performing customer experiences."
Sirius AI™ helps marketers launch faster with supercharged productivity
Sirius AI™ intelligently automates tasks such as segmentation, journey development, content creation, and optimization to achieve the desired outcome. This consolidated approach ensures the creation of seamless, safe, connected, high-performing experiences, significantly cutting down the time required to create, launch, test, and optimize marketing campaigns—from weeks or months to mere minutes.
Create ready-to-use segments 30X faster with AI-powered segment creation
Sirius AI™ helps brands build profitable audience segments for cross-channel customer experiences 30X faster. Segments are auto-generated with Generative AI based on the prompt given by the marketer.
Marketers can input their use case and expected outcome to create profitable segments in seconds. The use cases can range from cross-selling, replenishment reminders, converting first-time buyers into repeat customers, or driving product discovery, while expected outcomes could include driving repeat purchases, generating higher CLTV, increasing AOV, and more.
A simple prompt like "Show me an audience to maximize conversions and increase AOV" would produce a pre-populated segment based on complex rules and variables such as CLTV, likelihood to purchase, purchased products with higher AOV, and more. The outcome is a ready-to-use segment that can be saved and passed on to the journey orchestration step or used elsewhere.
Remove the guesswork and create cross-channel customer journeys at the click of a button
Sirius AI™ removes complexity, alleviating marketers of repetitive and manual work. Instead, journeys are auto-generated, powered by unified data, machine learning, and generative AI. These journeys are accurate and efficient while ensuring the delivery of the right message to the right user at the right time. Additionally, Sirius AI™ adds value to manual journey orchestrations by adding inputs like automatic starter elements and auto-complete journeys based on prompts to ensure the highest efficiency.
For example, a marketer wants to promote a new product launch to VIP customers to ensure maximum product discovery and conversion. With Sirius AI™, all they need to do is draft a quick prompt, such as "Design a cross-channel journey for VIP customers for a launch to result in the highest product discovery and conversion".
Sirius AI™ then looks at customer data and preferences to design a ready-to-use journey with the right starter element, wait time, and channel mix to help meet their objective.
Generate compelling content that inspires action automatically
Marketers can create click-worthy email subject lines and engaging campaign content for their campaigns, with a simple prompt like "generate a message to re-engage VIP users with an urgent tone". These messages are automatically customized to the channel and required outcome.
Prompts can include information about use cases, CTAs, the use of emojis, and more. Crucially, marketers can also give instructions on tone of voice, and ensure that messages are within brand guidelines. Marketers can enter a prompt like "Craft a WhatsApp message for holiday promotions to create urgency" to receive an output that includes promotions with discounts valid for the next 24 hours with a provision to add dynamic content to make it even more personalized.
Sirius AI™ also includes a content scoring capability for messages that are handcrafted, helping marketers understand the performance of their campaigns before launching. Marketers can leverage alternatives that are suggested by Sirius AI™ to improve the message quality.
Sirius AI™ enables trustworthy, two-way conversations between brands and consumers
Sirius AI™ closes the engagement loop with auto-generated conversations on WhatsApp and other channels like web and app. Powered by Open AI, Sirius AI™ bots can assume any persona based on a prompt that includes your branding guidelines to facilitate human-like conversations and align a brand's tone of voice. Sirius AI™ eliminates security risks by empowering you to tune the AI engine with knowledge limits to help the bot avoid questions on certain off-limits topics.
Automated two-way conversations lead to a 100% response rate for customer-generated conversations. These conversations can even be followed up with a commerce flow, allowing consumers to complete a purchase without any redirects, and with the fewest clicks possible - consumers don't even need to leave the app.
Sirius AI™ also includes additional AI-led features powered by machine learning, NLP, and predictive AI to make marketing zen.
Other Sirius AI™ capabilities include:
Image Auto-Generator: Reduce design dependency and create relevant visuals for campaigns with prompts. For example, marketers can use the prompt: "Need an image for new sneaker launch" to access relevant copyright-free images of sneakers that can be inserted into their campaigns.
Content Scoring:Sirius AI™ automatically scores messages based on relevance and past performance stats, including alternate content recommendations. A low score means the copy might not be up to the mark and requires revision.
AI-led Localization: Content translation for localization to generate multi-language messages in seconds for your global audience. Marketers can select the message that needs to be translated along with the language to generate a localized version of the message automatically.
Send Time Optimization: Always reach the target audience at their preferred time to maximize engagement and open rates.Sirius AI™ knows the best time to reach a particular user for optimum engagement.
Next-Best-Channel: Automatically choose the best channel to reach a specific set of audiences to hit a certain journey goal without guessing the best channel for the campaign.
Sirius AI™ will empower marketers by freeing their time, efforts, and energies from low-impact, manual execution and supercharging their productivity. By putting customer experience creation on autopilot at every level, marketers will be able to focus their attention on building a love-brand, and delighting customers with relevant messages, useful recommendations, and safe use of their data through personalized experiences. Unlike other Generative AI solutions, Sirius AI™ offers automation, machine learning, and large language models at every level of customer experience creation, making it the world's most robust and comprehensive Generative AI solution for Customer Experience.
Insider—a single platform for building individualized, cross-channel experiences—enables enterprise marketers to connect customer data across channels and systems, predict their future behavior with an AI intent engine, and build individualized customer experiences. Marketers use Insider's platform to deliver consistent and engaging experiences across Web, App, Web Push, Email, SMS, WhatsApp Commerce, and more.
Having recently unlocked unicorn status, Insider was also congratulated by NASDAQ for becoming one of the only woman-founded, women-led B2B SaaS unicorns in the world. Insider was named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines 2023, The Forrester Wave for Cross-Channel Campaign Management 2021, and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Customer Data Platforms Focused on Front-Office Users 2021-22 Vendor Assessment. The company has been named the #6 Best Software Company in the world, according to G2's Fall'23 reports. Insider is also the #1 G2 Leader in 6+ categories, including Customer Data Platforms (CDP), Personalization Engines, Personalization Software, Mobile Marketing, Customer Journey Analytics, and eCommerce Personalization. CrunchBase recently ranked Insider's co-founder and CEO Hande Cilingir as one of the top women CEOs outside the US.
One-third of Fortune 500 companies and top brands across retail, automotive, and travel choose Insider to deliver AI-led personalized experiences that exceed customer expectations. Insider is trusted by over 1,200 global businesses, including Singapore Airlines, Estée Lauder, Virgin, Toyota, Adidas, IKEA, GAP, L'Oreal, Samsung, Vodafone, Allianz, Santander, BBVA, Pizza Hut, Newsweek, Coca-Cola, MediaMarkt, Nissan, AVIS, Lenovo, MAC, Marks & Spencer, Madeira Madeira, New Balance, Avon, Burger King and CNN.