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Access All Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions, Including The New Adobe Target, From One Centralized Platform With A Social-enabled Interface. Through The Interface, High-value Data, Images, Documents And Insights Can Be Shared Across Solutions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a major update to Adobe® Target, a key element of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, making it easier than ever for marketers to optimize all of their digital experiences to achieve marketing and revenue goals. The new solution features a completely redesigned, touch-based interface, and introduces an intuitive process that guides users through testing digital offers and personalizing web content for specific audiences. Now, marketers across an enterprise have the power to instantly launch tests and alter content with a few, simple clicks directly on a web page.

Step-by-step framework guides marketers through setting up an effective test or targeting activity i ...

Step-by-step framework guides marketers through setting up an effective test or targeting activity in new linear, visual workflow. Best practices and customization are built in at appropriate stages. (Photo: Business Wire)

In today’s ultra-competitive digital marketplace, organizations are constantly faced with the challenge of converting more of their website and mobile visitors into customers and building loyalty among existing clients. Still, a recent Adobe study 1 found the majority of companies surveyed spend five percent or less of their total marketing budget on online optimization activities, despite data showing those that invest more see greater gains. Innovations in Adobe Target—a key solution in the Adobe Marketing Cloud, the industry’s most complete and integrated marketing solution—will help CMOs maximize marketing budgets by optimizing across all of their digital properties, including websites, email, mobile sites, and mobile apps.

New functionality includes:

  • Guided Testing & Targeting Workflow—Provides step-by-step framework, with built-in best practices, for creating and implementing the most effective A/B testing and targeting activity. This dramatically simplifies the process, putting the power of Adobe Target directly into the hands of those responsible for executing marketing campaigns. Built with a mobile-first mindset, the new workflow supports touch, providing marketers with the flexibility to work from their device of choice.
  • Visual Experience Composer—Enables marketers to create unlimited variations of content directly on a Web page, including offer and image swapping, as well as color, text and design changes. By placing this capability onsite, as opposed to within a more technical authoring environment, tests can be implemented more rapidly, time to insight can be shortened, and higher conversions can be achieved.
  • Custom Audience Library—Delivers a central repository for creating and re-using audience segments for targeting. Now, marketers can easily target against new visitor segments or reuse existing ones, as well as populate them from Adobe Analytics data, via built-in integration with Adobe Target.
  • Real-time Interactive Reporting—Provides comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand graphical view of real-time testing and targeting results, enabling marketers to quickly share success metrics and insights with executives and other team members. With support for responsive design, reports are optimized for viewing across devices, enabling busy professionals to check results and take action while on the go.
  • Mobile App Optimization—Enhances core testing and targeting capabilities for mobile apps. Now, mobile marketers can deliver different, targeted experiences to app users based on engagement metrics such as first launch, number of launches or days since last use. In addition, experiences can be personalized based on lifetime value segmentation.
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud Integration—Allows marketers to access all Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions, including the new Adobe Target, from one centralized platform with a social-enabled interface. Through the interface, high-value data, images, documents and insights can be shared across Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions. For example, testing summaries can be easily shared with colleagues and activity reports can be consolidated as part of larger campaign results, supporting a more nimble, aligned organization.

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Aseem Chandra, vice president, Adobe Target and Adobe Experience Manager business, Adobe

  • “As a recognized leader in online testing and targeting, Adobe Target is used today by nearly a thousand companies worldwide, helping those companies generate hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenue. This new release builds upon the substantial power of the technology while delivering a simpler approach for practitioners across the marketing organization. As part of the industry’s most comprehensive digital marketing solution, simplified testing and targeting will help our customers make more money.”

Brandon Camp, director, Product Marketing, Ancestry.com

  • “Providing a personalized experience to our visitors is key to simplifying the process of discovering family stories and history. Adobe Target has always been great at enabling us to execute complex tests. The new version expands on that strength, but also allows us to rollout high-volume tests with little overhead. Now, we can knock out quick wins without sacrificing the big tests that change the way we do business. It opens up the solution to a broader audience, giving our testing and optimization team the ability to devote time to larger opportunities.”

Jennifer Towns, director of retention marketing, Paid Services Group, AOL

  • “Our customers expect the best possible service and online experience when they connect with us. As a result, we strive to optimize every touch with each customer. With Adobe Target, we’ve seen increased product adoption and conversion, which has helped build internal support for our data-driven marketing programs. By enabling us to easily swap and test content right on site, the latest version of the solution will speed our ability to continually optimize and do so without burdening our technical team.”

Jordan Johnson, manager, Digital Optimization, Southwest Airlines

  • “Our business is built on high quality customer service. In terms of our digital presence, that means providing customers what they want and need whenever they visit us online. Using Adobe Target, we create dynamic campaigns and are able to reach specific customer segments with optimized content that makes their experience on point. The look and feel of the new Adobe Target will simplify this process, helping our marketers focus on one task at a time in a natural progression. And because we’re on the road often, the new touch capabilities for tablets will help our team launch tests on the go, which is a big win.”

Mark Taylor, vice president, Consumer Insights, Razorfish

  • “The launch of a site is the starting point for your Web experience, not the finish line. We encourage our clients to continually optimize their digital experiences and Adobe Target is often at the center of these efforts. As an active beta user of the new Adobe Target, we feel that the product’s testing workflows and intuitive targeting features give it a compelling advantage and we’re excited to help our clients more aggressively optimize against their revenue goals with this product.”

Simon James, global lead, Performance Analytics, SapientNitro

  • “The latest release of Adobe Target further enhances SapientNitro’s ability to optimize and storyscape for our clients who rely on us for digital transformation expertise in an ‘always-on’ environment. Focused testing is critical when introducing new brand experiences and the Adobe platform helps our team and clients mitigate risk and secure long-term project success.”

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Availability

The new Adobe Target is expected to be available by the end of September 2013. Pricing is based on a new flat-fee model, enabling customers to test and target more within a predictable cost structure. For more information, customers should contact an Adobe sales representative. To learn more, visit: www.adobe.com/go/target.

About Adobe Marketing Cloud

Now there’s a place that puts everything digital marketers need in one spot. It’s called the Adobe Marketing Cloud. It includes a complete set of analytics, social, advertising, targeting, Web experience management and cross-channel campaign management solutions and a social-enabled UI that brings together everything marketers need to know about their campaigns. So marketers can get from data to insights to action, faster and smarter than ever.

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