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How The Entertainer Increased Traffic, Conversions, and Revenue With Mapp Cloud

CHALLENGE: Required a truly scalable SaaS platform to handle the amount of customer actions and events that occur across their digital and physical landscape
GOAL: Modernize communication methods with customers
MAPP PILLAR SOLUTIONS: Customer Engagement, Personalization, Unified Customer Data, Intelligence
elc.co.uk     /     United Kingdom     /     eCommerce
How The Entertainer Increased Traffic, Conversions, & Revenue with Mapp');

The Entertainer is the UK’s largest independent high street toy retailer, operating more than 170 stores. The company was founded by the husband-and-wife team Catherine and Gary Grant in 1981, when Gary purchased a local toy shop in Amersham, England. The Entertainer is part of a family of brands which also includes Early Learning Centre (ELC).

Results

With all the data unified in Mapp Cloud, The Entertainer’s ability to use first-party data and customer insights from all digital channels has been a big step forward. Now their audience segmentation – based on all onsite behavior and generated insights – has supercharged the efficiency achieved in ad buying and retargeting strategies.

The Entertainer and ELC are now running more automated campaigns than ever before, while finding in-market audiences for key product brands and categories. The ability to combine purchase data, real-time web browsing behavior, channel activity, and predictive analytics creates segments that are highly targeted, resulting in strong revenue-performing campaigns. They’ve also seen a triple-digit Year-over-Year % increase in revenue from the email channel. 

 

300m+
Dynamic personalization impressions served across email and web in last 4 months
150m
Page views tracked across the website
430,000+
Unique customers converted in the last 3 months
Mapp is a hugely important part of the Entertainer Digital Team. The Entertainer is constantly innovating its communications strategies and the Mapp Cloud solution, as well as the strategic guidance offered by Mapp’s Account Management and Customer Success teams, have underpinned our business growth. We output a plethora of campaigns and Mapp understands the need to think customer-first. Mapp is integral in driving strategy not only for Email and CRM, but also developing strategies to improve digital performance across our media channels.
Rob Wood Head of Online, The Entertainer & ELC

THE NEED TO MODERNIZE CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION METHODS

The Entertainer and Early Learning Centre wanted to modernize their communication methods with their customers. They required a truly scalable SaaS platform that could handle the amount of customer actions and events that occur across their digital and physical landscape. With COVID-19 and the dramatic rise of online shopping, the underpinning technology that communicates with customers needed to fit the purpose. Not only was the technology required to collect and store consumer data at a profile level, but also to be able to visualize the insights, enrich that data, and take action upon it in the correct marketing channel.

USING MAPP CLOUD TO REVOLUTIONIZE THEIR MARKETING CAPABILITY

The Entertainer and ELC have deployed the full Mapp Cloud suite. From a platform standpoint, these are just the building blocks. The strategic implementation of the platform, with a fully integrated approach into their Hybris eCommerce platform, has revolutionized their marketing capability. Teams from Customer Services, Marketing, eCommerce, Merchandising, and Optimization all leverage Mapp’s tools to improve the customer experience.

One of the fundamental parts of the project was combining all “service messages” from the website, including order confirmation, click and collect, and back-in-stock emails, alongside all marketing communications from email and SMS. The real-time world built on the scalable Mapp infrastructure has enabled the Marketing team to control service messages and boost upsells and cross sells, new marketing acquisition, and personalization at scale on every communication being deployed.

How The Entertainer Increased Traffic, Conversions, & Revenue with Mapp

CHALLENGE: Required a truly scalable SaaS platform to handle the amount of customer actions and events that occur across their digital and physical landscape
GOAL: Modernize communication methods with customers
MAPP PILLAR SOLUTIONS: Customer Engagement, Personalization, Unified Customer Data, Intelligence
elc.co.uk   /   United Kingdom   /   eCommerce
How The Entertainer Increased Traffic, Conversions, & Revenue with Mapp');

The Entertainer is the UK’s largest independent high street toy retailer, operating more than 170 stores. The company was founded by the husband-and-wife team Catherine and Gary Grant in 1981, when Gary purchased a local toy shop in Amersham, England. The Entertainer is part of a family of brands which also includes Early Learning Centre (ELC).

Results

With all the data unified in Mapp Cloud, The Entertainer’s ability to use first-party data and customer insights from all digital channels has been a big step forward. Now their audience segmentation – based on all onsite behavior and generated insights – has supercharged the efficiency achieved in ad buying and retargeting strategies.

The Entertainer and ELC are now running more automated campaigns than ever before, while finding in-market audiences for key product brands and categories. The ability to combine purchase data, real-time web browsing behavior, channel activity, and predictive analytics creates segments that are highly targeted, resulting in strong revenue-performing campaigns. They’ve also seen a triple-digit Year-over-Year % increase in revenue from the email channel. 

 

300m+
Dynamic personalization impressions served across email and web in last 4 months
150m
Page views tracked across the website
430,000+
Unique customers converted in the last 3 months
Mapp is a hugely important part of the Entertainer Digital Team. The Entertainer is constantly innovating its communications strategies and the Mapp Cloud solution, as well as the strategic guidance offered by Mapp’s Account Management and Customer Success teams, have underpinned our business growth. We output a plethora of campaigns and Mapp understands the need to think customer-first. Mapp is integral in driving strategy not only for Email and CRM, but also developing strategies to improve digital performance across our media channels.
Rob Wood Head of Online, The Entertainer & ELC

THE NEED TO MODERNIZE CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION METHODS

The Entertainer and Early Learning Centre wanted to modernize their communication methods with their customers. They required a truly scalable SaaS platform that could handle the amount of customer actions and events that occur across their digital and physical landscape. With COVID-19 and the dramatic rise of online shopping, the underpinning technology that communicates with customers needed to fit the purpose. Not only was the technology required to collect and store consumer data at a profile level, but also to be able to visualize the insights, enrich that data, and take action upon it in the correct marketing channel.

USING MAPP CLOUD TO REVOLUTIONIZE THEIR MARKETING CAPABILITY

The Entertainer and ELC have deployed the full Mapp Cloud suite. From a platform standpoint, these are just the building blocks. The strategic implementation of the platform, with a fully integrated approach into their Hybris eCommerce platform, has revolutionized their marketing capability. Teams from Customer Services, Marketing, eCommerce, Merchandising, and Optimization all leverage Mapp’s tools to improve the customer experience.

One of the fundamental parts of the project was combining all “service messages” from the website, including order confirmation, click and collect, and back-in-stock emails, alongside all marketing communications from email and SMS. The real-time world built on the scalable Mapp infrastructure has enabled the Marketing team to control service messages and boost upsells and cross sells, new marketing acquisition, and personalization at scale on every communication being deployed.