There is a person by the name ofKathryn Murphy.

Data management platforms and data marketplaces can be used to purchase consumer data. The perception that marketers don't care about consumer privacy is a result of third-party data being sold to them. Third-party data was the only way to understand and engage with customers.

The price we had to pay to attract customers and create personalized experiences for them is the reason why marketers don't try to put a go-between between them and their customer. Marketers need third-party data to narrow their scope because they don't have relevant information about their audience.

Third-party data is often plagued with errors and gaps, and that has led to marketers getting saddled with huge, poorly defined audiences.

There is a shift to first party data.

First-party data, the data they collect directly, is being driven by the impending ban on third-party cookies. It's a good change.

This is a development that marketers have been looking for. 42% of business leaders are already using first-party data because it provides better privacy for customers, according to a recent report.

The report found that 81% of businesses rely on third-party cookies. Most companies don't have the tools to collect consenting customers' data from multiple sources and assemble it into a single customer identity The add-on for marketing teams has become more mainstream.

First-party data strategies can help marketers earn consumers' trust as they generate more revenue and long-term value for their businesses. Four techniques can help marketers start.

  1. Opt in to data-driven marketing

A deep, data-driven understanding of customer behavior after the first purchase is needed for a comprehensive marketing data strategy.

Even though marketers already appreciate the power of customer data, this is a major mindset change. It will take time to drive results from this data. The quicker marketers start, the better.

  1. Use the equation for futureproof marketing

To be profitable, the lifetime value of a customer needs to be more than the acquisition cost.

First-party data gives marketers the ability to zero in on the most promising potential customers earlier. It is possible for marketers to identify which customers are worth the investment to increase their lifetime value.

Domino's Mexico implemented a CDP to manage first-party data, which resulted in a 70% increase in ad spending.

  1. Market in real time, because consumers operate in real time

If you make a purchase and see a redirect ad for the same product an hour later, you are going to be annoyed. Brand loyalty can be eroded by this annoyance.

Real-time data is needed by marketers to avoid these inefficiencies. The challenge now is to cultivate them as a long-term customer as marketing no longer has to convince them to make a purchase. There is a need for this shift to happen in real time. That can be made easier by a CDP.

  1. Hire a privacy or governance expert on your marketing team

Privacy of consumers is an ongoing challenge. Many marketers don't have the expertise to follow privacy and governance regulations. It's a good idea to hire experts who can help with data compliance and good data manners.

It is smart to investigate how companies in other countries handle consumer privacy, not just for compliance but also for an understanding of consumer expectations, because U.S. brands that do business in Europe already must comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation. European laws give a picture of where U.S. consumers may be going.

Embracing first-party customer data, driving long-term value from customers, marketing in real time, and understanding privacy regulations are just a few of the challenges marketers are up against. The changes won't be easy and will take time. By embracing these strategies, marketers will be privacy first and consumer first.

Understand how marketers can be the heroes of the future.

Murphy is the general manager of the company.