Marketers today have more customer data than ever before, making it possible to precisely target customers based on CRM data, purchase history, support interactions, and activity on a website, app, or social media.
However, marketers still struggle to activate cross-channel personalized experiences because they lack access to a single unified view of their customers.
The volumes of customer data coming from an explosion of marketing tools – now 11,038 and counting – and increasing privacy regulation mean that marketing teams can no longer rely on the martech platforms of the past to manage customer data.
Enter the Composable Customer Data Platform – the new foundation for data and marketing teams to activate data together, centered around the Snowflake Data Cloud.
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A CDP is an all-in-one data solution for marketing teams, providing data ingestion, modeling, and activation features. However, customers who adopt off-the-shelf CDPs struggle with their rigid data models, long onboarding times, and redundancies across analytics and marketing tools. In fact:
As business use cases have become more complex and the Snowflake Data Cloud has emerged as the central repository for customer data and analytics, companies discovered that they had two sources of truth for customer data: A fragmented version in the CDP and a complete version in Snowflake.
To avoid creating separate data silos in a traditional CDP, organizations began leveraging Census to activate customer data directly from Snowflake. With the addition of other best-in-class components like Fivetran for ELT, dbt for data transformation, and Snowplow for event collection, a more robust marketing platform — the Composable CDP — was born.
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A Composable CDP shares similar goals with traditional CDPs but differs in architecture. Instead of ingesting a copy of data, a Composable CDP leverages existing data infrastructure to power marketing personalization and customer engagement.
Census Audience Hub is the activation layer that helps marketers unleash the power of their customer data. It provides a suite of no-code features for marketers to create, explore, and activate dynamic audience segments with their Customer 360 data in Snowflake.
After creating audiences, automated Reverse ETL syncs enable marketers to keep their audiences up-to-date in 160+ marketing and advertising tools like Braze, Iterable, HubSpot, Salesforce, and Google Ads.
Using a Composable CDP instead of a traditional CDP has these advantages:
Leading companies have adopted the Composable CDP approach to drive more business impact with their data. At Census, we’ve helped B2B and B2C companies target, personalize, and unify customer experiences.
See how Canva, Zip, and HOVER leveraged Census on top of Snowflake.👇
💡 Why did Canva build a Composable CDP with Census, Fivetran, and Snowflake? Find out here.
In today's data-driven world, organizations need to activate the full potential of their customer data as their competitive advantage.
The Composable CDP is a massive step forward in bridging the gap between data and marketing teams, bringing them together on the same platform towards the same business goals.
Monolithic, one-size-fits-all solutions are no longer the best choice for organizations to activate the potential of their customer data. Instead, by leveraging the newest innovations in the Snowflake Data Cloud, companies can build the most effective marketing platform that unifies customer experiences across all channels.
🚀 Ready to build a best-in-class Composable CDP with Snowflake? Get a personalized onboarding of Census or start a free trial today.