On October 29th, we're excited to share the new IBM Marketing Cloud 16.4 release.
Highlights of the release include:
- A new innovative way to streamline the connection between relational tables. Parent to child relational tables will make it easier to bring in one to many type data relationships for your contacts such as product catalogs, purchase histories, policies or accounts enabled, products purchased and all of the associated data
- Location capabilities to enable marketers to send marketing messages based on real time geo-location triggers or based on user’s past locations
- A new Survey Connector for users of both the Marketing Cloud and Survey Monkey (platinum editions) that helps you to send out trackable survey invitations and visually map responses to the contact profile for use in scoring, targeting and personalization
- A/B testing for mobile application push messages with automated deployment of the winner based on 7 different metrics
- Message Scripting for Transact makes it easier to script powerful personalization, dynamic content and if/then logic into transactional emails programitically
Release Timing for Pods 1, 4 and 5
- EDT - New York: 8am until 9am Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- PDT - Los Angeles: 5am until 6am Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- GMT - Greenwich Mean Time: 12pm until 1pm Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- BST - London: 1pm until 2pm Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- CET - Paris: 2pm until 3pm Saturday, October 29th, 2016
- AEST - Sydney: 11pm Saturday, October 29th, 2016 until Midnight Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Upcoming IBM Marketing Cloud 16.4 Release Customer Webinars
Listen as our product team discusses how users of IBM Marketing Cloud can get the most out of the new features and functionality available in the new release. Both webinars will cover the same material.
Thursday October 27th, 2016 2pm - 3pm EDT
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Wednesday November 9th, 2016 10am -11am EDT
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A full recording of the webinar will be made available on the Marketing Cloud Customer Community should you not be able to attend.
New IBM Marketing Cloud Release Naming Convention
In this release (and all subsequent releases) we've moved to a new release naming convention. The releases will follow a year.quarter naming convention so this release will be the IBM Marketing Cloud 16.4 Release (16 refers to the year and the 4 refers to the quarter of the year that the release is going live). This new naming convention brings us more in line with other IBM products and avoids some confusion around seasonal differences globally.
While your account is being upgraded, you will not be able to log in to your account and may notice some functionality is offline. Rest assured that your data is being captured and stored in the background, and processes will automatically resume once the deployment is complete. To view a list of "What to Expect During IBM Marketing Cloud Scheduled Maintenance," click here.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Client Support Team or your Relationship Manager or Specialist