SAS® Marketing Optimization helps Scotiabank gain wallet share
Scotiabank is one of the five-largest financial institutions in Canada, offering deposit accounts, mutual funds, mortgages and lines of credit to seven million customers across the country. The bank has about 20 million customer accounts across its different business lines. With a strategy to gain more wallet share through effective marketing to its existing client base, Scotiabank's challenge is making sure customers get the right product or service offer at the right time, over the right channel.
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In the past, Scotiabank ran one-off customer campaigns for a total of five or six campaigns a year. Now, with SAS Marketing Optimization, the bank has increased exponentially the number of campaigns it runs per year, which is helping generate more sales.
"We're now running between 30 and 60 campaigns per year; these go out to half a million customers every month and help us generate about six million leads over the course of a year," said Vic Moschitto, Director and Head of Decision Support and Management for Canadian Banking at Scotiabank. "Finding those customers would have been a major hurdle under our old methodology, where every campaign was its own little island."
Moschitto's analytics team is responsible for helping the bank's business lines identify where they can improve customer retention. They use predictive modeling and optimization methodologies to provide campaign execution and decision support. The business line managers develop goals for the year related to account growth and analysts help them allocate leads on any given month – while balancing the needs of the different business lines so customers are not bombarded with marketing messages.
Using SAS Marketing Optimization, the analytics team is able to mine through the bank's seven million customers – and up to 18 months of data – to derive insights for more targeted customer campaigns. The SAS solution helps maximize campaign outcomes by helping refine individual customer communications; it increases marketing return on investment by determining the best offers for individual customers, while delivering analytic insight into the value of business constraints (such as channel capacity and contact policies).
For example, if Scotiabank has marketing budget allocated for 500,000 leads and two million customers are eligible, using SAS to model different scenarios based on available data helps business line managers determine the best bang for their buck.
"A customer's business is an opportunity for all our business lines and we have to decide which offers we should be putting in front of that specific customer," said Moschitto. "SAS Marketing Optimization allows us to see which offer is most relevant for a particular customer at a particular time. It also helps with customer service because we're able to take relevant offers and bundle them together into one campaign so we aren't inundating customers with offers."
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Vic Moschitto, Director and Head of Decision Support and Management for Canadian Banking
Scotiabank mines through data from about seven million customers on any given month to generate leads and create targeted marketing campaigns.
SAS® Marketing Optimization
More targeted campaigns and improved customer service are helping Scotiabank achieve annual growth of 80,000 to 100,000 incremental accounts more than what the bank would gain by
“By using SAS, we're getting an ROI in excess of 100 percent – a significant return for the cost of the solution. The way we're able to integrate the software within our overall campaign and customer contact strategy is giving us a significant edge over our competitors.”
Director and Head of Decision Support and Management for Canadian Banking Scotiabank