Customer lifetime value (CLTV) is the expected profit that a single customer brings to a company over the course of their lifetime. CLTV represents a shift in emphasis from quarterly or annual profits to the long-term relationships with customers.
Nowadays, the abundance of data and the advances in Machine Learning and big data applications reduce the need for top-down segmentation of customers. Smart customer clustering based on many commonalities help companies better address customer needs to provide the right experience and divide resources efficiently.
Most if not all companies and organizations seek to establish themselves in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in addition to their official website. Online and social media performance tracking is meant to analyze the effectiveness of a company's social media presence. Are they generating new leads? Are they promoting brand awareness? These questions are important to assess the efficiency of the use of these social media platforms.
As opposed to customer segmentation which divides the market into groups based on demographics and purchase history, persona detection and segmentation creates more personal profiles in order to better understand potential customers using information about behavior, attitude and personal journeys.