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Loyalty and Referrals: A Winning Combination

Loyalty programs and referral programs are same in the sense that they both give rewards for a certain behavioral action of your customers. But the similarity ends there only. The way loyalty and referrals operate is different, with loyalty programs generally being more complex. Which program will complement which company also varies depending upon brand power, and profit margin. But despite these Read more…

Michael Kors’ Marketing Success Story

The past 4 years have been incredible for the team at Michael Kors. They've grown their revenue by more than $3 billion, and they've grown net income by more than 500%. What's their secret? Well, for starters, Michael Kors' marketing team has undertaken several incredibly noteworthy campaigns. Let's take a look at some. A) The HENRY Effect: Michael Kors' marketing seems Read more…

Your Cheat Sheet to Holiday Customer Loyalty

Earning shoppers' loyalty during the holidays might be even harder than it is during the rest of the year. While some consumers are busy, stressed, and looking for a reliable purchase from a retailer they know, others are hunting for deals and the next cool, new gift. A Google survey noted that during the 2014 holiday season, more than 50% Read more…

Home Improvement Customer Loyalty: A Vital Tool

Home improvement customer loyalty programs generally aren't as famous as, say, frequent flier programs, but they're integral to their industry nonetheless. While not all hardware and garden stores have them, loyalty programs have a huge effect on the length of the buying cycle and brand perception. Let's take a closer look... Shortening the Buying Cycle The buying cycle in the case of Read more…

The Essentials of Over the Counter (OTC) Marketing

There is a classic paradox in over-the-counter (OTC) medications marketing. On one side, the OTC market is becoming visibly crowded due to continuous entries of new players that are leaving customers with more than enough choices. And on the other side, according to EdelmanBerland, 40% of patients said they don’t have enough tools to help them develop a minor ailment treatment Read more…

Retention or Acquisition? UK Etailers Choose the Former

Should I focus on retention or acquisition? No marketer or business head has been able to stay away from this dicey question. But it looks like etailers in the UK have decisively chosen a direction, since customer retention for their businesses is climbing. According to IMRG and Capgemini, during the period May to July 2016, the active customer retention rate reached a record Read more…

Uber’s Retail Buttons Could Bring More Online Searchers to Stores

The rise and rise of Uber is enthralling. Since its inception in 2009, it has achieved a stratospheric growth. Of course, the quality, customer service and ease of use have been the main pillars of its success story, but it would be an unjust if we ignore the role of its constant urge to innovate. During the end of last Read more…

Ratings and Reviews FAQs: How Do I Get More Reviews?

User generated content (UGC) like Ratings and Reviews can increase your site's revenue by up to 18% by providing helpful information from customers' perspectives. This will only happen, though, if customers actually contribute reviews! There are three main ways to get more reviews for your e-commerce site: email solicitation, syndication, and incentivization. Email solicitation is indispensable for gathering reviews. Customers rarely Read more…

Your Top Loyalty Marketing FAQs

Any marketer who has spent enough time in the real world of business will tell you how difficult it is to retain customers and how important it is to retain them. After all, 82% of companies agree that retention is cheaper to execute than acquisition. Over the period of a time, loyalty programs have been instrumental in retaining customers without Read more…

You Asked, We Answered: Referral Marketing FAQs

Our common observation is that most of the marketers have no doubts whatsoever about the efficacy and benefits of customer referral programs. And the reason for this doubtless mindset is- many success stories of such referral programs. But there are people who have doubts about programs’ functionality. In this article, I will try to calm the qualms in the context Read more…