Loyalty will never be the same. Ever since the introduction of the smartphone, brands are still perplexed on how to use sustain or increase loyal customers. With so much information online and brand choices to choose from, people are turning to their mobile devices to make purchase decisions by the millisecond. In this blog post, we’ll reveal why it’s especially important for Retailers as well as Quick Service Restaurants to deploy an integrated loyalty program in order to compete and win customers. With an integrated loyalty program, the marketer can take full control of their overall omnichannel marketing strategy and therefore, offer the best customer experiences. (more…)
You’re probably well aware that the Marketing Technology landscape has rapidly grown at an unprecedented rate in recent years. With currently over 5000 MarTech vendors to choose from, the solutions are wide ranging from advertising, content, data, social, management, and mobile just to name a few. Despite the growth from 150 vendors in 2011 to 5000 this year, 2017 is proving that marketers need solutions that allow them to excite prospects, differentiate their brand in the crowded marketplace, delight end-users and scale up easily. Here are the key things to consider when looking to purchase your next MarTech solution.
Location technology – or also known as proximity marketing – has changed the way we experience the online and offline world forever. Until recently, we’ve not been able to target people based on location with the power of their mobile device. Thus, location technology is particularly interesting when applied in industries like Retail or Quick Service Restaurants (Fast Food). Both industries have a dire need to fulfill great omnichannel customer experiences, and location-based targeting is a key piece to a successful plan. Here are three ways you can leverage location-based technology to deliver great customer experiences, at the right moment and increase traffic to your stores.
Mobile, the most disruptive tool of the 21st century, is revolutionizing the customer experience both offline and online. And you can’t talk about mobile without talking about push messages. They’ve served a multitude of purposes like alerting customers to an offer, clicking a link to a website, informing news, pick-up notifications, or reminders of a pending item in a mobile basket. These are all good reasons to use push messages; however, with the mere swipe of a finger, users can ignore your push messages faster than they unsubscribe from your email list.
Effective push messages are particularly critical in industries like retail and quick-service restaurants, where the need for engaging with a customer or potential customer at the right moment can make the difference between a sale or not. Many misuse push messaging and end up clumsily spamming users at random times. The ability to integrate push messages into an overall omnichannel customer experience strategy is key. For example, Burger King executed an integrated customer experience strategy to increase sales in the Russian market and capture the highly competitive customer base. Below are three types of push message that they utilized in their omnichannel strategy to engage, delight, and ultimately convert customers.
Ah…It’s that time of year. Sun is out. Vacation season is here. While we’re browsing online for weekend getaways by car or flights across the ocean, vacation planning takes a lot of work, research, and preparation. Travel apps are increasingly becoming a source of vacation planning while we’re on the go. At best, a travel app inspires us for these ‘excited-to-go’ mobile moments. Or at worse, they can bore us to death and then we don’t open the app again. Uninstall. Delete. Ouch. That’s the worst thing that could happen to a travel brand, just as bad as that poor review we might write on the app store… (more…)