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A recent blog article by myKaarma CEO & Founder Ujj Nath, posing a great question, “Are QR codes a technology asset or failure?” motivated me to respond with my own viewpoint on this matter, as it is a divisive topic for sure!
I have been in this space for a while and seen…Continue
Added by John Wingle on August 17, 2018 at 7:09am — No Comments
The problem is that most retailers view rewards programs as an expense, rather than a revenue generator. Sure, there are discounts and other…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 20, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
Occasionally, when creating a great customer experience a business will have to go above and beyond for its customers. These little WOW moments can easily take a repeat customer and make them loyal, or even take a loyal customer and make them into a brand advocate.
Author and thought-leader…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on February 27, 2018 at 6:12am — No Comments
In a very interesting dynamic shift, consumers are increasingly changing how they want to interact with businesses for customer…
Added by Mike Gorun on October 31, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Mike Gorun on July 25, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
In this era of dealership expansions and acquisitions, groups are often put in the unenviable position of inheriting promises or perks that were offered prior to the dealership acquisition. One would think that it is simply a matter of grandfathering the customer into a perk offered by the previous owners. However, one automotive group chose to take a different approach, as…Continue
Added by sara callahan on September 21, 2016 at 5:58am — No Comments
The average U.S. household now belongs to more than 18 loyalty programs, for a total of more than 2 billion memberships. That’s an awful lot of loyal customers. But, all these programs and cards can have an unintended effect: customer loyalty fatigue.
Most consumers do still participate in their ‘favorite’ loyalty programs, and for many businesses, it’s a…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on April 22, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments
Loyalty programs surround us. We live in a world filled with keychains on which multiple little plastic mini loyalty cards dangle. There aren’t many places where we spend our money that don’t offer a rewards program or, at the very least, track our purchases via a quasi-rewards program that only allows us to purchase items at the “loyalty” price, versus the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on October 13, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
No matter what business you patronize, there is a good chance that it is offering some sort of loyalty incentive. In fact, many argue that loyalty programs are so…Continue
Delta Airlines recently revamped its loyalty program changing how rewards are distributed to its customers. In an article in Knowledge@Wharton, Peter Fader, Wharton Marketing Professor, applied the concept of customer centricity in reviewing Delta’s current…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on March 25, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments
Oftentimes, businesses adopt a rewards program to thank their frequent customers and to encourage and increase the likelihood that they will return. While these are both excellent reasons to have a rewards program, a business must carefully consider how to structure the program and what to offer to not only promote engagement with their customer, but to also create meaningful…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on January 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Mike Gorun on December 31, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments
As social media gets more and more entrenched in our daily lives, it’s becoming the easiest and most visible place for one of the most important things your company can have but can’t buy – word-of-mouth marketing.
You can have your customer experience down pat, a loyalty program that rocks and customers lined up to do business with you; but does that mean…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on June 18, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments
The whole idea of a loyalty program is to encourage and reward customers for doing business with you. The easier you make it for them to earn rewards and the more desirable those rewards are, the more likely a customer will utilize your program by returning to your business. How many supermarket “loyalty”…Continue
We live in a society where we always hear sayings like: “black and white”, “cut and dry” and my personal favorite, “either you’re in or you’re out”.
Another popular one is “what have you done for me lately?”. Whether it is at work, school, home or whatever you are in to, you are usually judged or managed based on the most recent action or development. At work, you get a pay check based on your sales for that week. At school, you get a report card for that last semester. At home, you…Continue
Added by Mark Peterson on April 26, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Email Open Rates for Reward Members are 300% Higher Than Non-Members
Dealerships That Provide an Incentive for Customers to RETURN After a Visit Have a 20%…Continue
Last month General Motors announced a new compensation structure based on customer retention. The pay plan affects 29,000 salaried employees in the U.S., who will be paid bonuses based on how well they promote customer loyalty through return purchases and services. Third-party sales data and internal numbers will determine if a dealership hits its loyalty…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on July 10, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Everyone knows Valentine’s Day celebrates the ladies. That’s why Bristol Toyota Scion in Bristol RI, recently used LoyaltyTrac, their service rewards program, to conduct an email campaign centered on Valentine’s Day being “Ladies’ Day”. Colorful, Valentine’s-themed emails were sent to all of their service reward members, with the Subject Line: Be Our Valentine - View Your Gift Inside. The email included an offer: Ladies Receive $15 Off Any Service of $35 or More.…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on February 23, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments
Representing more than 1.7 billion consumers worldwide, of which 77 million are in the US, the so-called ‘Millennial’ generation (aka. ‘Generation Y’) is presenting marketers with some new challenges and changes as it comes of age and takes the reins of the global consumer economy, according to a study by Aimia (formerly Groupe Aeroplan).
To compare the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials (born between the…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on December 27, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments