Putting customers first

Businesses everywhere are under pressure to give up the ‘make and sell’ model, fearful of digital disruption. But while they concede the importance of improving the customer experience, the path to transformation can seem like an impossible journey: can businesses ever hope to keep pace with their customers?     …

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Building loyalty: CAA’s analytics rewards both members and partners

  Think CAA and the image of a tow truck arriving to jump-start your car may come to mind. But the Canadian Automobile Association has come a long way from its roots in the early days of the automobile era. Today’s CAA National operates more like a diversified corporation with …

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Harlequin romances readers with “My Rewards” program

As one of the world’s leading book publishers with more than 110 titles published per month in as many as 34 languages and 110 international markets on six continents, Harlequin romances it readers across the globe. Harlequin’s customers are voracious readers and are very comfortable moving across channels and reading …

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Customer centricity

A customer’s experience is a retailer’s reality “The customer is always right” is the old retail slogan but, for many decades, what the customer wanted or should want was determined by merchandise buyers at corporate headquarters?not the shoppers themselves. Today, consumers are much more informed and have higher expectations, which …

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Beyond data

Aeroplan partners with TD to create emotional connection by leveraging data to help members achieve their travel goals According to our 2015 Aimia Global Loyalty Lens survey, 80% of consumers are willing to engage with brands and share their personal data, but only eight per cent think they receive better …

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A novel way to drive loyalty

Hint: Focus on creating products that somebody would actually buy “The demand has been so strong for our new launch products, there’s no question we could’ve sold more,” said Kurt McNeil, General Motors’ vice president of sales operations. According to GM, its retail sales are up more than one per cent …

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The power of data in building long-term customer loyalty

We as marketers are very lucky to be witnessing a time of great development and exciting change in our industry. For years now, we have been discussing the notion of one-to-one marketing, but without the real technologies and capabilities to fully act on this big idea. Today, the marketing industry …

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Making loyalty personal

How many times have you perused the same loyalty rewards catalogue online, weighing the option of this toaster, that bracelet, those golf clubs—only to tell yourself that if you wait just a little longer you’ll have more reward points and can choose from the next tier of rewards? Those days …

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Developing a thoughtful and realistic next-best-action strategy

Why knowing your customer starts with analytics and a well articulated next-best action strategy   In a world of increasingly high consumer expectations, customers want to be known as individuals with distinct preferences, not just a member of a segment. The digital world is challenging marketers to consistently understand and …

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How Home Hardware is building customer loyalty through relevancy, one customer at a time

  In the quest to retain customers, many retailers across Canada have created their own or joined existing loyalty programs. Rewarding customers for their loyalty and leveraging the data that’s collected as part of these interactions as a means to build real relationships with customers has gained a lot of …

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