Customer Loyalty

Strategy

City Tattersalls Club finds the bonus in new digital loyalty scheme

As physical cards and coupons are becoming obsolete, new technology like mobile wallets, are changing the way customers are interacting with brands. City Tattersalls Club, a 120-year-old social club located in Sydney’s CBD, saw the limitations of using traditional vouchers and cards and decided it was time to embrace customer loyalty in the digital realm.

Leadership

Telstra appoints first CMO since 2016

​Telstra has its first chief marketing officer (CMO) since Joe Pollard, announcing CMO50 honouree Jeremy Nicholas has taken up the role.

Customer Experience Management

Report: Promotional offers confusing brand message to consumers

Customers are increasingly empowered in their purchasing, and yet they continue to get lost in the promotional fray from brand messaging, according to the AIMIA Global Emotional Loyalty Study. Loyalty solutions business, AIMIA says transactional loyalty is not enough and the challenge is for brands to build one-to-one emotional connections with customers to increase visits and transactions and drive growth.

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Report: Retailers must redefine what loyalty means to consumers

​Consumers are looking for in store experience and convenience, rather than loyalty programs. This is the word from tcc global, which recently ran a global research study of 15,000 shoppers in 15 countries to map the behavioural triggers, identify preferences, and define what loyalty means in today’s retail world.

Digital Marketing

Is your brand Gen Z ready?

Gen Z are already becoming more influential than Millennials, so if you’re not talking to them now, you’re really going to miss out in the longer term, Unidays' APAC vice-president, Ed Schmidt, claims.

Digital Marketing

LoyaltyX launches new blockchain loyalty project with UNSW

Experimental loyalty agency, LoyaltyX, and the University of NSW (UNSW) have partnered on an innovative blockchain loyalty research project, giving students an opportunity to earn ‘Ethercryptocurrency’ at the checkout of participating merchants simply by scanning a barcode in their digital wallet.

Leadership

Does your brand look like garbage to your customers?

Big brands spend millions on branding, packaging and marketing their wares. Yet when empty plastic bottles and bags end up scattered along beaches and parks, all that brand equity looks like nothing more than garbage.

Leadership

​How to keep a promiscuous customer loyal

One issue with the gambling industry is that it’s very promiscuous, William Hill’s head of mobile CX, Mark Bradshaw, claims. Unlike a bank or insurance, it’s very easy to move between providers, so customer retention and making sure they don’t have a bad experience is really critical to your bottom line, he says.

Report: Brands continue to struggle with online commerce

While marketing and IT decision makers agree a fully comprehensive digital marketing platform is crucial for customer loyalty and business growth, the lion’s share of brands are unprepared for driving the growth of online commerce, according to a new global study.

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