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Customer Loyalty Programs: Stats, Facts and Tips for 2014

By the numbers, loyalty marketers have some challenges and opportunities in 2014. Marketers need to address increased competition for share of wallet, declining active member participation and greater consumer expectations. 26.7% growth in the number of U.S. loyalty programs from 2010 to 2012. (Colloquy) 55% of organizations with employee engagement rates of more than 50% that have […]

The Buzz: Why Money Can’t Buy Loyalty, New Omnichannel Study & More

  Below is our roundup of the latest noteworthy customer relationship marketing news, article, information and trends. Why Money Can’t Buy Customer Loyalty!  Loyalty starts long before your customer buys anything. Proper planning and goal setting is key for the development of every consumer-facing initiative. Read more What Does 2014 Have in Store for Marketers? […]

By the Numbers: Recent Stats

These recent statistics caught our eye. What do these numbers say to you?
85% of loyalty program members polled report that they haven’t heard a single word from a loyalty program since the day they signed up.

Customer Loyalty: Less of a gamble with these eight best practices

Call it the loyalty craze. According to Jupiter Research, more than 75 percent of consumers now have at least one loyalty card, and the number of people with two or more is estimated to be one-third of the shopping population. Information technology analysts suggest the data-for-dollars explosion is a strategy that represents a multi-billion dollar […]

Loyalty Marketing News & Education

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Social Media Creates Relevancy and Customer Loyalty

Consumers today are time-starved, overwhelmed by messaging and more digitally enabled than ever before. In this fast paced world, retailers struggle in finding ways to still offer the personalized experience consumers expect. According to a recent study from Empathica, loyalty marketers are increasingly taking advantage of social media to foster customer loyalty. The inherent customization […]

Loyal Customers are Checking-in Foursquare

[New York Times, April 28, 2010] The potential of location-based mobile applications has been enticing marketers for a couple of years now, but it seems that Foursquare may be turning this potential into a powerful reality for some. Anyone can download Foursquare on their iPhone, Blackberry, Andriod, Palm or other mobile device to “check-in” and […]

Is 2010 the ‘Year of Mobile’ for Loyalty Marketers?

In just two years, over 2 billion downloads of more than 100,000 iPhone apps have been completed. The mobile web experiences more than 450 million users worldwide. 40% of all U.S. adults have downloaded as least one mobile application. A recent report published by COLLOQUY explores how smartphones are transforming the way consumers shop, buy, […]

Retailers Improve Online Customer Experience

The current economic climate finds the retail sector battling to sustain their business under intense financial pressure. Consumers have so much choice available to them that retailers must make sure they offer customers the choice of shopping via multiple channels so they can buy goods in the preferred way. Retailers like Lands’ End, Abercrombie & […]

Loyalty Programs Excel with Right Mix of Program Benefits

With more than 19 years of experience in developing and enhancing customer loyalty programs, we know how important it is to use a customer-centric approach to align and deliver value that is meaningful, timely and mutually beneficial to the customer and ultimately the company as well. When developing the benefit strategy for your loyalty program […]