How Top Brands Use Market Segmentation to Reach Customers

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A famous American editor once said, “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—which is: Try to please everybody.” Top brands understand the wisdom of this. They know that marketing to everyone in a noisy and crowded world dilutes the power of their message, making it ...
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How To Triple Engagement with Your Affiliate Marketing Program

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From shoes to stereos to sweet travel deals, you can promote anything using affiliate publishers. And if you do use affiliates, you’re in good company.  More than four in five brands use affiliate marketing, and affiliates drive 16% of all online orders. By leveraging affiliate channels, marketers can share personalized offers with numerous consumer tribes, ...
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How to Engage and Support Customers in Uncertain Times

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The coronavirus pandemic is dramatically impacting every facet of our lives. We’re worried about what it means for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. After talking with many of our customers, I’ve seen that marketers are carrying the added stress of keeping their programs performing when people are: Staying home—not shopping in stores, not ...
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How Engaging a Community Can Drive Customer Acquisition

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Headspace is an online company specializing in meditation, and it has a clear mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. That’s a tall order, even for a company that already has subscribers in 190 countries and has been using traditional customer acquisition strategies to successfully engage them.  To fulfill this mission, Headspace ...
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Why We’re Expanding Our Platform to Include Employment Verification Worldwide

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Today marks another leap forward for identity marketing: brands can now create personalized offers for their corporate discount programs around the world. Our new release verifies employment in 191 countries, enabling companies to work directly with their partners’ human resources departments to implement the offers and to own the relationships they form with their new ...
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7 Pitfalls of Marketplace-Based Verification and How to Avoid Them

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Affiliate-based marketing is popular, and it’s easy to see why. In exchange for a commission, affiliates promote brand offers. It’s a win-win, right? The answer is “It depends.”  When it comes to delivering personalized offers to consumer communities such as students, teachers, healthcare workers, or the military, the affiliate-centric marketplace verification model can be a ...
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Why You Need to Protect a Personalized Offer

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Consumers want to be recognized and rewarded by brands they trust. Personalized offers to consumer communities, such as teachers, students, seniors, or the military, deliver this experience but only if the offers are truly exclusive. When a brand doesn’t verify that customers are eligible for an offer, it risks losing money, time, and—most importantly—the regard ...
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7 Personalized Promotions You Should Run in 2020

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At a time when customer acquisition costs are rising and consumers are worried about how brands are using their data, savvy marketers are finding a fresh way to deliver personalized promotions: identity marketing.  Identity marketing is a privacy-friendly approach to personalization that feels authentic because it recognizes people’s deep sense of belonging to a consumer ...
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How to Pick the Right Consumer Tribe for Your Brand

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Marketers looking to up their personalization game have been embracing a new tack: creating personalized offers for consumer tribes. The approach is called identity marketing, and it has a secret weapon that traditional segmentation strategies don’t: members of a consumer tribe are deeply connected. When they hear about a good deal, they spread it through ...
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Why Your Segmentation Strategy is Costing You Money

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Consumers crave a genuine connection with the companies they shop with. In fact, 91% of consumers report they are more likely to shop with brands that provide relevant offers, which is why marketers provide them. But there’s a problem: using traditional segmentation strategies to deliver personalized marketing is failing.  Consumers don’t like the insidious approaches brands ...
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