3 Steps to Creating Personalized Offers That Retain Customers All Year Round

Colorful craft supplies on a table.
For the arts and crafts retail giant Michaels, “Make Creativity Happen” isn’t just a tagline: it’s a company-wide mission. That means leveraging personalized offers to help customers express their creativity 365 days a year.  Typically, the demand for creative supplies ebbs and flows. But Michaels is addressing the seasonal slumps by rewarding key audiences with ...
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Gated Offers: A Customer Acquisition Strategy That’s Tripling Conversions

A young man redeeming a gated offer on his cell phone. 94% of shoppers would take advantage of a gated offer.
Digital marketers know it from their data: The online buyer-seller relationship is on the rocks. The causes are plain to see. Consumers are barraged with messages. They’re hounded by urgent tones, remarketing ads, notifications and emailers, and their social media icons light up with red alert buttons begging them to click. They can’t keep up ...
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How SheerID and Salesforce Commerce Cloud Makes B2C Customer Acquisition Easy

Two colleagues at a work station happy about using SheerID and Salesforce Commerce Cloud to boost B2C customer acquisition.
Retailers looking to increase B2C customer acquisition have something new to cheer about: SheerID is now member of the Salesforce Commerce Cloud Partner Marketplace.   This means retailers who use Salesforce Commerce Cloud can now more easily use SheerID’s Digital Verification Platform to incorporate gated, exclusive offers into their marketing and sales efforts. SheerID’s integration ...
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Spotify’s New Project with the Obamas Creates Product Differentiation

Young woman with pink hair streams her music with Spotify's gated, exclusive offer for students.
Spotify is the trendsetter of personalized, exclusive content, and its user-first approach creates successful product differentiation. As a result, Spotify reported 100M Premium subscribers and more than 217M monthly active users this year. What's more, the company’s new deal with the Obamas demonstrates a continued commitment to subscribers. Cornering Exclusive Content The recent exclusive contract ...
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5 Customer Acquisition Strategies for Box Subscription Companies

Let’s get the hard truth out of the way: current customer acquisition strategies for subscription companies are struggling to establish loyalty. That spells bad news for your bottom line. Case in point: HubSpot found that acquisition costs have jumped over 50% for paid channels. However, the overall subscription economy continues to grow at a quick ...
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How Digital Disruptors like SmileDirectClub Are Boosting Customer Acquisition

A woman smiling and holding a retainer. SmileDirectClub is boosting customer acquisition with gated military offers.
Digital disruptors are shaking up traditional business models by looking at their industry with new eyes. And they’re taking that same approach with marketing, shedding outdated, ineffective tactics like universal discounts in favor of a more personalized and targeted strategy: gated, exclusive offers. SmileDirectClub is the latest startup to disrupt the status quo by using ...
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Why Marketing to Nurses is a Smart Customer Acquisition Strategy

A photo of a smiling nurse. Marketing to nurses with exclusive offers is a great way to boost customer acquisition and loyalty.
Many marketers use a buyer’s online activity to personalize their marketing, but it’s no longer enough. Responding to clicks and searches shows you understand someone’s interests, but to create true and lasting connections, you need to engage buyers based on something far more personal -- their identity. This next wave of personalization calls for targeting ...
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How Zappos Is Creating Truly Personalized Marketing

An ad that represents Zappos' personalized marketing campaigns and features a military father, wife, and daughter.
Every brand says they put customers first, but Zappos means it. While many companies force customers through a labyrinth of obstacles to reach a customer service representative, Zappos displays its phone number on every web page, avoids the use of phone trees, and answers calls in less than a minute. And now the brand that ...
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How Retailers Can Stand Out in a Noisy Marketplace

A shopping mall filled with people. Retailers greatest customer acquisition challenge is standing out from their competitors.
It’s no secret that digital marketers, especially those in retail, are constantly grappling with how to acquire new customers. They know that programs that lead to success one quarter can fail to deliver results in the next one. But what exactly are the challenges? And is there any hope that retail marketers can meet them? ...
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How Converse is Acquiring Customers with Identity-Driven Exclusive Offers

Converse's new customer acquisition strategy gives college students and members of the military a gated, exclusive discount of 10% off.
For more than a century, Converse has been dedicated to self-expression and storytelling. The iconic brand, known for footwear that bears its hallmark star insignia, believes that what people wear defines sport, street, and creative culture. One of the brand’s goals is to help customers create an authentic style simply by being themselves. For example, ...
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