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 And they’re taking that same approach with marketing, shedding outdated, ineffective tactics like universal discounts in favor of a more personalized and targeted strategy: gated, exclusive offers.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 ...
Read More · 7 min read
Share

Understanding Customer Loyalty Programs

Customer Loyalty
What are customer loyalty programs? A customer loyalty program is a rewards program offered by a company to customers who regularly make purchases. A loyalty program may give a customer free merchandise, rewards, coupons, or advance released products. Most brands today are implementing customer loyalty programs, because adding a customer loyalty program has been shown ...
Read More · 8 min read
Share

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 ...
Read More · 5 min read
Share

The Customer Acquisition Strategy That Appeals to Every Generation—Infographic

Generations Image
Introduction Recently, generational marketing has become the norm in customer acquisition. But it can be tricky. For example, how do you market a product to digital natives like Gen Z alongside digital immigrants like Baby Boomers? In this infographic, we: Provide insight into the four largest generations of our time. Illustrate how these generations respond ...
Read More · 3 min read
Share

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? ...
Read More · 3 min read
Share

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, ...
Read More · 6 min read
Share

Top 3 Customer Acquisition Trends for Great Promotions in 2019

A digital marketer researching customer acquisition trends and tips on her tablet.
Three major trends will affect the ROI of your marketing promotions in 2019. Here’s what’s coming—and tips for how digital marketers like you should respond to make it a banner year. #1  What’s Out: Third-Party Data that Poses Privacy Risks Marketers faced some big challenges in 2018, and data privacy was at the center of ...
Read More · 6 min read
Share

6 Reasons Universal Travel Discounts Fail (and How to Fix Them)

A vacation photo of a canyon at sunset. Globus used exclusive military discounts on tours like these to differentiate the brand and acquire new customers.
Digital marketers are struggling to win new customers. Compared to a year ago, eight in ten report feeling under greater pressure to meet acquisition and revenue goals. And it’s even worse in the travel industry, where 97% of marketing program owners are feeling the strain. Differentiation is marketers biggest and most exasperating challenge. Forty percent say ...
Read More · 6 min read
Share