Grubhub’s Exclusive Student Offer Fuels Repeat Business

An image of Grubhub's gated student offer giving college students $12 off their first delivery order of $15. Gated offers use initial discounts to drive long-term customer loyalty.
When it comes to food delivery services, students are the ideal segment. They’re up late, they don’t cook a lot, and they’re part of a younger generation accustomed to convenience and instant gratification. Discounts are the right way to capture their attention, but brands that want to keep it need a longer-term customer loyalty strategy. ...
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SoundCloud Launches Student Offer to Drive Conversions

An woman appearing in ad for SoundCloud's gated student offer, a new customer acquisition strategy the company is using to gain loyal subscribers.
Student offers are fast becoming the norm in the subscription economy, and for good reason. College students are a perfect customer group for streaming media companies to target, but their disposable income is usually limited. Price can make or break their decision to sign up. That’s the feedback SoundCloud heard in its community forum: for ...
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Marketing to Gen Z as Easy as 1–2–3

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Exclusive, gated promotions are one of the best ways to market to Gen Z. These offers feel personal and cost-friendly, two things that Gen Z prefers. However, Gen Zers have to verify their eligibility in order to receive their personalized offer. This can give them pause, and sometimes ruin the transaction completely. According to our 2018 Shopper ...
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7 Effective Gen Z Marketing Campaigns

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Successful marketers like you know all the tricks to create sweet promotions while taking transaction value and merchandising into account. But with so many deals and discounts coming at consumers, it can be hard to get noticed. Especially by such a digitally scrutinous audience as Gen Z. How can you best reach this rising segment ...
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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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Why Exclusive Offers Are Ideal for Gen Z Marketing

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How do digital marketers acquire Gen Zers as loyal, lifelong consumers? While targeted promotions have been around forever, Gen Z expects a different type of customization and engagement than previous generations. For example, they look to engage with brands that offer them more personal interaction. In addition, Gen Zers are looking for brands to keep ...
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5 Things You Should Know About Marketing to Gen Z

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Marketing to Gen Z presents brands with a unique challenge. This generation never grew up with the sweet sound of dial-up kicking in. They've never had to suffer through infomercials, or listen to music and send a text message on two separate devices. But they know the internet better than any generation out there. Gen ...
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Marketing to College Students

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The college student segment in the United States is made up of nearly 20 million people. Marketing to this young, influential group is a powerful way to create lifelong customers. Currently, college students come from the millennial generation or Generation Z, and have had access to the internet for most or all of their lives. ...
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Top 3 Customer Acquisition Trends for Great Promotions in 2019

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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 ...
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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 ...
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