How You Can Stand Up for Medical Workers with Personalized Offers

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The coronavirus has slammed us. Infections are rising, wealth is disappearing, and people are losing their jobs. Everyone is reeling, but medical workers have been hit the hardest. They’re struggling with the same losses we are, while trying to care for the sick, develop a vaccine, and find a cure. We owe them our support, ...
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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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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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The Importance of Customer Verification for Personalized Marketing

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Identity marketing is a rapidly emerging form of personalized marketing that many brands are beginning to use. It involves using personalized offers to engage consumer tribes like students or teachers, based on their deep-seated identity attributes; however, most marketers don’t understand the importance of customer verification to make this form of personalization succeed. How Identity ...
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How Marketing to the Military Brought Purple 6x Conversions

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Purple needed a customer acquisition strategy that would help it stand out from the crowd. The company had a revolutionary product—a mattress developed by world-class innovators of comfort technology. But it was also competing with 200 other mattress brands for the attention of consumers.  The solution? Marketing to the military with a gated, personalized offer. ...
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5 Steps to Winning Loyalty with Teacher Verification

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Barnes & Noble knows that teachers love to read and are committed to sharing that love with their students. That’s why it created the Barnes & Noble Educators program giving teachers special offers and discounts. But when the company first launched the program, it used a manual process for teacher verification. This was time-consuming and left ...
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5 Ways Madewell’s Gated Offers Are Good Customer Loyalty Marketing

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Madewell, the J. Crew subsidiary known for everything denim, has always implemented good customer loyalty marketing. When shoppers join Madewell Insider, they receive a treasure trove of benefits. These include a birthday gift, free shipping and handling, free returns, free leather and denim personalization, and more. Madewell also treats its key customer groups well. The ...
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Online Student Identity Verification Helps Huel Reach New Markets

Three Gen Zers drinking Huel purchased with a student discount using online student identify verification.
Smart marketers have their eyes on college students. And who wouldn’t? Gen Z is the largest generation to date and will account for 40% of all US consumers by 2020. They’re forming their brand preferences and know exactly what they want: data privacy, personalized experiences, and social responsibility. UK-based Huel, maker of the meal replacement ...
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How Gated Offers Help Levi’s Win Customers through Value and Values

A military woman smiling because she feels honored by Levi's new customer acquisition program providing the military community with exclusive discounts.
Levi’s is making a comeback. Since joining as CEO in 2011, Chip Bergh has restored the iconic brand not just to profitability, but to prominence in American culture. And new customer acquisition programs are driving its success. The company has refocused its positioning for women and renewed efforts to reach a younger audience. And now ...
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10 Reasons Target’s Teacher Promotion Works

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When a brand promotion is so popular it creates its own news cycle, you know you’re onto something big.  That’s how Target felt last summer when it launched a personalized marketing campaign giving teachers a 15% discount on classroom supplies. The exclusive offer made headlines in major publications like USA Today, as well as local ...
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