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 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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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 And they’re taking that same approach with marketing, shedding outdated, ineffective tactics like universal discounts in favor of a more personalized and targeted strategy: gated, exclusive offers.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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Globus and SheerID Offer 5 Tips on Using Targeted Offers for Customer Acquisition

The view of an airport from the tarmac. Travel brands that provide the military with exclusive offers boost customer acquisition.
It’s hard for a brand to stand out when everyone is flooding the same channels with the same kinds of promotions. And the competition is fiercest in the travel industry: 93% of travel marketers said they regularly use universal discounts to promote their offerings.   Jeff Russell, Globus’s Director of Marketing, and Bill Schneider, SheerID’s ...
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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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The Customer Acquisition Strategy That Appeals to Every Generation—Infographic

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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 ...
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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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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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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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