How Marketing to the Military Brought Purple 6x Conversions

A smiling male soldier hugging his daughter, happy they receive a discount from companies that market to the military.
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

A young student reading a book his teacher purchased with a discount that used teacher verification.
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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7 Reasons You Should Be Marketing to Teachers

A male teacher in a classroom with young students, happily sharing the school supplies he bought from a company that was marketing to teachers with a teacher discount.
If you’re not marketing to teachers, you’re missing out. The US has 4 million K-12 teachers, and they’re spending $1.7 billion of their own money on classroom supplies alone.  Recent research provides new insight into teachers’ spending and shopping habits and reveals why marketing to teachers is both smart and lucrative for brands. 01 Teachers ...
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Comcast Launches Creative Way to Market to College Students with New Technology

Two female Gen Z Comcast customers smiling because the company's creative way to market to college students included Amazon Music and HBO, too.
Gen Z is a highly coveted audience, and smart brands are doing everything they can to capture their attention. Comcast developed a creative way to market to college students that leverages the best of what they, and other media companies, have to offer. This new approach maintains Comcast's profit margins and it’s working like gangbusters. ...
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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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Marketing to Teachers with Personalized Offers Can Make a Difference—Infographic

Marketing to teachers with personalized offers can help teachers a great deal.
According to our sixth annual marketing to teachers survey, conducted in partnership with Agile Education Marketing, school funding for classroom expenses remains insufficient for most teachers. Even though more than half of teachers are given a budget by their school, 99% of teachers continue to reach into their own pockets to get necessary supplies for ...
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4 Tips to Make Personalized Offers Stick for Gen Z

A Gen Z boy standing in front of a world map, happy with the personalized offer he received from his favorite brand.
Gen Z is the future. And they’re the biggest segment we’ve ever seen: nearly 2.5 billion strong and projected to account for 40% of all consumer spending by 2020. You need to engage them, but it’s difficult to cut through the noise. Want your brand to stand out? Win over Gen Z with personalized offers ...
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5 Ways Madewell’s Gated Offers Are Good Customer Loyalty Marketing

Two happy women they purchased with teacher discounts through Madewell's customer loyalty marketing program.
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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6 Tips for Choosing the Best Student Verification Solution

Three students gathered outdoors around a laptop discussing worldwide student verification.
Personalized student offers are a powerful way to reach Gen Zers around with world. But for your programs to succeed, you need an effective form of student verification. In our previous blog, 6 Obstacles to Launching a Worldwide Student Offer, we outlined the challenges that make worldwide student verification difficult. In today’s post, we look ...
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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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