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How To Triple Engagement with Your Affiliate Marketing Program

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From shoes to stereos to sweet travel deals, you can promote anything using affiliate publishers. And if you do use affiliates, you’re in good company.  More than four in five brands use affiliate marketing, and affiliates drive 16% of all online orders. By leveraging affiliate channels, marketers can share personalized offers with numerous consumer tribes, ...
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How to Create Personalized Marketing in the Wake of CCPA

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Marketers are constantly leveraging consumer data to create targeted marketing. But today’s consumers highly value their privacy and will punish brands that don’t protect their personal information. More than 4 in 5 consumers say they will do business elsewhere if they don’t trust that a company is responsibly handling their data. The California Consumer Privacy ...
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8 Tips for Choosing the Right Customer Verification Software

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Identity marketing is a highly effective form of personalized marketing because it engages consumer tribes based on their deep-seated attributes, such as their life stage (students) or occupation (teachers). In a previous post, we explained that using customer verification software is essential to making this new form of personalization work because it:  - Prevents fraud.  - ...
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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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4 Ways to Create Customer Loyalty… without Slashing Prices

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Every brand wants greater customer loyalty, and many have built rewards programs with that goal in mind. Most rewards programs offer a monetary incentive—loyalty points that add up to a discount or a gift card. But what if that isn’t your brand’s thing? No sweat—here are four ways that you can create customer loyalty that ...
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4 Ways Expedia Created Successful Personalized Offers

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Traditional marketing tactics, like universal discounts and segmentation, aren’t working like they used to. This fact is particularly apparent in the hospitality industry, where consumers show more loyalty to price than they do to brands, and where universal discounts have completely taken over. Brands like Expedia are trying a new approach: personalized offers. Expedia's personalized ...
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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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SheerID CRO in Forbes: “How to Get Your Customers’ Attention with Personalized Promotions”

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Brands have become addicted to short-term performance marketing, but it’s a habit that needs to be broken. The antidote? Exclusive, personalized promotions that demonstrate the commitment a brand is willing to make with a customer group.  That’s the perspective CRO Fernando Castellanos shared in How to Get Your Customers' Attention With Personalized Promotions, an article ...
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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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How to End Employee Discount Abuse

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Employee perks are the bomb. Who doesn’t love getting an exclusive discount on a wireless plan or at a favorite retailer, just for showing up to work? Employee perks improve people’s quality of life and engender company loyalty. Likewise, employee discounts are the kind of “cherry-on-top” benefit that helps employers recruit rockstar talent. In fact, ...
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