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How CompTIA Crushed Student Discount Abuse

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Student discount abuse is rampant—as high as 35% with some brands. That can be devastating for brands that use student discounts to attract and nurture new customers. CompTIA experienced this damage firsthand when it realized fraudsters were ripping off their student discounts and reselling them. To stop the discount abuse, the organization used digital verification—and reaped ...
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3 Steps to Creating Personalized Offers That Retain Customers All Year Round

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For the arts and crafts retail giant Michaels, “Make Creativity Happen” isn’t just a tagline: it’s a company-wide mission. That means leveraging personalized offers to help customers express their creativity 365 days a year.  Typically, the demand for creative supplies ebbs and flows. But Michaels is addressing the seasonal slumps by rewarding key audiences with ...
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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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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

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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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6 Obstacles to Launching a Worldwide Student Offer

A group of Gen Zers gathered around a laptop to redeem a student discount using worldwide student verification.
You want to engage Gen Z, so you’ve decided to create an exclusive offer for college students. And you want to share it with a global audience, since there are two billion Gen Zers worldwide. Next, all you need to do is to promote it across all your channels, right? Not quite. You’ll want to ...
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The 5 W’s (and 1 H) of Marketing to College Students

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Millennials are so 10 minutes ago. The new hot segment that digital marketers are focusing on? Young college students. And for good reason. By 2020, Gen Z consumers will make up 40% of the US population. So how can you add marketing to college students to your customer acquisition strategy? Here’s what you need to ...
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