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How to Pick the Right Consumer Tribe for Your Brand

A female teacher in a classroom.
Marketers looking to up their personalization game have been embracing a new tack: creating personalized offers for consumer tribes. The approach is called identity marketing, and it has a secret weapon that traditional segmentation strategies don’t: members of a consumer tribe are deeply connected. When they hear about a good deal, they spread it through ...
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3 Steps to Creating Personalized Offers That Retain Customers All Year Round

Colorful craft supplies on a table.
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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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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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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Survey Reveals 99% of Teachers Use Personal Funds for School-Related Purchases

Sixth Annual Teacher Shopping Study Shows Teachers Prefer Brands That Help Offset Budget Shortfalls with Exclusive Teacher Offers Portland, OR – August 23, 2019 – According to a new survey of K-12 teachers across the US, out-of-pocket spending continues to be necessary in the face of inadequate school funding. Published today by SheerID and Agile ...
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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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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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10 Reasons Target’s Teacher Promotion Works

A teacher's backpack filled with classroom supplies purchased in response to Target's personalized marketing campaign.
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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Top Brands Celebrate Teachers During National Teacher Appreciation Month

SheerID partners with companies who are offering a special teacher appreciation discount exclusive to educators for the month of May. Portland, OR — MAY 1, 2019 — As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, SheerID is partnering with companies to recognize the six million teachers and administrators across the United States who are dedicating their time, ...
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7 Tips for Marketing to Teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week

88% of teachers actively search for brands that offer teacher discounts.
Teachers provide an essential and noble service for our society but often aren’t given the the support they need to fulfill their mission of educating our youth. Our annual teacher survey revealed a startling fact: teachers spend an average of $652 of their own money on classroom supplies with some spending more than $7,000! That ...
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