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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How Purple is Marketing to the Military to Drive Customer Acquisition

A soldier in the field at twilight is part of a customer acquisition ad promoting Purple's 10% discount for the military.
Sleep is the new commodity, and it’s booming. According to Digiday, the online mattress category has swelled to 150 players, and the global mattress market is expected to reach $43 billion by 2024. In a space this saturated, the pressure is on for both incumbent brands and new entrants to rise above the noise. For ...
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