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If You Want Customer Loyalty, You Need A Value Exchange

Mary Pilecki February 13, 2024
I regularly have discussions with clients who want to create a loyalty program. But when we dig deeper into their approach, their answers to critical questions often indicate that the client hasn’t fully considered the implications of a program: Many brands jump into a structured loyalty program (the tactic) before they have defined the strategy […]
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Consumer Spending 2024: What It Means For Your Brand

Dipanjan Chatterjee February 7, 2024
2023 was a confusing year: The consumers blew cold, and the economy blew hot. The recession-to-be didn’t materialize, and the economic outlook wasn’t half as bad as consumers would have you believe. Yet, notes from the post-pandemic blues keep wafting in the air no matter the macroeconomic drumbeat. This year, the economy is headed for […]
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Retailers, Take A Reindeer’s Eye View Of Loyalty This Holiday Season

Mary Pilecki November 9, 2023
Here’s how brands should infuse loyalty throughout the customer lifecycle this holiday season.
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Paid Loyalty Programs Pique Premium Interest

Mary Pilecki May 19, 2023
Premium loyalty programs charge a fee for access to membership or a program tier. These can be one-time fees (REI — $30 once for a lifetime) or monthly/annual fees (Amazon Prime, Walmart +). In recent weeks, we’ve seen several new premium loyalty programs or tiers announced: Sweetgreen announced a two-tiered program in April with a […]
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Flexible Loyalty Technology Solutions Power Profitable Loyalty Programs

Mary Pilecki March 14, 2023
As brands contend with rising media costs, changing consumer behavior, and, for some, lackluster sales results, they continue to invest in consumer loyalty programs and technology solutions to help them engage and retain consumers. In fact, 53% of B2C marketing decision-makers plan to increase their spend on loyalty technology this year. But economic uncertainty adds […]
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What Consumers Like — And Detest — About Subscriptions

Sucharita Kodali February 8, 2023
Consumers shared their attitudes toward subscriptions — see the key highlights.