Brand loyalty plays a crucial role in retail success. But the consumer behavior dynamics are constantly evolving, and recent trends indicate a significant shift in how they approach purchasing decisions. With rising price consciousness, there are valid concerns about the potential erosion of brand loyalty as consumers prioritize cost savings over allegiance, for both everyday brands and luxury sellers.
With advertisers projected to spend upwards of $45 billion on retail media this year, launching a retail media network makes a lot of sense. However, it requires careful planning and execution amid a crowded marketplace. Here are five key steps you can take to establish a retail media network that drives transformational growth for your business.
Generative AI (GenAI) has dramatically changed digital marketing, especially in relation to ad targeting, lead gen and SEO. As effective, personalized customer engagement is crucial to thriving in this new retail landscape, retailers must evolve their approach. They must also find new ways to interact with customers and better methods to measure the impact of those efforts in terms of hard ROI.
By dialing up loyalty strategies, subscription-based businesses can foster strong customer bonds as they ride out unpredictable fluctuations, creating an infrastructure where commerce and loyalty converge. Here are 5 takeaways marketers can employ to drive retention and scale while creating powerful brand experiences that drive stickiness.
What sets Gen Z consumers apart from the rest? Plenty. For starters, they have different preferences on loyalty, products and payment methods. Here’s how you should evolve your strategies to capture more insights about — and optimize for — the Gen Z customer experience during the current post-holiday sales period and beyond?
How can you ensure your holiday campaigns don’t just churn out one-time conversions but create loyal customers? By designing a high-quality purchase experience that make shopping easy, rewarding and enjoyable; crafting engaging content; and cultivating an identity-driven connection with gate loyalty offers.
As prices continue to rise, more consumers are looking for the value vs. sticking with a particular brand. Clearly, many brands are facing a difficult environment. But there are still solid opportunities to be creative and maximize marketing budgets, despite demanding conditions, that will encourage and keep consumers loyal to your brand.
For lower-priced products or some less expensive bulky items, returnless refunds can be cheaper than shipping the item back, restocking, selling and shipping again. But this also has its own risks, with the potential to encourage malicious shopper behavior and opening another avenue for scammers trying to score free stuff.
Marketers who make sure their team – in fact, their entire organization – has easy access to critical first- and third-party data can achieve total information awareness nirvana. They can use data-driven insights to personalize their marketing strategies, acquire new customers, reduce churn, launch new products and mitigate risk.
Loyalty programs are essential to the overall brand experience. A transactional “do/get” value exchange establishes functional bonds, but this tactic alone is not enough to build deeper emotional connections and weather future storms. Emotional loyalty strategies will be among the most successful in a post-pandemic world.