Tad Fordyce

The Building Blocks Of Personalization

Author: Tad Fordyce

‘Block’ One: Achieving A 360-Degree Customer View Through Data Capture

Personalization is marketing’s Holy Grail. In fact, 80% of consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it offers personalized experiences. So how can you incorporate more personalization into your marketing programs? To help break it down, I like to advise clients to think of it in stages, or a series of building blocks to reach your personalization goals:

Tags: Personalization, Customer Loyalty

Powering lifetime connections, stage III – adjusting communications along the journey

Author: Tad Fordyce

In part two of this series, I discussed the second stage of powering lifetime connections which is creating a plan for ongoing dialog. More often than not, brands either send one to two communications to welcome customers to their loyalty program, or, they over communicate and run the risk of customers classifying these communications as ‘junk mail’. Marketers need to develop a communication plan with the right number and types of communications for each program member to sustain customer loyalty. But as I’ll discuss, in the final part of powering lifetime connections, communication plans need to be flexible and accommodate for change along the journey. The needs and wants of consumers are ever changing and developing a plan to adjust to these needs is a must.

Tags: Loyatly

Powering lifetime connections Stage II: Creating a plan for ongoing dialogue

Author: Tad Fordyce

In my recent article, I introduced the concept of powering lifetime connections and shared the first of three stages – getting to know the customer. Here, I’ll discuss the second stage: creating a plan for ongoing dialogue. Marketers are often laser-focused on acquiring and onboarding new customers. While intentions are to communicate to them on a regular cadence throughout the customer lifecycle, oftentimes, marketers don’t establish a plan or follow-through on the plan that was created.

Tags: Loyalty

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