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What Drives Customer Loyalty? Look Beyond Traditional Programs

What are the drivers of customer loyalty? One of the major challenges brands face today is to create meaningful, satisfying experiences for their customers. Experiences they will love so much that they will come back again and again.

The spread of disruptive technologies undermines the ability to conquer and retain customer’s heart using traditional loyalty programs. When technology changes, so do the drivers of trust and engagement. Are you willing to look beyond the usual way of doing things?

Topics: Digital Customer Experience customer engagement customer loyalty

Psychographics - How To Tap Into Your Customer’s Mind And Heart

Marketing is all about knowledge. Knowledge about the scenario, the competitors, the technologies, the customers. That is the reason why marketers love data: They help us to understand what the others are doing, and how we can improve and respond to them.

Today, customers get the center stage, and all brands are busy trying to understand who they are and what they want. We have all the data to do it, and yet there is one side of the customer that is often overlooked: Psychographics.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Retail Research

Biometrics - The Future of Payments And Customer Experience?

What if you could authenticate your payments with a scan of your finger or your iris? What if you could take a selfie to authorize a banking transaction? Would you do it? Set aside all fears, the future of payment authentication is strictly connected to our body.

Biometrics are already considered the most important technology to transform how we make purchases, online and offline. An advancement that will improve security, but also shape a completely different customer experience.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Innovation Payment Mobile

How Artificial Intelligence Is Disrupting Your Organization

Whoever reads a science fiction novel ends up thinking about smart machines that can sense, learn, communicate and interact with human beings. The idea of Artificial Intelligence is not new, but there is a reason if big players like Google, Microsoft or Amazon are betting precisely on this technology right now.

After decades of broken promises, the AI is finally reaching its full potential. It has the power to disrupt your entire business. The question is: How can you harness this technology to shape the future of your organization?

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Innovation customer engagement Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence

In Your Customers' Mind - A Tale Of Technology, Marketing and Emotions

The times are a changin”. It is only been 10 years since Vargo and Lush described the shift from a product-centred view of markets to a service-dominant (SD) logic. Since the goods themselves are never just ‘goods’ but service providers, this marks the definitive shift from tangible to intangible assets as the major sources of value.

The reason is simple: the ‘Homo Oeconomicus’ went extinct. As mere consumers we needed ‘utility’, so we were always looking for goods and services in order to maximize it; as humans we need ‘feelings’, and we are willing to embrace all the things that can enrich and nourish our experiences.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Innovation Neuromarketing

Emotions 2.0: A Science Of Sentiment Primer

Let me take you on a walking tour through the gardens of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, not to mention popular culture. It's just a three minutes walk that you won't regret.

Emotions are an evolutionary necessity that plays an essential role in ensuring human survival. Some basic emotions seem to be hard-wired into our human species, innate and invariable, notwithstanding cultural differences. In example, fear and anger have helped human survival by encouraging reflexive flight and hard fighting.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience customer engagement Customer Journey

Content Marketing Trends That Will Shape Your Strategy In 2017

Visibility, we all need visibility at a lower price. Ask any CEO what his top demand for the new year’s content marketing strategy is, and you will likely get this very answer. Brands and contents are becoming inextricably intertwined.

We have just entered the 2017 business arena, and yet some things are already evident: the content challenge is more fierce and wild than ever. The problem, then, is how to become and stay relevant, hopefully spending less to obtain more.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Content Marketing Mobile customer engagement

10 Inspiring TED Talk Videos Every Digital Leader Should Watch

What is better than a fair amount of inspiring TED Talk videos to kick off the new year? The digital leaders must stay always on top of things, ready to put their beliefs into question. We live in an age where the only constant is the constant change, after all.

Whether you are trying to improve your business strategy, to establish yourself as a true guide for your employees, or simply to find your inner motivation, there is a TED Talk waiting for you.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Future Innovation

4 Mobile Technology Trends For 2017

Mobile is the future.” With these very words in 2010 Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google at the time and now Chairman of Alphabet, gave us a glimpse of what was going to happen. And he definitely hit the target!

Almost seven years later, mobile has disrupted the way we relate to the world. We are living a transformation far from being over. Many changes await us around the corner of the new year, and it is time to understand what are the main mobile technology trends for 2017.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Innovation Retail Mobile Internet of Things

4 Gamification Strategies For Business - Can You Find Yours?

"Games are the new normal." These words, pronounced by Al Gore in 2011, are even more true five years later. Today, thanks to the spread of mobile devices, games are everywhere, as a stratified layer over our daily life. 

Talking about games as a business tool, we do not just imply the Pokémon craze; we also consider the idea of applying game dynamics and thinking to non-game applications. Gamification strategies, in a few words.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Gamification Branding Mobile