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"Persona-lize" Your Strategy To Change the Face of Customer Centricity

Recently, we have talked about Gamification as an unconventional way to engage customers and increase loyalty, in a world where the two go hand-in-hand and are intimately related.

Now we take a step back to move forward, shifting the focus from the engagement to the understanding. Even before thinking about ‘how’ to drive customer loyalty, in fact, you need to figure out ‘who’ your loyal customers are.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience customer engagement customer loyalty

Mythological Marketing - The Future of Your Brand is in The Past

What is the meaning of your marketing? What are the roots of your storytelling? More and more companies embark on a long journey to discover the hidden traits of their identity. And what they find is a long red thread that goes straight to the roots of culture and society. 

There is a persistent wave that moves underneath the structures of modern business, molding everything we do. Sometimes we recognize it, sometimes not. This wave is made of myths and heroes, and it is shaping a new marketing. Mythological Marketing.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Archetypes customer engagement

The Seven Pillars Of The New Customer Loyalty

Is Brand Loyalty still relevant for customers? In a market where the limitations of space and time are canceled by technology - and we can buy everything we want directly with a tap on a mobile screen - does it make sense to talk about loyalty?

The answer is ‘Yes’ to both questions. Customer Loyalty is still relevant, but it is hard to get and even harder to retain as the competition is so tight. This is the starting point of The 7 Pillars Of The New Customer Loyalty, our new checklist that will help you improve your strategy and evolve to stay relevant. 

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Mobile customer engagement customer loyalty

How Augmented Reality Can Strengthen Your CX

When Tim Cook took center stage to kick off Apple's WWDC 2017 conference, we knew that something was coming. A lot was discussed yesterday: watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, the arrival of Siri on a hardware called HomePod. 

Of all the announcements, though, the one that really resonates with the digital and marketing leaders is the launch of the ARKit: a set of tools for developers to create augmented reality apps, that has been boasted as the “largest AR platform in the world”.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience customer engagement Augmented reality

Travel Customer Journey - The Evolution Of Planning and Purchasing

Brace Yourself; Summer is coming!

The hot season intensifies the activity of those who want to plan their trip, but also of those who produce and sell vacation-related products and services. The desire to explore the world, in fact, has not changed over the last century, and will not change in the next future.

What has evolved dramatically - in the last decade - is the way we research, plan and purchase our trips. What Google has called The Travel Customer Journey. A disruption made possible - again - by the smartphone. 

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Mobile customer engagement Customer Journey customer loyalty

Retail Apocalypse - How Technology Will Help You Survive

It’s the end of the world as we know it.” Well, at least for retailers. Today, they have to face their toughest challenge ever: Reinvent their identity, innovate their business and try to survive the Retail Apocalypse.

Easier said than done, at least judging from the rash of closings and business failures. Apparently, thousands of brick-and-mortars are shutting down, and foot traffic to retail stores is sagging. The only way to escape the fate is to tackle head on the underlying causes of the ‘Zombie Mall’ situation.

Topics: Retail Mobile customer engagement Customer Journey

F8 2017 - Facebook And The Augmented Reality Platform [VIDEO]

Today at our F8 developer conference, we're making the camera the first augmented reality platform.” With these promising words, Mark Zuckerberg opened the annual F8 conference in San Jose, California.

Year after year, the meeting has gradually lost its ‘developers only’ nature, to become a mainstream event where Facebook presents the new products that will - eventually - change the life of millions around the world.

Topics: Facebook Mobile customer engagement

Generation Z - Understand And Engage The Mobile-First Customers

We have barely started to understand millennial customers, and it is already time to move on. Say hi to the Generation Z, the first ‘truly mobile-first’ generation of customers, set to disrupt (again) the way you plan and execute your business.

Till now, the GenZ has been overlooked in marketing research, because younger customers did not have the same purchasing power of the previous generations. The spotlight was on Millennials, but things are swiftly changing.

Topics: Digital Customer Experience Mobile customer engagement customer loyalty

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

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