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What you might have missed - 2 - FREE ACCESS
Winning coalitions will become marketplaces

Charles (Chuck) Ehredt is CEO of Currency Alliance, an organisation intent on becoming the global marketplace for loyalty collaboration. He talked to Annich McIntosh about the progress they have made, his vision for loyalty and why the industry has started accelerating its evolution. Read more ...

 
     

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Be nice to me or I’ll go - Especially if you don’t know my name

Rudeness tops charts
Retail is most definitely going through a period of uncertainty yet it is the really fixable problems like staff rudeness and lack of personalisation and loyalty that are as responsible for defections.
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article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 21 November 2018

So you want to know what is wrong with retail….
Scott Weavers-Wright voices his frustrations
You would think that after completing one’s second company divestment – the first one for £70m, the second undisclosed - that this particular entrepreneur would be relaxed and fairly chilled about the world. But this would be far from the truth. In fact any mention of retailers leads to a stream of consciousness about short-sightedness, lack of spirit and a lock-down mentality. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 12 July 2018

Fast, slick and imaginative -
Chuck Ehredt reviews some of this year's Loyalty Magazine Awards winners and discusses trends 2019

However much you think you know about a topic, some things will still surprise you. That’s been my feeling as I mull over this year’s Loyalty Magazine Awards, where Currency Alliance was proud to be Prime Sponsor. You can see the full list of winners here. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 13 December 2017

What are we going to do about Amazon?
Amazon has created an amazing business model – and made it even better.

It set up an online shopping portal (that incidentally, no-one really expected to work – remember when it was just about books?), made it really simple to buy online, with few questions asked about returns; made sure the delivery is swift, and within the time promised.
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 21 June 2017

Groundbreaking initiatives at The Loyalty Magazine Awards 2017
- Winners display a thoughtful mix of technology with a personal touch
- Strong CSR theme through the evening
- Read details on all the winners
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 24 February 2017

Condé Nast sells dreams
Case study: How the magazine publisher is using data analytics to achieve customer loyalty for its 100-year-old recipe of glamour, beauty, fashion advice and dreams.
Condé Nast is the publisher behind Vogue, GQ, Wired, Vanity Fair, Brides, House and Garden and many other glossy magazines that grace the coffee tables of the beautiful people, and those that aspire to be so. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 24 January 2017

Paying more attention to what customers are saying
Case study: How New Look renewed its customer service strategy in a retail landscape that is both changing and challenging Shoppers expect to be able to shop online; they can compare products and prices, they comment to their friends on social media, and they have high expectations. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 23 September 2016

Why we won: Conad
Scrittori di Classe – Clever Book Collection (Won Best Loyalty Programme of the Year Retail (Food) and Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative Linked to Loyalty categories at The Loyalty Magazine Awards)

Why we won: A great CSR programme that also stands up as a retail loyalty programme. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 26 July 2016

Turkcell: A company with loyalty in its DNA
Named Organisation of the Year at the 2016 Loyalty Magazine Awards, during its 22-year life Turkcell has sought to excite and delight its customers by making sure it understands them. Chief customer officer Dogus Koran explains what makes Turkcell such a customer focused organisation. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 12 April 2016

Building a business on Trust

More than just words from AmazonWhen Patrick Gauthier, VP external payments for Amazon, stood in front of the 3,000-plus audience at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen recently and talked about trust, everyone just nodded; the audience didn't need convincing; Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 10 September 2015

Moving from the Segments to the Love
Changing emphasis sees brands building bridge


A change of speaker emphasis was apparent at this year's Europe Customer Festival.  Out of fashion seemed to be the focus on data segmentation and analytics. Instead, the audience was urged to think of the customer as an individual that matters (Britvic), a respected friend (Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden) or as business partners (Eamon FitzGerald MD for Naked Wines). Read more ...

Features - Brands
So you want to know what is wrong with retail….
Administrator - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 21 November 2018

So you want to know what is wrong with retail….
Scott Weavers-Wright voices his frustrations
You would think that after completing one’s second company divestment – the first one for £70m, the second undisclosed - that this particular entrepreneur would be relaxed and fairly chilled about the world. But this would be far from the truth. In fact any mention of retailers leads to a stream of consciousness about short-sightedness, lack of spirit and a lock-down mentality. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 12 July 2018

Fast, slick and imaginative -
Chuck Ehredt reviews some of this year's Loyalty Magazine Awards winners and discusses trends 2019

However much you think you know about a topic, some things will still surprise you. That’s been my feeling as I mull over this year’s Loyalty Magazine Awards, where Currency Alliance was proud to be Prime Sponsor. You can see the full list of winners here. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 13 December 2017

What are we going to do about Amazon?
Amazon has created an amazing business model – and made it even better.

It set up an online shopping portal (that incidentally, no-one really expected to work – remember when it was just about books?), made it really simple to buy online, with few questions asked about returns; made sure the delivery is swift, and within the time promised.
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 21 June 2017

Groundbreaking initiatives at The Loyalty Magazine Awards 2017
- Winners display a thoughtful mix of technology with a personal touch
- Strong CSR theme through the evening
- Read details on all the winners
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 24 February 2017

Condé Nast sells dreams
Case study: How the magazine publisher is using data analytics to achieve customer loyalty for its 100-year-old recipe of glamour, beauty, fashion advice and dreams.
Condé Nast is the publisher behind Vogue, GQ, Wired, Vanity Fair, Brides, House and Garden and many other glossy magazines that grace the coffee tables of the beautiful people, and those that aspire to be so. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 24 January 2017

Paying more attention to what customers are saying
Case study: How New Look renewed its customer service strategy in a retail landscape that is both changing and challenging Shoppers expect to be able to shop online; they can compare products and prices, they comment to their friends on social media, and they have high expectations. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 23 September 2016

Why we won: Conad
Scrittori di Classe – Clever Book Collection (Won Best Loyalty Programme of the Year Retail (Food) and Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative Linked to Loyalty categories at The Loyalty Magazine Awards)

Why we won: A great CSR programme that also stands up as a retail loyalty programme. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 26 July 2016

Turkcell: A company with loyalty in its DNA
Named Organisation of the Year at the 2016 Loyalty Magazine Awards, during its 22-year life Turkcell has sought to excite and delight its customers by making sure it understands them. Chief customer officer Dogus Koran explains what makes Turkcell such a customer focused organisation. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsTuesday, 12 April 2016

Building a business on Trust

More than just words from AmazonWhen Patrick Gauthier, VP external payments for Amazon, stood in front of the 3,000-plus audience at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen recently and talked about trust, everyone just nodded; the audience didn't need convincing; Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 10 September 2015

Moving from the Segments to the Love
Changing emphasis sees brands building bridge


A change of speaker emphasis was apparent at this year's Europe Customer Festival.  Out of fashion seemed to be the focus on data segmentation and analytics. Instead, the audience was urged to think of the customer as an individual that matters (Britvic), a respected friend (Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden) or as business partners (Eamon FitzGerald MD for Naked Wines). Read more ...

Features - BrandsMonday, 08 December 2014

Building your brand for today’s customer
Today's fickle shopper means that having a strong brand is more important than ever. Guy Chiswick, MD of Webloyalty northern Europe, outlines the five areas brands should focus on in creating a strong identity to attract the modern customer. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 29 October 2014

Top Tips to protect your brand on social media
Social media presents huge opportunities for customer engagement, but also brings the attendant risks of brand impersonation. Simon Whitehouse of MarkMonitor sets out his Top Tips for keeping your brand safe online. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsMonday, 19 May 2014

How to make each penny the consumer spends truly count
Retailers can boost consumer loyalty (and spending) through card linked technology says Gavin Dein, chief executive of Reward. He sets out five steps that retailers can apply to maximise the value from existing customers and help acquire new ones. Read more ...

Features - BrandsWednesday, 26 February 2014

Can you create true loyalty with a loyalty programme?
There are a number of mistakes made by brands in designing loyalty schemes, says Jason Holland of customer engagement agency Underwired.
He highlights the fatal errors and how companies can avoid them to achieve one of the Holy Grails of customer behaviour – a habit.
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article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 20 December 2013

2014 predictions for Loyalty – do you agree?

It wouldn't be the New Year if we didn't have countless files open with predictions from experts about what to expect in the coming year.
This year is more unpredictable than most. No-one knows how the surging use of mobile will affect the loyalty business, but one thing is becoming extremely clear. Loyalty programmes, points collection and redemption will be key drivers for mobile wallet and mobile payment adoption.
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article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 11 July 2013

No need for a USP: shoppers love copycat products
Apple and Samsung may be fighting a battle royal over patents and intellectual property, but according to Qing Wang of Warwick Business School and Paurav Shukla, of Glasgow Caledonian University London, consumers like the fact that they have the same features Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsWednesday, 12 June 2013

Winners of The Loyalty Awards 2013 announced
Outstanding industry achievements recognised at glittering international awards event

Turkcell and Sir Keith Mills among the big winners

Full list of who won what
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article thumbnail Features - BrandsThursday, 14 February 2013

A checklist to remove loyalty risk
Set it and forget it - Avoiding the big wake-up call

Simple errors in a brand's vital loyalty programme can lead to financial, legal and customer disasters
. Bill Douetil of consultant Marketing Risk sets out a checklist to remove the risk. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - BrandsFriday, 15 June 2012

Using coupons to engage Facebook users
FMCG brands have gone social, and there are many benefits of social media coupon campaigns but also associated risks which can be hugely damaging. Oliver Felstead, managing director of Coupons.com UK & Europe, explores the pros and cons for FMCG brands of using coupons to engage Facebook users and encourage purchases. Read more ...

Features - BrandsWednesday, 07 March 2012

Wake up and listen to your customers, businesses warned
Faced with an increasingly turbulent economy, it is more important than ever that companies pay heed to what their customers are telling them and use these insights to continually improve what they do, so they can keep customers loyal. Article by David Parcell, MD EMEA and corporate officer, Verint. Read more ...

 
     
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