What Tactics Increase Customer Loyalty

To succeed in the long run, customer loyalty is a must. Yet, it may not necessarily be attainable. Thus, what tactics increase customer loyalty? Consider these posts: Certain U.S. Travelers Like Loyalty Programs — And Use Them Coming Up Short with Customer Loyalty Programs What Customers Want from a Program Loyalty Videos on How to […]

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What Do Millennials and Seniors Have in Common

As we know, millennials and seniors vary significantly in attitudes and behavior. Yet, we also need to study this question. What do millennials and seniors have in common? And the answer might surprise you — as well professional marketers.   Question of the Day: What Do Millennials and Seniors Have in Common According to Remie […]

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Applying Artificial Intelligence

As we know, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is taking off. Thus, today’s post takes another perspective on applying artificial intelligence. For a good understanding of AI, read these two posts: Artificial Intelligence Insights from Intel and Artificial Intelligence Predictions. “With artificial intelligence (AI), a computer acts similar to human learning and decision making. […]

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Disconnect Between Consumers and Companies

Today, there is a big disconnect between consumers and companies with regard to social media priorities. In fact, consumers most want to read about deals. Yet, many firms place too little emphasis on this. Take a look at these posts for some information on consumer expectations: Changing Customer Experience Expectations Chatbots Perceived Effects on Customer […]

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The Value of Online Surveys: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Hofstra Professors Joel Evans and Anil Mathur just published a follow-up to their classic 2005 article on “The Value of Online Surveys.” This is the premise of the new article in Internet Research: “Internet-based research has come of age. About 13 years ago, when “The value of online surveys” was published in Internet Research (Evans and Mathur, […]

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Would Members Pay for an Ad-Free Facebook?

  Despite some recent difficulties (click here), Facebook remains a dominant social media platform. It has been affected by privacy issues. Its policies about advertising, And a lack of transparency. Thus, Facebook is studying several new initiatives. One question to ask consumers: Would members pay for an ad-free Facebook experience?  [Would YOU be willing to […]

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Fourth of July Fascinating Facts

As we posted last year, the Fourth of July holiday remains a big deal. Below are two infographics on Fourth of July fascinating facts. What will YOU do this Year? PLEASE BE SAFE. Drive carefully. Be careful with fireworks. And do not overeat.   Infographics with Fourth of July Fascinating Facts From WalletHub: “Fireworks and […]

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Advertising Media Still Shifting

As we have noted before, this is an era with advertising media still shifting. For example, see these posts. Wherefore Art TV Advertising —  U.S. B2B Digital Advertising Spending Trends —  A Timeline on Advertising’s History In this post, we focus on two interesting charts from Statista. How do YOU perceive these data? No surprises, right? […]

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AT&T Time Warner Merger Approved

  On Tuesday, a federal judge approved the merger of AT&T and Time Warner without any restrictions. This was a blow to the Justice Department, which opposed the merger. So, what’s next with the AT&T Time Warner merger approved? Will this open the floodgates to other big mergers? And will the merger positively or negative […]

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Handling Different Kinds of Difficult Customers

  A lot of companies follow the advice in these posts. Be Careful in Making Promises to Customers. 10 Tips on How Companies Can Be More Customer-Centric. Why the Customer Experience May Fail. But many also struggle with handling different kinds of difficult customers, And that is the topic of today’s post. As Megan Darmody […]

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