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As author of Strategic Management, A Stakeholder Approach, first published in 1984, R. Edward Freeman can be considered one of the founders of the theory underlying the Stakeholder Capitalism movement of the 2020s. He's Professor at the Darden School at the University of Virginia and of the more recently published Stakeholder Theory, an update on the topic since the publication of his first book. ESM recently interviewed Freeman to learn his views on the state of the Stakeholder Capitalism movement.... [ read more ]
This "model" human capital report condenses the longer profile of the "ideal" practitioner of Stakeholder Capitalism - a fabricated organization known as IMC, an integrated communications company. See ESM: -"The Perfect Company: Anatomy of an Ideal Practitioner of Stakeholder Capitalism." This model was created to help organizations of all sizes visualize the format and contents of a human capital report based on ISO 30414 Human Capital reporting standards for employees and ISO 10018 People Engagement standards for customers, channel and supply chain partners, and communities. ... [ read more ]
Richard Blabolil, a 20-year veteran of the incentive business, and CEO of 41-year-old Marketing Innovators, Rosemont, Ill., sees a new focus on program design and measurement that has the potential to upend the 120-year-old incentive industry. ... [ read more ]
Michelle Holmes, Senior Director at Travel and Transport and head of its loyalty division, shares her perspective on loyalty trends based on her company's nearly 30 years in financial services and retail loyalty programs. ... [ read more ]
With over 20 years of experience running large loyalty programs, Bryan Pearson, President of LoyaltyOne, is a good person to query about the state of the industry. Pearson is the author of the best-selling book, The Loyalty Leap: Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy, as well as The Loyalty Leap for B2B. He explains that... [ read more ]
One of the central messages that’s consistently missing from most companies’ efforts to build world-class engagement and attract fantastic new talent is a simple three-letter word: Fun. This woeful absence and missed opportunity is beginning to get noticed... [ read more ]
With over 20 years of experience running large loyalty programs, Bryan Pearson, President of LoyaltyOne, is a good person to query about the state of the industry. So we asked him whether he felt that programs were addressing all of the ... [ read more ]
If you’re like the majority of companies, you go to market through one or more channels of distribution, which means it’s critical for you to generate loyalty to your brand among channel reps. Channel reps are the people who make the ultimate sale. They’re also the people who say “So, you want me to be loyal, huh? Well, you’d better give me a good reason.” Now what do you do? A recent study by Maritz demonstrates that a rep incentive program can be a great way to build loyalty – as long as you do it right.... [ read more ]
On the heels of its highly successful 2013 event in New Orleans, the Enterprise Engagement Alliance has announced the launch of Engagement University, the first formal curriculum and certification program on Engagement throughout the organization. It will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Rewards & Recognition Expo and Engagement Pavilion, April 6-8, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The R&R Expo will feature leading exhibitors of reward, recognition and engagement products and services.... [ read more ]
This white paper from the Performance Improvement Council of the Incentive Marketing Association looks at the importance of using active retention efforts to keep both consumers and business-to-business customers for the long term.... [ read more ]
This article looks at the types of consumers and the motivational factors affecting consumer incentive plans.... [ read more ]
This research report suggests that use of promotional products can improve advertising results.... [ read more ]
According to this study, combining use of promotional products with other marketing media will improve overall results.... [ read more ]
This article, based on research funded by the Promotional Products Association International, looks at how using promotional products to support customer communications efforts can improve engagement. ... [ read more ]
This new initiative by the Conference Board, one of the nation's most influential executive research and learning organizations, has begun to address the practical implementation of Stakeholder Capitalism for its C-suite executive members. ... [ read more ]
Wikipedia beats Dictionary.com and Merriam Webster to the punch with publication of a thorough review of Stakeholder Capitalism submitted by the EEA. It includes a discussion about the definition, history, benefits, etymology, and cites many of the early founders. ... [ read more ]
Offering so many services to support the growing field of Human Capital Management and the discipline of Enterprise Engagement, the Enterprise Engagement Alliance at TheEEA.org can seem confusing to some. Here's a Q&A with Bruce Bolger, Founder of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, to explain the Engagement Agency and how it fits into the overall goal of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance: to promote a strategic and systematic approach to people management across the enterprise to fulfill the "S" of Environmental, Social, Governance management principles, increasingly known as Stakeholder Capitalism. ... [ read more ]
The new Enterprise Engagement Alliance 2.0 education and Knowledge Management center aims to prepare executives and managers at every level in the principles of Enterprise Engagement to address the failure of traditional leadership programs to optimize the engagement of employees and other stakeholders. ... [ read more ]
Business and media skeptics have challenged the business community to demonstrate they are serious about Stakeholder Capitalism principles. In a web program publicizing the new Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics companies can use to standardize ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures, business leaders assert that Stakeholder Capitalism has arrived and that it’s time to focus on implementation.... [ read more ]
Despite the enormous worldwide economic downturn, the field of engagement has an unprecedented opportunity. Suddenly every CEO is confronted with the long-overlooked fact that not only are people an organization's No. 1 asset, they are its only asset. For the first time, we can literally see that without customers, employees, distribution partners, suppliers and communities, all our real estate and equipment are valueless. ... [ read more ]
A survey of over 96,000 Americans conducted since 2015 finds that Americans of all political stripes and demographics agree that they "want to see companies support all their stakeholders, including their workers, customers, communities, the environment and finally their stakeholders." Along with announcing the latest results of its survey of what Americans want from corporate America, JUST Capital announced its annual rankings of America’s best and worst companies.... [ read more ]
The latest edition provides a comprehensive reference guide for anyone in charge of designing strategic or tactical engagement efforts at public, private, not-for-profit and governmental organizations. It demonstrates how to connect the dots between the organization’s brand, values and goals, the people necessary for goal achievement, and the tactics used to engage them and measure results. ... [ read more ]
Engagement World 2019 will present the most effective enterprise engagement practices for organizational practitioners, solution- providers and educators, designed for organizations of all sizes and types based on open-source ISO standards, practical case studies and the certification programs of leading associations in multiple key areas of engagement. ... [ read more ]
Two big announcements in the loyalty business illustrate the contrast between the old and the new. Around the same time American Express announced the closing of its multi-retailer Plenti program, Marriott announced the post-merger consolidation of its multi-brand loyalty program to the general satisfaction of all. ... [ read more ]
UTMB announces that its EE Innovation Center will expand the mission of the International Center for Enterprise Engagement from managing the first ISO 10018 Quality People Management certification and helping to create other engagement standards, to formally establishing an academic and professional field and a vibrant marketplace of solution-providers. ... [ read more ]
The Enterprise Engagement Alliance now offers a complete suite of learning platforms, including an online training and certification program that any organization, professional or academic educator can customize to provide instruction and testing on the economics, framework, implementation process and return on investment of engagement strategies... [ read more ]
Master a new systematic approach to achieving organizational goals through people from the organization that helped transform the quality of products made around the world. ... [ read more ]
Learn a Formal Framework to Profit From Engagement.
Engagement Across the Enterprise – From the Why to the How.... [ read more ]
McBassi Inc., a leading human resources analytics firm, has developed a service for companies in the rewards, recognition and loyalty space that require advanced analytics for clients or their own company. McBassi, based in New York, provides analytics services to leading companies and... [ read more ]
Although it was founded shortly after the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, the United Kingdom's Engage for Success initiative has a significant advantage: it was created in part with the support of the government of Prime Minister David Cameron, who took a personal interest in the movement. ... [ read more ]
Baudville Brands, a leading recognition firm in Grand Rapids, MI, C.A. Short Company, an innovator in employee engagement based on Shelby, NC, and Divvy Engagement Solutions, the new name for a 25-year-old, full-service incentive company based in Pleasant Valley, NY, have become partners in the growing Engagement Agency network of engagement solution providers. ... [ read more ]
Engagement University & Expo, set for April 18-20, 2017 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, will feature an intensive learning program on the framework and implementation process for Enterprise Engagement, including preparation for the Certified Engagement Practitioner program.... [ read more ]
Few people in academia better understand the convergence of analytics and Enterprise Engagement than Charles Scherbaum, Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Scherbaum, an early contributor to the Enterprise Engagement Alliance curriculum on analytics... [ read more ]
Enterprise Engagement: The Roadmap, 3rd Edition has been completely updated with new information, illustrations and new chapters. Authored and edited by dozens of experts in general management, marketing, sales, data management, business and academia, the Textbook’s methodology has been endorsed by leading companies as a means of achieving both strategic and tactical organizational goals related to sales, marketing, human resources, vendor management, and community relations.... [ read more ]
Enterprise Engagement brings together major industry associations and organizations for a week of education, exhibits and networking events at Engagement World, April, 25-28, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Four organizations in management, face-to-face engagement, loyalty, and rewards and recognition have united to promote the concept of enterprise-wide engagement at Engagement World, April 25-28, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. ... [ read more ]
Register to Engagement University and attend (or bring a colleague to) a half-day Loyalty Academy workshop at no charge at Engagement World, April 25-28 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Because Enterprise Engagement is all about ... [ read more ]
The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has released its comprehensive report, 2016 Trends in Rewards and Recognition, revealing that businesses will emphasize unique, upscale and individualized experiences in their motivation programs this year.... [ read more ]
Hinda Incentives has announced the creation of the Hinda Loyalty Group, a dedicated business unit focusing on providing support for loyalty and consumer engagement programs. According to the company's announcement, Hinda Loyalty Group's services "are based on industry best-practices, drawing on... [ read more ]
A Conference and Expo dedicated to the many strategies and tactics of Enterprise Engagement and their impact on business is being launched by the Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) and Enterprise Engagement Alliance. The event, Engagement World 2016, is designed to ... [ read more ]
Plenti is a new twist on the concept from American Express, but this program has little to do with its credit card product, because you don’t have to carry an American Express card to participate. Enrollment is open to anyone over 13, and can be done within minutes online or with an app. Points can be earned at hundreds of retailers by using... [ read more ]
Authored and edited by dozens of experts in general management, marketing, sales, data management, business and academia, Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook’s methodology has been endorsed by Ernst & Young and other top companies as a means of achieving both strategic and tactical organizational goals related to sales, marketing, human resources, vendor management and community relations. The newly-released textbook is available from the EEA Store at www.enterpriseengagementbook.com for $36, or you can purchase it online through Amazon.com. The first edition is 268 pages.
Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook also provides formal preparation for the Enterprise Engagement Certification program. Preparation and general learning is also available at Engagement University Online. The textbook is updated regularly based on input generated through the online university.
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Enterprise Engagement: The Textbook introduces a new path to business prosperity through a strategic focus on people.
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For the past three years, American Tire Distributors has rewarded its top dealers with an all-expenses-paid excursion to one of Alaska's premier fishing resorts…and you can bet they'll be working hard to ensure that next year they’ll earn ... [ read more ]
"What’s our return on investment?" If you can't answer the question, your recognition budget could be the first thing on the chopping block when budgeting time comes around. Depending on the size of your organization, you can be spending an average of $125 to $175 per person per year on award costs and ... [ read more ]
Digital gift cards – quickly acquired, used, and gifted – are gaining speed in the marketplace... [ read more ]
The only national Conference and Expo specifically designed to help incentive, recognition and engagement practitioners/providers elevate their role in Corporate America. ... [ read more ]
This Loyalty Canada 2012 Conference will give customer loyalty marketers a deeper look into the key issues affecting the creation and implementation of effective loyalty strategies to achieve an ever-growing, profitable, and engaged customer base.
Hear from: Canadian Tire, HSBC Canada, Capital One, Scotia Bank, Sobeys, Xbox Canada, JPMorgan Chase, TD Bank Group, PayPal Canada, Suncor Energy, Hudson’s Bay Company, Staples Advantage Canada, Virgin Mobile Canada and More!
This is a highly intensive, content-driven event that includes workshops, case studies and panel discussions over two days. This is not a trade show; this event is targeted at a focused group of senior level executives and key decision makers to maintain an intimate atmosphere for the delegates and speakers. In short, this is a peer-to-peer driven conference.... [ read more ]
By attending this event, industry leaders will build upon their existing foundations to keep ahead of the changes in customer stated and unstated needs. Learn to incorporate a caring service orientated approach to engage and retain customers.
Hear from speakers from Yahoo!, Microsoft, Hilton Worldwide, Avaya, Deluxe Corporation, Comcast Corporation, American General Life Companies, SimplexGrinnell and many more on leveraging internal and external branding expertise to create a human touch across the customer journey.
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LoyaltyShares LLC, a New York-based company, is launching what it calls a Loyalty Equity Acquisition Program, or LEAP, offering a way to include the sponsoring company’s publicly traded stock as an award redemption option without disrupting or changing the current loyalty program process and technology. In addition to providing a template for implementation and guidance in planning, LoyaltyShares LLC will have an ongoing program role as data intermediary, facilitating the flow of information to and from program members, the reward-points system, and the system for administering program shares. Info at www.loyaltyshares.com/... [ read more ]
Recently, the Enterprise Engagement Alliance (EEA) performed a review of the past quarter-century of research into Rewards & Recognition. Among the main objectives of this review was to determine links between the use of Incentives and Engagement. Looking at evidence from more than forty studies, researchers found that incentive and reward programs can drive engagement if they are carefully and deliberately designed to do so. Read more >... [ read more ]
The EEA has announced a series of 1-hour webinars covering various aspects of its newly developed curriculum on Engagement. Each live session will be followed by a half-hour Q&A with presenters.
Nov. 16: Measurement
The EEA has also scheduled a series of webinars on The Science of Rewards & Recognition presented by EEA Chairman Allan Schweyer on the following dates: Dec 7, Jan 18, Feb 16 and March 15. Sponsored by Canon.
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A unique opportunity for rewards and recognition suppliers to meet with top incentive and recognition buyers in an intimate, relaxed environment, and to tap into the expanding recognition marketplace. Co-located with the Recognition Professionals International Annual Conference, April 29-May 2, 2012... [ read more ]
The Motivation Show includes the Incentive Travel and Meetings Executives Show (IT&ME) and the National Premium Incentive Show (NP/IS), with exhibitors representing the entire range of premium and incentive product and travel destination offerings. Educational sessions cover consumer premiums, employee incentive awards, incentive travel, employee recognition and performance improvement.
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This conference will focus in on leading current practices within customer experience management practices that include feedback gathering, managing customer expectations, driving operational efficiencies in response to feedback, understanding and reporting measurements and driving an overall organizational customer focused culture that is supported by a growing department budget and enterprise-wide interest. ... [ read more ]
If you were at last year’s Enterprise Engagement Alliance Networking Conference and Expo, you know it drew rave reviews for the level of serious business discussion and learning that went on over the two-day period. So be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s second annual event, scheduled for June 1-2. Who will be there?... [ read more ]
Learn and share insights with more than 18 Customer Experience, Care, Advocacy and Loyalty Leaders on the latest developments in the design of strategies and methodologies being deployed to determine the proper key performance indicators for customer satisfaction. Cost is $2,969.80, but you can save 10% by emailing Michelew@marcusevansch.com and mentioning the Enterprise Engagement Alliance.... [ read more ]
Most leaders and organizations know the difference between a fully engaged worker and one that is marginally engaged or disengaged. The former brim with enthusiasm, they contribute ideas, are optimistic about the company and its future, are seldom absent from work, they typically stay with the organization longer and are among the organization’s most valuable ambassadors. Disengaged workers, on the other hand, are often absent (even when they are at work). They are disconnected and often pessimistic about change and new ideas. They have high rates of absenteeism and tend to negatively influence those around them, including potential customers and new hires. And the cost of disengagement to U.S. employers is estimated to be as much as $350 billion per year.... [ read more ]
Terry Barber, the author of The Inspiration Factor, subtitled "How You Can Revitalize Your Company Culture in 12 Weeks," argues that regardless of your personality type, background, or age, you can choose to create an inspirational transaction and positively impact the people around you. "Inspiration is precursor to leadership, to motivation, and is even a new category for business," Barber says. His book offers seven principles that can help readers become team leaders in their organizations and inspire those around them.... [ read more ]
The Gallup Summit Spring 2010 provides leaders the opportunity to share best practices and discuss the crucial issues that affect maximizing performance in their organizations. It also offers organizations the opportunity to benchmark their management practices against the world's best. It will include a look at best practices in managing employee and customer engagement and best practices in recruiting, hiring, and developing talented employees.... [ read more ]
Loyalty Expo will include more interactive sessions and peer group discussion as hundreds of professionals will gather to learn best practices in customer, client, and employee cultivation, including reducing attrition, improving profitability and navigating through challenging economic times.... [ read more ]
Engaging customers through the newest marketing vehicles such as social media, customer communities, blogs, RSS and podcasts requires a solid foundation steeped in customer understanding, marketing planning and technological prowess. This two-day course in using the latest marketing tools and technologies to reach today’s customers will take attendees from the defining basics to the planning and implementation stage. Through interactive presentations and exercises, case examples from B2C, B2B, nonprofit and higher education, and best-practice implementation reviews, participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how they can profit from the latest in marketing technologies and tools.... [ read more ]
The Business Marketing Association's 2010 Annual Conference will be themed "Engage!" and focus on innovative ways that corporate marketers are engaging employees, channel partners, customers and other demand drivers to improve customer experience and to generate rapid and profitable sales and brand growth in an improving economy.... [ read more ]
The Engage Summit 2010 sponsored by Allegiance is an opportunity to learn engagement principles that matter most to organizations. Key presenters will offer best practices in engagement and feedback. The conference will also offer training, demos, market research, and plenty of networking opportunities. ... [ read more ]
This article looks at how motivational tools can be used to boost performance and build loyalty and engagement.... [ read more ]
Three are many reasons and many ways to motivate customers, salespeople, and employees. Here's an overview.... [ read more ]
A study by the Promotional Products Association International looks at how use of promotional products can help boost a company's or product's brand image.... [ read more ]
This item provides highlights of a study by the Promotional Products Association International on how use of promotional products can boost customer referrals.... [ read more ]
Author and loyalty expert Dianne Durkin reveals what Whole Foods (and other brands) can teach us about customer engagement.... [ read more ]
A strategic communications effort keeps employees involved in improving the customer experience, which in turn drives company performance... [ read more ]
Provides a detailed outline for marketers of every aspect of the FTC regulations protecting consumers against telemarketing fraud.... [ read more ]
An annual conference sponsored by the International Customer Service Association (ICSA) that focuses on customer service management, education, networking and technology. ICSAnet is a three-day conference which includes a trade show, networking events, and educational sessions. ... [ read more ]
Customer Care Institute (CCI) is an international organization serving customer care professionals. It focuses on issues found in the customer service, consumer affairs, telemarketing, and help-desk professions. With more than 7,000 members, CCI provides Customer Care assessments, Customer Care Manager and Customer Care Professional certification courses, Customer satisfaction measurement programs, front-line skills and management training, as well as many others.... [ read more ]
ICSA is a non-profit association led by customer service professionals for customer service professionals. These are people who have walked in your shoes and understand your challenges and motivation.
Organized in 1981 by a group of 59 customer service management professionals, today's ICSA has come a long way! Globally, our membership tops 700 and we offer a full range of programs that provide members with a forum for sharing knowledge and experience, searching for solutions and networking with other customer service management professionals.
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DMA2010 has it all — the latest technology, current research, renegade thinkers, industry giants, hundreds of educational sessions, thousands of your peers, and the world’s largest exhibition for direct and interactive marketers. DMA2010 will feature hundreds of educational sessions, roundtables, forums, and case studies led by the direct marketing community's best and brightest thought leaders. Plus, you'll meet thousands of people from around the globe in the world's largest marketing Exhibit Hall.... [ read more ]
The Brand Activation Association has a broad focus on all the disciplines required to activate a brand's strategy, from creative strategies to measurement, on topics from omni-channel marketing to experiential marketing and social media. BAA builds on its membership knowledge base, spanning expertise in strategy through activation, and across all touch points.... [ read more ]
The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the promotional product industry’s only international not-for-profit trade association. It offers education, trade shows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 7,500 global member companies. Promotional products are an $18 billion industry, and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. Since its founding in 1903, PPAI has worked to expand the market, establish standards, enhance the professionalism of the industry and support the growth of member companies. ... [ read more ]
Hosted by the Promotion Marketing Association, Inc. (PMA) this event covers all aspects of integrated marketing and is a must for anybody trying to get to know the field. Brands from all over the world attend and provide their own unique feedback. Provides a means of networking with peers and learning new and innovative strategies from leading companies.... [ read more ]
The Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) provides members, primarily executives at promotion marketing agencies, with professional support, management development, research, and a forum for the exchange of ideas. The MAA website also provides a search function for marketers looking for a professional marketing agency.... [ read more ]
Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC), is a strategic industry group within the Incentive Marketing Association. The IGCC educates the incentive marketplace and the corporate community on the benefits of gift cards, including choice, value and service, and other key attributes recipients say that they want their awards to have.
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The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.... [ read more ]
POPAI is an international trade association for the marketing at-retail industry. Founded in 1936, POPAI celebrates its 70th anniversary with over 1,700 member companies representing Fortune 500 brand manufacturers and retailers, as well as, marketing at-retail producer companies and advertising agencies from over 45 countries from around the world.
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Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), founded in 1936, has members from more than 400 advertisers, advertising agencies, research firms, media companies, educational institutions, and international organizations. Its mission is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing, and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications.... [ read more ]
Hosted by the National Association for Retail Marketing Services (NARMS), this event includes educational sessions and roundtable discussions which are a great way to learn strategies of other members of the retail marketing industry. The event also includes an exhibition hall on the first day.... [ read more ]
Held each year by the In-Store Marketing Instutute, the In-Store Marketing Expo focuses on designers and builders of displays but also includes some manufacturers, brokers, and promotion agencies. The exhibition includes nearly 200 suppliers each with their own marketing strategies. There is also a long list of seminars presented by industry experts with topics ranging from competing with private labels to accountability in retail media.... [ read more ]
This book deals with an important portion of the fulfillment process: what to do when things go awry. Short, breezy, readable.... [ read more ]
Has several chapters that relate to planning premium programs. This book offers a solid foundation in sales promotion basics by explaining 10 basic techniques and discussing the newest innovations in the field. A great book for students, because it provides real life examples to spark discussion.... [ read more ]
The author spells out his formula for developing a loyalty-driven culture that empowers employees to strive to create customer loyalty, and he devotes a chapter to fostering teamwork. ... [ read more ]
Explores how marketers must look beyond traditional media to communicate with consumers in the changing field of advertising and promotion. Describes the shift from conventional methods to implementation of an integrated marketing communications strategy and reviews the promotional tools available to help make the transition.... [ read more ]
This book details the challenges of promotional marketing through a chronological history starting in the 1950s. The last section looks to the future.... [ read more ]
This is for people ready to get serious about implementing a customer-focused direct marketing strategy. The author addresses: building useful databases, using research, developing marketing programs, segmenting markets, and estimating customer value. ... [ read more ]
The authors examine what they feel is the link between employee, customer, and investor loyalty and attempt to prove that traditional accounting practices do not show the "loyalty effect." They make a compelling case by applying other gauges to show the impact of loyalty on long-term organization performance.... [ read more ]
You won't find the secrets to motivating the middle 60 percent in this book, but you will find ample reasons why you should try. Drawing on their years of management consulting experience and academic research, the authors provide compelling evidence that profit and growth can be directly linked to both customer and employee satisfaction. They also provide a macro recipe for "capitalizing on the service profit chain," including management, marketing, operations, and measurement strategies.... [ read more ]
This book takes a hands-on approach to building a customer-centered organization. ... [ read more ]
This book looks at how new marketing techniques enable companies to build closer relationships with customers.
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Describes all of the processes necessary for customer retention at both large and small businesses. This book comes closer than any other to addressing all the elements of the New Marketing spelled out in this article.A relevant guide for managers, retailers, educators and students, Aftermarketing is applicable to product and services, consumer and industrial markets, and both the profit and non-profit sectors.... [ read more ]
This book, which broke ground six years ago by outlining relationship marketing, provides an excellent overview. The book is intended for all marketing managers coming to terms with doing business in turbulent markets and facing up to strategic quality and customer services issues.
However, it lacks implementation details and doesn't take into account advances in Internet and database technology that have taken place since its publication.... [ read more ]
A collection of articles from some of the nation's leading academic researchers on all aspects of customer retention, including internal and external marketing, employee motivation, and long-term relationship-marketing strategies. Best for those who want to understand the internal as well as external marketing issues involved with one-to-one marketing, as well as those who want an international perspective.... [ read more ]
This book puts marketing on the most personal, one-to-one level by identifying the elements of friendship and relating them to business relations. Using dozens of real-life examples, the author shows how building relationships is the key to business development and personal fulfillment. It has little to do with technology, but everything to do with sales techniques.... [ read more ]
Advertising Age is a leading industry source for marketing, advertising, demographic, and media news and analysis.... [ read more ]
Brandweek is the leading source of news and information in the U.S. marketing industry and the only trade magazine to offer saturation coverage at all levels of the brand-activation process. Special Reports including Marketers of the Year, Next Generation Marketers (under 40), Guerrilla Marketers and Superbrands, covering the Top 2,000 brands that spend $250 billion on media in the U.S. each year. Brandweek covers the world of brand identity marketing from big-budget ad campaigns to under-the-radar "street" efforts. An indispensable marketing magazine that is a vital part of the marketer's tool kit, Brandweek gives its busy readers valuable competitive information and insights for bringing new products and ideas to the global marketplace. ... [ read more ]
The DMNews franchise today includes the weekly print edition of DMNews, serving a BPA-audited circulation of 50,000 qualified recipients, along with this Web site, www.DMNews.com, and seven e-mail newsletters. These online editions collectively reach hundreds of thousands of readers per month. Over the years, DMNews has been highly successful in creating new print and online media products that reflect the new trends and technologies in marketing. The DMNews team of professional journalists, as well as contributions from key industry professionals, is uniquely suited to provide comprehensive coverage of the convergence of direct, database and online marketing and advertising.... [ read more ]
PROMO Magazine provides insights into using promotion marketing as a strategic, measurable component of an overall marketing mix. PROMO editors take a "What Works and Why" approach to their coverage, informing readers about important trends, issues, news, and deals through corporate profiles, trend pieces, sector-specific departments, single-topic supplements, and exclusive research projects.
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This publication covers an extensive range of direct marketing topics. It includes regular features on lists and sources, recommendations of "hot lists" and information on newly published lists. Most issues have feature articles related to choosing and using lists. Target Marketing is self-described as "the how-to publication of the direct marketing industry," circulation over 42,000. ... [ read more ]
Mass Affluence explores the idea that "Mass Marketing is back" but with a new target and a fresh approach that companies ignore at their paril. Nunes and Johnson argue against the old mass-marketing concepts of the 1950s and outlines seven new rules for capturing this newly discovered ignored market.... [ read more ]
Incentive is the only publication devoted exclusively to motivation and performance improvement through the use of incentive programs and consumer promotions. We are a FIRST-READ for executives looking to improve company performance and a FIRST-BUY for advertisers looking to reach the most qualified incentive buyer decision-makers. The Incentive advantage is a direct result of more than 100 years of industry experience coupled with the highest subscriber qualification standards in the industry. Incentive helps both advertisers and subscribers reach their goals.... [ read more ]
In this book, author Gerald Zaltman builds on research from desciplines as diverse as neurology, sociology, literary analysis, and cognitive science in order to give insight into what happens within the complex system of mind, brain, body and society as consumers contemplate their needs and evaluate their products.... [ read more ]
Net Worth deals with the idea that Buyers are losing their patience and trust in sellers. By playing with the relationship between buisnesses and their customers, Hagel and Singer suggest readers to challenge their fundamental beliefs about marketing, brands, and value. ... [ read more ]
How to Turn Customer Service into Customer Sales is a complete handbook to improving your company's customer service. With its step-by-step procedures and easy to follow instructions, this book is beneficial for anyone who deals with research, hiring, training, execution, and follow-up within their company.... [ read more ]
The authors explain the strategies and tactics that make customer equity management work. They outline customer equity's three core strategies: customer acquisition, customer retention, and add-on selling. With very detailed how-to chapters this book is good for any business person looking to strengthen the bond between them and their customers.... [ read more ]
The Branding Excellence Conference, sponsored by the American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI) aims to teach companies how to market their brands for the "customer of the future." If offers best practices in brand management, ROI, and customer loyalty for enhanced brand appeal and recognition. ... [ read more ]
Through the example to the Unixyx Corporation, Customers Mean Business, explores the attention and care customers need in order to keep buying from a company. With a helpful six stage process called "Customerize," this book is good for anyone looking to get on the cutting edge of customer service.... [ read more ]
Customer Centered Growth reveals the secrets to company growth by putting the customer at the center of your efforts. Using dozens of case studies, the authors outline five strategies that a company can use to grow no matter what the business conidition.... [ read more ]
The Promotion Marketing Association (PMA) seminar is taught several times a year at different locations. This is a well-rounded introduction taught by senior marketing executives and marketing law attorneys, with the focus primarily on consumer promotions. The conference is internationally acclaimed, and attracts a diverse group of attendees.... [ read more ]
Best Practices shares how more than forty best-practices companies focus on their customers, create growth, reduce cost, and increase profts. It focuses on customers and how to involve them in everything from the design of products and services to marketing, selling, and product delivery. This book is good for managers in any business, in any industry.... [ read more ]
Sales, Marketing, and Continuous Improvement, is a straightforward, example-filled guide that discusses the need to have sales and marketing as part of your improvement processes. With a step-by-step 6 phase guide, author, Stowell, offers practical guidance for avoiding common pitfalls. This book is good for anyone in a management position in any company, in any industry.... [ read more ]
Customer Loyalty explores the true meaning of customer loyalty and how to acheive it. Author, Griffin, outlines the seven stages of customer affinity and offers strategies for recognizing which fustomers have the potential to become a company's advocates. This book is helpful for business people in small or large product or service based companies.... [ read more ]
"Total Customer Service" discusses how companies rarely become serivce leaders through blind evolution. Using case studies of companies who have been successful service leaders, readers will learn how to stay on top of the quality of their customer service in this ever-changing business environment.... [ read more ]
Love Thy Customer is a guide to communicating with your customers in a way that goes above and beyond mere "customer satisfaction." This book includes skills and strategies for quickly winning customers over, avoiding problems, preventing customer dissatisfaction, and much more. ... [ read more ]
Customer Relationship Management Systems is an overview of author, Petersen's, experience in the field of strategic planning and the implementation of automation projects. This book will show you how to identify sources of justification for you project, determine readiness of your organization for the initiative, and much more.... [ read more ]
"The Constant Consumer" looks at the consumer patterns of the baby-boomer demographic as a jumping point to its claim that traditional age-base demopgraphic profiling is off the mark. This book will help you increase sales by understanding what consistently drives consumer spending decisions and enhances market shares by speaking to shared values and not just past actions. This book is perfect for people in management positions anywhere.... [ read more ]
Manage Globally, Sell Locally addresses the factors that make managing the account relationship different from territory management. It also offers tools to help the account manager measure success or position within the account. This book is best for organizations with an account-focused sales force.... [ read more ]
Consumer Behavior is a textbook that contains 32 short cases that will discues the many aspects of consumer behavior. This book is good for any business professional looking to learn more about consumers.... [ read more ]
Reviews the economics and objectives of customer retention and argues that it’s easier and less costly to sell to existing customers than to new customers. The more customers you keep through active retention efforts, and the longer you keep them, the more profitable your company will be.... [ read more ]
Gift cards have become an important corporate tool for reward and recognition. This paper looks at the growing use of gift cards and how to add to the "trophy value" of gift cards via communication, customization, and presentation.... [ read more ]
Markets of One explores mass customization as a recent trend that has swept across the industry. This book is a collection of 10 Harvard Business Review articles that chronicle the evolution of business competition from mass markets to markets of one. This book is good for anyone in any industry.... [ read more ]
Ageless Marketing discusses a research project on the aging boomer generation, detailing the core values, buying behaviors, and emotional factors that are unique to the New Customer Majority. With its new research approach in profiling this lucrative market, this book is good for anyone in the marketing industry.... [ read more ]
Customer Connections discusses information and knowledge management technologies to connect with customers in a new way. This new model fosters collaboration and playing the right role in supply and demand chain. This book is good for any salesperson.... [ read more ]
This quarterly publication is devoted to frequency marketing and loyalty programs.... [ read more ]
An Official News Publication of the In-Store Marketing Institute Published 12 times a year, P-O-P Times serves the news and product information needs of buyers and users of in-store displays, signs and fixtures. Every month, it informs readers of the news, trends, and events that shape the use of P-O-P and the impact and effectiveness of in-store marketing. ... [ read more ]
Customer Relationship Management is the membership journal for the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP). It features articles by SOCAP members and other experts on consumer affairs, customer service, customer loyalty, and customer relationship management.... [ read more ]
Customer Service Newsletter reports on practical techniques for improving customer service operations. Topics covered include training, motivating staff, increasing performance, measurement, benchmarking, and using new technology.
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Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Its mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. HBSP does this by serving as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and reach into three markets: academic, enterprise, and individual managers.
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Emotional Branding discusses how to access, with intelligence and sensitivity, the true power behind human emotions. It shows how to bring a new level of credibility and personality to a brand by connecting with your consumer. ... [ read more ]
Engagement Strategies focuses on what's new, how-to, and where to find products and services related to incentives, motivational meetings, and performance improvement. Its affiliated Web site, the Sales Marketing Network at www.info-now.com, offers comprehensive how-to and reference information.... [ read more ]
The Annual Call Center Exhibition (ACCE) offers a variety of educational tracks and sessions presented in several different formats focusing on customer relationship management (CRM), call center management, and technology. The exhibit hall includes providers of a large range of solutions and services, including quality monitoring, information technology, and interactive voice recognition.... [ read more ]
This paper explores the different types of consumer, dealer, and aftermarket incentives used in the automotive industry. It also looks at how advertising agencies view incentives. It examines traditional incentive strategies and concludes with advice on program implementation.... [ read more ]
This study, by Prof. James Oakley of Ohio State University, found a clear link between employee engagement and customer satisfaction, and customer satisfaction and profitability.... [ read more ]
This study, by Prof. James Oakley of Ohio State University, found a clear link between employee engagement and customer satisfaction, and customer satisfaction and profitability.... [ read more ]
With the increase of postal rates over the past several years and dwindling advertising and promotional budgets, many companies are tempted to reduce or eliminate investments into pre-show mailings with promotional products in tradeshow settings. Is this a wise choice? The results of a 2004 study by Georgia Southern University indicates the answer is NO.... [ read more ]
Marketers need not rely on their salespeople to elicit new leads for business. Existing customers are a gold mine for getting referrals—when they are asked! Through direct mail offers of promotional product incentives, marketers can leverage customer satisfaction and secure more valuable referrals. These findings are from a 2005 customer "referencing" study done by an advertising faculty at Louisiana State University and Glenrich Business Studies. *... [ read more ]
The Incentive Research Foundation funds and promotes research to advance the science, enhance the awareness and appropriate application of motivation and incentives in business and industry globally. The goal is to increase the understanding, effective use and resultant benefits of incentives to businesses that currently use incentives and others interested in improved performance... [ read more ]
National City Bank’s Bravo! recognition program was designed to motivate 12,000 customer service representatives and customer service leaders to generate a 25% increase in referral volume.... [ read more ]
The agent loyalty program "Policy Points" is an on-line program that is customized around GMAC's brand. It was designed to build awareness, loyalty, web traffic and business among GMAC's agents and agency partners. Points are awarded for new business and business transfers.... [ read more ]
You've Got the Power was the third in a series of Lowe's employee initiatives designed to build credit card application growth and promote customer loyalty. The promotion successfully combined the power of merchandise incentives and cash to motivate a diverse workforce.... [ read more ]
Pick-n-Pay, a South African supermarket chain with 265 stores, opted to rebuild its corporate image, emphasizing such tenets as respect, dignity, and freedom for all individuals.
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At first glance, Pacific Bell Wireless targeted consumers considering the purchase of cellular phone service and cellular phones; however, a closer inspection revealed a highler level of marketing. Pacific Bell Wireless partnered with Sony Electronics and Ronald McDonlad House Charities in an effort to offer a very attractive value-added promotion that would capture the interest of consumers and communitites alike.... [ read more ]
More than 200 million game pieces were circulated on the caps of white milk gallons, supported by point-of-sale materials installed in participating grocery stores. Consumers collect game pieces for an opportunity to win a grand prize, promoted with the tag line, "Live Like a Milk Mustache Celebrity for One Year!" The winner gets his or her own milk mustache ad in a national publication, along with a trip for two to the October 2000 World Series, the January 2001 Super Bowl, and Hollywood. A milkshake date with Ivana Trump, his and hers mountain bikes, and a plethora of other prizes are also included.
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The game positioned Chex as fun for kids and gave it contemporary appeal by taking advantage of the growing number of home computers. The game was designed to be exciting so consumers would continue to play, generating additional brand impressions. ... [ read more ]
John Deere agricultural dealers sell and service equipment and parts. Loans and leases through the company for these items generate profit and build brand loyalty. So it was logical that John Deere's first credit-related promotion would be designed to increase credit/lease acceptances, market share, and brand loyalty. ... [ read more ]
The month-long "Ford Family Days" promotion was developed to build consumer awareness of the Ford Windstar and other family-oriented models. The "Project KidCare" tie-in increased traffic for the final day of the promotion.
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The contest gave 19 kids (10 from the U.S.) the opportunity to fly to an undisclosed destination to join forces and execute a secret mission. Additional prizes included "QuestWorld Adventure" gear, including backpack, flashlight/siren, travel journal, pen, glow sticks, and T-shirt. The network's Latin American and Asian divisions also participated in the promotion.
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To meet Verizon’s mission of deepening their relationship with this key customer segment, the La Plaza program needed to deliver more targeted, creative offerings than typical loyalty programs that award customers points based on purchases. MotivAction kicked off the effort by conducting extensive research within the Hispanic marketplace to identify the core needs and interests of the community. Rooted in primary research, including valuable focus group feedback, La Plaza was structured to ensure that all incentives and communications were built around the core values of interest: education, job enrichment and standard of living, and personal safety and security.
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Participants could enter the sweepstakes by sending four nonwinning tickets in an envelope with their name, address, and phone number. ... [ read more ]
Capturing the fervor of football season and the unrelenting passion an NFL fan has for his or her team, Coca-Cola together with Riddell, Inc. offered consumers a mini NFL replica helmet. This helmet fit onto a 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottle. With the purchase of two 20 ounce Coca-Cola products, consumers received a free pocket pro helmet (valued at $2.99). The promotion was initiated in January, peak football season, creating a chase aspect. The challenge for the consumer was to collect all 31 NFL teams, and they were urged to do so through visually dramatic POS products. Store Manager Incentive Contests were implemented in some stores, with the prize being a 36 unit mini-helmet case to display all 31 NFL team helmets.
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Every time they dined at The Palm, customers received a random selection of three "steak certificates" for a specific number of shares in a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Diners could open an account, make deposits, and receive dividends as they built their "portfolios." The accounts were identified by home telephone numbers. Customers could accumulate certificates and mail them in at the end of the promotion or deposit them when leaving the restaurant.
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To build consumer awareness and boost sales, the company developed a "Mobile Marketing" program. The centerpiece was two vintage Airstream trailers that had been converted into Marie Callender's Mobile Diners. During a 19-week period, the two diners were used to make sell-in presentations to key retailers in six markets, as well as deliver "home cooked" samples to consumers.
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Each year, the program is fine-tuned. For example, one year the promotion focused on comic-book renderings of the Superheroes for premiums and point-of-purchase materials, rather than newer, animated versions. ... [ read more ]
To capture the attention of young consumers and their moms, point-of-purchase displays announcing the "Wilder Side of Milk" sweepstakes featured a chocolate-colored mountain bike sporting cow spots and the "Got Milk" logo, and special edition remote control Monster Trucks. ... [ read more ]
Owning a new pet can be an overwhelming experience for any consumer. Young families, in particular, often have many conflicting responsibilities and little time to spare. Purina focused on simplifying these responsibilities for the new pet owner by offering them a complete starter kit that contained everything they needed to care for their pet.... [ read more ]
In spite of Mountain Dew's strong market position, Pepsi-Cola wanted to build the brand's loyalty, attract new customers, and keep the growth rate above the industry average. To achieve those goals, the company developed the "Extreme Network" promotion, which offered a beeper in exchange for 10 Mountain Dew proofs of purchase, $29.99, and $5 for shipping and handling. The numeric pagers came with six months of free service. Total value: $125.
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The morning newspaper and a cup of steaming coffee are natural partners. When six new coffee shops opened in downtown Traverse City within twelve months, the Traverse City Record-Eagle decided to take advantage of this "morning" momentum. Working with Nouveautes USA, the paper offered gourmet coffee to new and old subscribers who signed up for twelve months of Record-Eagle home delivery using automatic bill payment. The "Whole Latte News" consumer offer targeted well-educated, business professionals with an annual household income of $50,000 or more. The choice of incentive, gourmet Gevalia® coffee (distributed exclusively by NouveautesUSA™), helped drive home the core selling point of the campaign – the price and duration of the E-Z Pay subscription. For $12.00 per month for 12 months, new customers received 12 packs of Gevalia® coffee.
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Based on the business practices and history of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, this book focuses on how the company has achieved financial results by creating happy customers, successful business partnerships, and an engaged and motivated workforce. It discusses the relationship between the company's employee satisfaction, retention, and profitability, and shows how Enterprise makes and reinforces those connections. ... [ read more ]
Many traditional forms of advertising and promotion are losing ground to newer media. This trend presents opportunities for the promotional products medium. However, very little research exists documenting the effectiveness of promotional products when compared to and combined with other traditional forms of advertising such as television and print.... [ read more ]
This media promotion was aimed at boosting consumer interest in an annual musical event.... [ read more ]
This consumer promotion used a baseball tie-in and in-store events to boost sales of Oreo Cookies... [ read more ]
Compelling research links financial results and customer satisfaction to engaged employees and channel partners.... [ read more ]
Corporations, it seems, are always seeking the ""silver bullet"" that will create intimacy with customers. But most efforts fail from the moment they begin, say respected consultants, Tom Stevenson and Sam Barcus. The reason? Accountability for program leadership is placed on the sales force rather than on the executives and senior managers who have a more seasoned business perspective. For the first time ever, Stevenson and Barcus outline the relationship-building processes used successfully by professional consulting firms. Sales professionals in other industries will learn never-before-published explanations and documentation regarding consulting firm approaches and techniques.... [ read more ]
Sovereign Bank realized that it needed to streamline its customer referral process and provide its almost 11,350 Team Members at nearly 750 community banking offices with a compelling reason to increase their referral activity.... [ read more ]
Basics is the internationally acclaimed two-day seminar designed to develop your skills in all aspects of promotion marketing, including promotion strategy, law and all tactical elements of promotion. Marketing professionals who are beginning a career in promotion or integrated marketing, switching careers to promotion or integrated marketing, and are ready for more responsibility, bigger challenges and greater achievement in all aspects of promotion marketing should defiantly attend this seminar. ... [ read more ]
Subaru wanted to increase sales of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI and encourage customers to purchase after market accessories and service for their new vehicles at Subaru dealerships based in Canada. The challenge was to capture consumers’ attention.... [ read more ]
The cost of employee disengagement to U.S. companies in terms of lost productivity, accidents, theft, and turnover is estimated to be as much as $350 billion per year. Disengaged workers are often absent (even when they are at work), disconnected, and often pessimistic about change and new ideas. They have high rates of absenteeism and tend to negatively influence those around them. Engaged workers, on the other hand, are significantly more productive, interact more positively with other employees and new hires, and are much more likely when they interact with customers to create relationships that generate loyalty and increased business. This white paper looks at the best measures available for building engagement among employees along with looking at the ROI for investing in those measures as a way for managers to demonstrate the economics of engagement to top executives.... [ read more ]
In today's economic environment, employers are struggling to find every advantage possible to thrive, grow or simply to stay in business. For most US based organizations payroll represents the largest expense. Advantages therefore, come first and foremost through better talent management.... [ read more ]
A former senior level marketing executive at companies such as Macy’s, Eastman Kodak and Bank of America, author Aubryn Thomas has learned why certain brands generate energized reactions from customers and how these brands remain profitable by out-thinking the competition instead of overspending. In "Customer Inspired Marketing," Thomas has created an 8-step plan for companies to follow in order to create a successful marketing/branding campaign.
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“Why is customer loyalty and engagement important? The biggest reason is that customer engagement is the only metric that impacts other metrics typically measured by a company. As one industry expert noted, When customer engagement slides, so do a great many other outcomes, including future sales, growth and profit. Obviously, engaged customers are the best customers for a company to have. Eight of ten executives believe their company loses sales each year because of failure to create engaged customers, and 80% say that engaged customers are critical because they recommend products or services.”
Excerpted from ‘Capitalizing on Voice of Customer,’ Published by Allegiance (www.allegiance.com)
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