July 24, 2017

Everyone wants to sit at Pedro’s Table

On the first morning of Tim’s Mexico vacation he walked out to the beach to watch the sunrise. Alone with the sound of the waves washing on the shore, he waited. Slowly the sun peeked over the horizon. It was six o’clock. Little did Tim know it was the dawning of a day that would […]

It’s emotional rewards that build loyal relationships

The problem with most loyalty programs is they are based on the wrong kind of rewards. Rewards programs are based on transactional relationships that focus on the goals of the business: repeat sales, customer referrals, long term commitment from the customer. What does the customer get in return? Usually it is a discount based on buying a […]

Digital marketing and the human equation

Digital gives us opportunities to see our customers and to be more responsive to their wants. – Bernadette Jiwa That’s the promise, but it isn’t always the practice. We get excited about digital technologies like chatbots, the Internet of Things, marketing automation, artificial intelligence or virtual reality, but often miss the most important business opportunity. […]

The science behind word-of-mouth that ignites customer referrals [Infographic]

 People will talk. What they say about your brand on social media has a direct impact on your bottom line. In fact, word-of-mouth is still the most influential factor in driving purchase decisions. Consider these findings: A Neilson study found 92 percent of people trust recommendations from friends more than all other forms of marketing. […]