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How Fashion Brands Build Customer Loyalty

  What do brands like Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci all have in common? They all have die-hard brand loyal fans. But why? A recent study conducted by Ello Media in the UK concluded that 3 in 5 people feel loyalty towards a particular fashion brand. With 60% of people indicating loyalty to brands, it is clear that customer loyalty Read more…

5 Trust & Transparency Stats Every Business Should See

  Technology has shifted the balance of power from businesses to customers as they have new abilities to research competitors, check reviews and communicate customer experiences. These same customers can also rally together online to demand accountability or change from a business due to positions on polarizing social or political issues, treatment of employees, etc. Transparency and trust hold more Read more…

Kroger: the Grocery, Retail, and CPG Powerhouse

  When you think of mass retail powerhouses, behemoths like Walmart, Amazon, and Target tend to be top of mind, ubiquitously associated with everything from groceries, apparel, beauty and home goods. One name that might not pop up as readily? Kroger. Kroger is arguably America’s most underrated grocery store with an estimated 2,764 stores nationwide. Reporting $121.2 billion in sales at Read more…

Building Brand Loyalty in the Automotive Industry

  The automotive industry is in constant flux. New technologies have exploded onto the scene with electric cars, autonomous vehicles, and assistive technologies. In addition, consumer preferences are tied heavily to economic growth and gas prices which can change rapidly. How can you make sure that your brand keeps up and stands out in this ever-changing market? How do you Read more…

Sugarfina Rewards Powered by Annex Cloud Earns Top Honors at Loyalty Awards

Sugarfina and Annex Cloud took home the Best Customer Experience Strategy Award for 2019, which highlights some of the industry’s most innovative CX loyalty designs. These awards recognize brands that are driving customer loyalty forward and successfully navigating today’s complex and evolving landscape. Awards were given across a total of twelve categories, each representing a key tenet of a brand’s interactions Read more…

How Your Content Marketing Strategy Improves Conversions

  We live in a time where consumers are smarter than ever. They can spot an ad that’s just an ad from a mile away. You know what we’re talking about. They leave that used car salesman feeling and you immediately feel the need to take a shower. Unfortunately, we come from a world where that used to be effective Read more…

5 Tips for Launching your Customer Loyalty Program

  There are an estimated 4.38 billion internet users worldwide, that’s more than half the global population. A recent study by Forrester Data Consumer Technographics found that of those internet users, 72 percent belong to at least one customer loyalty program. With that many loyalty members out there, it is essential to have a strong loyalty program to promote your Read more…

How to Elevate Your Customer Loyalty Program

When it comes to customer loyalty and marketing for ecommerce, it’s crucial to stay on top of current trends. Simply having a plug-and-play loyalty program doesn’t do it anymore. It’s about creating a complete digital experience catered to your brand as well as your customers. But what can a retailer do to take their loyalty program to the next level? Read more…

Customer Loyalty Trends: the Growth of mCommerce

The trends toward mobile commerce are skyrocketing. Everything we buy, plane tickets, groceries, and fashions are all available at your fingertips. Way too often I’ve been in the gas station around the corner and realized I left my wallet a block away. Before this would have been embarrassing as they canceled my transaction but with the ability to mobile pay, Read more…

Annex Cloud Featured at SAP Customer Experience LIVE

  Next week Annex Cloud, an SAP-preferred vendor and leader in customer loyalty solutions, will be featured at this year’s SAP Customer Experience LIVE Conference in Orlando May 6-8. Leaders in the retail space gather from around the globe to discuss storytelling and the importance of positive brand experiences. Annex Cloud’s Chief Strategist Al Lalani will be presenting on the New Read more…