Loyal Customers are Brand Advocates who must be Retained

“Victory in marketing does not happen when you sell something, but when you cultivate advocates for your brand”: Steven Knox, Proctor and GambleIn today’s intensely competitive world, there’s nothing more important than amazing and relentless customer advocacy and support. Putting a heavy focus on customer needs, engagement and interaction are all essential elements for turning customers into loyal brand advocates. Read more...

How to Emotionally Engage, Nurture, and Retain your Customers during a Crisis

This is the third article in our series focusing on the importance of customer loyalty and retention during an economic crisis. Our first article spoke about enhancing your tactics to increase your customer retention rates, which you can read here. Our second post addressed the need for ongoing customer communication and interaction.   One of the challenges facing companies during a recession Read more...

Push your reviews to Google Product Ratings with Annex Cloud
by Ashley Price | January 22, 2020 | Ratings and Reviews, User Generated Content

Annex Cloud recently received approval from Google and is now listed as a Product Ratings Aggregator within Google’s Product Reviews. Reviews have been a key strategy for years and now Google has created a way to syndicate website reviews and Google reviews. Why is this important? Brands, manufacturers and merchants know that potential customers are much more likely to make Read more...

How to Maximize Your User Generated Content Strategy

  Whether it’s photos of restaurant dishes or product reviews on Amazon; customers are evangelizing and advertising for brands all the time, for free. User generated content represents the innumerable ways in which a customer interacts with your brand. Implementing a strong user generated content strategy helps your company build credibility with existing and potential customers which translates to conversions. Read more…

5 Top Brands Doing UGC on Instagram

  Did you know that 47% of top brands rely extensively on user generated content for their marketing efforts (Forrester)? UGC can effectively bring a new level of authenticity to companies, showcasing the human side of your brand while building engaged communities around products and services. With ubiquitously available reviews for nearly every product and experience out there, consumers rely on Read more…

Let’s Talk: Leveraging User Generated Content

  We’re really excited to bring back our “Let’s Talk” segment, where experts in marketing and loyalty come to discuss industry trends. This week, our Chief Strategist Al Lalani discusses best practices in user generated content. What are some practical strategies for optimizing your UGC? What do trends in peer recognition tell us? With 47% of the world’s top-performing brands Read more…