Whether a brand survives uncertain circumstances like the pandemic comes down to how much loyalty the brand engenders with its customers.
As marketing lore has proven, an ounce of insight ultimately turns out to be a real treasure.
For the past 35 years, Brand Keys, has conducted a year-end examination of our independently-validated loyalty and engagement metrics from 100,000+ consumers who participated in our surveys.
When new brands do show up in our innovation survey it’s a big deal. A really big deal. Consumers’ views of innovation have become bigger deals these days because innovation has a very definite half-life.
Tracking indicates Black Friday shopping has decreased over the past 10 years, replaced the rest of the year, pre-pandemic, with one in three consumers reporting shopping online at least daily.
Today – market research-wise – the term “silver bullet” stands for a simple, immediate, seemingly miraculous triumph over a complicated problem – a kind of one-solution-fits-all-and-satisfies-everyone resolution. In the real world, in the real marketplace, among real consumers it rarely exists, because consumer complexity and category specificity usually impede a silver bullet’s velocity.
The Truth About How Voters See The “Ideal” President.
In this column I’m going to talk to you through D-I-Y Presidential Prognostication. Why? Because there’s a U.S. presidential election coming up. No, really. It’s been on all the news.
No one should approach the temple of marketing research with the soul of an accountant.
Brand loyalty not only exists, but is a measurable, leading-indicator of brand profitability -- my response to recent article that expressed the opinion that, aside from fixated fans, there's no such thing as brand loyalty.
Do enough advertising and consumers will eventually become aware of your brand - but awareness alone is the longest route to profitability.
Consumers are pretty much unable, and often unwilling, to articulate the kind of meaningful consumer values that allow you to get a good look down the road.
Research has shown consumer brands are – or should be – apolitical. I’m talking politics, not Corporate Social Responsibility. There’s a difference. The minute your brand takes a political stand, one group of consumers or another is going to hate you. Not sometimes. Not often. Always!
Loyalty isn’t as nebulous as you might think. But it’s also not a lot of things.
Retailing has changed dramatically over the past decade but loyalty has always been a leading-indicator of positive customer behavior toward a brand.
Consumer expectations are up again. A lot. Why should that matter to marketers? Because “expectations” are a key determinant of customer loyalty, marketing success, and brand profitability.
Chuck E Cheese Needs Some Pizza Love During The Pandemic.
Starbucks has re-opened, but you can’t enter the stores, you can’t sit down, and you certainly can’t linger. So, what’s the difference between Starbucks and a corner coffee cart or a diner pick-up?
Now that the pandemic has forced Starbucks to change its operating model, Brand Keys' Robert Passikoff wonders what's the difference between Starbucks and a corner coffee cart? Fast Casual.
According to the 2020 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, J.C. Penney has been #8 (of 8 sector brands we track) when it came to customer loyalty for the past 4 years.
It’s an unfortunate byproduct of the COVID-19 crisis. Ill health of and the ultimate passing of brands. Business2Community, by Robert Passikoff.
The January 2020 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index ranked J. Crew # 19 out of 20 Retail Apparel brands they tracked for sector loyalty.
The combination of an overly-intense focus on fashion while taking their eyes off the quality-for-value portion of the equation has resulted in a mass loss of loyal customers. SME News, by Robert Passikoff.
My take - and advice - on how brands need to manage through the current coronavirus crisis is much-needed perspective right now.