Over a third of customers say they would not be loyal to a brand if it weren’t for the brand’s loyalty program, according to Bond Brand Loyalty.  Bond also reports 68% of Millennials wouldn’t be loyal to a brand without a strong loyalty program.   Research by talech shows 87% of consumers want a customer loyalty […]

When is customer loyalty not really loyalty?  When customers face high switching costs when they try to stop doing business with a company.  When customers continuing buying only because of low prices and special promotions.  When customers can’t find a company’s contact information or come across other roadblocks when they try to cancel a subscription.  And when […]

My latest Forbes CMO Network column is based on the basic idea that once customers feel a personal and meaningful bond with your brand, they’re more likely to stick with you. The point seems so fundamental that I almost hesitated to write a piece about it, but as I read about the latest coffee chain […]

The question of brand loyalty sits right in the middle of the tug of war between retailers and manufacturers.    Are customers loyal to a retailer because of the brands it carries or because of the retail store itself?  Said another way – will a customer patronize any retailer that carries the brands she’s looking for, […]

Jeanne Bliss, author of two groundbreaking books, Chief Customer Officer : Getting Past Lip Service to Passionate Action and “I Love You More Than My Dog”: Five Decisions That Drive Extreme Customer Loyalty in Good Times and Bad, took a few moments to speak with me about beloved companies — what are they, why are […]

The series on brand value creation continues today with a look at how brands create value for companies in their Internal Business Processes.   Although a brand’s ability to create value from the Financial and Customer perspectives is probably the most important, its impact on Internal Business Processes is the most fundamental. […]

The branded vs. private label product debates of late had got me thinking about brand loyalty recently and then I came across a great post by a former colleague, David Murphy […]

Martin Bishop, author of the blog Brand Mix, recently posted about some new research on brand loyalty.  An implication from the research findings is that you can steal brand loyalists from the competition […]