​​​​​​​Motivforce wins Circle of Excellence Award with Celebrity Cruises

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​​​​​​​Motivforce wins Circle of Excellence Award with Celebrity Cruises

Motivforce’s innovative and pioneering approach to creating Celebrity Cruises’ travel agency loyalty program ‘Celebrity Rewards’ has been recognised with one of the most prestigious accolades in the incentive marketing industry. 

Celebrity Rewards has been named the recipient of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) 2018 Circle of Excellence Award in the Consumer Offer, Branding Program & Customer Loyalty category.

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Is your loyalty program GDPR-ready?

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Is your loyalty program GDPR-ready?

Just in case you might have missed it; a wind of change has started to blow in the loyalty marketing landscape. In Europe the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is about to go live and it marks a heightened privacy consciousness among businesses and their customers. And ultimately, we expect that the principles of GDPR will go global.

Even if you are not operating from the EU, it is not a bad idea to start reflecting on what the new model of data protection will mean for you and your program. Almost certainly, the bar will be raised and your program members will expect you to take your protection of their data to a whole new level.

So, are you GDPR ready? First off, the new privacy laws regulations are going to be complex and you definitely need to consult your legal team for expert advice (Disclaimer 1). But, there are several opportunities for loyalty marketing and programs on the horizon. Read on

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Tier your member down

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Tier your member down

This variation on an old Queen song came to mind when we asked ourselves a question that challenges one of the fundamental aspects of loyalty programs. Are those hierarchical program tier structures that group customers in different levels, depending on spending or selling pre-specified amounts, really the most effective design feature? Tiers foster feelings of status, depict various degrees of member loyalty, motivate people to keep their status and can easily be extended.

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How to align enablement with strategy?

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How to align enablement with strategy?

In today’s markets company success seems to depend increasingly on the capabilities of their business partners. The proliferation of online courses and just-in-time knowledge available through mobile is prompting organizations to pay attention to innovative modes of instruction. Yet, we often see that too many enablement programs focus on the wrong content. When we point this out to clients, we invariably get asked the question ‘But how can we design programs that link to our strategic channel priorities?’ Here’s input for starting that very strategic conversation.

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Top 10 Trends for B2B Loyalty Marketing in 2018

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Top 10 Trends for B2B Loyalty Marketing in 2018

What does 2018 have in store for the B2B loyalty sector? Our loyalty doctors have gazed into their crystal ball and are predicting greater transparency about privacy, more ‘loyalty hacking’, increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate program members attention and interest (A&I) and more programs going local, not just in Acapulco. 2018 will also see a new era of ‘influencer loyalty’ via online reviews from proactive program members and more member-to-member live video streaming in a quest for personalisation. Programs will also see more effective loyalty cycle management so that they don’t become complacent about longstanding participants. You can read the full list of top 10 B2B loyalty program trends for by clicking here:

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May the "Motiv" force be with you

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May the "Motiv" force be with you

The development of online education modules continues to be a growth market for Motivforce. While we keep expanding our enablement portfolio with some of our accounts in conjunction with the latest social loyalty tools (such as gamification), others are simply all about business partner learning. We often get asked to come up with a convincing business case that outlines how clients will start earning by learning.

We think there are four key benefits, all with direct important bottom-line implications. 

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Why Incentive travel is still the ultimate reward

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Why Incentive travel is still the ultimate reward

Incentive travel has been seen as the ultimate incentive reward since the 1970's and 1980's when it really started to gain traction. The reason for its success is that it taps into our primal human nature, the adventure of travelling.

Humans have an adventure instinct to visit new places and to be able to do that as a reward is an incredibly enticing driver to achieve the required business outcome.

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What to Consider Before Launching a Loyalty or Incentive Program

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What to Consider Before Launching a Loyalty or Incentive Program

Loyalty and incentive programs are powerful tools. Used effectively they can generate habitual behavioral loyalty, increase sales revenue, decrease customer churn, increase share of wallet and limit variety-seeking behavior.  Many of these results have been empirically tested in academic research and in award winning case studies.

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Employee  Engagement Boost

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Employee Engagement Boost

At Motivforce we have been helping clients to deploy Business Partner-driven strategies in order to improve their performance, agility and profitability. Although this is still core to our business, we also work on a growing interest in measuring the impact of employees on the bottom line. Employees are arguably a company’s most valuable resource, as they are sources of innovation and knowledge and allow for competing through service excellence.

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They, Themselves and Your Loyalty Program - Selfies in Loyalty Programs?

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They, Themselves and Your Loyalty Program - Selfies in Loyalty Programs?

The future of loyalty programs is mobile. This mantra has been reiterated across many loyalty marketing industry trend reports. It is a mantra that clearly has face value. In fact, it is a no-brainer, as much of our life now revolves around our little handhelds. Most loyalty programs are migrating to mobile platforms, allowing their members instant access any place, any time. Being able to check your points balance, the latest reward additions or quickly swiping through a learning module in a client’s parking lot definitely ups the convenience factor. But, it does not guarantee an engaging mobile program experience. That is why a number of forward-looking brands have started to engage their members by inviting them to share their ‘must-share-moments’ with the brand and explore the face value of the mobile camera.

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Winner: Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program

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Winner: Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program

For the third year in a row Motivforce has struck gold at the 2017 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards with its Know Your IBM channel incentive program, winning the Gold Award for Best Sales Training Program for Extended Enterprise and Gold Award for Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program.

In addition, Know Your IBM received a Silver Award for Best Results of a Learning Program; and Bronze for Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program.

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5 Myths about B2B Loyalty Programs

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5 Myths about B2B Loyalty Programs

In our conversations with organizations that are assessing B2B loyalty and incentive programs, a number of negative perceptions inevitably surface.

Here are the top 5 myths about loyalty programs and our evidence as to why they simply aren’t true. 

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Creating the ideal loyalty program participant profile

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Creating the ideal loyalty program participant profile

Over the past 20 years, the structure of B2B loyalty programs has grown from simple sales incentives that reward for achieving sales targets to rewarding for profile performanceProfile performance is the concept of creating the ideal participant profile and rewarding for all behaviours that a participant demonstrates in adopting this profile.

There are many variables to consider when creating the ideal channel loyalty program participant profile and these are broadly classified into the following 5 types of loyalty program participant profiles:

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How enablement drives loyalty

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How enablement drives loyalty

Our research has shown greater loyalty (measured by sales and other valued added behaviours) amongst program participants who are active in enablement tasks, compared to those who are not.  In looking at correlations between those participants who have undertaken enablement tasks, versus those who have not, we have observed three traits....

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Effort vs Reward: 7 Things to consider for a successful loyalty program

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Effort vs Reward: 7 Things to consider for a successful loyalty program

A term that we commonly use in channel loyalty and incentive programs is the effort advantage ratio. This is the study of consumer loyalty programs and the effort a participant must undertake to achieve a loyalty program reward and how this effort impacted on attractiveness of the loyalty program for their continued participation. 

These are 7 things to consider when weighing up the Effort Advantage Ratio.

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