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Creating your loyalty avatar

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Creating your loyalty avatar

Whilst a lot of time and money is spent creating brand and positioning, little effort is spent on developing the “loyalty avatar” that will be used to communicate to  program participants, both formally and informally.

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Top Dogs

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Top Dogs

Every company needs them; re-seller top dogs. They drive success, they show others how it’s done, they collect the rewards, they stash the cash, they may come to expect the white glove treatment. At the same time, it is becoming clear that incentivizing these star business partners also has a dark side. And it is good for companies that run performance incentive programs for their channel partners to be aware of this.

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Offline Strikes Back

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Offline Strikes Back

It seems that the 2018 obituary for offline communications and tactics in loyalty and channel incentives programs has been premature. Indeed, we have seen an increase in program sponsors allocating budgets to offline executions during the first eight months of 2018, signaling a retreat from the sole reliance on digital communications.

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​​​​​​​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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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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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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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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