Customer Portfolios' Blog

Humans of CP - Denise DeSisto

By: Katie Gardner on September 20, 2017

Marketing trends and technologies are constantly changing, and Denise DeSisto’s thirst for knowledge keeps her at the forefront of the latest trends. As Customer Portfolios’ VP of Marketing Automation and Product Innovation, Denise ensures our clients have the most up-to-date tools they need to create impactful marketing campaigns. Today, we’re chatting with Denise to learn more about her role at CP and her interests outside of the blue and orange walls.

Portfolio Pathing – Planning Your Road Trip for 2018

By: Denise DeSisto on September 14, 2017

The air is starting to get crisp in New England, which means the leaves are turning and leaf peepers are starting to plan their routes for weekend road trips. Similarly, marketers should be looking past the holiday season and starting to plan their road trips for 2018. There are many ways to go about this, but we believe that putting the customer in the center of all your marketing activities should be the starting point that will lead you down a path to generate the most incremental revenue.

3 Questions to Determine if You Are Ready for a Loyalty Program

By: Paul Welsh on September 6, 2017

Our data shows that on average 75% of customers never make a second purchase. That means most customers are one and done shoppers. One way brands attempt to address this is by creating a loyalty program to increase the number of repeat customers. However, jumping into any loyalty program without thinking about your customers and business goals can lead to a lot of wasted time and money.

6 Best Practices For Reactivating Lapsed Customers

By: Denise DeSisto on August 24, 2017

I recently received an email from Boston-based company Drizly encouraging me to come back and place another order on their app. From the Subject Line down to the $5 coupon code at the bottom of the email, I could tell they wanted me back. They used my name in the subject line, and encouraged me to spend by offering a $5 coupon. They even included a summertime visual to make the email more timely. The email was short, sweet, and to-the-point, and including everything a reactivation email should include. The email was effective; particularly the coupon code MISSYOU. In the case of Drizly, they nailed the reactivation campaign, but how can other brands leverage reactivation tactics to capture lapsed customers? Below are six best practices to help you create a reactivation strategy that reaches more lapsed customers:

What I Did This Summer: Back-to-School Survey Results

By: Katie Gardner on August 22, 2017

While students were on summer vacation, we were busy gathering information for the back-to-school shopping season. We surveyed 5,000 consumers about their back-to-school shopping habits and whether those habits changed from last year. Take a look at the infographic to see our survey results, and check out our press release and blog post for more details about how marketers can use this information for future campaigns. 

Strengthening Your Email Marketing Part 5 – Feel The Burn & Incorporate Email Into Your Marketing Strategy

By: Nick Godfrey on August 16, 2017

We have finally reached the end of our workout. Congrats! This is the final part of a five-part blog series that gives strategic advice on how to optimize your email marketing strategy to attract and retain customers. For a quick refresh and warm up, check out parts one, two,  three, and four.  

What I Hope to Learn This Year: Back-to-School Consumer Habits

By: Katie Gardner on August 9, 2017

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and everywhere you look there is another advertisement or email pushing the latest and greatest items for the upcoming school year. Marketers get caught up in communicating their products and deals, but what ultimately matters is how consumers respond. To that end, we surveyed parents and students who plan to go back-to-school shopping this year, asking about their back-to-school shopping behavior and how they changed from last year.

How to Adapt to the “Retail Apocalypse”: Focus on the Customer Experience

By: Augie MacCurrach on August 3, 2017

 “The reports of brick-and-mortar’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Augie MacCurrach

News about brick-and-mortar retail has been dismal. Each week, it seems like more brands are shutting their doors. There is an influx of news articles trying to explain the death of brick-and-mortar, blaming millennials, technology, and the rise of ecommerce for store closures. These articles paint a grime picture of American retail today, with abandoned shopping malls and record-high retail job loss.

Humans of CP: Dianne Brennick

By: Katie Gardner on July 26, 2017

This month’s Humans of CP features our fearless captain, Dianne Brennick. As Culture and Operations Manager, Dianne has been running a tight ship since 2015. Today, we’re chatting with her to learn more about CP’s biggest cheerleader, and her interests outside our blue and orange walls.

Do You Really Know Your Customer? 3 Reasons to Enhance Your Customer Profile

By: Paul Welsh on July 19, 2017

For many marketers, organizing data into individual customer profiles is common practice. Organizing information in this way makes it easier to look up information about customers, and target them with personalized communication. But how much information does your customer profile truly have about your customers?

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