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Simply Unique: How Special Will Your Loyalty Program Be?

Simply unique: how special will your loyalty program be?

"We want something unique! We like new features. We need to differentiate." Clients ask us to support them to be successful in influencing customer behavior. Of course, programs that successfully influence behavior and that represent a specific 'unique' brand, product or service will need to be unique too. Right? Wait a minute… is that actually true? We took a few…

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MS Mode Launches Next Version Of Customer Loyalty Program

MS Mode launches next version of Customer Loyalty Program

MS Mode is famous for continuously improving on their Customer Loyalty Program. After version 1 was replaced with a much more extensive version 2 in early 2016, already now, making use of technology improvements, better insights and a new organizational context, version 3 was launched. The MS Mode Management acknowledges the commercial and business value of customer data so, in the…

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What Is Missing In The New Gartner Buy/Own/Advocate Customer Experience Journey?

What is missing in the new Gartner Buy/Own/Advocate Customer Experience Journey?

This month, Gartner published a new Customer Journey Model which they baptized - very practically - the "Buy/Own/Advocate Customer Experience Journey". As soon as you see the graphic representation of this journey, the reason for its name becomes clear: it has three cycles, which are marked with the names 'Buy', 'Own' and 'Advocate'. For many reasons, this is a nice update to…

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Marketing Now Fully Embraces Technology

Marketing now fully embraces technology

One of the blogs we like to read most is Scott Brinkers's Chief Marketing Technology or Chief Martec. It's a neverending source of inspiring analysis about what's going on in Marketing Technology and Marketing itself. Today, we got inspired by something that Scott poste about a new research done by DataXu. They have created a quantitative study on the state of marketing technology…

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VEMT Launches One Of The Largest Fashion Loyalty Programs In Europe

VEMT Launches one of the Largest Fashion Loyalty Programs in Europe

Wow. Millions of members of the MS Mode Member Club, spread over 6 European Countries, buying at over 425 stores and in a great webshop for every country: they have a new member club as from this morning 6 AM. Will these members notice that, you wonder? Yes, they will. It starts with a great kick-off event coming Saturday where they will…

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Smart Hacks: Create Content For Loyalty Marketing

Smart Hacks: Create Content for Loyalty Marketing

Loyalty Marketing is about rewarding behavior to influence behavior. Contrary to what most people – and that includes marketers – think, rewards do not (should not) only be points or discounts. Rewards often can be status (and most often is called gamification in that case), privileges or service. These three overlap. Providing content is an important part of that, because…

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State Of Marketing 2016

State of Marketing 2016

An impressive report (71 pages) was issued by SalesForce this week about the 'State of Marketing'. It's well worth a read, but for those of you who don't have that time, we'd like to summarize the most important findings. It basically comes down that Marketing today is all about customer engagement and experience. The 2016 State of Marketing report is based on the…

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By Reversing Their Loyalty Program, Starbucks Is Creating New Segments

By reversing their loyalty program, Starbucks is creating new segments

At which customers is your loyalty program focused at? The loyal ones? Hmm, think again. There’s more to it than that. Even though you should put big efforts in keeping those loyal customers and use their advocacy power to generate new customers, in terms of turnover growth this group is already at its max. It’s the customers that show potential…

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Overview 2015 And Outlook 2016

Overview 2015 and outlook 2016

2015 has been a great year for VEMT. We have been growing in turnover, team size and customer base. Now, we have members in our database spread over 10 countries and Terabytes of data about their buying behavior, preferences and (business) relationships. Data (and with that: data science) starts to be our core competence; no longer just in theory, but…

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Research: How Can Marketing Build Loyalty And Advocacy?

Research: How can Marketing build loyalty and advocacy?

The Economist asked Western European CMO's: How can Marketing build loyalty and advocacy?   The answer is not truly surprising, but still something that not all CMO's are working on actively at the moment. Or not enough. Maybe that is because it is so obvious, which makes it easy to overlook the importance of it. The Marketing Department can build loyalty…

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