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eLearning > Marketing > Max Impact Marketing > Module 3 / 4

Consumer Centricity

Instructor: Gil Haddi
Brand Engagement
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In this second module, we dive deeper into brand loyalty and explore the secondary impact that technology has had on consumers: a growing desire for a sense of community and human connection. By tapping into regional narratives and communal branding, this module demonstrates how simple it can be to give consumers that sense of connection to a larger purpose and create a tribe around your brand.

Taking your marketing efforts one step further, this module explores how you can go beyond brand loyalty to create brand love, instilling a sense of pride in consumers who want to represent your products and services.
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Workshop Question:
How are you creating a sense of community for your consumers?
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Featured Insights
Branded Rite
Brands work to associate themselves with major moments in consumers' lives
Implications - Rites like weddings and births are the most important moments in people's lives, and they're virtually guaranteed to be looked back upon sentimentally. In a push for emotional metonymy, companies are providing branded products and services directly associated with those major moments, like wedding registries and baby showers. This strategy amounts to proactively nurturing nostalgia for one's brand and building long-term consumer loyalty, as consumers will remember their foundational moments in connection with a brand.
Workshop Question - How could you connect your brand to a personal milestone in your target consumer's life?
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Regional Narrative
Large and small brands tap into local love by leveraging geo-specific stories
Implications - In an effort to win consumer trust by tapping into a sense of community, large and small brands are leveraging hyper-local products and marketing explicitly based in familiar narratives to those in the region. This makes for extreme relatability that battles a natural sense of big-brand skepticism.
Workshop Question - How does your brand or product fit into your customer's story?
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Personalized Elopement
Niche elopement packages allow for plug-and-play personalization
Trend - For many couples, planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful. However, the increased occurrence of niche elopement packages gives couples an affordable, yet personal wedding day experience. This shift speaks to the desire that many Millennial couples have to break convention and plan their wedding day in a way that is authentic to their interests and values.
Workshop Question - How could your brand better adapt to generational priorities?
4.8
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Streamlined Wedding
Tedious wedding planning gets revamped with alternative, automated resources
Trend - From booking a photographer to ordering wedding cakes and managing budgets, brands are creating services and platforms that are no-frills when it comes to the planning process. In this space, easy online features are offered for greater convenience.
Workshop Question - Think of your most traditional service offering. How might you revamp that process into something more automated and instantaneous?
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Nuptial Novelty
Niche wedding day products speak to Millennials' love of branded merchandise
Trend - Brands outside of the bridal space are launching unexpected wedding products and services that speak to consumer love for pop culture. These novelty wedding offerings break free from tradition and illustrate how marriage ceremonies have evolved.
Workshop Question - How can you surprise and delight consumers with an element of novelty and experience?
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Nuptial Convenience
Wedding planning gets a convenience culture overhaul
Trend - Keeping pace with increasing consumer expectations related to convenience, wedding-planning products and services are being re-positioned to highlight their ease of use and efficiency. This allows for companies in this competitive space to stand out with a coveted value proposition: making wedding planning less stressful.
Workshop Question - If you were to focus on creating the most convenient version of the product or service you provide, what would that look like? How would it be different from what you already offer?
4.9
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Modernized Wedding
Wedding-based services adapt to the expectations of the modern consumer
Trend - With consumer lifestyles and their expectations for what marriage should look like adapting, brands with products and services specific to weddings have evolved to better fit the needs of the modern consumer. This shift reveals the ways in which brands can uphold tradition but adapt it so it's not considered dated.
Workshop Question - How could your brand update some of the more traditional aspects of its business?
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All-in-One Retail
Businesses focus on providing a multitude of products and services in one place
Implications - Brands are taking the one-stop-shop format to the next level by offering consumers easier ways to plan, access and complete all their necessary shopping needs in one go. Tapping in-store offerings as well as online apps, brands are realizing the importance of convenience when it comes to consumer experiences, and with that, are combining often different experiences to become one unique activity. From retail destinations that give you all your wedding necessities to branded apps that combine online loyalty programs with in-store functionalities, these examples not only offer convenience, but speaks to the growing desire for customized experiences among consumers.
Workshop Question - In what ways could your brand customize your product or service experience to be more convenient and aligned to their needs and rituals?
5.5
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Merchandise Expansion
Brands release merchandise beyond just clothing and memorabilia
Implications - As branded merchandise becomes ever more popular among consumers looking to showcase their loyalty, the products themselves are evolving into more than just clothing and memorabilia pieces. Diversifying branded products into the home, holiday and even media space, brands are not only looking to create shareable moments, but rather expand their reach into categories not typically in their wheelhouse.
Workshop Question - How could your brand expand their reach through unexpected merchandise?
5.2
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Portable Parenthood
Baby products are cleverly redesigned to be used on the go
Implications - Aligning with the increasing role convenience culture plays in consumers' daily lives, brands in the baby space are creating more portable versions of infant necessities for busy parents. By honing in on convenience, these products are able to stand out and win the loyalty of discerning consumers.
Workshop Question - What could you change about your product/experience in order to make your consumers' lives easier?
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Experiential Purchase
Paths to purchase move beyond convenience into experiential realms
Implications - As streamlined payment options continue to evolve with the use of emerging tech, a shift toward more experiential purchasing solutions are on the rise to better engage consumers. Moving beyond mere convenience, brands are tapping into social platforms, multimedia outlets and even AI capabilities to add more memorable moments to the purchasing journey. Focusing on experience rather than speed, these paths to purchase are representative of a growing consumer desire for brand experiences that are engaging even prior to product consumption.
Workshop Question - Think of the typical path to purchase for your consumer. How could you tap into adjacent industries to elevate that experience into something more memorable?
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