Context Marketing: IKEA case study

During tough times for all of us consumer behaviours have changed and are going to continue to change. E-Commerce is booming during Covid and it’s crucial to provide your customers a seamless and positive post-purchase experience.

Let me share with you a great example from the furniture giant IKEA.
IKEA learnt there lessons from the past and today the company provides a positive post-purchase experience that drives not only more online sales but also more sales in general for the company.

What did they do?

IKEA bought a startup company called TaskRabbit, where customers can hire an independent handyperson to pick up, deliver and assemble your furnitures using the TaskRabbit app in real-time. 

Isn’t that wonderful?
IKEA found a way to meet consumers at the exact moment when they immediately want to achieve their goal and this is context marketing at it’s best.
Today, successful companies that enjoy consistent growth are those who stay focused on crafting continuously experiences across the entire customer journey. 
Be one of them and remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)
Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

Sources:
https://www.taskrabbit.com/ikea
https://mathewsweezey.com/books/

June 24, 2009, The day marketing changed forever

June 24, 2009, marks the day when private individuals – not brands, not businesses or traditional media outlets – became the largest producers of media in the world.

That day certainly felt like any other day for you and me but what happened is a game-changer for marketing, especially in a world where more and more people dislike advertising. 
And I feel guilty to some extent as a marketer to continue to try to get people’s attention with intrusive marketing such as ads in Youtube videos for example.

But I am committed, committed to change and to rethink what we do, how we do it, and to put the customer back in the center of everything we do in marketing to simply break through the noise and to motivate the consumer to act.

Mathew Sweezy describes in detail the context marketing revolution and I can only encourage you to join the revolution in helping consumers at each stage of their journey to achieve their goal in the context of their moment.

I hope this resonates with you but remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers people, have a lovely day and talk soon again.

Source: June 24, 2009 – Limited media era vs infinite media era

Algorithms drive the media

Fact is that in today’s modern world, it’s not the marketers who are in control. It’s the algorithms.
Algorithms, also called artificial intelligence are in the driver’s seat and help consumers to try to make sense of making a decision, to take an action or to make a purchase. They act behind your screen, providing you a personalized experience and ensure that you get what you want when you want it.
Which basically means that people are only motivated to make a decision or to take an action if they feel guided along the journey in a personalized way.

Now, how do you make this happen as a marketer?


You need to craft experiences instead of marketing messages. Experiences that are available, permissioned, personal, authentic and purposeful. Mathew Sweezy covers all five elements in detail in his new book called “The context marketing revolution” and I’m going to provide you with more insights from his book in my upcoming videos.


So stay tuned but remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.


Well, people I’m saying hi from the beautiful Swiss mountains where I spend a lovely holiday. Well, I hope you get a chance to enjoy a lovely holiday soon too.


So stay safe people and I talk to you soon. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

Context marketing is the new marketing

Loving marketing, I recently had a chance to listen to Mathew Sweezey, the author of an inspiring book for any marketer called the Context marketing revolution. His speech definitely confirmed my beliefs, that if you want to achieve high performances today in business, you need to be more human and find new ways to connect with your ideal customers.

The book is full of practical insights and how marketing works today. And the first takeaway is, if you recognize and accept that the marketing has transformed, you already halfway there.

What I also found very interesting in the book is the idea of the customer journey, which is not new, but what is new is the way we must approach, manage, and use it. Brands must embrace consumers freedom and realize that they feel most motivated when they are guided along their own journey. Accepting that consumers are in control, and the need to create personalized journeys are the new fundamentals.

Hopefully, this resonates with you and I will be sharing more insights from the book for you very soon. So stay tuned.

Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon.

Bye, but remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers, people.

My new challenge at Sky Switzerland

I feel like a lucky person during times of uncertainty and it gives me great pleasure to announce that I recently joined the media company, Sky Switzerland.
It’s a great challenge that fits my personality because I love being the underdog and work hard to compete against big players, such as Netflix or Disney +.
Now, as a digital marketer, my focus is on helping consumers at each stage of their journey to achieve their goal, but in the context of their moment.


Why their moment?

Because consumers today they trust their own research and experiences over the messaging of a brand. And I think this is a critical point we need to understand in today’s environment, that the consumer is in control, which is simply something we cannot afford to miss in marketing.
The entertainment industry gives me the opportunity to offer people a moment of pleasure during difficult times for many of us.

So stay safe and stay positive.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Well cheers people from the Botanic Garden. It’s another lovely day, the sun is out, the birds are singing, and I’m just enjoying the moment.

Be good, and I talk to you soon again.

Coronavirus and my state of mind

Hi people,

Let’s please keep in mind that the virus is still very serious but the taken measures in Switzerland they seem to pay off and situation is starting to stabilise. Which is very good and some businesses opened their stores this week in Switzerland, and I can only cross my fingers that we won’t have any setbacks.

Now from a marketing point of view, I was really looking forward to finally meet up with my longtime friend Mark Schaefer at his Uprising event in Knoxville, Tennessee in May. But unfortunately, the event got canceled but what’s even worse is that Mark caught the Coronavirus. Mark keeps his community informed about his health on a daily basis. And thankfully, thankfully, he’s recovering from the virus and I only wish him a speedy recovery.

This brings me to reflect on the past few weeks and I just feel fortunate during this time of uncertainty, where I’m grateful for the little things. And I believe going forward, I think we all will need to take more responsibility and balance out our actions.

Nevertheless, I’m starting to feel excited about coming out of this lockdown, even though the world will probably never be the same, but I’m fine with that. People stay safe, stay positive, and we keep in touch.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. Cheers people from Gland. I’m actually in the Botanic Garden in Gland, which is right next to where I live. And this is the place where I usually take my lunch breaks to recharge my batteries over lunch, and I’m just hearing the lovely birds, smelling the lovely flowers and I’m just enjoying the moment.

Have a good day. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

Coronavirus – Solidarity message

In solidarity with what’s happening around the globe, I also want to encourage you to simply stay home.

Stay positive and creative.

And we can all get through this healthy, if we follow the rules. I count on you and this time the beautiful Swiss mountains, they can wait a bit.

Well cheers people from my home office, and I’m really looking forward to see you soon again.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

3 ways to understand better your customers

Hi people, a quick message from the beautiful Swiss and mountains. Still today many executives don’t understand their customers and how they come to the decision to buy their products or services.

Well, let me briefly provide you with three simple ways on how to understand better your audience. Everything starts with gathering basic information to avoid assumptions. Knowing their basic demographics such as age, location or sex, ensures you base your messaging on real facts. Use your analytic tools to get the information.

Number two is to start mapping out your customer journeys to learn as much as possible about your valuable customers from web browsing activities to their needs, and interests, to potential opportunities.

The number three you want to find out what online resources do they use to find information before making a purchase. Asking for their email address through a sign-up page is a great starting point for further email marketing.

And to get the most out of your findings you want to segment your audience to be able to send the right message to the right people at the right time.

Well, I hope this was useful. And I just want to go and catch up with my family and talk to you soon again. Cheers from the beautiful Swiss mountains. It’s freezing today, but the conditions are excellent.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How banks continue to adapt to digital disruption

Hi People,

let me just take a minute to share with you my observations in the banking industry. I mean, these days you hear many stories about how Finetech, startups or even the GAFA’s interrupt the banking industry.


Personally, I observed in a positive way, how banks continue to adapt to the constantly changing consumer needs. Today as a connected consumer, I’m obtaining more and more services via my online banking. TWINT, checking my balance sheet, and online transactions are the services I’m using most.

Now, what priorities should banks focus on from a simple user point of view?
In order to stay relevant today, you the banks need to focus on constantly improving the user experience. You want to offer the same quality onsite and online.
You want to embrace data and analytics to better understand your customer needs and make insight-led decisions. Apply a user-centered design principle to deliver an amazing user experience. You go mobile because more and more people embrace mobile. And last but not least, personalize the experience across all digital channels in order to enhance customer satisfaction.


Well, I hope this is useful to you, but remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Well cheers people from the Swiss mountains. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the mountains too over these days.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How to scale human impression – CHANEL case study

Hi people,

I just wanted to share with you a short story today from my work experience at CHANEL on how you can scale on human impressions. CHANEL, the luxury brand invites people to join their unique workshops. People joining the workshops are either staff members or B2B clients. The brand connects with people by providing an exceptional experience that turns them immediately into brand ambassadors. And what’s beautiful about this is that you can just do the same today.

Delight your most valuable people because they will spread their unique experiences with other people. And this is scaling on human impressions. And CHANEL is a great example of how you can create meaningful experiences to delight people, build long-lasting relationships and scale on human impressions.

I hope this is useful to you.

But remember as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers people from Gland. It’s getting windy and a storm is supposed to come up. So be safe and talk to you soon again. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

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