How to Make your Brand Experience Personal

Hi people I hope you are doing well today.

Remember the importance of  providing a brand experience where people find you on their own. You might be asking yourself but how can i make the brand’s experience more personal?

Let me explain.

You and I have set up our mobile device to our specific preferences where we expect brands to deliver the experience in a personal way.

Mass publication was where we came from – personal connection is the way forward.

These days my focus is on creating personal connections through direct engagements on social media channels with customers or prospects.  These conversations are either creating or damaging the emotional connection to your brand but drive consumer generated content such as recommendations, social media posts and sales.


How is your brand building personal experiences?

Please let me know and leave a comment below and I would love to engage in the conversation.

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

Cheers people and stay safe and have a good day!

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What is Permission Marketing 2.0?

Ever since Seth Godin wrote the book Permission Marketing, the notion of having permission via email to communicate is still valid, but today, you as a marketer need to seek a wider range of permissions. 

Because remember – the consumer is in control over who has access to them directly.

Your goal is to ask for explicit permission from consumers so you can communicate directly with them and  gain a higher level of context. Otherwise instead of enhancing your brand experience you will end up with forced ads that are lacking context.

Explicit permission is the highest level of context, where an individual grants you to engage directly with them. This can be via social media channels, chatbots or a phone call.

Professionally and personally I am trying to use the power of personal connections through social media channels.

The second form of permission is implicit where people grant you permission for a better user experience. Mostly this happens when a person visits your website and allows you to access his personal data. Although the person is not giving you actively permission to reach out to him or her on a different channel.

The takeaway is to ask explicit permission to engage with the consumer and you do have my explicit permission to leave a comment below to start the conversation;-)

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

Cheers people and stay safe !

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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.

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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.

In Which Direction Blows The Wind In Marketing in 2020?

Hi people,

and hello from Parc de Milan in Lausanne. That’s the place where I normally go for my daily lunch walks when I’m in Lausanne. I mean, you overlook “lac léman” and the mountains. It’s just beautiful. And to me, that’s just what I need to refresh my mind and to get some fresh air over lunch.

People, today, I wanted to take a minute with you to share with you my three marketing ideas for 2020. I think if you focus on these three ideas in 2020, you will contribute to the success of your company, no doubt.

First idea – marketers needs to continue focusing on providing exceptional customer experiences through innovative brand driving activities.

Second idea – know your customers better than your mother by understanding clearly your customer journeys from your on- and offline touch-points. For example, a prospect engages through a phone call, direct email or digital engagement.

The third idea – create exceptional emotional stories to inspire people and to propel your brand story forward through your customers, because
the customer is in control today.

These are my three main ideas for 2020. And this year, my source of inspiration was coming from Mark Schaefer’s new book called The marketing rebellion, where he predicts that the most human company wins, and I fully support his prediction.

Now it’s up to you who inspired you this year to make better marketing decisions? Let me know in the comments section, and I would love to hear from you.

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

Cheers people from Lausanne and talk to you soon again from another great location. Looking forward to it. 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.

Madness or people with a sense of belonging?

I am fascinated by The North Face advertisement “Question Madness”. Mark Schaefer talks in his new book “Marketing Rebellion” about how the company highlights the madness of extreme sports people, who build a true sense of belonging. As Mark Schaefer wrote in his book

“Belonging is primal and fundamental to our sense of happiness and well-being.”

Mark Schaefer ,author of Marketing Rebellion

This advertisement tells stories that serve, inspire and entertain the extreme sport climbing community. This is truly new advertising people want to see today where we are moving towards an ad-free world. We all want to belong to a community that shares our personal values. Meaning companies need to serve their fans.

Watch the video and share your thoughts. Is it madness or people on the quest of belonging?

Be more human and let the marketing rebellion movement begin.

Mark W. Schaefer is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, author and college educator. His other books include “KNOWN”, “The Content Code,” “Return On Influence,” and “The Tao of Twitter,” the best-selling book on Twitter in the world.

#MarketingRebellion #MarkSchaefer #marketingwithpurpose #marketingmission

Greetings from Lake Geneva area.

Claude Oggier

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