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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https://mathewsweezey.com/books/

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When a CEO doesn’t like Marketing

If you are also in love with marketing, please subscribe to my blog and Youtube channel and stay up-to-date with today’s marketing challenges in a digital world. It would mean a lot to me.

Certainly you must be familiar with the 4Ps from Philip Kotler and let me tell you one of his stories about marketing. 

There are 2 groups of CEO’s with respect to marketing.
1 group who doesn’t like marketing and 1 one group who loves marketing.
Maybe you have already seen a company where the CEO  says: “I don’t like Marketing, but I know i need it, and all I want from marketing is some communication.I just want someone to broadcast and promote us.”
Well, that person is missing a lot of things and then there are other CEO’s who are 4P CEOs who say:”I need a marketing plan.” A plan that mentions my product: What is good about the product. Price: What should it be priced at? Place: Where should be made accessible? Online, offline, in stores? and last but not least promotion

So that’s a more educated view of the potential of marketing but there is even a better CEO who says:”I want to start with the fact that the market is complex. There are a lot of segments and each segment deserves its own plan. Only one value proposition for the whole market doesn’t trigger anything. So what segment should we go after?

This brings us to the conclusion that the role of marketing  in a company is very complex and influenced by the CEO’s view of marketing.

Please leave a comment below and share with me your CEO’s view of marketing.

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

Cheers people and stay safe!

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Philip Kotler’s speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR-qL7QdVZQ

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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 !

Source:
https://mathewsweezey.com/books/

Contextual Online Marketing Explained

Certainly you remember from my previous messages that high-performing marketing organisations create exceptional user experiences. Let me explain to you where online advertising fits into this and more specifically google search ads. The google search ads experience helps people to accomplish their task at hand or achieve the value they seek in the moment. 

This brand experience is called “Available”  in the context framwork by Mathew Sweezey. It’s the opposite of a forced brand experience where you push your message to the largest audience possible and see what sticks.
The ultimate brand experience you are seeking is when people find you on their own. 

Let me recap for you; You can think of forced experiences as magazine ads, billboards, TV or even online banner ads. Direct experiences range from emails to social media engagements and google search ads. The apex of organic experience are found by the people on their own time.

As always I hope this was useful for you and please feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.

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

Cheers people.

Source:
https://mathewsweezey.com/books/

Context Marketing: How Google Failed

Do you still remember when Google ads, formerly called  Adwords, showed their ads on the right-hand side of your search results in  2016?

And do you know that these Google ads failed to drive any action by over 98 percent of the time? How is this possible despite Google ads being the perfect message at the right time to the right person?


Clearly Google had to rethink the way of doing things and had to come up with new ideas of what marketing is.


The question for you or your enterprise is where do you need to be to drive consumer actions?


Rethink your marketing campaigns may that be PR, Out of home advertising, social media or digital. Don’t continue to rely on what used to work and start understanding one very important change.

The consumers don’t listen to the advertisement anymore. Over 600 million people today use ad-blocking software.


Mathew Sweezey’s research in his book called The Context Marketing Revolution explains key traits of high -performing marketing organizations. Everything those companies did from their metrics, tactics, roles and business goals, traced back to the consumer experiences they created.
And by the way, today you see the Google ads on the top or at the bottom of your search results page.


Hopefully, this video is valuable for you and as always don’t be shy and reach out to me to discuss your marketing challenges.

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

Sources
http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2016/02/22/google-kills-off-right-side-ads
https://mathewsweezey.com/books/

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/

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.

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 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.

How to apply a human-centered marketing approach

Marketing is complex today and in times where we are moving towards a subscription-driven, emotion-driven, ad-free, big brand loyalty-free world, it’s just getting harder and harder to build relationships with people.
I bet you agree with me and today companies and the marketing firms need to learn the new rules to attract prospects, to convert creativity, content, and conversations into valuable customers.

A human-centered marketing approach addresses exactly this problem where you need to ask yourself;

How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

Let me repeat it. How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

The next step is to keep the conversation going by creating a helpful user experience that brings them closer to make a decision at each stage of their journey.
This is creating human impressions instead of advertising impressions and imagine how much more efficient your marketing would be if we all applied a simple human-centered marketing approach.

I’m Claude Oggier and my goal is to serve and help companies to make better marketing decisions.

I hope you find this useful and please share this message has I think it’s important for any marketer to embrace a more human-centered approach in a marketing world today.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands everything is going to be alright. Well, cheers people from the Swiss mountains. It’s just a beautiful, sunny winter day and I’m just very grateful.

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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