Customer Data

Petco Exec on Building a Successful Loyalty Program
September 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

In episode 212 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Kimberley Brennan, director of enterprise and customer loyalty at Petco. Listen in as Brennan discusses why she recently joined the Petco team, what challenges and opportunities she sees in loyalty in the pet category, and why she values her time spent at CRMC. In…

Target to Roll Out New Loyalty Program Next Month
September 9, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Target has announced that it will roll out its new loyalty program, Target Circle, nationwide on Oct. 6. The expansion of the loyalty program complements Target’s branded credit card, Redcard, which only a quarter of its customers use. It also replaces Cartwheel, a separate discount program, in an attempt to offer a “more seamless, intuitive shopping experience.” The…

Vera Bradley Creates Seamless Customer Experiences With the Help of a CDP
August 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm

In episode 210 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Daren Hull, chief customer officer of Vera Bradley, a women's quilted luggage, backpack, and accessories retailer. Listen in as Hull discusses why Vera Bradley has recently invested in a customer data platform (CDP), his goals to democratize access and utilization of customer data throughout…

Why Retailers Should Do Their First-Party Data Homework for Back-to-School
August 23, 2019 at 12:28 pm

For decades, Americans headed to malls to take care of all of their back-to-school (BTS) shopping needs. And many still do — 56 percent of consumers rely on department stores to buy school clothes and supplies during this nearly $53 billion season. However, in this BTS season and in the years to come, retailers need to focus…

Understanding Your Customers is at the Heart of Retail Success
August 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

In 1998, economist B. Joseph Pine II wrote that the world of retail was changing. He noted that the service economy was coming to an end, soon to be replaced with an economy based on memorable experiences and shared events. Now, over 20 years later, the "experience economy" has moved from an academic theory into…

How Clean Data Powers One-to-One Customer Relationships for Lovesac
August 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

In episode 208 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan interviews Susan Beckett, vice president, digital, direct and e-commerce at Lovesac, a furniture retailer known for creating bean bag chairs and adaptable couches. Beckett discusses the origins of Lovesac, from its first showroom location in Utah to its continued efforts to create seamless experiences for…

How Chico's FAS Obtains a 360-Degree View of its Customers
August 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm

In episode 207 of Total Retail Talks, Executive Editor Joe Keenan speaks with Lester Holze, vice president of sales, retail and CPG at Experian Marketing Services, and Dan Thorpe, analytics leader at Chico's FAS. Listen in as Holze and Thorpe discuss why Chico's FAS chose Experian as its data partner and how the relationship has helped the women's…

New Report: Organizations Struggle to Quantify the Business Impact of Customer Experience
July 26, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Today, companies compete based on customer experience (CX). In fact, almost nine in 10 CX pros say providing exceptional customer experience is very or extremely important to their business. But how do leading organizations optimize customers’ journeys, improve customer experience and measure its impact on the business? To find out, Pointillist surveyed over 700 CX,…