What does brand loyalty look like?
Your brand has brand loyalty from customers who make a point of buying the same product or service or shopping with your brand wherever possible.
Your customers show repeat purchase behavior, and as a side effect, they advertise your brand in their daily lives. It’s about the positive feelings they have about your brand.
What goes into cultivating brand loyalty?
A major component of brand loyalty has to do with the perception of your brand. Your brand has an image in the eye of the consumer, and that image matters.
Your image shows a brand with certain qualities. Essentially, you’re cultivating a public personality in every action you take and every time you display the brand.
Especially in the age of the internet, one way you can work on this is with your quick response to online customer reviews.
Partnerships, whether with other products or services or with charity organizations, are another major contributor to brand image.
The ways you advertise, the events you host in marketing campaigns, the brand influencers you choose–– it all matters. Every part of your public persona will affect how people view you and what level of support the brand garners.
That outer image would mean next to nothing without the inner workings to match.
Pay attention to every aspect of the customer experience, because that will give your customers the uniqueness that makes them choose your brand over the others, every time. The focus here is on retention, not just attribution.
What kind of customer retention techniques do you practice? Customer retention reaches a wide range of capacities of your brand.
How you offer customer support matters. How easy is it for customers to seek answers when a product isn’t working correctly, or to return a faulty product and get it replaced?
How well are they treated online, over the phone, and in person? Do they feel welcome in your space, and like that space has been made accessible?
Make sure all of your employees understand the values they need to portray when they address consumers, and that they’re able to direct consumers to the right place when they don’t have the answers.
It could take time to equip your team with the tools to create the best customer experience possible. But it will be worth it when you see the spending habits of your customers change, and the referrals they make to their friends.
Continuing What Works
Though it can be difficult to establish, once you’ve got brand loyalty established it’s much easier to keep it going.
All of the prep work will transform your brand into one that can run and provide a meaningful customer experience sustainably. When consumers begin to come loyally to you for that specific need, they don’t tend to look much further.
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