We are delighted to announce that our latest report Rare: Marketing & Happiness has just been released. This has been something of a passion project for the team here at Rare:. We wanted to explore something different that is fundamentally important to everyone: happiness, and show brands why businesses have a responsibility (and opportunity) to focus on it.
The topic this month has all been about trust and loyalty. With the ever evolving marketplace, it can be hard for brands to retain a loyal customer base. There is evidence to suggest that 'loyalty schemes' don't seem to be driving the returns that brands expect, are Marketing teams perhaps limited by their own imagination when it comes to loyalty?
There is much being debated around the topic of the Millennial consumer these days, particularly around the topic of loyalty and the argument that they have a higher propensity to be loyal to brands. But what does it mean to be loyal to a brand and how is it being measured across generations?
If you take the national statistics at face value, entrepreneurship in the UK is on the increase. This year it is predicted that the UK will create 600k new startups, (up 3% from 2014), with more people dictating their own career ambitions and contributing to the innovation landscape, by proxy. This growing trend should be viewed in context of the labour market, where full-time employment is increasing and part-time work remains steady (ONS July 2015).
In a rapidly changing business environment taking a grounded, agile approach to campaign planning and execution is essential. Condensing the journey from brief to pitch into a one day workshop puts the process under the microscope, developing the participants’ ability to take an adaptive, creative and lean approach.