In the marketing realm, customer engagement is a top issue and consideration. That’s because it is the reason marketers’ market – to effectively build relationships with customers to ensure they choose you instead of the competition. Marketing also ensures customers benefit from and enjoy your service or product, come back repeatedly, and tell people they know about what you offer.
If you want to acquire, convert, and retain more customers – turn them into brand advocates – you must take steps to engage them.
You can’t rely on celebrity endorsements or catchy slogans alone. Instead, you must make sure your business or brand is always “on” and ready to take opportunities to engage with customers in any location and at any time. While this may sound like a challenge, it doesn’t have to be. Use the tips and tactics below to increase customer engagement.
Improve Your Customer Experiences
Companies that take steps to improve their customer’s experience report an 84% increase in revenue. Think about it – you have likely had a bad experience with a business or brand in the past and swore never to return. Bad user engagement such as long hold time and complicated checkouts are going to impact your brand.
Now is the time to create positive ones.
Be sure you deliver quality customer experiences by mapping out the ways that you are interacting with your customers. This is true for emails, brick-and-mortar stores, social media pages, websites, and more. Take time to analyze each of your engagement efforts and take steps to improve them.
Build a Meaningful and Relatable Brand
Successful customer engagement is not just about making your user experience efficient and smooth, even though that is a huge part of it. It is also about creating a brand personality that customers want to get to know and engage with.
This is when brand awareness must be considered. Before you engage with a brand, customers must know it exists and offer something useful, relevant, or special. Next, you have to build that meaning and connection with your customers. This is what will attract their attention and provide new opportunities to engage.
Implement Push Notifications
Effective customer engagement means taking time to remind them of what you offer. Push notifications are a great method for doing this.
With push notifications, you have short messages that appear on someone’s desktop or mobile screen outside of the browser. You can use them to notify your customers about special news, events, or offers. To receive push notifications, customers must subscribe and opt-in. Once you have a list, you can begin to create compelling messages that encourage receivers to click and engage even more.
Improving Customer Engagement
When trying to improve customer engagement, there are more than a few factors to consider. Be sure to keep the above in mind to make the most of your marketing efforts. When your customers are engaged, they are more likely to return and shop with you again and again. Being informed and knowing what to do is part of the process.