Forbes: Vincono i Brand che creano esperienze semplici.

 AICEX: La vera complessità è rendere le cose semplici. Questa è la frase attribuita ad Albert Einstein che ci è tornata in mente leggendo questo post.

A hot topic over the past few years has been marketers’ attempt to build better customer experiences. But what does that mean? Does that mean to develop experiences that increase consumer-brand engagement, increasing the amount of time the consumer spends with the brand? Or from a consumer perspective, does it mean making the consumer-brand experience simpler so that the consumer can spend less time engaging with the brand and more time experiencing life?

According to a new global study, marketers need to rethink what a great customer experience is. Many customers desire more seamless, simpler, faster brand engagement. Time is the rarest of commodities brands that give consumers the benefit of more time are being valued. Global brand strategy and experience firm, Siegel+Gale, just completed their seventh annual Global Brand Simplicity Index study, designed to better understand: 1) the impact of simplicity on consumer behavior and firm performance, 2) the brands and industries that create the simplest experiences, and 3) the top brands that use simplicity to drive disruption. The 2017 study, based on an online survey of more than 14,000 respondents across nine countries, ranks 857 brands on their perceived simplicity. Below are some key findings from the study and insight from Margaret Molloy, global CMO and head of business Development for Siegel+Gale.

Key Findings

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Forbes: Perchè e come Warby Parker sta aprendo negozi fisici

AICEX: Continuare a pensare al fisico e al digitale come a due competitor ha davvero poco senso. Per le signore le sneakers e le scarpe col tacco più che in competizione sono spesso complementari e sinergiche. Certo vanno sapute utilizzare nelle occasioni giuste e con le persone giuste, chiamasi time to market, personalizzazione, personal branding, posizionamento, etc…

The retail landscape is changing…again.

It’s well known that many “clicks and bricks” retailers are shifting focus away from the “bricks” and more toward the “clicks.” Some, like Kenneth Cole and Bebe, are eliminating physical stores entirely. Credit Suisse predicts that nearly 8,600 stores will close this year. As this shift toward e-commerce evolves, brands and retailers have been overlooking an important opportunity. When considering an omni-channel strategy, many have focused on e-commerce at the expense of the in-store experience, rather than optimizing each channel independently.

I believe that the physical store will always have a place in the omni-channel ecosystem and that retailers can optimize this revenue channel while still focusing on e-commerce. Yet the look, size and function of the store will have to change. Retailers and brands will have to “rightsize” their physical store footprint and adopt in-store mobile technology to become more effective to serve and satisfy customer needs to drive loyalty and repeat purchase.

Physical Stores Are Here To Stay

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