A Reason to Engage?

A Reason to Engage?

Do your customers/members, and prospects have a compelling reason to engage with your services?

‘Engagement’, from both an HR and a marketing perspective, are the holy grail of strategy implementation.

  • Engaged employees reflect an HR strategy that actively seeks-out the best people for available jobs – rewards them well, and challenges them sufficiently to keep a high level of production throughout their planned career with the company.

In the same way, engaged customers (or members) reflect a marketing strategy that actively seeks out high value prospects, converts them, and keeps converting them – to deliver maximum lifetime revenue.

Charities, political parties, and healthcare institutions all rely on engagement with their brand – through countless small-dollar donations.  These donations are given by people who’ve entered the donation on-ramp, and who are later nurtured-along until they are ready to provide higher and higher donations (even if in their estates).

The ‘reason to engage’ is the start of maximizing customer lifetime revenue.

The big banks are masters at it: they patiently graduate small-dollar depositors up the lifetime revenue ladder.  By moving from chequing/saving accounts, to credit cards, car loans, mortgages, helocs, resps, rrsp’s, tfsa’s, personal investment counsel, insurance, and finally, trust services – it is easy to see the contours of the strategy.

Smaller financial service providers (eg: Insurers, Mortgage Brokers, Advisory Service Providers, Loan Providers) can communicate segment-specific reasons to engage, by offering aligned and valuable services to their prospects and customers.

These services can include items as diverse as ancillary insurance products, specialty advisory support, taxation services, retail discounts, or hybrids, like safety/roadside assistance.  As your prospects and customers engage with these valuable services, they pre-qualify themselves for new products and services.

Multi-product financial service providers can build on-ramps to engagement by segmenting their clients, and identifying routes to additional engagement (eg: credit union chequing account holders may be presented with a variety of paths to deeper engagement, including savings accounts, mortgages, credit cards, investments).

Looking to build engagement? We can help.