Thursday, December 09, 2010

Membership Has Its Benefits

How can you show auxiliary benefits of being a customer? According to “For Card-Carrying Members, Lounging at the Mall” in The New York Times, The American Express Members Lounge, at the Mall in Short Hills, provided respite to holiday shoppers between November 7, 2006 and January 14, 2007. Ralph Andretta, senior vice president and general manager of membership rewards for American Express explained that “this [was] a test, our way of demonstrating why it’s important to keep that card in your wallet.” This was American Express’s first attempt at "customer-coddling,” outside a trade show venue. This way-station gives American Express members a second wind for shopping.

Build a stronger business by meeting the secondary needs of your clients.

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