Over the past few years, loyalty programs have become an increasingly vital marketing tool for businesses. While attracting new customers through advertising has always been a core element of the marketing mix, efforts to retain customers are equally important.

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Sponsor: Revel Systems

Electronic Loyalty Program Boosts Sales

A Dallas sub shop is allowing customers the opportunity to participate in a new loyalty program that tracks purchases and redeems rewards using their own existing debit and credit cards. As a result, the restaurant chain is experiencing 63 percent more visits from vPunch Rewards program members versus nonmembers.

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Infographic: Top Mobile Apps for Restaurant Consumers

A look at some of the most popular mobile apps consumers are using when dining out.

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7 ways to "Wow" your customer base

Brands often over-think the process when they’re attempting to come up with great ways to "surprise and delight" their customers. It doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it should be simple, easy to execute and customize, but always focused on the things that matter most to a customer.

3 steps to "wow-ing" customers with your loyalty program

Last year, Google released data showing that "near me" searches on their platform doubled between 2014 and 2015. According to this USA Today article, Google’s search ads marketing director interpreted that to mean "convenience often trumps brand loyalty." But this isn’t necessarily true across the board.

Tips for driving customer loyalty in the restaurant industry

Geoff Smith, CMO of CrowdTwist, provides insight on the benefits of multichannel loyalty programs.

Retailers find their sea legs with beacons for mobile engagement

Near the end of 2015, many mainstream publications rushed to declare Apple's iBeacon technology a dud — even though it's been around only since 2013. But some industry insiders believe it's too early to pass judgment.

Merchants shift priorities to better serve today's consumers

At the National Retail Federation Big Show, London-based multinational retailer Marks and Spencer described how it created a new loyalty program.

5 trends to make a pie-ority in 2016

No longer content with standard pizza, hungry consumers nowadays demand a higher quality pie that's worthy of their hard-earned dough and caloric budget.

Loyalty applications and payments: Are consumers ready?

Loyalty applications are more popular than ever and as we shift to mobile payments there is a new opportunity to integrate rewards and payments.

10 fresh restaurant marketing ideas for 2016

Today there are marketing techniques that won't break the bank and will help you save time. Use these restaurant marketing ideas to take your business to the next level in 2016.

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

In many ways, Sionic Mobile is the anti-Pay when it comes to today's mobile payments marketplace. Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

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