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What Is The Next Evolution of Direct-To-Consumer Disruption?
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are often referred to as disruptors because they use digital and mobile channels to sell directly to consumers. By bypassing distributors and third parties, DTC brands can deliver a more convenient shopping experience while building a more direct relationship with customers. The movement toward DTC gained even more momentum during the pandemic. […]
As the Cost of Living Increases, Now is the Time for Brands to Invest in their Customers
Cardlytics UK’s latest State of Spend report analyses the impact of the cost of living on UK consumer spending and how people are shifting their behaviours as a result. With energy bills, petrol, and grocery spending seeing some of the biggest increases, the report finds that UK consumers expect to spend at least £2000 more on essentials this year.
Winning the Basket—Part 1: Taking on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon (GAFA)
The core value of card-linked offers, which is merchants bringing value to bank cardholders through funded cash-back offers, remains to this day but what has changed is the vast digital marketplace in which we compete.
What Can Retail Learn from Direct-to-Consumer Brands?
The face of retail is changing. Over the last few years, spending with direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands has nearly doubled. While the retail industry suffered pandemic-driven setbacks, DTC ecommerce steadily grew. According to Cardlytics first-party data, DTC spending jumped from 8% in 2020 to 14% in 2021. The growth in DTC eCommerce spending reveals bountiful opportunities […]
Purchase Intelligence Could be the Key to Helping Consumers Through the Cost-of-Living Crisis￼
While consumers are forced to juggle new demands on their finances, it creates a valuable opportunity for banks to utilise their platforms for good, building deeper relationships and positioning themselves as a resource for help.
Restaurant & Grocery: The Showdown Is On
Which industry will take the bulk of consumer spend? What used to be considered two separate household budgets, one for groceries and one for dining out, has morphed into one overall food budget, thanks to pandemic-led shifts in how people eat. More dinners are being eaten at home causing restaurants to expand into delivery and take-out options. Meanwhile, grocery stores braced for a surge in traffic as more consumers requested delivery or curbside pick-up. While all industries faced upheaval during […]
Card-linked Offers 101
In an increasingly digital, convenient, personalized, and contactless world, the rising popularity of card-linked offers (CLOs) should be no surprise. Financial institutions and brands risk losing wallet share by not integrating CLOs into their increasingly digital, convenient, personalized, and contactless strategies. This post will review what CLOs are, how they can benefit everyone in their […]
Clicks Don’t Matter
There is no correlation between a click and actual in-store or online spend. That is not a typo, it is a truth that we continue to see across all categories with few exceptions. Unfortunately, while as an industry we have become experts at driving efficient means to drive clicks, these clicks can’t be used to […]
The Road to Cookieless Advertising: A Timeline
Most people don’t know the name Lou Montulli but he’s indirectly responsible for one of the biggest invasions of privacy of the modern era. In 1994, Montulli was a 23-year-old founding engineer at Netscape with a number of Internet innovations to his credit, including web browsers, HTTP proxying, and the infamous tracking cookie. Montulli never […]
Who Cashes in on Cardlytics’ Bank Loyalty Programs?
There’s no question, technology is reshaping the banking experience. But whose experience is it changing and to what benefit? To answer this question, Cardlytics analyzed the spending behavior of today’s tech-savvy bank customer across over 1,500 financial institution partners and found that bank rewards programs do much more than just appeal to savers. They attract young professionals in […]
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With insight into 1 out of every 2 debit and credit card swipes in the US, Cardlytics is committed to helping marketers understand and respond to current trends that are impacting their industries. We put these purchase insights into action every day through precisely targeted campaigns that drive incremental return on ad spend. This report […]
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UK consumers can expect to spend at least £2,000 more on essentials this year as the cost-of-living crisis bites, according to the latest research. The Cardlytics State of Spend report, based on the spending habits of over 24 million UK bank cards and the views of over 2,000 UK consumers, reveals that non-essential spending has taken […]
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