Author: Fred Ulrich

Contactless card marketing from Chase & Visa

Contactless Cards Are Finally Ready for Prime Time (No, This Time We *Really* Mean It!)

Contactless payments have been something of a white whale for close to 20 years now: always out there, just about to catch-on, if only… But now, the majority of all in-person transactions in the U.S. take place on contactless-enabled terminals, customers are ready for a faster checkout *and* the nation’s largest issuer of credit cards recently announced plans to roll out 100 million contactless cards in 2019.

New Amex brand campaign

Don’t Launch a Global Brand Campaign Without It

The new campaign from American Express embraces the history of the brand while breaking from a long tradition of celebrity endorsements. In this execution, instead of seeing Tina Fey at the center (literally) of the spots, we see customers. Importantly, Amex embraces both consumer and business products with the dual-purpose tag line “Don’t Do Business / Live Life Without It.”

Using the Rails to Make a Co-Brand Credit Card Connection

Co-brand credit cards are supposed to be extensions of the master brand. It’s considered best practice to integrate elements all while creating a distinct product that consumers will want to use “off brand.” Amtrak excels at this in ways we don't always see.

marketing strategies for encouraging sticky behaviors for credit card customers

Increase Sticky Behavior to Prevent Credit Card Switching

One effective strategy to help discourage card switching is to encourage “sticky behavior,” or card usage that requires effort on the cardholder’s part to change in the future. Types of sticky behavior include automatic bill payments, online purchase platforms and mobile wallets and apps.