Recent offers -- including partner discounts and rewards points bonuses that are easy for customers to earn -- make it clear that Chase wants its cardholders to not only *get* Chase Pay but actually *use* it.
When we look at three landing pages we see a certain amount of “keeping up with the Joneses” at play in the marketing. It's smart marketing to give your customers options, and that is exactly what these issuers are doing.
Whether grabbing a soda at the vending machine, paying for a rapid pickup order from within the Panera app or making a point of purchase transaction at a local Staples store, the default card is the easiest – and most often chosen – payment method. But issuers aren’t targeting this issue.
Apple Pay, and other apps like it, could eventually signal a change in how consumers think about and use payment products. And to promote this cutting edge, possibly game changing way to pay, Amex decides to roll out old ad clips. Why evoke these iconic images for such a new piece of technology?