Customer events are one of the best ways to increase loyalty, engagement, and
build a brand community. They’re more effective than contests, freebies or discounts when it comes to generating brand love.
It's an understatement to say the world looked very different when I made last year's list.
If I was expecting an overall acceleration of community projects, I thought historical brands would likely have delayed adoption. Then, the pandemic struck and the industry turned upside down. Brands lost direct access to customers and we started shopping online more than ever before.
The result? A rush to community as advocacy and loyalty became a priority to many.
After an unpredictable year, here’s what I think 2021 holds for us: