Frequency Of Use Of Reward Program Apps, September 2014 [CHART]

Loyalty campaigns paid off, too, ranking No. 1 in mobile marketing effectiveness. With this in mind, Salesforce pointed out that marketers who haven’t launched loyalty programs yet should consider optimizing them for mobile. Consumers love their deals, and mobile-exclusive offers landed in second for effectiveness, along with win-back and conversation via keyword campaigns.

Loyalty-focused apps have emerged as part of the mobile marketing landscape—with examples including Starbucks and 7-Eleven. Oftentimes, these apps track customers’ activity and send them rewards and offers in return. But are consumers tapping into the trend? 451 Research found that 37% of US mobile phone users had used mobile reward program apps to collect or redeem points, and 21% were interested in trying one. While one can’t ignore the fact that 43% of respondents weren’t interested in redeeming points via mobile reward program apps, it’s important to remember that quality often trumps quantity in the case of loyalty—maintaining devoted, big customers should be a key mobile focus. Read the rest at eMarketer.