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Test vs. Control
We’ve set up a rigorous test vs. control process to answer three questions every marketer wants to know:
Through our partnerships with top banks in the US and UK, we see over $4.1T in consumer spend. We use this data to evaluate customer purchases, and accurately measure a campaign’s true incremental sales impact.
Access to third-party measurement through Nielsen
Nielsen Sales Lift Measurement calculates and reports the incremental sales lift of Cardlytics campaigns.
Long-Term Value reporting sheds light on campaign impact beyond the initial flight.
We look at the purchase patterns of people who converted from the original campaign to measure their continued loyalty to the marketer’s brand – specifically, how many more times they purchase and how much they spend.
Customers have seen the ad and made a purchase. But are marketers actually gaining share from competitors?
With Share Shift analysis, we help brands understand how their customers’ behavior is changing in their category, and if they’re picking up share from their competitive set.
“Cardlytics’ unique targeting capabilities ensure we can acquire new customers and redirect competitive spend to Marriott. The customer experience means that there is no perception of discounting for our brand.”
Portfolio Partnerships Manager, Europe, Marriott Hotels
Research & Insights
Cardlytics recently took the stage with Lyft at eTail East in Boston, MA to explore how marketers can elevate their approach to growth marketing and stay ahead of data deprecation.
Within the ever-changing retail and DTC industry, marketing leaders need to be able to demonstrate the impact that their advertising spend is having on revenue generation and corporate strategy. Kevin Hsu, Director, Growth Marketing at Lyft and Nate Bucholz, Vice President, Advertising Partnerships at Cardlytics discussed how leveraging a data-drive approach to growth marketing drives measurable revenue for the rideshare leader.
Watch the full video below!
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Sleigh this Holiday Shopping Season
The 2023 holiday season is just around the corner, and this year consumers will be headed to their favorite online and in-store brands earlier than ever!
As we gear up for the 2023 holiday season, Cardlytics' comprehensive analysis of nearly $380 billion in consumer holiday spending over the past three years equips marketers with essential insights to win more during this critical period. Access our full 2023 Holiday Infographic here.
Decoding the 2023 Holiday Analysis
Holiday 2022 witnessed a 3% drop compared to the previous year, attributed to reduced spending per customer, fewer transactions per customer, and slower growth in average transaction size. Given the lingering economic challenges from the previous year, brands need inventive strategies to incentivize consumer spending during this holiday season.
Interestingly, a shift in spending behavior has been observed, with holiday spend moving back to brick-and-mortar retailers from online channels. This contrasts with the Back-to-School analysis by Cardlytics, which saw online spending was up for both B&M.coms and online only brands. This shift underscores the significance of an omni-channel approach, ensuring that brands are present where consumers choose to shop, whether in-store or online.
Early Birds and Mass Merchandisers
An intriguing trend emerging from the analysis is the increasing percentage of spending occurring within the initial three weeks of the holiday season year over year. Consumers are diving into their shopping lists earlier and earlier, demanding that brands engage with them during this period.
When it comes to dominating the holiday market share, Mass Merchandisers are the frontrunners, holding a whopping 58% of the total wallet share. As consumers grow more price-conscious, Mass Merchandisers are poised to leverage this shift in consumer behavior to their advantage. The Apparel category is also gaining momentum, presenting an opportunity for brands to bolster their presence and profits.
Unwrap the secret to success with Cardlytics
Through strategic partnerships with banks, Cardlytics possesses an extraordinary advantage - access to the transaction data of over 186 million consumers. This invaluable resource empowers brands with a detailed understanding of consumer purchasing patterns, offering a holistic view of when, where, and how people shop.
The holiday season is approaching rapidly, and with it comes the opportunity for retail brands to acquire new customers and grow loyalty with existing shoppers. In this competitive landscape, making informed decisions is crucial to stand out from the crowd. That's where Cardlytics comes into play, providing real insights from real bank customers to support retail brands in navigating the complexities of the upcoming holiday season. Get started today.
- The cost-of-living crisis sees the return of the staycation with spend up 20% on domestic holidays
- Tighter budgets have seen travellers swap to budget airlines with the number of trips for these brands increasing 23% year-on-year
- Brits have been looking for ways to save with a massive 50% increase in offers and rewards claimed on travel purchases compared to last year
Consumers haven’t cut back on their holidays but are looking for cheaper options and deals as the cost-of-living crisis takes hold, according to new data from advertising platform Cardlytics.
The data, based on transactions from over 20 million UK bank accounts, shows that the number of holidays booked between April and June increased 7% on last year. However, average spend on travel across the board has flatlined. With just a 1% increase in average transaction values year-on-year, it seems that consumers are looking for ways to get away without breaking the bank.
For many this means holidaying closer to home, with staycations on the rise as domestic holiday spend increases 20% year on year. After a boom during the pandemic, UK-based getaways are back on the map with the number of trips up 40% when compared to the first quarter of this year, and up a further 4% on the same time period in 2022.
For those looking to go further afield for less, budget airlines have been the way to go. Average spend at these airlines has increased by 3% compared to last year. Whilst some of this can be attributed to increasing prices, the number of trips people have booked with these brands has followed a similar trajectory, rising a massive 23% compared to 2022. As travelers trade down, long-haul airlines have seen slower growth in the number of bookings at just 2% increase year-on-year. Whilst average spend with these brands has seen an uptick of 6% since last year, the lower number of trips indicates this increase is likely due to fuel increases and inflation leading to increased costs.
Getting the best rewards and discounts is top of mind for consumers looking to save on their summer travel, as cashback redemptions on these purchases see a 50% increase between April and June compared to last year.
Many holidaymakers have turned to package deals for not only value but convenience. Whilst average spend is down 2% year-on-year, the number of package holidays booked is up 13% on last year showing that consumers are still purchasing these deals, but they’re looking for the cheapest options.
Reinforcing that trend, online travel agents have also seen growth, with the number of trips booked up 22% on last year. This is coincided with a 5% rise on average transaction values, with inflation likely the cause behind this.
Hannah Collins at Cardlytics said: “With the summer break well under way, we are now starting to see the real effect the cost-of-living crisis is having on consumer travel spending. Whilst it’s positive that people are still booking getaways, price is becoming an increasingly important differentiator. Travel brands need to show they understand customer needs with tailored discounts and rewards in the channels they use most to encourage spend. This will be key in attracting those seeking a last-minute summer deal or a cheaper Autumn break.”
Cardlytics data is based on spending from over 20 million UK bank accounts. This data is based on spending between (unless stated):
- 30th March – 29th June 2023
- 31st March – 30th June 2022
Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX) is a digital advertising platform. We partner with financial institutions to run their banking rewards programs that promote customer loyalty and deepen banking relationships. In turn, we have a secure view into where and when consumers are spending their money. We use these insights to help marketers identify, reach, and influence likely buyers at scale, as well as measure the true sales impact of marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cardlytics has offices in Palo Alto, New York, Los Angeles, and London. Learn more at www.cardlytics.com.