The coffee pot in the bank branch is a familiar image. But who actually drinks the coffee? Contemporary banking is about completing a transaction and getting out. Or better yet, making deposits and checking balances on a phone at 2 a.m. But with new café-style branches, Capital One is betting on a different calculus.
The average consumer might have fewer choices for energy and water providers than, say, stores to buy clothes or cars. But utility marketing shouldn’t take that for granted. It’s important to articulate the value that you deliver to them and build and reinforce your customer relationships, and that requires utilities to go beyond running perfunctory brand campaigns and start putting the same care into marketing as B2C organizations in competitive industries.
The average cost for a day in the ballpark for two people is just over $75. This includes tickets, hot dogs, beverages and parking to a major league baseball game. While some professional sports and MLB teams do a great job offering lower ticket price options, the teams ultimately rely on the star power of the players, the excitement of current events and the team’s winning record to drive ticket sales and attendance.