Thursday, February 15, 2024

Dunkin’ Exemplifies How Brands Edify Customer Relevance


The consumer is dynamic not static, and Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets is more customer relevant today than ever according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  

Dunkin’s Customer-focused marketing is a strategic approach that prioritizes the needs and satisfaction of customers. It revolves around creating a company culture dedicated to enhancing customer experiences and building strong relationships with them. Here are some key points about what Johnson thinks Dunkin’s customer-focused marketing is doing right:

1.       Definition: Customer-focused marketing puts the customers’ needs first. It involves actively listening to customer feedback, providing excellent customer service, and delivering personalized experiences.

2.       Importance:

o    High Standards: Customers now have higher expectations for service, especially after the challenges of the past year.

o    Sales Boost: Companies that offer preferred customer service channels and personalized experiences can drive more sales.

o    Churn Prevention: A lack of customer focus can lead to customer churn. Even one bad customer service experience can prompt customers to switch to a competitor.

3.       Examples of Customer Focus:

o    Good Customer Service: Prompt, helpful, and friendly interactions with customers.

o    Feedback Implementation: Actively using customer feedback to improve products and services.

o    Personalized Experiences: Tailoring interactions to individual preferences.

4.       Benefits of Customer-Focused Marketing:

o    Loyalty: Building loyal relationships with customers encourages repeat business.

o    Efficiency: Efficient marketing campaigns with targeted messaging keep costs down.

o    Agility: Connecting with customers when they’re ready to take action makes businesses more agile.

o    Differentiation: Offering personalized offerings sets a brand apart in the marketplace12.

To that point, in the latest installment of a series of commercials for the Canton, Ben Affleck stars as a member of the parody band, The DunKings.

The DunKings Iced Coffee is Affleck’s go-to order, and now it is available for fans to order off the official Dunkin’ menu. The Ben Affleck beverage features classic iced coffee with notes of vanilla, combined with cream, and topped with sweet cold foam and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. The second item featured in the commercial, Munchkin skewers, are three assorted munchkins on a skewer, meant to look like the olives in a martini. Both items will be available for a limited time starting Feb. 12.

Additional menu items included in the drop that are available only on the Dunkin’ app include:

·         Everything Encore Breakfast Sandwich: Everything Bagel with sweet black pepper seasoned bacon, white cheddar cheese, and egg.

·         Hazelnut Heartthrob Iced Coffee: Hot or iced coffee blended with sweet caramel, notes of hazelnut, and whole milk.

·         Mixed Berry Beats Dunkin’ Refresher: Strawberry Dragonfruit Dunkin’ Refresher with an extra shot of raspberry flavor.

The first Dunkin’ commercials were created after images of Affleck holding an iced Dunkin’ coffee with a somber expression went viral online. Eagle-eyed viewers started compiling copies of these photos as Affleck went on his daily Dunkin’ run. Now these new commercials edified Dunkin’ with both new and old customers and even a few football fans.

For international corporate presentations, regional chain presentations, educational forums, or keynotes contact: Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions.  His extensive experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator, consultant, brand / product positioning expert, and public speaking will leave success clues for all. For more information visit, FoodserviceSolutions.US or call 1-253-759-7869

No comments:

Post a Comment