Highlights:
  • Insight: Inmar Announces First Half Trends
  • Insight: Kantar Media, CPG digital coupon circulation grows by 23.4% in 1H16, reaching 3.7 billion
  • Association News: Save the Dates! Industry Coupon Conference Scheduled for April 18-20, 2017, Downtown Nashville, TN
  • Coupon Industry Collaborates to Deliver Digital Coupon Standard

Association News: FREE Webinar, Family Codes for Retailers, September 15, 2016, 2PM EDT

The Association of Coupon Professionals provides manufacturers and retailers with education and valued insights to effectively execute coupon promotions from development through settlement. This is accomplished by providing resources to industry professionals on coupon guidelines, new trends, emerging technologies and best practices including forums for coupon education.

ACP Academy, the Education and Training arm of the ACP is planning a webinar.

Title:     Family Codes for Retailers

When:  The Free one-hour webinar is scheduled for:

September 15, 2016,

               2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT, Noon MDT, 11:00AM PDT

 

Webinar description:

The Coupon Industry through its associations and committees (Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute, Joint Industry Coupon Committee, Association of Coupon Professionals and Coupon Information Corporation has identified Family codes as an area of improvement and is collaborating to improve coupon effectiveness, operational efficiencies, and the consumer experience through the utilization of family codes. The objective is to educate industry partners in …

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Insight: Inmar Announces First Half Trends

Traditional paper coupons continue to dominate in terms of distribution despite data showing digital coupons driving exponential redemption relative to distribution volume.
Inmar Inc.’s Promotion Industry Analysis for H1 2016 finds that even as digital coupons are creating a 10x impact in redemption activity relative to share of overall distribution, traditional paper coupons (in the form of Free-standing Inserts or “FSIs”) continue to dominate the industry. FSIs comprised 90.6 percent of the coupons distributed in the first six months of the year while digital coupons (paperless load-to-card and print-at-home) accounted for just 0.6 percent – but garnered 6.7 percent of total …

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Insight: Kantar Media, CPG digital coupon circulation grows by 23.4% in 1H16, reaching 3.7 billion

For digital coupons, dollars circulated, estimated prints, and average face value each grew in the first half of 2016. 

Average face value of digital coupons issued for Consumer Packaged Goods brands increased by 21.2% in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, far outpacing the increase of 0.6% registered by print coupons.

According to new data from Kantar Media, while the face values of print coupons distributed through Free Standing Inserts, SmartSource Coupon Machines and Consumer Magazines was higher than that of digital coupons distributed through Network and Retailer websites, the gap is narrowing.

The number of digital …

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Member’s Corner: RPR Introduces Digital/Mobile Coupons

The world of mobile marketing is growing, and more retailers than ever are taking advantage of this technology to satisfy their convenience-seeking consumers. Note—Mobile coupons differ from ‘Print-at-Home in that they do not manifest as ‘paper’ or other hard copy form.

RPR is very pleased to announce that we are now offering you the ability to provide your consumers with the digital coupons they are asking for. For you, the retailer, you’ll also see an increase in the average basket as well as a higher level of consumer engagement! We currently are providing digital redemption service for Sprouts Farmers Markets.

To enable …

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Member’s Corner: Accuracy Challenge in Receipt Scanning: A three-part series Part 1 Receipt Scanning Fraud and Misredemption

Stephen Marcus, Mobisave

In a recent conference call sponsored by ACP I raised the question of manufacturer’s expectations for accuracy in receipt scanning. I heard one voice say 95%.  Even though it’s only one voice I’ll take that as a consensus because while it sounds like a high hurdle when compared to traditional paper coupons (whisper number is 85%), it is a worthy goal.  So to help reach that goal I’m going to outline some of ways we work to improve accuracy in the hope that our receipt scanning colleagues will do the same. And the end result will be better …

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Insight: Digital Coupons Key to New Product Launches

Shoppers who use digital coupons are more likely than the average shopper to try new products and to continue buying them, according to a newly released study by Quotient Technology Inc. a leader in digital promotions and media. According to the study, “Digital Coupon Redeemer: New Product Adoption,” conducted in partnership with research firm GfK, shoppers who use digital coupons drive almost two times more trial of new products when compared to all shoppers.

“Consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are always looking to increase the odds of success for new brand launches,” said Mir Aamir, President and COO at Quotient. “Our data …

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Insight: Increase Campaign Success Using Analytics

Nelson Rodenmayer, Vice President of Client Marketing, Valassis

In a conversation with a friend and fellow marketer, we reminisced about the old days when an advertising campaign with traditional media — TV, newspaper and radio – could virtually guarantee success through awareness of your “new product” or “great value” to the consumer.  After we wrapped up the “old days” discussion and moved on to today’s world, we pondered the ever-increasing value of data from both traditional and digital media.

The right insight can turn a good marketing campaign into a great campaign.  Yet the sheer amount of data coming at you every …

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Association News: ACP Membership Value Continues to Expand

Coupons are incentives to encourage the use of a particular brand.  It creates a favorable value equation by temporarily making the price attractive. Once the purchase is made all the other brand attributes need to kick in so that the brand delivers on its promise creating a positive experience and value to the consumer.  Hopefully, that positive experience moves the user up the loyalty value scale from purchase with incentive, to purchase at regular price, and from occasional user to loyal user.

The ACP continues to add value to members in particular, and the industry in general with our forums for …

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Association News: Save the Dates! Industry Coupon Conference Scheduled for April 18-20, 2017, Downtown Nashville, TN

The ACP Academy announces that the 2017 Industry Coupon Conference will be held April 18-20, 2017 in Downtown, Nashville, TN.  It returns to the music city, where the ACP held one of its largest conferences in 2012.  The conference planning committee has already begun the preparations for the three day conference which will feature innovation, insight and interaction. Stay tuned for more details.

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Coupon Industry Collaborates to Deliver Digital Coupon Standard

New Standard Enables Manufacturers and Retailers to Accept Digital Coupons with Increased Traceability at Checkout

 

GS1 US and the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) have collaborated to create a standard for paperless couponing. Ratified by information standards organization, GS1, the new GS1 Standard helps retailers identify digital couponing transactions in a cash register transaction log, enabling settlement for retailers.

The standard builds upon previously-established industry best practices for barcode-based paper coupons and helps identify coupons in point-of-sale transactions. Manufacturers, brand owners and retailers can now benefit from enhanced traceability in the redemption of digital coupons at point-of-sale and retailers can more easily …

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Association News: FREE Webinar, Family Codes for Retailers, September 15, 2016, 2PM EDT

The Association of Coupon Professionals provides manufacturers and retailers with education and valued insights to effectively execute coupon promotions from development through settlement. This is accomplished by providing resources to industry professionals on coupon guidelines, new trends, emerging technologies and best practices including forums for coupon education.

ACP Academy, the Education and Training arm of the ACP is planning a webinar.

Title:     Family Codes for Retailers

When:  The Free one-hour webinar is scheduled for:

September 15, 2016,

               2:00 PM EDT, 1:00 PM CDT, Noon MDT, 11:00AM PDT

 

Webinar description:

The Coupon Industry through its associations and committees (Grocery Manufacturers Association, Food …

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Follow ACP on Twitter and LinkedIn! Check out the Member Area of the Website

Follow the ACP in Social Media and use the website as your personal coupon resource:

Twitter – follow us on   Follow @couponpros   to see industry updates on relevant issues , association news and upcoming events
LinkedIn – there is a member group and an industry group to communicate and interact …

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Get Involved! Join an ACP Committee or Task Force

Anyone from an ACP member company can volunteer to serve on a committee or task force. It’s an opportunity to participate in the improvement of the industry while developing new relationships with industry leaders. Most work is done through monthly conference calls and on-line collaboration. You can volunteer to lend …

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Industry Voluntary Guides, Best Practices, Primers and Reports Available from ACP

The ACP is working in collaboration with the leadership of the Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  John Morgan, Executive Director, ACP has joined the JICC committee. GS1US who also participates on the JICC committee recently joined the  ACP. The ACP …

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