Unless you are in a country where WhatsApp is banned, you will rarely find someone who isn’t using the app for their day-to-day communication. Whether it’s a quick message to be sent to your mother or a meeting location to be shared with your colleague, WhatsApp is your go to app on the phone.
Countless small businesses have thrived for years on direct customer access paving the way to the Direct to Consumer (D2C) model. My childhood memories would be incomplete without the fresh smell of clarified butter (“ghee”) delivered at our doorstep every month by “jethu”, a middle aged man whose name is lost in time. This ghee was made by his wife in her dainty kitchen and he delivered in around his home to customers he acquired purely by word of mouth. Who would have known that decades later small businesses like his could use digital media to directly reach out and engage with customers across the world with a single click?
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” — Charles Darwin.
Like every other morning, this morning as well I groped for my phone with blurry eyes for a few seconds, found it under my pillow (as usual) and tapped on the Instagram icon.
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Any hotelier will agree that simple promotions are no longer sufficient to increase occupancy rates.
Why the sudden change?
Well, it’s not sudden. We’ve been seeing a major shift in the digital marketing strategies used by the hospitality industry in Asia for quite some time now. These strategies have one thing in common: they all place the customer at the forefront.
Why the focus on customer-centric strategies?