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March 12, 2024

FG276: It’s all about trust!

Volume 17, Edition 3

Establishing and Sustaining Customer Trust

Trust plays a critical role in today’s competitive business landscape. Marketers who prioritize transparency, consistency, and authentic engagement are better positioned to cultivate long-term trust, leading to increased customer loyalty, and continued success.
Here are three key strategies for marketers to establish and sustain customer trust:
  • Transparency is a foundational element as it builds credibility and fosters a sense of honesty and openness. Marketers are encouraged to openly communicate about products or services, providing clear information to consumers.
  • The consistency between marketing messages and actual brand behavior is imperative. To build trust, marketers must ensure that communicated promises align with the real customer experiences. Consistently delivering on these promises over time will enhance reliability and strengthen the customer-brand relationship.
  • Authentic engagement with customers to ensure that their needs are prioritized over aggressive sales tactics is key. By genuinely understanding and addressing customer concerns, marketers can establish meaningful connections that go beyond transactional relationships.

Love Your (Northern) Neighbor

Zenergy Communications is a proudly Canadian MARCOM agency but our expertise spans far beyond our national borders. Whether you’re an American business looking to ramp up your MARCOM strategy or want to expand your presence to Canada, you don’t need to look further than your own backyard! Look North and discover all that we have to offer while taking advantage of the lower exchange rate.
Learn why US companies are turning their focus to their northern neighbors for marketing and communications expertise.

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” 
– Ernest Hemingway
Leveraging Social Media
Despite variations in usage times and preferred platforms across demographics, it’s evident that social media provides brands with unparalleled chances to directly engage with and captivate their audiences.
Social media platforms were originally designed to promote engagement, initially targeting individuals. However, this concept is equally effective for brands seeking to interact with customers.
DYK that Zenergy offers a series of social media training?
Our social media sessions include:
  • Foundations and Fundamentals
  • Best Practices
  • Optimization and Engagement
  • LinkedIn for Professionals
All sessions offer employees insights, strategies, and best practices to optimize their social media presence, enhance brand visibility, and drive meaningful engagement with their target audience.
#inspIRe: Setting Expectations
Setting expectations is crucial for investors. Ensure they understand what they are investing in, your company’s gameplan and the potential associated benefits and risks.
By being transparent within regulatory constraints and engaging with investors through various channels, companies can build and sustain positive investor relationships. Stay tuned for more tips, advice, and wisdom from our IR team each month.

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#FGStory: Shape Shifting Fabric
MIT is pioneering a project aimed at creating shape-shifting fabrics applicable to various uses, ranging from medical devices to everyday apparel and utility tools such as tarps and nets. The venture has successfully resulted in the development of a prototype known as FibeRobo, a programmable, actuating fiber that transforms without relying on embedded sensors or other rigid components.
The finished product is particularly impressive! With a cost 60 times lower than comparable shape-changing fabrics, the fiber can contract by 25% of its original size, responding to heat – envision a self-constricting compression sleeve ideal for sports or exercise. Alternatively, for applications where skin safety is less critical, the fiber can shrink by 40% of its total size, offering possibilities like an auto-compressing tarp securing goods on a pallet. This project showcases a cost-effective and versatile solution for creating dynamic textiles with diverse practical applications.

#ProInsight

“Time on hiring is time well spent. Over my 20+ years as a business owner, I can say with confidence that this is the absolute truth. Hiring isn’t just about skills; skills can be learned. It’s about bringing on the right employees who align with your company’s vision and values. In order to identify these types of people, it’s important to ask the right questions and I think Gaurav Dhillon hit the nail on the head with these four: https://lnkd.in/gBghCbHS
Linda Farha
President, Zenergy Communications
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