The Access Development 2016 Year in Review

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 27, 2016 9:34:00 AM

It's hard to believe that another year is already at an end, but the cold weather and snow outside our office are constant reminders that 2017 is just around the corner.

Looking back, 2016 was probably our best year ever. We know, it seems like we say that every year!

But it's true - Access Development experienced more growth and success than ever before. 2016 was just the latest in a steady upward trend for several years in a row now.

So what happened this year that's been so great? Here are just a few highlights from Access' 2016:

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Topics: Employee Discount Programs, Mobile Coupons, Member Benefits, Access Development, customer loyalty

The Access Development 2015 Year in Review

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As 2015 draws to a close, those of us at Access Development wanted to take a moment to say thank you to every one of our clients, partners, and contacts who helped make this year the best one yet. Along with our best wishes to each of you, here’s a brief recap of why 2015 has been so special - and why we think 2016 will be even better.

It was an unprecedented year in our product development, as we introduced five key solutions intended to address specific needs:

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Topics: Employee Discount Programs, Mobile Coupons, Member Benefits, Access Development, customer loyalty

The Illusion of Unlimited PTO & What It Means to You

Posted by Brandon Carter on Aug 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Much has been made in the last 24 hours about Netflix’s new first year maternal/paternal unlimited leave policy. You can find a dozen articles about why it’s amazing, and a dozen more about why it won’t work.

Both are right. But the whole thing is a bit of an illusion. We’ll come back to that shortly.

Netflix’s stance is bold. It’ll attract more talent to their doors, and it’s sure to increase engagement, particularly among female employees. These flexible policies (Netflix also carries an unlimited vacation policy) are incredibly desirable to Millennials, also.

FMLA dictates each company allot a certain amount of time of for new mothers - a policy. Netflix blows past that requirement, and even expands it to dads and adoptive parents - turning that policy into a benefit. That’s big time.

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Topics: Employee Discount Programs, employee engagement, Employee Benefits

The Access Development 2014 Year in Review

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 31, 2014 9:32:00 AM

 

Access turned 30 this year. 

If we were embodied in an individual, we might have spent this year moping around, complaining about how hard it is to recover from parties that end at 2am. Or constantly telling people how 30 "Doesn't really feel all that different."

Instead, we're glad to report that 2014 has been the best in company history.

In keeping with the traditions of the holidays, we wanted to send out an update to our friends and colleagues on what’s been a very eventful 2014. Here are some of our more meaningful highlights from this past year:

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Topics: Employee Discount Programs, Mobile Coupons, Member Benefits, Access Development, customer loyalty

The Customer Engagement Recap – December 5

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 5, 2014 2:35:00 AM

Finish off this week with the news (and news you may have missed) that's going to impact your customers in the coming weeks and months.

In this week's customer engagement recap:

  • Today's Jobs Report Is Just Good News, Period
  • Will Amazon's new private label give Pampers a run for its money?
  • Stagnancy in Your Loyalty Program? Time for a New Perspective
  • Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed
  • Why Employee Discount Programs Work: From One HR Professional to Another
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Topics: Customer Engagement, Employee Discount Programs, Customer Incentives, HR, Discount Programs, Payment Card Rewards, Viewpoints, Weekly Recaps, loyalty programs, customer loyalty, consumer trends

The Customer Engagement Recap – October 10

Posted by Brandon Carter on Oct 9, 2014 11:06:00 PM

 

Finish off this week with the news (and news you may have missed) that's going to impact your customers in the coming weeks and months.

In this week's customer engagement recap:

  • Red Bull Has To Give Everyone Free Money Because It Doesn’t ‘Give You Wings’
  • AT&T to refund $80 million in settlement of mobile cramming case
  • How to Help Employees Win in the New Work/Life Era
  • Consumers are Tired of Jerks; Here's Why That Matters to You
  • 80 Percent Of Female Restaurant Workers Say They've Been Harassed By Customers
  • Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers
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Topics: Customer Engagement, Employee Discount Programs, Customer Incentives, Viewpoints, employee engagement, Weekly Recaps, consumer trends

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