April 19, 2024

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The Update: Walgreens omnichannel experience

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>> LUKE KIGEL: We are on a transformation journey, advertising and marketing at Walgreens,

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which honestly is really portion of a firm transformation toward digitization.

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It’s grounded in the comprehending of the transforming needs

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and expectations of buyers,

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and really evolving from a pharmacy retailer who has a electronic giving,

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to turning out to be a true omni-channel practical experience platform

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that is made to meet the needs of our purchaser, where and when they have to have it.

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>> LAWRENCE COLE: In today’s episode of The Update, I’ll be talking with Luke Kigel

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about how Walgreens has transformed their advertising and marketing approach

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to concentrate on their prospects, relatively than certain channels, to improve their organization.

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What did your advertising and marketing approach glance like at the beginning of 2020,

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and how has the pandemic changed that?

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>> LUKE: From a messaging perspective, we were being targeted on approaches of sharing

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that we’re conference buyers on their phrases.

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Consumers are hunting for the flexibility to store when and how they want.

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Regardless of whether it be in retailer, whether it be on line,

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again that notion of omni-channel, bodily, electronic.

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The purchaser doesn’t care.

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We have to have to provide an overall practical experience that is protected, that is practical, and, quite frankly,

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that is what folks have relied on Walgreens for for much more than a hundred several years.

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We also pivoted our broader advertising and marketing initiatives toward electronic

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to most effective have interaction buyers, as folks were being altering to their new typical.

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We are all living really, really distinctive lives with shelter-in-spot,

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so our job was to decide and uncover the best way to basically get to buyers in

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that new typical and provide them suitable experiences.

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>> LAWRENCE: Conference consumers’ needs in the instant is crucial.

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How are you combining what you know about your prospects

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and their needs with Google’s neighborhood strategies?

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>> LUKE: We have over nine,000 shops.

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80{46dd52bca0123ad67b2d1222819e83fd0a56e45ca5068239f05f0c514f1e20f9} of the region lives in just five miles of a Walgreens.

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We are genuinely, genuinely neighborhood to most people.

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And with neighborhood strategies, we’re ready to fully grasp the have to have in a instant,

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and really meet the purchaser in that “I have to have it proper now” instant.

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Perhaps just one of the most remarkable matters is form of where we’re headed.

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With over a hundred million Equilibrium Rewards users,

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our means to put these matters with each other and combine them into

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what we’re performing in neighborhood strategies is really going to accelerate our capacity

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and, again, enable us to provide an even better practical experience

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and meet the needs of our prospects.

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>> LAWRENCE: Last of all, what does long run electronic investment decision glance like for Walgreens?

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>> LUKE: So it’s significantly less about, are you shifting from traditional and transferring it into electronic,

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and it’s much more about comprehending what it is you might be performing in electronic

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that is much more productive, and what is driving your ROI

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and where’s that contribution coming from in phrases of the enhanced benefit.

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And, quite frankly, it’s all about how you deploy your knowledge.

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It’s much more about comprehending that, and then taking these rules

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and implementing them to what you do traditional,

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and basically, digitizing your traditional ecosystem, if you will.

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And again, you can not do that on your personal:

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a) it can take a village, and,

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b) it’s really about evolving the market in totality,

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and we want to be at the forefront of pushing that ahead.

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And we are, and we proceed to glance for associates to assistance us travel that.