Why Online Video Matters for Airline Marketing – Skift

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The spread of online video has affected marketing for almost every business-to-consumer industry, but it is particularly important to a commoditized and opaque business such as airlines.“I think that you see more and more content coming from airlines because it’s a unique business with such a big cost structure,” says Corey Evans, who manages sponsorship and community investment for WestJet, the Canadian airline known for its extravagant videos. “Most customers’ attitude to look for the lowest fare, no matter what. When you are in a dead heat with competitors, content could be the differentiating factor. It builds brand awareness and lets people know about how we treat our guests and our corporate social responsibility efforts.”Especially as travelers increasingly use online travel agents or meta search engines where multiple airlines’ prices can be com- pared side-by-side, engaging content could differentiate one from the next.

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BBC – Capital – Why it doesn’t pay to be loyal

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English: A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-323E landing on runway 18C at Schiphol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The price of loyalty is on the rise. Just last week, Delta Airlines became the largest carrier to switch to a frequent flyer programme that issues points based primarily on ticket price, rather than distance flown. It joins similar US programmes run by Southwest and JetBlue Airlines.

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