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HOW DOES CARREFOUR PERSONALIZE ITS DIGITAL FLYERS? / YVES PUGET LSA 19 JANUARY 2023
To provide offers to each customer based on their needs and wants, Carrefour has created a personalized digital flyer. Deep dive.
“We want to say yes to all our customers,” says Frédéric Preslot, Carrefour’s operational marketing director.
That is to say, “yes” to those customers who no longer want to receive flyers in their mailbox and “yes” to those who still want promotions but are looking for alternatives to paper and “yes” to those who still need paper, even if it means sending them the flyer by mail. “We will not leave anyone by the side of the road”. Our approach to gradually reduce printed flyers, which launched more than 18 months ago was not aimed at paper, but at reducing waste. Our objective is to reduce the number of paper catalogues by 40% in 2023 and then 80% by 2024!”
Today, the retailer distributes approximately 20 million copies every week in France. So how will this be achieved?
“The basis for all of our communication action plan is based on an equation (number of people exposed x %awareness x %relevance x %persuasive intensity) of the effectiveness of promotional communication. This is the number of people exposed to the flyer multiplied by the number of people who will perceive it multiplied by the number of people who find it relevant multiplied by the persuasive intensity,” explains Frédéric Preslot. Before continuing: “To maximize the effectiveness of our promotional communications, we must expose the most people, maximize the number of those who see the message, and ensure that they find the offer relevant and powerful enough to be attractive. In summary, if one factor of this equation falls to zero, it is the efficiency of the entire chain that falls to zero.”