The Wallet Allocation Rule: Winning the Battle for Share is Now Available at Bookstores and Online Retailers Everywhere

Monday, February 09, 2015

Summit, NJThe Wallet Allocation Rule by Timothy L. Keiningham, Lerzan Aksoy and Luke Williams with Alexander J. Buoye is a revolutionary, definitive guide for winning the battle for share of customers' hearts, minds, and wallets. Backed by rock-solid science published in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, this landmark book introduces a new and rigorously tested approach—the Wallet Allocation Rule—that is proven to link to the most important measure of customer loyalty: share of wallet.

Companies currently spend billions of dollars each year measuring and managing metrics like customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Score (NPS) to improve customer loyalty. These metrics, however, have almost no correlation to share of wallet. As a result, the returns on investments designed to improve the customer experience are frequently near zero, even negative. With The Wallet Allocation Rule, managers finally have the missing link to business growth within their grasp—the ability to link their existing metrics to the share of spending that customers allocate to their brands.

  • Learn why improving satisfaction (or NPS) does not improve share.
  • Apply the Wallet Allocation Rule to discover what really drives customer spending.
  • Uncover new metrics that really matter to achieve growth.

By applying the Wallet Allocation Rule, managers get real insight into the money they currently get from their customers, the money available to be earned by them, and what it takes to get it. The Wallet Allocation Rule provides managers with a blueprint for sustainable long-term growth.

About the Authors

TIMOTHY KEININGHAM is Global Chief Strategy Officer at Ipsos Loyalty, a professional services firm dedicated exclusively to customer experience, satisfaction, and loyalty.

LERZAN AKSOY is Professor of Marketing at Fordham University Schools of Business.

LUKE WILLIAMS is Vice President at Ipsos Loyalty, where he leads the day-to-day activity of large-scale research engagements.

ALEXANDER BUOYE is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Fordham University Schools of Business.

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For more information on this news release please contact:

Elen Alexov
Director, Marketing Services
Ipsos in North America
(778) 373-5136

About Ipsos

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With offices in 87 countries, Ipsos delivers insightful expertise across six research specializations: advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, public affairs research, and survey management.

Ipsos researchers assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media and they measure public opinion around the globe.

Ipsos has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1999 and generated global revenues of €1,712,4 million (2 274 M$) in 2013.

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The Wallet Allocation Rule: Winning the Battle for Share is Now Available at Bookstores and Online Retailers Everywhere

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Elen Alexov
Director, Marketing Services,
North America