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Real Estate Companies are Increasing Adoption Of Data Analytics


Pointricity Helps Canadian Logistics Leader Achieve Outstanding Employee Satisfaction Levels

Pointricity Helps Canadian Logistics Leader Achieve Outstanding Employee Satisfaction Levels


Day 2 – The EVENT 2023

Technology, Points, Events…. oh my!

Shawn Cheng from #EventProfsBreakShit spoke at a great session on technology trends and their impact on the event industry. Everything from Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Reality, Shawn provided explained how these trends are going to impact the event industry or faze out. Lots of planners were in attendance and he gave practical examples of how these new technologies will help planners create better events.

Tremblant and Music

Our friends from Mont-Tremblant kept attendees entertained with live music and dancing in between sessions. It was great morning and afternoon treat all sung from a ski chair lift!


The EVENT 2023

We are excited to be in Lac-Lemay for The EVENT 2023. Keep checking back over the next couple of days for all the details as Pointricity helps suppliers and planners FLIP THE SWITCH.

Pointricity is here! Come find a Pointricity rep and start collecting points that you can redeem for free stuff.

Step 1 – Find a Pointricity Member

Step 2 – Take a selfie with them

Step 3 – Post the selfie on LinkedIn and tag Pointricity

After that you will be awarded 10 points. Keep checking back for more updates and other places you can collect points


Welcome To Pointricity

Pointricity Welcomes Toronto Audiologist

Pointricity is proud to welcome our newest partner – Audiologist Tracy Saunders from Toronto!

Tracy works with patients to create optimal hearing solutions which have a measurable impact on their lives. She is excited to thank her customers using the Pointricity solution.

For more about Tracy Saunders, Audiologist, email her: tracysaundersaudiology@gmail.com


Is The Great Resignation Easy To Solve?

Can the great resignation be solved through better employee recognition

Is The Great Resignation Easy To Solve?

Show Me The Money Love!

So much has been made about “The Great Resignation” during this pandemic. The pandemic has forced employees to re-evaluate their employment and make some major life changes. Some industries are seeing significant employee churn as people are leaving for new jobs. There are various reasons why this is happening. People are leaving for more money at other jobs, the ability to work 100% from home or the fact that the pandemic has made them re-examine priorities in their life and they are looking for a different work environment. However one of the common themes that constantly comes up is work place culture or environment. This article from the BBC sheds some light on why employees are leaving.

Recognized Employees Will Work Harder and Stay Longer

There are some interesting stats in the BBC article. In April 2021 over 650,000 retailer works quit their job in the US according to the Labor Department. Many workers who left claim they were burnt out, forced to work longer hours with little to no safety measures put in place.

Some employees were asked ‘would they take a pay cut to work for a company that aligns with their values’ and across the board the answer was ‘yes’.

According to a 2019 HR Technologist survey, 63% of employees are very unlikely to look for another job when recognized

63% of employees are unlikely to look elsewhere when recognized

While pay is definitely important so is the culture at the company. Recognizing and rewarding the employees properly when they go above and beyond and put in the extra effort allows you to build a desirable culture and stop the churn. Churn is expensive. It takes six to nine months to on-board someone to be fully effective. The BBC article claims that ‘companies that don’t invest in their people will fall behind’.

Check out how Pointricity can help you recognize, reward and retain your employees and put an end to “The Great Resignation’

See How Pointricity Can Help Retain Employees Use Pointricity to create an employee recognition program

Use Pointricity to create an incredibly effective employee recognition program. The best part about Pointricity is that your employees can collect points in and out of the office, getting to great rewards faster. All thanks to their employer!

Learn More


Keep Your Business Top Of Mind

Keep the relationship active when your business slows down

Keep Your Business Top Of Mind During The Pandemic

Be The Expert

No doubt the past 2 years have been tough on all of us, especially those small businesses that have had to endure the lockdowns. We know it’s tough to run a small business on the best of days, never mind when your are forced to ‘close your doors’ during a pandemic. However, it’s in times of crisis when only the strong survive. It’s important to keep your business top of mind, even when you may not be doing business.

Any relationship is a ‘two-way street’ that requires on-going communication. For a relationship to be strong both parties must get something out of it. A business relationship is no different. To have a successful relationship with your customer(s) it’s vitally important that you keep communication on-going and that both parties are getting benefits out of the relationship, even when you may not be selling a product or service. This has never been more important than during COVID. As business slows down due to lockdowns and health restrictions it is vitally important to the survival of your business that the communication does not slow down.

From the perspective of a thought leader as the ‘go-to-expert’, being a thought leader means to consistently answer the biggest questions on the minds of the target audience on a particular topic. 

Wikipedia Enter Thought Leadership….

You are very good at what you do, right? Whether it’s selling products in a local retail store or a trade like plumbing, electrical or HVAC, or maybe you are a real estate agent. Your success is usually determined by how experienced and knowledgeable you are in your chosen field.

Well, Thought Leadership is sharing your expertise with others. Good thought leadership brings valuable insights to your audience (your customers) that helps them improve their lifestyle or helps them solve a problem. Think Life Hacks. This is usually done in the form of content that you can publish through various channels, both original and shared content. The great news is that this is relatively easy and cost effective to do through the various digital channels available today.

So How Do I Do It?

We know you are busy. Full warning this takes time and effort, but we all know building a business takes work. Success doesn’t come easy and requires hard work.

Content Is King

This is all about content. Whether it’s advice, tips, news or interesting trends happening in your industry, the content you create and share MUST BE HELPFUL TO YOUR AUDIENCE. We will say that again just to make sure… any and all content you create must improve your audience’s lifestyle. How? It must either save them money, make something easier, solve a common problem, make them healthier, make them happier or entertain them. The information must be credible, authentic and truthful. The good news is that it doesn’t all have to be original, written by you. You can mix it up with original content and shared content from other authors and websites. Just make sure you clearly source the content if you share it. If you follow those guidelines, your audience will engage and will look to your brand with trust.

Engage With Multi-Media

Where you create this content, how you distribute the content and what type of content you create really depends on your audience and where they spend the most of their time. The good news is that with a little research and creativity you can easily create a content plan and engage customers. Is your audience mostly on Facebook? Do they use email daily? Are they Tik Tok users or maybe they prefer Instagram? Knowing your audience and matching this against the usage demographics will get you the answer you need.

Here’s a link to get you started

Once you decide on the channel(s) you are going to use it’s time to come up with a strategy and create content. Using a variety of mediums including text, images, video, graphics and animation will provide you with the most flexibility. To help get you here are a few idea starters:


Create a blog or post on your website or social profile with valuable tips, advice, industry trends and news.

The good news is that there are plenty of cost effective platforms to use for blogging including WordPress, Hubspot and Tumblr.

You don’t need to be a technical wiz to use the platforms either. Better yet, social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn will allow you to post long form articles, so you won’t need to set anything up. Again remember to keep the information helpful to your audience and if posting on your social platforms include a link back to your website.

Here’s a link to help you get started.

Email Still Works

Newsflash…. email still works. While there are so many platforms available to consume our digital lifestyles over 99% of consumers still check their email daily. Some up to 20x per day!

Create a monthly email newsletter that you can easily send to current and potential customers with helpful tips, industry news, trends and updates about your product and services.

There are several, easy to use email platforms on the market including MailChimp, Zoho and Constant Contact. You can easily create and send newsletters. Keep in mind, to be compliant with Canadian spam legislation you must get permission from existing and new customers to send them promotional emails.

Here’s more information on starting an email newsletter from Hubspot

Ready For Your Close Up?

Want to get your Hollywood on? While your kids are using TikTok to showcase the latest dance, you can use video to grow your business and stay connected to your customer base.

By simply using your phone or laptop you can record helpful tips, on-job demonstrations, interviews with industry experts or monologues for your audience.

Video is a great way to show your audience your expertise in action. You can also distribute the video across numerous platforms including YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and more. You can even include an informal discussion with other industry experts using the plethora of video conferencing platforms available. If you are feeling really ambitious and after you’ve built a following you can even host live Q&A sessions with your audience allowing them to participate and ask you questions about your craft. WARNING: Make sure you have a following before attempting a live Q&A session, there is nothing worse than throwing a party and no one showing up.

A little camera shy? Use the same strategy, but just through audio episodes and create a podcast.

Here’s more information from Adobe about how to start a Vlog (Video Blog)

Frequency Matters

When you take into account all the different types of content and multiply that by the various platforms, the possibilities are truly endless and can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you have a business to run. Some key advice, start off slow and keep it simple. Build a schedule that will have you posting content on your platform of choice on a regular basis. Frequency matters. There is nothing worse for an audience than stale content, it basically says you don’t care enough about our relationship to finish what you started. So again, start slow and aim for providing at least weekly content updates to keep the audience engaged.

Once the content is live you will have customers leaving comments and thoughts. Make sure you are active and participate in the discussion. Respond to comments, both positive and negative. Always take the high road and even if negative, ask why they disagree. Remember a good relationship takes work and is about open, honest and respectful communication.

What Is They Payoff?

At this time you may be asking ‘So what? What’s the payoff’. When business is slower than normal it’s important to keep your brand top of mind. Implementing a Thought Leadership strategy will do just that. Then when your customer needs your services, you will be top of mind and they will make that important call or email for a quote. Better yet, if you do it really well, they will recommend your product and services to others growing your business exponentially. As the stat indicates, Thought Leadership leads to sales!

Thought leadership keeps the relationship active during business slowdown

Thought leadership can lead directly to sales. Almost 60% of business decision makers said that thought leadership directly led to their awarding of business to an organization.

LinkedIn Marketing Blog, 2018 Email is still a popular marketing channel to grow your business

99% of people check their email every day, some as many as 20 times per day!

OptIn Monster – 2020

If you still have some questions or would like more information feel free to reach out to the team at Pointricity. We’d be more than happy to spend some time with you discussing your needs. It’s free, no obligation. We are here to help businesses grow.