The New Norman


Meet Norman

You will have read plenty about ‘the new normal’ now allow me to introduce the New Norman.

TLC Marketing’s Planning team have been sifting through the latest research reports to understand how customer behaviour will be affected after lockdown and more permanently in the long term.

They have wrapped all their findings up into one pen portrait; your new best mate, Norman. Norman represents the average British customer after lockdown; their concerns, changes in their purchasing behaviour, how they shop and where they shop.

One thing we know for certain is that uncertainty will rule. For more than 10 weeks Norman has been at home with restricted access to the outside world and very different circumstances to life as we usually know it. As those restrictions are slowly lifted it is natural that he will still be cautious and won’t be rushing to return to pre-pandemic routines.

Brands too will be adapting and recovering after the storm. Once they recognise Norman’s mindset brands can react. By rewarding him with a choice of rewards to enjoy in the safety of his own home or the option to venture out. It’s all about giving the customer the decision, so they can do what feels most comfortable to them.

We can help brands react by understanding Norman’s new priorities and how rewards can influence post-pandemic behaviour. So, we can work together to create happy customers who favour brands who truly helped and achieve great results for brands in this new landscape.

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About TLC Marketing

TLC Marketing is The Original Rewards Company. Founded in 1954, we are the world leaders in bringing brand stories to life through customer rewards provided by our incredible national networks and brand partnerships. If a brand talks about beautiful hair, we can provide a free haircut with every purchase. Or if they promote a healthy lifestyle we can treat every single customer to a free fitness or wellness session. We call this approach turning brand storytelling into story doing because we know actions speak louder than words.

With offices in 14 markets, we apply storydoing from New York to Sydney offering customers the experiences they love. Working with the biggest brands in the world including McDonald’s, Nestle, Unilever, H&M, Samsung and many more to help them achieve amazing results.