The Netflix approach to personalise membership experience

April 25, 2024

You’re likely familiar with Netflix, the giant of entertainment that captivates millions with its engaging content. Did you know that as of 2022, Netflix boasts over 222 million paid subscribers worldwide, making it one of the leading streaming platforms globally? 

Beyond entertainment, Netflix has left an indelible mark on how we consume content, fundamentally altering our viewing habits with its convenience and personalised recommendations. 

According to a survey conducted by HubSpot, 75% of consumers prefer personalised content, highlighting the growing demand for tailored experiences in today’s digital landscape. This phenomenon, commonly referred to as the Netflix Effect, has revolutionised the entertainment industry.

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But what exactly is the Netflix Effect, and how does it relate to membership organisations?

The Netflix Effect encapsulates the unique ability of the streaming giant to deliver tailored experiences to its users through sophisticated personalisation tactics, including the integration of AI algorithms. By analysing user preferences, viewing habits, and feedback, Netflix continually refines its recommendations, ensuring unparalleled user engagement and satisfaction. 


Now, let’s explore how membership organisations can harness the power of the Netflix Effect to elevate their member experiences. Just as Netflix personalises our viewing journeys, membership organisations can leverage similar strategies to foster deeper connections and engagement among their members.

In this article, we’ll delve into the secrets of the Netflix Effect and explore how membership organisations can harness its power to create highly personalised experiences for their members. 

So, what are the key steps to achieving personalisation within membership organisations?

Gamify Onboarding

The initial interaction with your organisation is crucial. According to a study by Gallup, organisations with high employee engagement levels experience 21% greater profitability.

By incorporating gamification elements, such as challenges and rewards, during the onboarding process, you can create a memorable and interactive experience for new members. Whether it’s issuing badges for completing tasks or hosting time-limited quizzes to evoke the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), gamification can enhance engagement and retention from the outset.


Segment and Prioritise

Understanding your members is paramount to delivering personalised experiences. According to a report by Adobe, companies that excel at personalisation generate 50% more leads and have a 36% higher conversion rate. By segmenting your membership base based on factors such as geography, demographics, or organisational-specific criteria, you can tailor your offerings to suit the unique needs and preferences of each group. This targeted approach allows you to prioritise resources and efforts effectively, ensuring maximum impact and satisfaction. 


Gather Feedback

Feedback serves as the lifeblood of membership organisations, providing invaluable insights into member preferences, expectations, and satisfaction levels. According to a survey by Qualtrics, 77% of consumers view brands more favourably if they seek out and apply customer feedback. Regularly soliciting feedback through surveys, discussions, and other channels allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your members’ needs and preferences. Leveraging this feedback, you can refine your offerings, address pain points, and enhance overall member satisfaction. 


Curate Compelling Content

Content is king, and membership organisations must deliver high-quality, relevant content to their members to foster engagement and loyalty. Just as Netflix curates content to match individual tastes, membership organisations should tailor their content offerings to cater to the diverse interests and preferences of their members.

According to a study by Content Marketing Institute, 61% of consumers are more likely to buy from companies that deliver custom content. Whether it’s newsletters, webinars, or exclusive resources, curated content adds value to the membership experience and strengthens member engagement. 


In conclusion, personalising membership experiences is a multifaceted endeavour that requires a strategic and holistic approach. By embracing the principles of the Netflix Effect and implementing personalised strategies tailored to their members’ needs and preferences, membership organisations can cultivate deeper connections, drive engagement, and foster long-term loyalty.

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