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  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Customer] How to Increase Customer Loyalty through B2B Marketing
    Many B2B marketers get so caught up in new lead generation, their marketing and communications to existing customers can fall by the wayside. Now we have more tools to stay in front of our customers, keep them engaged and increase their loyalty. Here are five ways to improve your marketing to your customers. 1.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Customer] The 3 Key Components to Customer Success for Inside Sales
    Recently, it seems that everywhere I look I come across more and more instances of customer service, and it makes me realize how crucial customer experience is when it comes to retaining business. As I started thinking about a strategy for better customer service at our organization, I asked myself, Where do I even start ?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Customer] Understanding Known and Unknown Customers
    Simply put: The Known Universe – is people that we know, they might be customers or they might have signed up to an email list without ever purchasing. Want to make sure these people are not current customers (within your known universe), sure thing, exclude them from your audience. Great! So now we know, phew. Data Management
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Customer] Customer experience and user experience: where they meet
    Although there is a big difference between the customer experience and user experience, both are also related. Many techniques and approaches in customer experience management, customer journey mapping, etc. As a matter of fact, if we want to improve customer experiences we also need to […].
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
    [Customer] 7 Companies Boldly Leading with Customer Stories
    Potential customers distrust nearly all marketing. That’s why prospects considering your products and services need to hear the stories of your happiest customers. And I’m suggesting that you shouldn’t just use customer case studies, you should lead with those customer stories. A few organizations do just that. Microsoft.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Customer] Achieving Omnichannel Customer Loyalty: Tips and Infographic
    It’s as a I wrote in my previous post about customer empowerment. And the reasons are obvious: the multi-channel and multi-device behavior of customers. However, often we tend to focus on just the promotional dimension and forget the omnichannel customer loyalty side of things. Omnichannel customer loyalty and CLV.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Customer Experience Cues From Retail
    by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of Alicia Fiorletta , Senior Editor of  Retail TouchPoints , an online publishing network for retail executives, offering content focused on optimizing the customer experience across all channels. Become customer obsessed. Store nearby! Get 25% off your purchase!
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Customer] Why Customer Experience is the Hot New Thing in Marketing
    “The customer experience is the next competitive battleground.”. It’s old-fashioned, but it works: Be good to your customers. Be good from the first time they encounter you to years after they’ve become your loyal, return customer. You’ve heard of “customer centric” companies, right? And of customer advocates?
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Customer] Are We Getting Customer Experience Wrong?
    While watching the doom metal band, Pallbearer , the other night, I started thinking about customer experience. Well, to be honest, I had been thinking about customer experience — and the lack of clarity we have around the concept of experience — all that day. . When I purchased my ticket, I was a customer of Ticketmaster. And I
  • VISIONEDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Customer] Five Proven Practices for Customer Experience Mapping
    Customers are the most important part of any business, and keeping them happy should be at the top of your list of priorities. If your organization is among those that have created customer experience maps, kudos to you and your team! Many organizations often mistake creating a process map with creating a customer experience map.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Customer] Five tips to turn social media mistakes into customer advocacy
    We read about how to turn happy customers into brand advocates, but what about the unhappy ones? There’s no point in investing time and effort into a brand advocacy program to activate your current customers when you still have detractors focusing on service or product issues that need to be resolved. Sometimes, things go wrong.
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Customer] Arm Your Sales Team with Customer Success Slides
    What examples can she share of current customer successes? Although she''s got a good written customer case study that fits the prospect''s situation, she needs a slide to represent it. Here''s an example: The post Arm Your Sales Team with Customer Success Slides appeared first on Stories That Sell. It''s 9 a.m. What to Include.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Customer Service
    What new things are you doing to make your customers happy? Take some time now to drive value for your customers, and benefit from it all year long. Know your customers. Identify customers who haven’t purchased in six months, and send them an email with a great deal. Get quick access to your loyal customers.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Customer] Email Marketing: 3 simple steps for building customer personas
    In today’s B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I want share the three simple steps for building customer personas Byron shared in his presentation to aid your targeted email marketing efforts. Look to your existing customer data for insight into who buys from you. Step #1. Step #2. Define your primary prospect personas. Step #3.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Customer] Why Customer Experience Is Just Like Gift Buying
    Today we're talking about customer experience and why it can be just like buying a gift, One Size Most Assuredly Does Not Fit All. Today’s consumers are demanding: they have become more unforgiving of a poor customer experience and expect interactions on their desktop and mobile devices to be responsive, intuitive, and easy to use.
  • INFLUITIVE B2B  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Customer] B2B Customer Review Websites: 3 Tips For Blowing Past Competitors
    That’s why Angela Higgins , Manager, Customer Engagement at Code42, made getting high-quality customer reviews a top priority. Code42’s thousands of happy and highly vocal customers are one of our strongest market differentiators,” said Angela. How Code42 Stepped Up Its B2B Customer Review Game. Stand back.
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011
    [Customer] Can You Doctor Customers’ Quotes?
    While customer case studies have many similarities to journalism, they're not. And customers have the chance to review and approve their stories and direct quotes. There's what the customer said. At this point, I've written more than 600 case studies, and interviewed even more customers. It's marketing.
  • PUZZLE MARKETER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Customer] How Social Media and Mobile Technology Impact the Customer Experience [Infographic]
    It’s easy for technology start-ups and web service companies to understand the importance of communicating with customers through channels such as social media and mobile technology. It’s not that face to face interaction with customers is unimportant. They have it ingrained in their DNA.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
    [Customer] Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social
    Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social. We discussed a ton of ideas on how customer services on and off of social need to scale.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Customer] Customer Data Platform Guide Reviews Tools to Build Marketing Databases
    Raab Associates’ new Guide to Customer Data Platforms is now available (click here to buy ). As customers interact across more channels, marketers need to not just meet them in every new location but recognize them and carry on a continuous conversation from one touchpoint to the next. Fair enough. It’s why CDPs are so important.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Customer] Need Content Ideas? Customer Questions FTW!
    We spend so much time thinking about how we can get our customers to buy our product or use our service but we don’t always think about the basic necessities they need to do so. Know what your customers are asking about and give them the answer. If your customers are in the IT world, they are probably on Spiceworks. Forums.
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Customer] The ROI of a Customer
    The post The ROI of a Customer appeared first on Salesfusion. Customer Interaction
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Customer] Hard lessons agency customers need to learn about social media marketing
    Four and a half years ago I was hired into an agency that needed help outlining social media solutions for its customers. For about a year I prepared countless pitches, proposals, and webinars for our agency customers … who bought almost nothing. Some of our most important agency customers were in the transportation industry.
  • HALEY MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Customer] What’s Next in Staffing Customer Experience?
    Every year, we have to incorporate new terminology into our customer service lexicon. How will these new concepts alter your customer service mindset - and your customer experience (CX) strategy - in 2016? Let's take a look at three CX trends: Customer Experience Trend 1: Mobile first moves to the forefront. Omni-channel."
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Customer] Another Idea for Getting No-Go Customers off the Fence
    And year after year since then, I hear the same challenge  from organizations as the main reason they don’t create more case studies. "We can't get customers to agree to do them!". The truth is, you have to sell the idea to the customer. Customer case studies are similar. It’s been 15 years since I wrote my first case study.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Customer] Is Customer Experience The Future of Marketing?
    Time to turn our attention to the biggest challenge in marketing:  focus on the customer and the customer experience. They are going to do this by delivering unequaled customer experience which is what the consumer seeks today.  The post Is Customer Experience The Future of Marketing? That is out the window for me….
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Customer] The Future of CRM is Customer Engagement
    What’s the future of customer relationship management (CRM) and what does it take to create lasting customer engagement? He’s got another book coming out next year from the Harvard Business Press called A Commonwealth of Self-Interest , about business strategies and programs for customer engagement. Both customer-centric.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Customer] Improve Service with a Customer Touch Point Map
    Buyers deal with a great sales person, but delivery is slow, installation sloppy, customer service doesn’t solve problems and/or accounting doesn’t understand what the customer is trying to communicate. Could that describe your level of service to your customers? Lots of customers, many years of touch points.
  • TOMORROW PEOPLE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Customer] Why Customer Experience Should be the Focal Point of a Content Strategy
    4 reasons customer experience is key to content strategy. Customer Experience
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Customer] Happy B2B Customers Can Get You More New Customers
    The process has a few steps: Identify why customers love you. Identify why customers love you. Why do your customers love you? we provide great customer service). Ask your happiest customers why they are so happy with you. To start, make sure that they’re getting top-notch customer service. Just ask.
  • TYPE A COMMUNICATIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Customer] Customer Education: The Secret to Successful Marketing
    In the world of modern marketing, customer. B2B Marketing Content Strategy Customer Journey B2B Buyer Journey Carla Johnson Chuck Frey content marketing Content Marketing Institute Cultivate Communication Ecomagination Energy University GE Indium Joe Pulizzi Schneider Electric Type A Communicationsread more.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Customer] Customer Experience is the Most Critical Part of Marketing Right Now
    89% of marketers expect customer experience to be their primary differentiator, according to Gartner. That means you need to pay extra close attention to the words of our global Modern Marketing experts when they talk about customer experience. Customer ExperienceThat is quite a high number. Read on for specifics.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Customer] I've Discovered a New Class of System: the Customer Data Platform. Causata Is An Example.
    These systems that gather customer data from multiple sources, combine information related to the same individuals, perform predictive analytics on the resulting database, and use the results to guide marketing treatments across multiple channels. Those are something new. Others I haven’t yet written about include Mintigo and Gainsight.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
    [Customer] Emails That Encourage Customer Engagement
    How are you currently engaging your customers? Studies show engaged customers have positive responses to businesses, which translate into higher sales. You want customers to love your brand and go out of their way to buy your product or service. One of the easiest ways to increase customer engagement is through email.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Customer] Pointillist Journey Orchestration Discovers Customer Paths for Itself (Marketing Automation is Doomed, I Tell You)
    usually hedge my bets with this sort of prediction, but will abandon my typical caution because I’m convinced that campaign management and marketing automation are too deeply rooted in the old world of batch list generation to meet today’s need for continuous optimization of customer treatments. This makes things really quick.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Customer] Silverpop Announces Universal Behaviors to Provide Better Cross Channel Customer Experience
    At their annual Amplify conference last week, Silverpop unveiled the culmination of a two year project that conveniently matches the Customer Data Platform (CDP) concept I’ve been describing for the past month. The central database and cross-channel treatments are two of the three capabilities I’ve defined for a Customer Data Platform.
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
    [Customer] Customer Experience, Transformation and Personalization at #MME16
    Thinking about last week’s Oracle Modern Marketing Experience #MME16, there were three themes that stood out to me – Customer Experience, Digital Transformation and Personalization. He discussed disruption, entrepreneurship, advocacy, and custom experience. You need to nurture that relationship.” Main takeaway?
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Customer] Customer Videos 101: How to Score a Killer Sound Bite
    But given a little practice – anyone can elicit uber-happy sound bites from satisfied customers on camera. Here are some guidelines before interviewing your satisfied customers: 1. Your Prep Work: Before conducting an interview, write out open-ended questions that help draw out the customer’s story. Excited?
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Customer] Turn Your Customers Into Marketers
    The idea behind these campaigns is to involve users (whether they be customers, leads or anyone else relevant to your business) by putting them front and center. UGC can help promote trust in your brand by shining the spotlight on what your customers (or even potential customers) have to say about your business. The Rise of UGC.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
    [Customer] 3 Ways to Apply Technology to Enhance Customer Experience
    It’s a standard farewell that tells me, a proud modern marketer, that I’m in good company wanting to take every opportunity to offer consistently stellar customer experiences. Each time I interact with the company, their commitment to optimized customer experience is apparent and palpable. Customer Experience
  • ACT-ON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Customer] How Content Drives a Great Customer Experience (and Profit)
    Welcome to the Age of the Customer. Today, customers have more control over their buyer experience than ever before. Unless your internal teams are aligned, your organization won’t be able to deliver an optimal, engaging customer experience. In fact, buyers that report having great customer experiences are 5.2X
  • INFLUITIVE B2B  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Customer] 7 Referral Program Best Practices For Wooing Customers
    From high-growth startups, to multi-national enterprises, every B2B company wants more customer referrals. Referred customers are 30% more likely to convert than leads generated through other channels , and have a 16% higher life-time value. Well, the good news is your happiest customers want to give you referrals! Download now.
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Customer] 5 Things Your Customers Wish You Knew About Them
    Recently, I stumbled upon a quote that said something to the effect of, “…customers don’t care about your logo, they care about what you do”, and it got me thinking. more customer-centric approach will add value to your business by enabling it to differentiate itself from others who do not offer the same experience.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
    [Customer] Why Customer-Focused Content Should Be A Priority
    Research notes that “[c]ustomer-centric companies are 60% more profitable compared to companies that are not focused on the customer.” The post Why Customer-Focused Content Should Be A Priority appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. There’s a shift happening right before our eyes. Now, businesses must cater fully to their audience.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Customer] Digital transformation, the customer experience and marketing
    Although digital transformation is about much more than customer-facing functions, it’s clear that in many transformation projects, the customer experience is a key driver and catalyst. In more IT-oriented projects, the same goes for the user experience and user adoption. Knowing the […
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
    [Customer] 3 Ways to Create Customer-Driven Content
    Customers are now conditioned to avoid advertisements. Content tailored to the customer’s needs offers brands a new opportunity. The post 3 Ways to Create Customer-Driven Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Traditional marketing does not have the same effect on consumers as it once did. Content Marketing
  • VISIONEDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Customer] Using Customer Lifetime Value to to Improve Marketing Investment Decisions
    The profits generated during the retention phase of a customer relationship are often referred to as customer lifetime value or customer retention equity. Intuitively, we know that Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is an important metric for every company. How do you calculate CLV? 1/1.61). In this case that is 2.56 years.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Customer] Brian Solis on Digital Darwinism and Customer-Centricity
    Blog Connected marketing Customer-centricity Interview Social media marketing Brian Solis customer-centricity Digital Darwinism new consumerism The End of Business As UsualAs you probably know, Brian Solis published a new book a while back, called ‘The End of Business as Usual’.
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Customer] Three Reasons Customer Experience Management Fails – Part II
    Last week we looked at Customer Experience management (CEM) and the three reasons I think we’re doing it wrong. Reason #1 was forgetting that at the beginning, middle and end of all customer experiences is emotion. Plus 81 percent recognize that there is correlation between customer experience and loyalty. Well that’s hopeful.
  • SAZBEAN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Customer] Treat Your Customers Unequally
    Because at the end of the day some customers are more valuable to your company than others. Both segment customers all the time in order to know how to be the most effective in their jobs. Acquiring new customers is much more costly (in both time and money) than retaining current customers. Customer Lifetime Value.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Show Customer Appreciation
    Showing customer appreciation is more important than ever, as customers have more ways to browse and shop than ever before. In-store, online, review sites, and friend recommendations all factor into a customer’s buying decision. Show customers you really appreciate their business! Profile a Customer.
  • ACT-ON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Customer] Tips to Improve Customer Loyalty: Necessity is the Mother of Retention
    My to-do list is clear, and all I have left to do is write a blog post about customer retention. Do they know I’m writing a blog post on customer loyalty? One thing is obvious, the Starbucks marketing team knows a thing or two about customer retention. Instead, use your marketing automation software to improve customer loyalty.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
    [Customer] Use Marketing Automation to Improve Customer Retention
    Roughly 70 percent of businesses report that it’s easier and cheaper to retain customers than it is to find new customers. Customer satisfaction improves brand loyalty, so the easiest way to influence customer retention is by providing excellent customer service. Marketing Automation marketing automation
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Customer] BlueConic User-Driven Marketing Maturity Model: Surprises on the Road to Customer-Centric Marketing
    But the best part of my recent presentation with BlueConic was listening to the voice of someone else’s experience: in this case, the experience of more than 60 BlueConic clients, distilled into a maturity model that traced the stages they passed through on their way to full customer-centric marketing. Coordination later. Segmentation.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
    [Customer] The Battle For Customer Attention
    We receive more marketing messages than we can handle and the battle for customer attention has moved from being mainly about the medium to technology to content. If “content is king,” then customer attention is the “Holy Grail.” And to balance customer needs to be informed, educated and entertained.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Customer] Use Marketing Automation to Understand Your Customers
    One of the greatest advantages of marketing automation software is the ability to gain a complete understanding of the customer. In order to achieve optimal effectiveness with a marketing campaign, having an accurate view of the customer is imperative. Marketing Automation marketing automation
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Customer] My New Book, ‘Attack of the Customers,’ is now available
    Eleven months later,  Attack of the Customers  on sale on Amazon ! Several of the case studies in New Influencers  involved customer attacks in the days when blogs were about all people had to work with. Today, Most customer attacks don’t go viral, but they can be effective even without big numbers.
  • ACT-ON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Customer] Act-On: Powering the Customer Experience
    That’s the proverbial ‘loaded question’, but for now, let’s focus on what can be done to build a high-performing, sustainable marketing department that balances brand awareness, demand generation and customer marketing. Customer Experience. Deliver a great customer experience. Strengthening the customer experience.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Customer] Oracle to Acquire BlueKai Data Management So Marketers Can Personalize Customer Experiences
    As part of our evolving commitment to helping modern marketers enhance all interactions, this acquisition is another step toward the improvement of personalized marketing programs and customer experience. Data can do a lot of helpful services to your business, and to the experience of your customers. Manage evolving data sources.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [Customer] 5 Ways to Create Added Value for Customers
    Added value is an important tactic that can be used by small businesses to acquire and retain customers , increase brand awareness, and differentiate one’s place in the marketplace. Always consider your customers’ perspective. Consistently work to improve customer satisfaction. Don’t know where to start?
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Customer] The Risk of Stripping Down Customer Case Studies
    What about customer case studies? Among my clients and peers, the debate is whether buyers will read longer customer case studies. Still, customer case studies seem to be getting shorter - down to a few paragraphs - because companies believe that buyers don''t want longer stories. In my household, we''re having a newspaper war.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [Customer] Customer-Centric Marketing: Using metaphors in your B2B strategy
    Tweet Who are your customers? While it may be (hopefully) impossible to individually name your customers from memory, marketers need to be extremely familiar with them. They just had to plot out who their customers were. Plotting out and fully understanding your customers’ motivations and needs is difficult.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Customer] Five Signs Your Online Customers May Be Cheating on You
    Posted in Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience eCommerce. But Marketers can use online behavior and web analytics to reveal patterns and warning signs indicative of the type of customer retention issues that lead to “online cheating.” ” The question is, are they? Low Search Engagement.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Customer] Lead Generation: Who knows the customer better – Marketing or Sales?
    The only presentation that ever seemed to rattle her nerves – and just ever so slightly – was the annual presentation to Sales leaders, justifying her upcoming budget (and, perhaps, existence). “We talk to the customer every day…”. We all feel that we have a golden gut to some extent, especially when we’re interacting directly with customers.
  • KAPOST  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
    [Customer] Customer Success and Marketing: 3 Strategies to Improve Customer Retention
    However, companies that invest in and document customer success and marketing strategies are poised to win big. The cost to acquire a new customer remains 5x higher than retaining an existing one. Yet, B2B companies continue to invest in customer acquisition strategies instead of retention. Want more on customer marketing?
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Customer] 10 Ways Customer Stories Help Companies Sell
    We're pleased to present this guest post by Casey Hibbard , customer success story specialist, to kick off the new year. Read on to see all the ways that companies benefit from customer stories. According to research firm Gartner, a potential customer is 2.5 Make sure your teaser is appropriately attractive. ” 3.
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    [Customer] The Small Marketer’s First Steps to a Customer Advocacy Effort
    A few years ago, I delightfully observed as a client started a customer advocacy program. It’s an effort to go beyond one-off case studies and reference calls to engage with customers who are willing to serve as advocates for your products and services in a variety of ways. What’s that, you might ask? Impressive.
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Customer] Customer Service is a Critical Marketing Attribute
    However, there was nothing positive about the experience for Marco and it had several negative repercussions that provide some lessons on what not to do from a marketing and customer service perspective. Don’t treat your customers/clients rudely. Be responsive when customers tell you they have a problem. No exceptions.
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Customer] Misinterpreting Customer Data: Good Data Can’t Save Bad Marketing
    Research shows that businesses effectively using customer analytics enjoy 10.5% year-over-year increase in annual company revenue, increase customer satisfaction by 8.1% purchase history), feedback, and sentiment to maximize the benefits of customer analytics. Customer Experience Trending annually. could not.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Customer] Social media research, customer insight, and the power of the one
    Long before the days of Sysomos, Radian6, or even Facebook, the only way to learn about trends and “sentiment” was to actually poll your customers or go out and talk to them. When I was a marketing director for a large company I led an activity called “Listen to the Customer.” We were stunned. Dig deep.
  • SALESFUSION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Customer] Customers Are a Critical Piece of the Sales Funnel
    The post Customers Are a Critical Piece of the Sales Funnel appeared first on Salesfusion. Customer Interaction
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Customer] Collaborate for the Internet of Customers with 7 Ideas for 2014
    We enjoyed reconnecting with customers, partners and other marketers – less than a month after Eloqua Experience — via the  Compendium booth, Modern Marketing Mixer , and downtown San Francisco. The path to customer-obsessed marketing begins and ends with customer knowledge. Ideas for Marketers to Prepare for 2014.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Customer] Wake Up: Your Customer Does Not Want to Be Your Friend
    Blog Conversion Customer engagement Customer experience Customer relationships Customer service Marketing theory Opinion Sales Social media marketing brand advocates Bryan Eisenberg Chief Customer Officer conversion customer advocate customer experience customer-centricity people-centricity social media
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Customer] Your Role on the Customer Journey
    Specifically, creating a customer journey map – and why you need to take this step. What is the customer journey? The customer journey is the decision-making process through which customers take action. Why you should create a customer journey map: predicting and informing the future. Back to instinct. Visual cues.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Customer] Industrial Content Marketing’s Impact on Customer Experience
    Customer experience — the Holy Grail of customer loyalty and repeat business. Customer experience is [.]. Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Social Media Marketing Customer experience Industrial Marketing Every company wants it, many talk about it but only a few get it right. This is only a content summary.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Customer] Listen to the Voice of the Customer or Stop Doing Business
    In a recent study by MarketTools 34% of executives surveyed stated that they were aware of customers using social media to comment on or complain about their company and/or its products. It seems some executives realize that the voice of the customer is channel-agnostic and consumers use [.]. That’s about one-third of respondents.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Customer] Be human. Your customers will thank you.
    Whether you’re selling coaching or core processors, pet sitting or software, connecting with your customers on a human level is critical to capturing their interest, building strong relationships, and nurturing brand loyalty. Don’t make your product the star of the show, shine the spotlight on your customer. Embrace it.
  • AVITAGE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2015
    [Customer] B2B Customer Content Operations Manifesto
    The custom content business is a difficult business. The need for a business or enterprise level customer content strategy.                 2. The post B2B Customer Content Operations Manifesto appeared first on Avitage. And clients pay dearly for this. Which means you’re left with all the negatives.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
    [Customer] Book Review: Hooked on Customers
    Driving customer advocacy is hard work. If you''re looking for some magic metric or a quick and easy fix to guaranteed success, Bob Thompson’s latest book, Hooked on Customers , is not for you. B2B Growth Strategy
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Customer] 10 ways to use psychology to lure web customers
    This is commonly called a “call to action.&# On my website, you can click to see free materials, download an eBook, watch videos, read case studies, listen to a podcast, read my blog … basically I give people lots of reasons to hang around by providing valuable material that would interest my target customer. Strange but true.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Customer] 10 Customer Experiences You Need To Deliver Today
    The customer experience is your next competitive battleground. You can claim victory by way of this competitive differentiation war by offering the lowest prices or providing a superior, surprising and spectacular customer experience! However, you will always win the customer experience war. Your customers don’t want it.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Customer] 4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers
    Get out your walking shoes, and take a journey with your customers. The first step on that path to success is to start thinking like a customer. Step #1: Walk in your potential customers’ shoes to build a customer journey map. After you’ve gaining a solid understanding, then build your customer journey map.
  • CLOUD POTENTIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
    [Customer] Content Management Company CEO Calls 100 Customers. Learns What Customers Want. Gives It to Them. Revenue Goes Up.
    Customer CentricityFrank Dale is the CEO of. read more.
  • ACSELLERANT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Customer] Capturing the Voice of Your Customer for B2B Video
    The Voice of My Customer has spoken. We can help, AND we can ensure that the resulting stories really resonate because they’re developed using the Voice of Your Customer. Big corporations have marketing people on staff who do nothing but discover and document the Voices of Their Customers. Because CUSTOMERS SELL! They
  • STORIES THAT SELL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Customer] How Customer Case Studies Drive Traffic to Company Sites
    A glowing customer success story is a coveted piece of marketing collateral, but case studies are not always easy to create. If you manage case studies, or write them, you know the challenges: getting a customer to agree, conducting interviews, writing and editing the story, and getting customer signoff. LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • BEYOND  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Customer] B2B and Customer Experience
    Customer experience (CX) has always played a major role in B2C marketing; so why is it that in a B2B scenario, CX is only now taking centre stage, and what are the implications for businesses
  • TOMORROW PEOPLE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Customer] How Website Performance Insights Can Reveal What Your Customers Want
    Standard website metrics can give you a powerful understanding of what your customers really want.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Customer] Gainsight Gives Customer Success Managers a Database of Their Own
    I had a conversation last week with a vendor whose pitch was all about providing execution systems with a shared database that contains a unified view of customer information from all sources. The company is Gainsight (formerly JBara), whose Web site positions it as ”a complete customer success platform”.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
    [Customer] Savvy Speaks: Know Thy Customer
    Marketing is all about knowing your customers – but how do you get this data? Because my whole career has been in B2B I can't stress knowing the customer enough! B2B customers very rarely "happen upon" your product. Current customers are the next best thing. Conduct 20-40 interviews with customers.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
    [Customer] 5 Ways Marketing Automation Builds True Customer Loyalty
    It seems that somewhere along the way, customer loyalty became a forgotten objective of the marketing strategy. We focus on getting customers, and lots of them, through various methods, and often at any cost. But the cost of acquiring a new customer is five to twenty-five times higher than the investment required to keep an […].
  • KAPOST  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
    [Customer] Great B2B Customer Experiences Require Customer-Centric Marketing
    Only 12% of B2B marketers rate themselves as “very effective” at delivering a great customer experience. It’s a finding from the 2016 B2B Customer Experience Benchmark Report from Kapost. It’s important to understand that customer experience is the sum of all of the interactions, not just based on one-off instances of engagement.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Customer] Need New Customers? Get Happy Employees
    Because the role of marketing is to get and keep customers. They build brand ambassadors who reflect positively on the business with each interaction with customers, employees and society at large. That’s how to get and keep customers. The post Need New Customers? Why is this important for marketing strategy?
  • ACT-ON  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Customer] Use Marketing Automation to Keep Customers and Expand Retention
    Increasingly, forward-thinking CMOs are extending its use to orchestrate the entire customer lifecycle, with particular emphasis on customer retention and expansion. As more businesses turn to a subscription-based model, more of their revenue eventually starts coming from existing customers than from signing new prospects.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    [Customer] 4 Ways to really engage your customers on social media
    The good news is that it’s easier than ever to increase customer engagement with videos or engage them in conversation through contests and thoughtfully-worded posts. People want and like a better customer experience, so make sure to give them one if you want to really engage them. Word questions with care. Connect via a social cause.
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
    [Customer] Want to Elevate Your Brand’s Insights? Combine Your Customer Lifecycle and Customer Journey Maps
    Long on a collision course, brand and customer experience (CX) have largely been combined into a single concern, prompting savvy CMOs to grab the reins of brand, marketing, and customer experience efforts to ensure they pull in the same direction and work as a team toward a common goal. Customer Experience Trending
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Tips to Get Social with Your Customer Service
    This also means having an active social presence that can help satisfy customer service needs with real-time responses. If you’re not using social media to assist your customer service needs, or if you’re looking to make improvements, here are 5 tips to get your social customer service off the ground. 1. Play nice.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011
    [Customer] Customer-centricity in a Social World: Redefining the Customer
    Customer-centricity is a term we are using increasingly in marketing lately. Customer-centricity was defined as providing positive consumer experiences for a long time.  Blog Connected marketing Customer-centricity Management Marketing theory customer-centricityNow we define it in a much broader sense: as a strategy [.].
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Customer] Why You Need to Be Hooked on Your Customers
    I just read the brand new book by Bob Thompson: Hooked On Customers: The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies. But I have always understood that it costs 5-10 times as much to find and sell a new customer as it does to get add-on revenue from an existing customer. Customer Service Customer-Centric
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
    [Customer] Finally, the truth about social media and customer engagement
    Brands caught on, flooding the Twittersphere with their own weird idea of customer engagement. ” Counting on a long-term, high customer engagement level on Snapchat (or anywhere) as a business case is foolish because it probably can’t last, and we’re already seeing proof of that. The real story of customer engagement.
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [Customer] Stop Letting Your Customers Talk to Strangers
    Are you a self-starter with an eye for detail, a passion for great customer service and unresolved hostility issues? In our final look at the miserable set of misaligned processes and emotionally empty engagements that pass for customer experience management, it’s time we define a customer communications function once and for all.
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