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  • ACT-ON  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015
    [Customer] Dear CMO Part II: Place the Voice-of-the-Customer at the Center of All You Do
    In Part I, “ Dear CMO, Part 1: Why Your Content Misses the Mark ”, we detailed findings and shortcomings in content marketing approaches when it comes to actually securing customers from these investments. This results in investment directed into eye- and click-candy over meaningful engagement with customers themselves.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Customer] Touchpoint and Customer Experience Mapping Made Easy
    Example of retention stage touchpoints “This is the age of the customer”. You need to see the world through your customers’ eyes”.  discovered this customer experience mapping tool a few months ago when it was still in Beta. just want you to work in a more customer-centric and efficient way. You just have to check it out.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Customer] The Future of Social Customer Service: Seamless Customer Experience
    These days,  customer service is ruled by the customer rather than companies; it is the customer who relentlessly determines how he wants to be helped, not the other way around. It’s subsequently extremely important to provide customer service at the right touch point, whether it be on Facebook or on your website.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Customer] The customer has a voice: your business is the audience
    The significantly grown attention for “content marketing” and the “brands as publishers” and storytelling narrative has made marketers look at their customers, prospects, etc. as “audiences” It’s time to look at our businesses as audiences. Content marketing Integrated marketing
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • INFLUITIVE B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    [Customer] 3 Powerful Hidden Benefits of Customer Reviews
    In a webinar with  Uberflip , Vinay Bhagat , Founder & CEO of TrustRadius , shared how your brand can upgrade its sales and marketing by folding  customer reviews  into your campaigns and processes.  . So it used an advocate marketing program to motivate its satisfied customers to take action. Within Here’s a tip: don’t.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Customer] The ROI of a Customer
    The post The ROI of a Customer appeared first on Salesfusion. Customer Interaction
  • 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.
  • 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….
  • 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 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.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Customer] Treat Bad Customer Reviews as Good Friends
    When a customer is disgruntled, the act of solving his problem in a rational and authentic way – which means not hiding the truth – is an excellent opportunity to turn him into the most loyal customer you ever had. Does this mean we should mess up as a strategy? Of course not. You [.].
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012
    [Customer] Ideal Customer Profiles: 5 steps to ensure your lead generation stays on target
    Through developing an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) and updating it at least every six months. Here are the steps to developing an ICP: Identify your five best customers. Identify your five worst customers. Analyze what they have in common: Your worst customers should look completely different than your best. they queried.
  • 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   |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Customer] Putting Customer First in Practice: a Humble Example
    As I mentioned earlier , Kristin wrote a book, “ Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy.” ” Very simply put it’s about how talking to your prospects and customers, asking them the right questions (about their needs) and providing what they need, using buying process roadmaps, leads to revenue.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • AVITAGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Customer] Continuously Acquire Customer Stories, Insights, and Ideas
    If content is the fuel for inbound marketing then customer stories or insights are the active performance enhancing ingredients.  Well-developed messages targeted to address key buyer questions are better understood when contextualized with customer stories. Trying to find stories when you need them is not easy. 
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Customer] Why Empathetic Marketing Can Give Your Customers An Amazing Experience
    In this podcast, Brian talks about how you can provide your customers an amazing experience through the not-so-subtle shift of asking how you can help – instead of telling them how you will help. It ties back to some of the things that I firmly believe in around the customer experience and empathy. Current Marketing Trends  . percent.
  • ACT-ON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
    [Customer] Good, No, GREAT Things Come in Threes: Build a Winning Trio for Customer Success
    Integrate those two and you are moving in the right direction, but add the customer success team into the mix too, and you’ve unleashed the ability to unify communication and engagement across all phases of the customer lifecycle, creating a winning team trifecta. Gone are the Days of “One and Done” Customer Lifecycle Marketing.
  • AVITAGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Customer] Create Customer Content in Multiple Languages
    The requirement to deliver customer content in multiple languages is further evidence of how new realities are introducing new requirements that demand new approaches. The post Create Customer Content in Multiple Languages appeared first on Avitage. Content in multiple languages isn’t new. But that’s exactly the point.
  • 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.
  • I-SCOOP  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
    [Customer] Jeanne Bliss: how to build your customer-driven growth engine
    In 2006 Jeanne Bliss published “Chief Customer Officer: Getting Past Lip Service to Passionate Action“ Since then she has been helping leadership teams and CCOs (Chief Customer Officers) to find their united voice and become customer leaders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
    [Customer] How Branding Can Make or Break The Customer Experience
    Branding is the art of influencing customers’ perceptions. For better or worse, customers use these impressions when interacting with your brand. The post How Branding Can Make or Break The Customer Experience appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy branding customer experience Strategy
  • 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   |  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.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [Customer] Customer-Centric Social Media: What is Your Unique Social Proposition?
    Blog Connected marketing Social media marketing customer-centric ROI social media Unique Selling Point Unique Selling Proposition unique social proposition USPThere is no shortage of acronyms in the marketing jargon. This way, e.g. ROI became Return On Involvement and even Return On Ignorance, just to name one acronym.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AVITAGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Customer] Customer Facing Content as a Conversation
    Start with the Conversation Thinking about customer facing content as a conversation is a helpful starting point. It will help you determine what content to build (topics and […] The post Customer Facing Content as a Conversation appeared first on Avitage. think some deeper distinctions about content can help here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Customer] Online and Offline Marketing Combine for Customer Engagement
    Your customers hang out online but they didn’t turn into robots, so the offline part of your interactions is a must. You gather ideas and pictures from offline events, and you can come up with any article that is valuable for your target audience and attracts more customers to your business. Reached 100,000 customers this month?
  • 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.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Customer] The Payoffs Of Real Customer Centric Marketing
    And while many marketers claim to subscribe to ‘customer centric’ marketing principles, few actually deliver on the promise. For efficient marketing, make sure your conversations put the needs of prospects and customers first. B2B marketers live and die by how effectively they generate quality leads that fill the funnel.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Customer] The Customer Experience Trap
    I really do believe there are six essential customer experience questions that must be answered, after all I wrote a post about it. Augie is more than qualified to express an opinion after all he is […] Author information Joe Ruiz This monthly Social Customer Experience Marketing column is contributed by Joseph Ruiz. In the.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Common Misunderstandings About Social Customer Service
    Social customer service may not be at the top of the priority list for your business. But, can even the smallest companies really risk ignoring their customers? Providing social customer service is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. Most definitely not! Social Media and Workplace Romances.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Customer] How to earn customer loyalty in the age of chat
    “You’ve just become my favorite airline.”   Any business that succeeds in getting a customer to declare love for its brand has just converted an ordinary customer into a loyal customer. As any observer of Super Bowl Sunday knows, brands put a great deal of effort and expense into customer acquisition strategies. What?!
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Customer] Your Customers Are Way More Efficient Than You Are
    In fact, I think there is an excellent business to be built around outsourcing conversations with terrible customer service organizations. All of which leads me to the idea of efficiency, and the widening gap between how companies view it and how customers view it. But customers are viewing efficiency in a much different light.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
    [Customer] How to Optimize the Customer Experience With Behavioral Data (with Scott Sanborn, Lending Club COO & CMO)
    He explains how website function, marketing channels, credit score and operations process factor in to multiple funnels, and discusses how his core team conducts multiple ongoing tests in order to decrease customer acquisition cost and increase satisfaction. Marketing Technology Podcasts big data customer experience data marketing
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
    [Customer] How to Market Smart When You’re Not an IT Expert (featuring Nate Skinner, Chief Customer Officer at Campaign Monitor)
    For marketers, that means an ever-expanding need to work with technology to reach the right customers, with the right message, at the right time. Nate Skinner is the Chief Customer Officer of Campaign Monitor , a simple and elegant email marketing software for business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Customer] 5 Key Principles of Social Customer Service
    Customers are sick and tired of poor customer service. However, the basics of social customer service and CRM aren’t. If you haven’t got traditional customer service right in the first place, providing … Continue Reading. 5 Key Principles of Social Customer Service by Sofie De Beule - Maximize Social Business.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015
    [Customer] 3 Customer Metrics That Will Improve Your Email Marketing
    This is a good starting point, but there are many other types of data that will give you a greater insight into your customers, which will help you market to them more efficiently and effectively. Since these are your most loyal customers, you should not treat them the same as your one-time buyers or churning customers.
  • 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”.
  • 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?
  • CONTENTLY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
    [Customer] The Customer Service Arms Race
    Welcome to the new world of online customer service. At the same time, the meteoric rise of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging services promises a whole new environment and approach to customer service. ” A customer service arms race. Brands chat apps Customer service facebook Featured
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [Customer] Communist Customer Service: 3 Lessons I Learned on My Vacation.
    Which meant no competition, and thus no need to innovate or provide customer service. Below, I’m sharing three major customer lessons I’ve unfortunately learned from my trip to the East shores. ” Yep, there’s that world-famous East German customer service. If only he had done the same for his customers!
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Customer] Social media feedback as customer prophecy
    This is how the power of online customer feedback can work for or against a business at any given moment.  I had not seen my friend or spoken to him about the restaurant. How are you and your customers handling negative reviews?  My wife and I decided to celebrate for no particular reason at a favorite restaurant. When
  • I-SCOOP  |  SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
    [Customer] Customer experience: a Voice Of the Customer wake-up call
    SDL, touting itself as the leader in global customer experience solutions for quite some time now, feels it’s time for a global customer experience (CX) wakeup call. Customer experience Research CX CX failure Nicola Millard response time SDL survey The Global CX Wakeup Call
  • 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.
  • 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
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
    [Customer] Selling to the Challenger Customer
    Several weeks ago, at the CEB Sales and Marketing Summit , I interviewed the authors of The Challenger Customer about what it takes to win big deals today -- especially when they involve multiple decision makers. hope you enjoy the conversation below. Buyer Insights
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Customer] How Event Technology Helps B2B Marketers Increase Customer Engagement [Interview]
    A survey released by Attend and Demand Metric at the end of 2015 revealed that customer engagement remains a top goal for B2B event marketers. Additionally, 63 percent use four or more types of events, such as webinars and conferences, to reach out to their target audiences. HOW CRITICAL IS EVENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO MARKETERS?
  • 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.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Customer] Customer Experience is the Core of Big Data Marketing (with Russell Glass, Head of Products, Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn)
    According to Russell Glass, Head of Products, Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn, “the 10 percent tended to start with the customer. Russell discusses using Big Data in crafting a relevant customer experience and destroying churn rate in this episode of Moneyball for Marketing. Get it wrong and you can do huge damage to your brand.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Customer] Find New Customer Announces Demand Generation using the SCORE Methodology
    ” If that statement defines you and your goal, you want SCORE process from Find New Customers. ” says the President of Find New Customers , Jeff Ogden. It was devised from the work Find New Customers did with many clients in the past few years – where we learn what works best. What do you think?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Customer] New research explodes the status quo of customer service
    In this latest edition you’ll hear about two new apps to help you create content, a list of the worst apps in the world (including the Death Simulator), and some radical new insights into customer service best practices. Radical insights into customer service. The vast implications of customer expectations for response speed.
  • I-SCOOP  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015
    [Customer] Contact center priorities: the dawn of a new age in customer engagement
    Paul Scott is Senior Director, Customer Experience Consulting, at Dimension Data. Contact center Customer engagement Customer experience Customer loyalty Customer service Interviews customer analytics Customer Contact Expo Dimension Data Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Ian Jacbos Kate Legget Paul Scott self-service
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