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How to launch a successful customer advocacy program

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Customer advocacy has come a long way since its inception. Today, the most fervent supporters of customer advocacy report an uptick in both customer loyalty and customer engagement, and a stronger sense of community among their customers.

Creating an engaging, personalized experience with your virtual event

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The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times

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As we start to fall into a routine in this “new normal,” the need for customer engagement and advocacy continues to grow.

The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times

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As we start to fall into a routine in this “new normal,” the need for customer engagement and advocacy continues to grow.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine

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Why can’t a customer advocacy platform be used to drive engagement with prospects?

Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine

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Why can’t a customer advocacy platform be used to drive engagement with prospects?

Virtual Prospecting: Meeting Buyer’s Evolving Expectations

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While there’s no denying that prospecting has changed significantly over the last few months, many of the changes we’re seeing today have been brewing for some time.

Four Key Takeaways from the Forrester SiriusDecisions 2020 Summit

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With that, another Forrester SiriusDecisions Summit is in the books. Influitive was proud to sponsor this virtual summit and connect with marketing, customer success and customer experience professionals from around the world.

Recent Updates to the Influitive Platform

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We’ve been hard at work building new things here at Influitive and we thought it would be good to do a quick review of what we’ve built and what’s been released recently. Let’s jump right in.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Commvault Built a Successful Customer Advocate Community From the Get-Go — Q&A

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Commvault is a recognized leader in data backup and recovery solutions, and winner of the Influitive 2019 BAMMIE award for Best Emerging Advocate Program.

The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design

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Great user experience hinges on your ability to understand how consumers think. It’s all well and good if your product feels intuitive to you, but if your customers don’t feel the same way, they won’t continue using your platform. Involving your user base directly into your design processes is necessary to ensure your product’s user. The post The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design appeared first on Influitive.

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Influitive builds high-level digital events in weeks through its new platform, Virtual EventHub

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Creating an engaging, personalized experience with your virtual event

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Lead Generation Checklist to Get Better Results Now

You spend time, energy, and money to generate demand and get leads. It's how you manage them that makes the difference between success and failure. This checklist gives you an easy way to focus on the most critical tasks to get better results now.

How Commvault Built a Successful Customer Advocate Community From the Get-Go — Q&A

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Commvault is a recognized leader in data backup and recovery solutions, and winner of the Influitive 2019 BAMMIE award for Best Emerging Advocate Program.

5 Tips for B2B Loyalty Programs Inspired by B2C

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Loyalty programs are pretty commonplace with consumer brands but don’t seem to be as prevalent in B2B. This is because the traditional loyalty model of cash incentives doesn’t translate as well to business customers. In B2B, purchase decisions involve more than one stakeholder and your core user is not always the person paying the bill. […]. The post 5 Tips for B2B Loyalty Programs Inspired by B2C appeared first on Influitive. Customer Engagement, Retention & Growth

Q&A with Cisco’s Cristina Melluzzi: Advice From an Award-Winning Advocate Marketer

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In the most recent installment of our customer success webinar series, I had the opportunity to chat with trailblazing advocate marketer Cristina Melluzzi, Global Head of Customer Advocacy and recipient of the 2019 BAMMIE award for Advocate Marketer of the Year. In joining Cisco four years ago, Cristina took a small reference-only program and expanded […]. The post Q&A with Cisco’s Cristina Melluzzi: Advice From an Award-Winning Advocate Marketer appeared first on Influitive.

Take your Network of Brand Advocates Global with Localized Marketing

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The old Dale Carnegie adage is true: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” People thrive on personalization—the feeling that something is special and unique to them—and this is especially true in business. While email blasts tend to go out to thousands of people, The post Take your Network of Brand Advocates Global with Localized Marketing appeared first on Influitive.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Q&A with Cisco’s Cristina Melluzzi: Advice From an Award-Winning Advocate Marketer

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In the most recent installment of our customer success webinar series, I had the opportunity to chat with trailblazing advocate marketer Cristina Melluzzi, Global Head of Customer Advocacy and recipient of the 2019 BAMMIE award for Advocate Marketer of the Year.

The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design

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Great user experience hinges on your ability to understand how consumers think. It’s all well and good if your product feels intuitive to you, but if your customers don’t feel the same way, they won’t continue using your platform. Involving your user base directly into your design processes is necessary to ensure your product’s user […]. The post The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design appeared first on Influitive.

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Virtual Event Options for Influitive Customers

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How to Scientifically Test for Customer Obsession According to Netflix’s Former VP of Product

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You can claim to be customer obsessed. But can you back it up with numbers? Former Netflix VP of Product Gibson Biddle thinks so, and he has a method for delighting customers in hard-to-copy ways that proves it. In his Advocamp 2018 video session, available with the purchase of an ondemand pass, Gibson shared his. The post How to Scientifically Test for Customer Obsession According to Netflix’s Former VP of Product appeared first on Influitive.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

8 Discussion Topics To Help Kick-Start Your Online Community

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Discussions are a critical aspect to the success of any online community. With a platform that allows for one to one interaction with like-minded people, that’s where members truly begin to identify with the community. If a community made up of highly engaged members is a roaring fire, the role of the community manager is. The post 8 Discussion Topics To Help Kick-Start Your Online Community appeared first on Influitive.

Introducing the Customer-Powered Enterprise—A New Model For Unlocking Growth Through Your Customers

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It’s been five years since Influitive published the Advocate Marketing Playbook. Since then, it’s been downloaded over 5,700 times. Hundreds of companies followed those proven plays to achieve success in developing powerful advocate programs. But another interesting evolution happened. We witnessed amazing creativity and innovation as individuals at these companies took the principles of advocate.

Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

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Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect. The post Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange appeared first on Influitive.

How ADP Has Built A Customer-Powered Enterprise (And How You Can, Too!)

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ADP is known throughout the world for their human capital management services. In fact, your paycheck might just have ADP’s name on it. In recent years, the way customers learn about ADP’s services has changed. They now conduct extensive research online and seek recommendations from their peers before they speak with a sales rep.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

7 Steps For Taking Your Organization From Customer-Centric To Customer-Powered

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If you work in B2B, then you probably hear the terms “customer-obsessed,” “customer-centric,” and even “customer-powered” used interchangeably on a day-to-day basis. Rather than merely being buzzwords, the increased usage of this kind of language is a sign of how companies are shifting their priorities to focus on the value they bring to their customers. The post 7 Steps For Taking Your Organization From Customer-Centric To Customer-Powered appeared first on Influitive.

How SAP Concur’s Ellie Wu Attracts Enthusiastic Brand Champions From Day One

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get a request for a reference, guest speaker, or success story. You scan your list, realize it’s incomplete, and jog over to your customer success team to ask, “Hey, know anyone who’d be a great fit?” If that’s you, you’re limiting the quality and diversity of your advocates, The post How SAP Concur’s Ellie Wu Attracts Enthusiastic Brand Champions From Day One appeared first on Influitive.

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5 Advocate Marketing Success Stories All B2B Brands Can Copy

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Every year, we recognize some of the most engaging marketing campaigns through The Best Advocate Marketing Awards. Also known as The BAMMIES, these awards shine a spotlight on B2B companies who are using the enthusiasm of their customers, partners and fans to fuel business growth. Honors are awarded in 10 key categories that recognize creative excellence, innovation.

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4 Ways to Boost Advocate Motivation Through A Rewards Program

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Want to keep your best advocates motivated to engage with your community and promote your brand? The incentives you offer in your advocate community are vital to keeping motivation high. But not all rewards are created equal. Generic gift cards aren’t always the answer. Rather, you need meaningful and memorable rewards to recognize your advocates. Advocate Marketing 101 Rewards and Recognition

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Introducing the Customer-Powered Enterprise—A New Model For Unlocking Growth Through Your Customers

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It’s been five years since Influitive published the Advocate Marketing Playbook. Since then, it’s been downloaded over 5,700 times. Hundreds of companies followed those proven plays to achieve success in developing powerful advocate programs. But another interesting evolution happened. We witnessed amazing creativity and innovation as individuals at these companies took the principles of advocate.