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Meet your 2021 Influitive BAMMIE Finalists

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The Influitive Best Advocate Marketing Awards (BAMMIES) bestow the highest honor for trailblazing companies that are leveraging the collective power and influence of their customers to achieve their business goals, and this was yet another year packed with incredible submissions.

Webinar Recap: How Cisco’s Lead Scoring Model Turbocharged its Advocacy Efforts

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Cisco started its customer advocacy program (Cisco Insider Advocates) six years ago and, since then, it has evolved into a vibrant community of customers and partners In fact, Cisco’s advocates aren’t just customers who are in it for rewards.

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Webinar Highlights: How Customer Marketing Drives Organizations into Customer Obsession

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According to Forrester, only 3-6% of B2B organizations are truly “customer-obsessed” in that they embody the right amount of leadership commitment, internal culture and many other key attributes. So, for the vast majority of B2B firms, what’s missing?

How to Leverage the 5 Love Languages to Drive Customer Advocacy

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You have collaborated with your internal stakeholders, received feedback from your top customers, and together with their insight built your customer community—congratulations! Now, all that remains (ha, ha!) is to grow advocacy within your community by showing customers your appreciation.

6 Proven B2B Marketing Strategies and How to Use Them

Bold tactics. Innovative ideas. Thriving revenue growth. Behind every great B2B marketing campaign is an amazing story. Learn the strategies behind six winning B2B marketing campaigns — directly from the marketers that made them. Read the stories now!

Signs of a Customer-Obsessed Company

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What does it take for brands to have thriving customer advocates? Well, the common thread uniting these successful advocacy programs is that the companies driving them are all customer-obsessed. So, what does it actually take to be “customer-obsessed?”

Webinar Recap: How Trimble Viewpoint Built a Thriving Customer Community

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Engaging customers is now more important than ever. Not only do positive experiences help retain your customers, but they also drive net-new growth. Customers who hold a positive view of your company provide powerful endorsements through reviews, stories, and referrals.

How Improv Comedy Has Made Me a Better Community Manager

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When I tell colleagues that I perform improv comedy, I usually get one of the following responses: Blank stare (could be horror, I’m still not entirely clear) Oh cool!

6 Essential Elements of a Budding Advocacy Program

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Written By: Jeni Asaba May 20, 2022 A few weeks back, I chatted with Influitive’s Chief Marketing Officer, Dan Cote, about greenhouses — kind of.

Customer Marketing Summit Recap: Building a Roadmap for a Thriving Program

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According to LinkedIn, “customer marketing manager” was the third fastest growing job title in the United States in 2021. Not only that, but an Influitive study found that 98% of executives consider customer marketing to be either important or very important to their organization’s success.

Content Creation & Curation: The Missing Link Between Sales & Marketing

Speaker: Pam Didner - B2B and Tech Marketing Consultant

Content plays a vital role in creating a symbiotic –– and successful –– relationship and alignment between your sales and marketing teams. Join Pam Didner to learn how to create and curate great content to support your sales and revenue goals!

Supercharging your Community with Customer Advocates

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Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of presenting at CMX Summit 2020, where I explored the convergence of community and customer advocacy.

Creating Engaging Content Experiences within a Virtual Event

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It’s hard to believe that Influitive Live 2020 was already a month ago! Like many other companies, we had to pivot to a virtual event which brought both opportunities and challenges.

Gamification Alone Can’t Modernize Customer Communities

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Customers are hungry for meaningful interactions – both with your brand and with other customers – and community managers need to make the experience simple and painless.

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.

B2B Distribution Roundtable: The Challenges & Solutions of Buying and Selling

Speaker: Jonathan Meyer, Kyle Mitzner & Jacobi Zakrzewski

Join Hawksearch’s Jonathan Meyer as he moderates a roundtable discussion with Bridgeline’s Kyle Mitzner and Luminos Labs’ Jacobi Zakrzewski, where they highlight the challenges and solutions surrounding B2B distribution.

Advocacy Blooms and Business Booms When Customers and Employees Engage

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“Business is booming!” That’s the answer everyone wants to give when asked, “How’s business?” It doesn’t matter the size or type of company you are part of, department you work in, or role you have. That answer—if true—has vast positive implications on an individual and organizational level.

Building and Optimizing a Stellar Customer Journey

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We kicked off this year’s Influitive Live 2020 conference with a hot topic: the customer journey. In his Opening Keynote, Influitive CEO Dan McCall presented this important finding: 84% of customers say that the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services. “A

Creating an engaging, personalized experience with your virtual event

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Influitive Wins 2022 TrustRadius Awards for Best Feature Set and Best Relationship

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At Influitive, everything we say and do is in the eyes of our customers and their best interests.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Influitive Named a G2 Category Leader for Sixteen Consecutive Quarters

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With 2022 now in full swing, customer advocacy, marketing and community management professionals are ready to seize the opportunity and make this the year of the customer. Influitive helps the world’s most customer-obsessed brands turn their customers into loyal advocates.

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Q&A: How Emburse Effectively Plans Content for its Customer Community

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Just how valuable and in-demand are customer communities to today’s B2B businesses?

Creating Moments that Matter for Customers this Holiday Season

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Gone are the days when we wait until after Halloween (at a minimum) to talk about Christmas. Perhaps it’s because we’re all looking for something to celebrate this year. But regardless of the reason, every retailer on the planet is telling us to buy now, plan ahead and be ready for the 2021 holidays.

From Content Creation to ROI: A Day in the Life of a Customer Marketer

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UserTesting is a truly customer-obsessed organization. If their software didn’t give that away, a tool used to modernize customer feedback, then their Influitive-powered advocacy program certainly would!

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Trends Shaping Marketing Data

In Salesforce’s latest Marketing Intelligence Report, hear from 2,500+ global marketers on how they are leading with their data, from business growth to customer satisfaction, data privacy, and more. Get the report now!

Why Growth Marketing Without Customer Marketing is a Bad Decision

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This article originally appeared in the Demand Gen Report’s 2021 State of Growth Marketing Report. — Growth Hacking (aka Growth Marketing) was coined in 2010 by Sean Ellis and further popularized in Andrew Chen’s 2013 blog post: Growth Hacker is the New VP Marketing.

Protected: How Cisco and Influitive Co-Created a Customer Engagement Lead Scoring Model

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There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: How Cisco and Influitive Co-Created a Customer Engagement Lead Scoring Model appeared first on Influitive. Advocacy ROI Advocate Engagement Community Managers Customer Engagement Customer Marketers

5 Key Takeaways from the 2021 Forrester B2B Summit

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Another year, another successful Forrester B2B Summit in the books! Influitive was proud to sponsor this live virtual experience and connect with marketers, customer experience experts, and analysts worldwide.

Setting up Your Developer Marketing Team for Success

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There’s no question that developer marketing and relations requires a unique and multi-faceted strategy just as B2B or B2C customer marketing would. But what strategies and tactics make the most sense to start with and what metrics matter most for measuring success?

The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future

The ultimate value proposition is an impactful buying experience that guides people to the best possible decision. But how do you prepare your sales teams to do that? Read "The Essential Guide to the Buying Experience of the Future" to find out how to empower your customer-facing teams and thrive in modern selling environments.

Q&A: Prioritize Postsale Customer Marketing To Drive Business Value and Growth

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In the most recent installment of our thought leadership webinar series, we had the chance to chat with Laura Ramos, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research about a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Influitive, “Prioritize Postsale Customer Marketing To Drive Business Value and Growth.”

How Nutanix Powers Product Innovation and Customer Engagement with its Advocacy Program

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Your customers have a wealth of knowledge about your product’s ins and outs and ups and downs, but how are you tapping into that knowledge? Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, continually looks for ways to improve its products and services for customers.

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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How Netchex Digitized and Prioritized Virtual Events for its Sponsors

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In 2020, many companies found themselves taking their in-person conferences and events virtual. Netchex, a leading HR payroll software provider, had hosted their Netconnect user conference in-person in New Orleans since 2012 and, after a hiatus in 2019, needed to take their event online.

Roadblocks to Delivering a Competitive Buying Experience

Why are buyer-facing teams struggling and what can be done about it? Bigtincan teamed up with Heinz Marketing in a recent research study to discover the roadblocks revenue-generating teams encounter in preparing buyer-facing teams for today’s market. Click here to learn what you can do today to prepare!

Pairing Human Connection with Technology: How Jamf Builds Genuine Customer Relationships at Scale

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Program managers will often fixate on business objectives and center their programs around achieving them but forget to infuse their personality or take the time to build genuine relationships.

Q&A: How Cisco Creates Customer-Generated Content at Scale

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In today’s noisy digital world, the content that truly stands out is authentic stories and opinions told by your customers. According to Gartner, 70% of consumers today distrust marketers, so customer-generated content is a must when building brand trust and attracting buyers to your brand.

Built with heart: How Blackbaud drives advocacy with empathy and engagement

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In a recent episode of our customer success webinar series, How Blackbaud build a thriving advocate community, I had the opportunity to chat with Tim Newborn, Customer Advocacy and Engagement Manager at Blackbaud.

Influitive’s Key Customer Advocacy Insights: January 2021

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A new year welcomes new opportunities for customer advocacy managers and their community members. From new campaigns, recruitment strategies and new goals to achieve, our customers’ programs have been buzzing with activity this past month.

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Connecting the Consultative Experience

Many B2B businesses have come to believe that there is an asymmetric relationship between the company and its buyers. But what research has discovered is that many of today’s B2B buyers are NOT empowered and they have little interest in being so. Download the eBook to find out why.