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

Influitive

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.

B2B Marketers Still Prioritizing Customer Experience & Engagement

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers continue to target multiple key objectives, new research indicates that customer engagement and experience remain at the top of the list. Customer Experience Industry News B2B Marketing customer experience

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

Influitive

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.

Is the Customer Really the Focus of Your Organization?

Vision Edge Marketing

Nearly every organization we speak with believes they’re customer-centric. Work by MarketCulture Strategies , found that “a strong customer-obsessed culture is the single most important driver of future business performance.” Finding a Customer Focus.

9 Award-Winning Customer Advocacy Success Stories

Influitive's annual BAMMIES - Best Advocate Marketing Awards - eBook has been read by 2,000+ savvy marketers and business leaders. In this year’s edition, advocacy leaders from the likes of ADP, Cisco, and Ceridian reveal how to harness the power of advocates to drive growth across every area of an organization.

82% of Marketers Shifting Focus Toward Content and Customer Experiences

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests that they are focusing on refining the customer experience. In turn, most respondents (62%) claimed that they will require a 360-degree, data-driven view of their customers.

Industrial Customer Journey and the Digital Experience

Industrial Marketing Today

Understanding the industrial customer journey is essential to the success of digital marketing with content. Read more The post, %Industrial Customer Journey and the Digital Experience% by %Achinta Mitra% was originally published on %Industrial Marketing Today%.

New exponential publishing drives business growth and revenues

Biznology

How can publishers switch from being disrupted to exponential growth that disrupts others? As publishing turns fully digital, its companies face this existential threat: if you’re not an exponential competitor, you lose. Exponential competitors change business models, products, services, and customer connectivity until they find innovations that scale. How will a publisher drive exponential business growth? Lesson for leaders.

How to Use Big Data to Improve Customer Service

Biznology

Quality customer service focuses on providing exceptional customer experiences. The goal is to convert leads into paying customers, build relationships with them, retain them, and turn them into brand advocates. Centralize Customer Data to Gain Better Insights.

80% of Marketers Believe Their Customers Care About Personalization

KoMarketing Associates

As more marketers turn to customization to provide a more robust customer experience (CX), new research suggests that they are also becoming increasingly aware of the demand for more personalization. Customer Experience Industry News

Report: Marketers Seeing Customers Spend Less Time Reading Emails

KoMarketing Associates

Marketers have relied on email marketing as a way to reach out to their customers for years. Now, new research suggests that they may want to focus on timing their emails more precisely, as customers spend less time reading them.

Take leadership through exponential growth publishing

Biznology

How can publishers take back leadership from the tech giants, Google and Facebook ? Exponential growth publishing switches the paradigm from “corporate-first” to “people-first.” What happens if publishers and media add a powerful “people-first” paradigm that “corporate-first” Google and Facebook find difficult to follow? Publishers win. Customers in connected consumption with their preferred vendors. Lesson for leaders.

Five Ways to Reduce Your Customer Churn Rate

Webbiquity

Given that it can cost five times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing one , almost every business can improve profitability by keeping its customer churn rate (the percentage of people who stop doing business with you, for one reason or another) low.

4 Ways to Increase Customer Engagement

Oracle

It’s the work of finding a market need and plugging it with a product, the search that happens to fill a talent hole on the team, or the sale that converts a lead into a customer. When Gallup studied the subject, it found only 25% of millennials are “fully engaged” customers. Why does customer engagement seem to be falling? The post-meeting and post-purchase periods are notorious for customer disengagement. Customer Experience

7 Tips For Making Your Customer Success Team More Powerful Than Ever, Using Advocacy

Influitive

On Valentine’s Day this year, Nicole Dingley, Director of Customer Success at Wiley—a publishing and education technology company—gave each of her customers a gift card and asked them what it is that they love most about the company and product.

Survey: Connecting with Existing Customers Now ‘Extremely Important’ to Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to bounce back from the impact of COVID-19, new research suggests that they will be turning to both existing customers and new prospects to achieve their strategic goals. Customer Experience Industry News customer experience digital marketing Search Engine Marketing

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Deepening B2B customer relationships with “the funnel beyond the funnel”

Biznology

I’ve long observed that B2B marketers focus too much on lead generation, and not enough on current customer expansion and retention, which is, after all, where the bulk of profits lie. When asked, the typical B2B marketer will say that 80-85% of their effort goes to customer acquisition. In the subscription economy, there is nothing nearly as expensive as a customer that has left you before the first year.

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86% of Marketers Are Making Customer Experience a Top Priority

KoMarketing Associates

Although marketers have a wide array of objectives on their list, new research shows that many would like to make fine-tuning the customer experience a top priority in the coming months. In general, marketers are taking many steps to embed customer insights throughout their organization.

8 Must-have E-commerce Tools to Communicate With Customers

SendX

A consumer journey in 2020 looks more complicated and diverse than ever before – your customers can reach you in a number of ways, through a multitude of channels, and they expect top-notch service on all of them.

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Complete Guide: Why Blogging Increases Customer Engagement

Webbiquity

The term “customer engagement” has become quite a buzzword over time. Customer engagement reflects the amount of a brand’s interaction with its audiences across various touchpoints. 36% publish one post per month or less. Guest post by Kiran Bajpai.

Survey: Most Marketers Planning to Use Customer Journey Maps in the Future

KoMarketing Associates

Predicting the actions that a prospect may take is essential for marketers looking to optimize the customer experience. As a result, more are mapping the customer journey, and new research suggests that this tactic is here to stay.

Self-publishing checklist for indie authors: self publish your book with confidence

ConvertKit

Now it’s time to switch gears and go from writer to publisher/marketer. And while the thought of self-publishing a book used to be exciting, it now feels overwhelming. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to self-publish your book. Your official self-publishing checklist.

45% of Marketers Say Customer Data Platforms are ‘Exceeding’ Expectations

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers collect more data than ever before about their target audiences, new research indicates that they are finally seeing success with their customer data platforms (CDPs).

How exponential growth publishers can accelerate digital wealth

Biznology

There’s a new option with exponential growth publishing. When publishers switch the focus to a people-first digital Earth, interactive two-way publishing will be embedded inside every digital step. Each of the coming transformation processes are expanded immeasurably by exponential growth publishing. Publishers can deliver this widely and scale it worldwide. Some publishers can use this as a strategy to replace Google and Facebook. Lesson for leaders.

60% Find Designing Effective Customer Experience Very Important for Competitive Advantage

KoMarketing Associates

Many marketers already know the importance of designing an effective customer experience to edge out the competition. Marketing to Enhance the Customer Experience. Customer Experience Industry News content marketing customer experience digital marketing

How to Ace Customer Acquisition with Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Customer acquisition is the lifeblood of any business. It’s also extremely competitive and more expensive than ever — customer acquisition cost (CAC) has increased more than 60% in just the past six years. The connection between customer acquisition and content.

How customer-hero stories help you connect better

B2B Lead Generation

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? In this interview, we talk about the power of customer-hero stories to connect emotionally with buyers to facilitate their buying journey. So, making that shift from that to how-the-customer-uses-our-stuff marketing: customer usage marketing or what we in Story Seekers call customer hero marketing. Who do we envision our best customers to be?

The Necessary Marketing Apprenticeship of Customer Success

Oracle

This article was originally published at: [link]. The marketing profession is strengthening its skills in this area and if they are looking for a few more gigs to fill out their resumes, perhaps they can turn their attention to helping out someone in need… Customer Success.

Publishing’s revolutionary breakout: always-on, multi-way connections in shared life spaces

Biznology

Publishing’s plight is clear: continuing today’s publishing platform is a recipe for disaster. Publishing’s current digital and business models will be obsolete. Publishing must find a new bridge to an always-on, multi-way 21 st -century publishing platform. If used by one or more publishers, this will drive new exponential growth publishing. If publishing stands still, it will continue to fall behind and recede into the past.

Only 17% of Marketers Say They Have a Fully Customer-First Approach

KoMarketing Associates

Despite the fact that more marketers are focused on enhancing the customer experience (CX), new research suggests that their organizations do not have personnel dedicated to achieving this primary objective. Marketers and Delivering a Better Customer Experience.

Top Six 2020 Marketing Trends to Improve the Customer Experience and Drive Commercial Value

Oracle

I was honored to be on stage and sharing exclusively with our customers and partners the Top Six 2020 Marketing Trends that every marketer needs to be thinking about in 2020 if they want to be successful in the Experience Economy through improving customer experience and driving commercial value.

Most B2B Marketers ‘Strongly Agree’ in Delivering a Seamless, Consistent Customer Experience

KoMarketing Associates

As B2B marketers look to deliver a more consistent customer experience, new research shows that most agree that it’s becoming a critical differentiator for their company. Customer Experience Industry News B2B Marketing customer experience digital marketing

Customize Your Entry Editor for Newsletters

RebelMouse

In a nutshell, we can customize Entry Editor to allow your writers and editors to seamlessly piece together a newsletter from your existing content. Once you have a custom Entry Editor set up for your newsletters, you simply access the format directly from your hamburger menu (?),

Customer Happiness | 4 Tips to Measure What Truly Matters

Marketo

Do you want happy customers? . No business wants unhappy customers. Repeat business isn’t necessarily a sign of happiness, as proved by the concept of customers as hostages (when customers don’t want to buy from you, but feel like they don’t have a choice.) .

Connected consumption is the new customer experience (CX)

Biznology

When countless products and services become connected, personal customer-vendor relationships will be added. Each task and step will include new people-first automated conversations that replace searching, customer support, shopping, and e-commerce services like Amazon. New abilities to produce universal customer success will produce connected products that make their users as good as the best in the world. Local logistics responds flexibly to customers’ daily lives.

How to Use Content Marketing for Customer Retention

Marketing Insider Group

You probably already know how powerful customer retention can be for your business. Providing real value today and consistently into the future will help you connect with customers on a deeper level. How can you create consistent, long-term value for prospects and loyal customers?

Customer Retention Marketing vs. Customer Acquisition Marketing

Outbound Engine

Why is it that we spend money on customer acquisition marketing when customer retention marketing works so much better? We can all agree that customers are the most important part of any business. After all, without customers, there would be no business! And yet we find ourselves spending most of our marketing dollars on finding new customers instead of nurturing the ones we already have. Customer retention marketing stats.

9 Product Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Customer Base

Marketing Insider Group

All four brands mentioned above understand the importance of customer-centricity. They know how to keep their focus on the customer and follow sound product marketing principles for success. Leverage Your Current Customer Base. Listen to Your Customers.

Families of devices multiply publisher’s powers to control the world

Biznology

Customers are taken to a corporate-first future where vendors run the world and capture its wealth. Publishers have lost advertising revenues, content displays, and leadership. But what if they use exponential growth publishing to flip control, put people at the top, and give them the power to run a digital Earth as if it were one device—by using their devices in a new way, as a “family of devices.”. Lesson for leaders.

Content Distribution: Why Writing and Publishing Content Alone is Not Enough

DivvyHQ

If you publish it, they will come. This is certainly not the case these days. One of the most essential ingredients in your content marketing toolbox is an effective method to distribute your content, post-creation. Need some pointers? Read on.