Is the Customer Really the Focus of Your Organization?

Measure Up 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.

Advocacy Insights Inside Salesforce Deepen Customer Relationships

Influitive

The post Advocacy Insights Inside Salesforce Deepen Customer Relationships appeared first on Influitive. Advocacy ROI Customer Engagement Customer Marketers Customer Success Teams Marketing Leaders Sales Professionals

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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.

Gamification Alone Can’t Modernize Customer Communities

Influitive

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 post Gamification Alone Can’t Modernize Customer Communities appeared first on Influitive.

How to Drive Revenue Through Retention Marketing & Sales Enablement

Speaker: Ruth Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy

In a pandemic, it’s more important than ever to focus on retaining and expanding current customers. So, how can sales and marketing support the retention effort? Join Ruth Stevens as she dives into this fast-paced session and reviews the 7 key strategies for current customer marketing, to enable sales and expand customer value.

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.

The Perfect Customer Marketer Job Description

Influitive

Customer marketing is on the rise. According to Koyne Marketing’s 2017 State of Customer Marketing Report, 93% of organizations agree that customer marketing is important or very important to their revenue, and more than two-thirds are planning to boost their investment in customer marketing over the next year.

9 Emails for Customer Appreciation to Increase Customer Loyalty

SendX

But beyond brand awareness, product promotion and recovering abandoned carts, email marketing is an effective channel for customer appreciation and retention. Keeping an existing customer is significantly more cost-effective than trying to attract new ones.

Building and Optimizing a Stellar Customer Journey

Influitive

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

Four Ways to Provide Effective Customer Service for B2B Customers

Webbiquity

Providing excellent customer service is essential for all businesses, but B2B customer service is very different from B2C. In general, B2B customers make up a smaller customer base and tend to need more attention, since their issues are typically more complex and their account value is much larger compared to B2C customers. Here are four specific ways B2B firms can optimize their approach to customer service. By David Gutierrez.

SaaSOptics SaaS Metrics Template

Download this template that includes calculations, formulas, definitions and a customizable dashboard. The template includes subscription momentum metrics (ARR, customer count, avg. ARR), churn and retention metrics, and customer lifetime value metrics.

How Marketing Strategy Helps To Engage With Loyal Customers

Webbiquity

According to Forbes , it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing client. Understanding and fulfilling your existing customers’ expectations will help you build a loyal base of customers. Companies that are focused on building and maintaining a loyal customer base, and actively engage with customers, are more successful. A well-executed customer engagement strategy can foster brand growth and loyal customers.

How Ceridian uses its advocate program to coach and mentor customers — Q&A

Influitive

The post How Ceridian uses its advocate program to coach and mentor customers — Q&A appeared first on Influitive. Customer References Customer Success Customer Success Teams Q&A

Four Best Practices for Customer Retention

Webbiquity

Customers are the reason your company either fails or thrives. According to Bain & Company , it costs a business seven times more to obtain a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. By retaining your customers, you also build your revenue base faster and more effectively. That’s why customer service plays such a large role in market success, and why companies with excellent customer service are often the ones that thrive.

Three Golden Rules for Optimizing Customer Experience

Webbiquity

It’s the customer experience (CX) people have when doing business with you. According to Gartner , “Providing a better customer experience (CX) is no longer just a competitive advantage; it’s a matter of survival. CX encompasses the full range of customer impressions and touch points: your pricing, the quality and reliability of your product, ease of doing business with you, ease of finding how-to information, and of course the quality of your customer service.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

The Art Of Asking For A Customer Reference

Influitive

Evaluations are done, sales reps are in closing mode, and all that stands in the way of a killer three months are a few customer references. Asking for a customer reference. The scenario: it’s nearing the end of the quarter, and your sales team is within reach of their number. Panic time? Of course not.

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

Influitive

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 New Loyal Customer

Modern Marketing

What makes a loyal customer nowadays? You can no longer say that it is just a satisfied customer or even a repeat customer. After all, if another option becomes more convenient, a customer will just as soon drop you and go with them. Signs of True Customer Loyalty. Really, you are looking for a lifetime of customer value. You want customers loyal to you and always coming back, but not only that. Customer Experience Oracle Marketing Cloud

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.

How You Can Triple Your Results With a More Personalized, Empathetic Approach

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO and Founder of markempa

Marketing and sales feel pretty tricky right now. What worked before now feels out of touch, but have you made plans for how you'll continue to move forward? You've likely tried everything: expert recommendations, best practices, the latest tools, and automation. But your results are falling short. Here's the thing: All the automation tools, best practices, data analytics won't help get better results now until you master empathizing with your customers. In this webinar, you'll learn how to go beyond rational-logic based sales/marketing and adjust your sales enablement strategy to better understand how buyers feel so that you can connect and help them on their journey.

How Rosetta Stone’s Customer Retention Skyrocketed By 58% With A Customer Advocacy Program

Influitive

Going where no company has gone before: finding a scalable way to boost customer retention Rosetta Stone, the leading provider of language-learning software, has been helping learners around the world master new languages for more than 25 years. In addition to learners at home, Rosetta Stone also serves educators and global businesses to help upskill.

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. With so many channels available to interact with customers, it has become a measure of the ongoing practice of brands anticipating their customers’ needs and keeping in touch with them. 57% of businesses have acquired customers through blogging.

What Is Customer Marketing?

Act-On

B2B marketers are focusing more and more on making sure their customers are successful after they’ve signed the contract and started using your product or service. First, successful customers are happy customers and their more likely to renew with you. The second reason is that successful, happy customers are also great advocates for your brand. They’re your customers who are willing to advocate for your brand, your company, your solution, your people.

5 Things to Consider When Rethinking Your Customer Experience

Marketing Insider Group

But since the start of COVID-19, customers have gained even more of an upper hand. As an entrepreneur, CEO, or executive, you should look at this new wave of customer as both an opportunity and a challenge. Centralize all your customer-related data.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

The Battle For Customers

Modern Marketing

It is about history, though—the history of business and how it tends to view customers. This article calls for a reorientation of marketing’s mission so that it can begin focusing on working with a company’s existing customers in a similar way that it focuses today on buyers and prospects. In other words, cover the complete lifecycle of a customer, providing them with the guidance they need to make the best decisions at each step of their journey.

How To Create “Moments That Matter” With Your Customers

Influitive

I walked into an all-day meeting back in February, and on one of the tables I saw a piece of notebook paper with my name and a heart written on it. To the side of the paper was a Starbucks tea (I abhor coffee) and a bottle of water.

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.

The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design

Influitive

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. The post The 5 Stages of Customer Centric Design appeared first on Influitive. AdvocateHub Best Practices Customer Centric Customer Engagement, Retention & Growth Developer Relations Product DevelopmentGreat user experience hinges on your ability to understand how consumers think.

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What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

Revealing the Why Behind Poor Customer Experience

Measure Up Marketing

A study by Forrester found that companies committed to customer experience (CX) have higher brand awareness, higher average order value, higher customer retention, higher return on spending, and higher customer satisfaction rates. So, when customer experience goes awry it can be extremely detrimental. In fact, Vision Critical estimates the overall impact of bad customer experiences in the United States alone is more than $537 billion per year.

Empathy and the Customer Experience

Modern Marketing

I delivered a talk about empathy at Oracle’s recent Modern Customer Experience (ModernCX) conference. In the talk I described how we in North America SaaS Customer Success are building out an enablement program for Customer Success Managers (CSM) that will be fueled by empathetic inputs. Also, the program needs to consider how it will eventually play out in front of customers (the ultimate beneficiaries of the program), even indirectly. Customer Experience

It's all About Customer Success

Modern Marketing

It refers to a broad array of touchpoints and building blocks that will transform how the world experiences Oracle, from product to brand—including our look and feel, interaction design, UI platform, website, and customer stories. Oracle is moving from being a product-based company to being a service provider hyper-focused on customer success. In fact, all of the new things you’ll see at Oracle OpenWorld are about elevating customer success.

Ten tips for customer reactivation

Biznology

Are you looking for the best ways to reactivate dormant customers and reduce churn? Consider which of these may be the most applicable to your business, your customers, and your objectives. The longer a customer is inactive, the more likely an eventual defection. But you can take this principle a step further if you examine customer behavior patterns to predict inactivity before it even starts. Segment your dormant customers, and treat them differently.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.

The Relationship Between Customer Engagement, Loyalty And Revenue

Influitive

Marketers know that finding ways to increase customer engagement is good for the bottom line. Customer engagement is highly correlated to customer loyalty ,” says Aimee Lucas , Customer Experience Transformist and VP at the Temkin Group , a customer experience research and consulting firm. That’s because loyal customers are more likely to buy again, and buy more than before. “We Loyal customers draw in more customers.