Why B2B Marketing Content Must Be Customer-Centric

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While many forward-thinking B2B marketers aim for customer-centricity, according to a recent study commissioned by Squiz, many brands still have much work to do. How best to focus your B2B marketing on customer experience?

Defining Modern Customer Experience

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April 17, 2018 by Carla Johnson I spent last week at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience conference in Chicago. The post Defining Modern Customer Experience appeared first on Type A Communications. Creativity Customer Experience Marketing

Understanding How, When and Why Customers Buy

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March 8, 2018 By Carla Johnson Just because two customers are close in age, live in big cities and earn similar incomes doesn’t mean they spend the same way. Despite what they have in common, they could be very different customers once we dig into the details.

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Empathy, Web & People: Improving The B2B Customer Experience

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It seems at times that many B2B organizations have made it so complex and uncomfortable to work with that customers are forced to find an alternative even if their current provider offers a better product or solution.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are more sophisticated than ever before, from the customers’ initial discovery, to the moment they commit to buy. With information at their fingertips, the chances are that potential customers have already met you, judged you and have a firm impression on your company and products.

How (and Why) Customer Success is Different from Customer Support

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When all of a sudden your customer support team was now called your customer, or client, success team? What follows is an edited version of our conversation, with key takeaways that capture what Luke believes to be the crucial elements of building 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.

What Is Customer Marketing?

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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.

4 Ways Branding Contributes to the Customer Experience

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April 12, 2018 by Sam Holzman In today’s digital age, the customer has more power than ever before—and marketers are taking notice. In fact, a recent study found that 83% of marketers think customer experience is more central to their role than it was five years ago (source).

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Instead of finding customers with mass advertising and email blasts, marketers must now focus on being found and learn to build continuous relationships with buyers.

Want More Profits? Focus on Your Best and Worst Customers

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Does your customer management strategy need an upgrade? Super customers can 16x your profits - and so can firing your "super awful" customers. Customer Marketing customer lifetime value customer management customer marketing

The case for customer reactivation

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As marketing advances, most professionals are well aware by now of the importance of retention and reactivation in optimizing the value of the customer base. Retaining an additional 2% of customers has the same effect as cutting costs 10% ( Davidow and Malone , The Virtual Corporation ).

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Customer experience enemy #1: the org chart

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It’s always possible to have a bad digital customer experience if you lack the skills or investment to create one. A consultant friend recently asked me to put together a questionnaire for a discovery workshop on digital customer experience. How do you gather customer feedback?

Demand Gen Marketing – Get Customers, Keep Customers

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The same principles and practices for demand gen marketing (segmenting, scoring, and nurturing) have just as much to offer customer marketing; and are especially instrumental in B2B marketing. Customer Marketing Demand & Lead Generation

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5 “Digital Breadcrumbs” Customers Leave for You to Follow

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Marketers are constantly working to provide a more engaging, authentic, and compelling customer experience — and for good reason. Eighty-six percent of buyers say they’ll pay more for a better customer experience, according to Forbes magazine. 1: Why customers stop purchasing.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. The single biggest issue for B2B growth is effective lead generation: increasing lead quality and quantity.

How (and Why) Customer Success is Different from Customer Support

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When all of a sudden your customer support team was now called your customer, or client, success team? What follows is an edited version of our conversation, with key takeaways that capture what Luke believes to be the crucial elements of building customer success.

State of Customer Data Platforms in Europe

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The Customer Data Platform Institute will be launching its European branch later this month with a series of presentations in London, Amsterdam and Hamburg. market is ahead of Europeans on marketing technology in general and customer data management in particular.

Boost Customer Engagement by Building Trust in Your Content

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Do customers trust your brand? Use these 4 powerful strategies to transform average interactions into ones that build customer engagement and trust. Content Marketing Customer Marketing content marketing customer content customer engagement customer lifecycle customer marketing

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Customer Lifecycle Optimization: Why It Matters And How To Improve It

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Customer lifecycle optimization is thinking of your sales funnel as a whole, not just disparate parts. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer lifecycle customer lifecycle optimization customer marketing

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

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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.

The 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

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The emergence and spread of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has dramatically changed the game for both B2B vendors and customers. But it also means a dramatic leap in customer expectations. Professional customers (i.e., Customer Service Management Tools.

The Perfect Customer Marketer Job Description

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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.

Creating the Connected Customer Experience

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Consumers and customers are empowered with more information than ever. Customer Experience Carla Johnson Digital Customer Experience Mobile Customer Experience Salesforce Type A Communications

5 Customer Care Philosophies You Should Learn from Jeff Bezos

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April 5, 2018 by Jason Grills According to a recent study, Amazon.com tops the list of best companies for customer support chat facilities! Million of customers are satisfied with Amazon’s support team. Customer Experience

The Multidimensional Customer: Building Experiences from the Outside In

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And while businesses keep gathering bigger and bigger data, customers feel brutally frustrated with how brands interact with them. January 25, 2018 by Carla Johnson When, where, why and how do people spend money?

This is What Customer-Centric Marketing Really Looks Like

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Customer experience is a top priority for many companies. See how to create marketing that puts the customer first. That’s true customer-centric marketing. Advocacy & Loyalty Customer Marketing customer centric marketing customer marketing expand marketing

3 Things Customers Expect from Your Videos for Customer Support

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Most customers share these sentiments and with the ubiquity of instant customer service options from live-chat to SMS, email, voice, and social, customers have been trained to expect things to just work and if they don’t, they want immediate, seamless support.

Five Customer Experience Challenges That Must Be Overcome

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November 28, 2017 by Carlos Hidalgo Customer experience continues to take center stage with high-performing B2B organizations. According to a Forbes Insights, EY Study on Customer Experience, 69% of CMO’s state.

Getting Emotional: How Customer Sentiment Impacts Marketing

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Understanding customer sentiment is critical to your marketing and organizational success. Customer MarketingLearn about the role human emotion plays in a marketer’s work – from brand perception to decision-making to the creative.

Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

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We all have good intentions when it comes to customer experience and treating our customers well, but sometimes there are disconnects. But some recent research suggests some companies, and their customers, are having exactly that kind of experience. Customers disagree.

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

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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.

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97 Customer Experience Stats Marketers Need to Know

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December 1, 2016 by Carla Johnson By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product and the key differentiator between brands. Customer Experience B2B Carla Johnson Customer Service Digital Customer Experience Mobile Customer Experience Type A Communications

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New Approaches To Understand Customers Needed In A Digital Transformation World

Tony Zambito

Strikingly, in these same few years, you will also find developing customer understanding also on the list of CEO priorities. What becomes clear considering these surveys is that many CEOs see growth resulting from a strong understanding of customers. Illustration by Nikita Kozin.

How, And Why, You Should Calculate Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)

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The true value of a customer is not just the size of the deal. Instead, it should be calculated with other (more important) factors such as how long they are likely to remain your customer. What is Customer Lifetime Value? Are you finding your most valuable customers?

Why (and How) Your Team Should Personalize the Customer Experience

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We all have good intentions when it comes to customer experience and treating our customers well, but sometimes there are disconnects. But some recent research suggests some companies, and their customers, are having exactly that kind of experience. Customers disagree.

Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience

Webbiquity

As a marketing professional, you understand customers are your firm’s most valuable assets. However, dialing into customer loyalty and determining what it takes to improve customer retention isn’t always easy. Does it encourage customers to stay, browse, and purchase?

Using Social Media for Customer Service

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Because the fact is that your prospects, existing customers and employees are all on social media, probably every single day. B2B Customers are Not Just on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great site for content, connections and networking, but is it the best place for customer service?

How, And Why, You Should Calculate Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)

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The true value of a customer is not just the size of the deal. Instead, it should be calculated with other (more important) factors such as how long they are likely to remain your customer. What is Customer Lifetime Value? Are you finding your most valuable customers?

How to Raise Your Customers from the Dead with 5 Engagement Tactics

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