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. Personalize the Customer Experience.

Challenger Customer Implications for B2B Sales Professionals

Avitage

Most sales executives I’ve asked about their view on CEB’s book Challenger Customer have completely missed the value for their sales program. “Oh yeah, I read Challenger Sale a couple of years ago, good book.”

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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. Customers want to feel like they are listened to. Focus on Customer Experience.

Challenger Customer Implications for B2B Sales Professionals

Marketing Insider Group

Most sales executives I’ve asked about their view on CEB’s book Challenger Customer have completely missed the value for their sales program. “Oh Oh yeah, I read Challenger Sale a couple of years ago, good book.”

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. 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.

How to Create an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) to Target the Right Customers

DiscoverOrg

The Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) is used to identify, source, and prioritize your best prospects – but how do you create an accurate ICP in the first place? It takes time, money, and people to attract, convert, and delight new customers. What is an Ideal Customer Profile?

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.

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.

How customer-hero stories help you connect better

B2B Lead Generation

Do you focus on capturing product stories or customer-hero stories? The answer can make a huge difference in your sales and marketing results. If you don’t know Mike Bosworth already, he is a thought leader in the sales space. Who do we envision our best customers to be?

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

Act-On

When all of a sudden your customer support team was now called your customer, or client, success team? Last week I sat down with Luke Smith, Act-On’s Regional Director of Mid Market Sales. McKenzie: What does “customer success” mean to you as a sales person?

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

How Video Marketing Strategies Can Elevate Sales Efforts

Webbiquity

Understanding sales means comprehending the roots of the profession as well as looking ahead to the future of sales strategies. While basic philosophies still stand the test of time, social media tools and video-based platforms have turned sales into a totally new ballgame.

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Customer-Powered Success: Why Advocates Play a Crucial Role in the Post-Sale Journey

Influitive

Modern B2B enterprises must provide a flawless post-sale customers experience to drive high customer satisfaction and growth. Instead of only focusing on internal metrics like churn, retention, and NPS,” says Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight, “the most sophisticated companies are looking from the outside in, starting with the customer’s experience and desired outcomes and working.

Customer-Powered Sales: 3 Top Tactics for Using Advocates To Build Trust With B2B Prospects

Influitive

When evaluating new products, B2B buyers don’t want to speak with sales reps. After all, why should prospective buyers trust someone whose greatest motivation is likely to be hitting their monthly sales quota? That is why prospects may ignore attempts you make to build a relationship over the phone or via email. Instead, they seek.

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Modern (B2B) Love: Deepen Customer Relationships With Post-Sale Engagement Marketing

Forrester B2B

Ah yes, anyone suffering from a chocolate hangover? Or an excess of corny romanticism? Let’s face it, we all love “love” — but with Valentine’s Day a week behind us, the last thing you probably want right now is more advice on relationships.

Win Sales Calls with Webinar Production

Speaker: Dawn Baron, President, Passion Profits Consulting, and Shelley Trout, Webinar Producer, Aggregage

As a B2B marketer in 2020, you are being asked to do a lot: brand building, create content, build position as thought leader, generate leads, create ongoing touchpoints with prospects, and ideally generate sales calls. And do all of this with limited resources and time in a crowded world that is fighting you for attention. That’s a big challenge, and we believe a key part of the answer to that challenge is the smart application of webinars for B2B audiences. If you have held back on doing webinars because of the level of effort, or if you want to up your webinar effectiveness, then you won’t want to miss this unique presentation with expert webinar producers Dawn Baron and Shelley Trout.

The 10 Commandments of Successful B2B Customer Retention

Act-On

It’s the age of the customer. Whether you’re talking about marketing that’s “customer-centric” or “customer first,” or discussing “the. customer experience,” “customer success,” or “customer retention,” there’s no shortage of buzzwords about the customer.

Guiding Customers Through the Buying Process With Sales Acceleration

Marketing Insider Group

To get your customers from problem recognition to purchase, and even better, post-purchase loyalty, you need to be able to guide them through the buying process masterfully. The post Guiding Customers Through the Buying Process With Sales Acceleration appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How sales hustle and automation hurt customer experience

B2B Lead Generation

Sales reps are hustling and using automated tools to move faster. But it can hurt customer experience. The post How sales hustle and automation hurt customer experience appeared first on the B2B Lead Blog. Here’s why: You can’t automate trust I registered for a demo account for CRM software. Five minutes later I got a call. Didn’t answer. Wanted to try the demo first. I got another call five minutes later. Checked caller […].

How to Build a Successful Sales Team: VIDEO

DiscoverOrg

We spend an enormous amount of time trying to hire sales professionals that we think are “A” players. . Watch the video: How to avoid an unfocused, inefficient sales team. Specialize sales roles. Specializing roles in the sales department helps build specific skills.

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The 7 Keys to Creating Successful B2B Marketing Copy

Speaker: Robert Bly, Independent Copywriter and Consultant

Marketers may use the same copy for their B2B and B2C clientele, but these customers should never be treated the same. In this webinar, you will get a clear overview of the 7 key differences between B2B and B2C, so your marketing is more relevant and engaging to business buyers. Join Robert Bly, independent copywriter and consultant, who will walk you through key details of your marketing copy strategy that will make a real difference to your buyers.

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.

Funny Sales Video: Real People, Real Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg

Our gracious host is determined to show two newcomers – from sales and marketing, respectively – how real sales intelligence powers a larger pipeline, more conversations, and faster revenue growth. Our sales guy and marketing gal gaze around a room filled with … people.

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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. Customer Experience Modern Marketing Resources

Lead Generation: Who knows the customer better – Marketing or Sales?

B2B Lead Generation

The only presentation that ever seemed to rattle her nerves – and just ever so slightly – was the annual presentation to Sales leaders, justifying her upcoming budget (and, perhaps, existence). “We We talk to the customer every day…”. Let me first say, I am a huge proponent of Sales-Marketing alignment. When things are going well, Sales receives the credit for making plan, making Club, for meeting and exceeding quota.

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.

Getting sales enablement right to increase results

B2B Lead Generation

Sales enablement is intended to help raise performance, but a lot of efforts have backfired due to departmental silos. For example, Corporate Visions recently surveyed 500 B2B marketers and sales professionals that 20% of organization content creators “just do what they think is best” with no overarching structure at all. And just 27% of organizations are content that focuses squarely on customers and rather than their own story.

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How to Launch a Customer-Centric Sales Strategy

Modern Marketing

“ We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Customer Centricity Is More Important than Ever. Customer Experience

Customer experience enemy #1: the org chart

Biznology

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?

New research: Boost organic growth from current customers

B2B Lead Generation

CEOs and sales leaders have long wondered: how can we drive organic growth and increase sales from existing customers? According to CEB, now Gartner, “Only 28% of sales leaders report that account management channels regularly meet their cross-selling and account growth targets.” ” That’s why I interviewed Brent Adamson ( @brentadamson ), Principal Executive Advisor at Gartner , and the co-author of The Challenger Sale and The Challenger Customer.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

The Battle For Customers

Modern Marketing

It is about history, though—the history of business and how it tends to view customers. 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. Who owns the customer?

How well do you know your customer data?

Biznology

Some marketers seem to keep their distance from customer data. When I ask what kind of customer information they are working with, I hear things like, “Oh, Mary is in charge of our data. So, how do you get familiar with your customer records, and make them your friends?

9 B2B Sales Closing Techniques You Can Use Today

DiscoverOrg

First things first: People buy from people first, product second , according to Director of Sales Steve Wernke. So how can you make sure your customer-to-be wins – and feels like they won – while winning business yourself?

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

Act-On

When all of a sudden your customer support team was now called your customer, or client, success team? Last week I sat down with Luke Smith, Act-On’s Regional Director of Mid Market Sales. McKenzie: What does “customer success” mean to you as a sales person?

Stream On or Tune Out: Personalize Your Buyer Journey so Audiences Click Next

Speaker: Randy Frisch, Co-Founder, CMO and President, Uberflip

The way we engage with technology has changed—from the way we watch TV (Netflix), to the way we consume music (Spotify), to the way we exercise (Peloton). We have tuned out on old one-dimensional experiences. Your buyer expects each stage of the journey to be curated so they can stream away! Join Randy as he presents an actionable framework for creating experiences that will engage your buyers to stream through more of your content so they don’t tune out.

Building A Better Sales Technology Stack

Ignite Tech

So Just What Is A Sales Tech Stack? A sales technology stack is a set of software tools designed to increase the sales team’s effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity. Training solutions can ramp new sales reps and deliver critical insights at the fingertips of the sales team.

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

Act-On

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

Customer Spotlight: TopOPPS

Sales Intelligence View

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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.

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Marketing and Sales Alignment for A Supercharged LinkedIn Strategy

Speaker: Candyce Edelen, CEO, PropelGrowth

Used properly, LinkedIn is the ultimate prospecting tool for B2B sales. It feeds a customer-centric sales process and enables a human-to-human interaction with very low cost compared to other prospecting methods. 35% of engaged leads book initial sales calls.