Guest Blog: Why cross-team collaboration is essential for B2B customer support teams

ShepHyken

Johnson who writes about the importance of cross-team collaboration when providing B2B customer support. . Simply put, B2B support is significantly different than B2C support. A stand-alone customer support group can’t handle 100% of the issues they receive in the B2B industry.

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Mark Hollyoake gains his Doctorate on B2B Trust

Peter Lavers

Sincere congratulations to one of our associates, Mark Hollyoake , for successfully completing and passing his Doctorate, analysing and proving the constituents of business to business (B2B) Trust.

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Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Influitive

Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect. The post Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange appeared first on Influitive.

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B2B Customer Experience: All Hands on Deck

Call Center Weekly

And as the B2B vs B2C playing field has leveled, buyers expect consumer centric experiences across the board. And here’s the thing – as a B2B event marketer, I still apply this advice. Kathryn Frankson is a B2B event sales and marketing professional at UBM.

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Developing and Executing Effective CX Metrics, Measurements and ROI

Speaker: Bob Azman, Founder and CXO, Innovative CX Solutions, LLC

This session will cover key metrics used to determine ROI. It will also cover the type of VOC measurements that can be utilized in any business environment, be it B2B, B2C, or B2B2C. This is a practical approach to CX measurements – less about the mechanics and more about what to choose, how to decide on what metrics to use, and how to build a business case for CX.

Step-by-Step B2B Tech SEO that Captures your Audience

Genroe

B2B tech SEO is no easy subject. It’s more specific and therefore, a little trickier than your typical to B2B Search Engine Optimisation. The post Step-by-Step B2B Tech SEO that Captures your Audience appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business PP: B2B Marketing

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The Secret To Delighting B2B Customers In 30 Seconds This Holiday Season

Influitive

Making your customers feel special is necessary for building stronger relationships and increasing advocacy. And that doesn’t come just from building moments of delight into your product (although that’s important).

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Managing B2B Customer Lifecycle Stages

Totango

The most effective way to follow this progress is to break down the journey into modular B2B customer lifecycle stages. The concept of B2B customer lifecycle stages gives focus to this ideal. If you manage your B2B customer lifecycle stages properly, then the onboarding phase should focus on accelerating your customer’s ability to incorporate your product into their daily workflows. B2B Customer Lifecycle Stages Drive Value.

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5 Referral Program Ideas For Driving More B2B Leads

Influitive

Do you feel awkward asking customers for referrals? You shouldn’t. According to SalesStaff, 91% of satisfied customers say they’d give referrals. Yet, on average, only 29% of customers do. It’s likely because you haven’t asked them. Or, at least, not in the right way. Barraging customers with emails asking for referrals isn’t going to.

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What B2B Appointment Setting and Comedy Have In Common

Quality Contact Solutions

This same rule can be applied to B2B appointment setting. The list is arguably one of the primary factors in planning for a successful B2B appointment setting project. Here are 4 essentials that must be considered when engaging in a B2B appointment setting program.

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How Customer Experience Differently Affected B2B and B2C?

OctopusTech

As if you are dealing in B2B your marketing methods are different and when you deal with a customer, the method you used is different. How CX act differently for B2B vs B2C? In B2B may it different at some points but in the later stages, the benefits involve as same in B2C.

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How Social Media Platforms for B2B Marketing Actually Work

Genroe

Fair enough if you think that Instagram and SnapChat may not be as applicable to B2B as they are more visually focused social media platforms. The post How Social Media Platforms for B2B Marketing Actually Work appeared first on Genroe. General PP: B2B Marketing

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How To Build A Thriving Online B2B Community, According To Jennifer Susinski From HPE

Influitive

They’ll even drive three hours to a fellow customer’s office just to help them set up the optimal IT environment—all based off interactions in HPE’s online B2B community. The post How To Build A Thriving Online B2B Community, According To Jennifer Susinski From HPE appeared first on Influitive. HPE SimpliVity’s advocates are known to do radical things. For example, take reference calls while on vacation. Or send s’mores to each other’s kids.

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Personalizing B2B Customer Service

Global Response

There are clear differences in the B2B vs B2C buying process. The post Personalizing B2B Customer Service appeared first on Global Response. But whether your customer is an individual or an organization, people are people with a complex set of emotions and goals. Global Response Blog Industry

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B2B Vs B2C Customer Support: How They Are Different

ProProfs Blog

Every support team has to deal with two distinct types of customers B2B and B2C. B2b and B2c meaning are business-to-business and business-to-consumer, respectively. On the other hand, a b2b customer would turn to you regarding complex and technical issues. B2B Customers: ??

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5 trends in B2B customer experience management

Lumoa

Find out what are 5 leading trends in B2B customer experience management in 2019. Understand the influence of customer feedback on B2B operations. Drive your business-to-business operations to customer success and advocacy. RSS generated with FetchRss

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B2B Customer Experience: Do This, Not That

ClearAction

B2B Customer Experience: Do This, Not That Lynn Hunsaker. Is business-to-business customer experience management (B2B CXM) a watered-down or a souped-up version of consumer experience management? B2B Voice-of-the-Customer: Integrating Decision Influencers’ Views.

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­­Understanding B2B Customer Support in the UK

TeamSupport

If a B2B support resolution seems “too good to be true”, they often lean towards skepticism instead of optimism. Brits want modern support innovations, but having excellent B2B support experiences with agents they know and trust is often the top priority. B2B Customer Support

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The Differences Between B2B and B2C Customer Journey Mapping

GetFeedback

B2B and B2C customer journey mapping differerences explained. Learn what to do to optimize the experience for your particular industry. Articles

The 3 Tactics of Successful B2B Customer Support Phone Calls

TeamSupport

While 90% of business-to-business (B2B) leaders recognize the importance of customer support, fewer than 25% of companies excel at helping their customers. It’s a concerning statistic as B2B markets thrive off long-term relationships with their clients. B2B Customer Support

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21 Proven B2B Lead Generation Strategies & Tactics to Implement in 2020

REVE Chat Blog

B2B lead generation strategies hold paramount importance for the success of every business. So for every B2B business, defining their lead generation strategy and making sure that the business has continuous flow of qualified leads should remain the top priority.

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The Best B2B Marketing Blogs to Follow

Genroe

The post The Best B2B Marketing Blogs to Follow appeared first on Genroe. General PP: B2B MarketingIt’s been a pretty good year for us so far. Our clients are happy because they’re websites are getting more traffic, their emails are getting more engagement and they’re getting more leads. Google’s search algorithm has been through an update and we’ve learned a lot from reading up on what other experts in the marketing […].

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The Power Of B2B Referral Marketing Programs

Influitive

B2B customers tend to be very informed about the products and services they use— more so than in their lives as consumers. A 2015 B2B Buyer’s Survey report found that 75% of buyers rely on social media to research potential vendors. A Guide To Engaging B2B Customers In The Digital Age. Other B2B brands have had success by melding referrals and customer advocacy: Find out how ReadyTalk uses advocate marketing to generate high-quality, fast-closing referral leads.

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Seven ideal characteristics of a B2B influencer

Peter Lavers

In B2B, however, the concept is not new at all – the independent endorsement of “thought leaders” is a well-established means to enhance product/service credibility and trustworthiness. The post Seven ideal characteristics of a B2B influencer appeared first on Think CX.

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Customer Experience ROI Opportunities on B2B Touchpoints

ClearAction

Customer Experience ROI Opportunities on B2B Touchpoints Lynn Hunsaker. Originally published as an Advisor monthly column on CustomerThink.com as Customer Experience ROI Opportunities in B2B Touchpoints. B2B Voice-of-the-Customer: Integrating Decision Influencers’ Views.

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Proven Content Marketing Tips to Boost B2B Lead Generation

Genroe

The post Proven Content Marketing Tips to Boost B2B Lead Generation appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business Best Practices PP: B2B MarketingIn a previous blog post, I talked about different types of content and how to use them. To expand on that, I would like to share my tried and tested tips for planning and executing a content marketing strategy that leads to steady success in lead generation. So let’s jump right in. Make a plan […].

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Customer Success: Roles Within a B2B Enterprise

Totango

Despite the value of customer success teams, not all B2B enterprises know how to structure customer success roles within their company. When customers succeed using your product, your enterprise succeeds.

How B2B communities grow your bottom line

inSided

Here we arm you with the undeniable advantages B2B communities offer for your Customer Success and Product teams, the customer experience and above all, your company’s bottom line.

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How to Select a B2B Customer Lifecycle Management Solution

Totango

Good B2B Customer Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions set both you and your customers up for long-term success. Choosing the Best B2B Customer Lifecycle Management Solution for Your Enterprise. Attracting new leads is great—but what then?

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Content Marketing Types for use in B2B Lead Generation

Genroe

The post Content Marketing Types for use in B2B Lead Generation appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business PP: B2B MarketingInspite of its growing popularity, many businesses haven’t quite grasped the concept of inbound marketing. It centres around the idea of teaching and helping prospective clients before trying to close them.

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Why Facility Management Leaders Need B2B Customer Support Software

TeamSupport

Fortunately, B2B customer support software exists to help! That’s why it’s essential to have B2B support software that tracks in detail the issues and work that has happened in a facility over the years. B2B Customer SupportThe facility management industry is unique.

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How to Build a Great Digital Marketing Funnel for B2B

Genroe

The post How to Build a Great Digital Marketing Funnel for B2B appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business Inbound Marketing PP: B2B MarketingThe difference between a Digital Marketing Funnel and a Buyer’s Journey You might assume that a digital marketing funnel and a buyer’s journey are the same thing but that would be falling short on a lot that the marketing funnel can achieve for you. Although they have some similarities, it is critical to have both […].

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Solving Complex Challenges through B2B Customer Experience

ClearAction

Solving Complex Challenges through B2B Customer Experience Lynn Hunsaker. ” Originally published as a special invitation CustomerThink Advisors monthly column on B2B Customer Experience : Strategic Action on B2B Voice of the Customer.

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The 3 Secrets to a Great B2B Customer Support Team

TeamSupport

Here are 3 secrets to building a great B2B customer support team. Ensure your B2B company has excellent onboarding. Creating a great support team isn’t something that happens in a day, a week, or even a month.

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Top Tips for Successful B2B Customer Communication

inSided

Check out this guest blog from Omnisend on the best strategies for successful B2B customer communication. B2B companies use various marketing communication tools to retain existing customers, connect with new customers, and focus on turning prospective customers into sales.

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Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017 (B2B)

Customer Experience Matters

B2B CX Benchmarks Bruce Temkin Research CCXP2 Voice of the Customer, Customer Insight, and Understanding CCXP6 Metrics, Measurement, and ROI Customer Connectedness Net Promoter Tech Vendors Temkin Group ResearchWe just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017. The research examines Net Promoter Scores® (NPS®) and the link to loyalty for 58 tech vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers in large North American organizations.

3 Examples of Refreshingly Human B2B Marketing Campaigns

Hero Digital

As a whole, B2B marketing is boring. Job security is important, and many B2B organizations have created cultures (whether intentional or not) that discourage original thinking and punish experiments that don’t produce optimal results. Unique B2B campaigns aren’t about new shiny objects.

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