Customer Advocacy: Is This Thing Even Real?

OctopusTech

Won’t it be a relief if instead of burdening your team members with all the responsibility of your new business, you could share some of the hard work with your customers? And it’s got a name as well; Customer Advocacy. Why do you need to turn customers into advocates?

Great EX (Employee Ambassadorship) and CX (Customer Advocacy) Story: The Southwest Airlines Rep and the Passenger With Cancer

Beyond Philosophy

This past July 23rd, Southwest Airlines passenger Stacy Hurt called the airline’s customer service desk at the Pittsburgh International Airport. She immediately called Southwest’s customer service line at the airport. Blogs Customer ExperienceMichael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

Customer Advocacy: An Essential Ingredient

Brad Cleveland

Customer advocacy is one of those terms that can be confusing. Does the customer advocate for us, the business? Or is it the other way around? One of the past issues of The Edge of Service™ Newsletter suggests the answers to these questions is both!

Top 3 Ways to Turn Customer Feedback into Customer Advocacy

AskNicely

Positive word-of-mouth, customers and clients who advocate for your products and services, customers who stay for life and tell everyone they know about your company — this is what all businesses strive to achieve. In fact, we all want the magic bullet that drives the customer advocacy growth flywheel. Why Customer Advocacy? Three Ways Advocacy Impacts Your Bottom Line. Increase Revenue — Loyal customers spend 67% more than new customers.

5 Powerful Videos That Spotlight Customer Advocacy

Amity

Achieving Customer Success can be a long and hazardous road, but there’s no reward like knowing that you’ve fostered a new advocate for your company. How can video marketing channel the powerful Customer relationships that your Customer Success team has worked so hard to establish?

IDC Study: B2B Customer Advocacy Programs Grow 570% In A Year

Influitive

It’s customer advocacy programs. Last year, only 10% B2B vendors surveyed had a customer advocacy program in place, according to the IDC research. This year, “The Role of Marketing in Customer Advocacy”. A new IDC report has found that one organizational tactic has grown 570% YOY among B2B vendors (and no, we don’t mean ABM).

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.

Rhonda Basler: From Adequate to Outstanding: 5 Ways to Inspire Customer Advocacy Through Customer Care

Bill Quiseng

This week’s guest post is from Rhonda Basler , director of Customer Engagement at Hallmark Business Connections. I have been a longtime fan of her blog so I’m honored that she is sharing her customer experience insight here. Put Yourself in the Customers’ Shoes.

7 Ways Relationship Intelligence Can Boost Customer Advocacy & Sales

Influitive

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The Importance of Customer Advocacy

Brad Cleveland

Customer advocacy refers to both how a company advocates for customers (doing what’s best for customers) and how customers advocate for companies (spreading the word about its products, services and brand).

How Blackbaud Built A Foundation For Customer Advocacy

Influitive

That’s why Blackbaud , a non-profit software solutions provider, launched a customer advocacy program to engage and connect with its 30,000 customers. Here’s three steps Blackbaud took to build its new customer advocacy program: 1.

Traits of Successful Customer Advocacy Initiatives

Brad Cleveland

When implementing your own customer advocacy initiatives, it can be helpful to learn what was worked well for others. This video explores ways organizations have structured their advocacy programs and five traits of successful initiatives.

Business-to-Business Customer Advocacy: Is It A Real Possibility Or A Real Oxymoron?

Beyond Philosophy

This often minimizes customer selection of vendors. So, aren’t BtoB customers more often “trapped” into supplier relationships compared to their BtoC customer counterparts? Twenty years ago, in their 1994 white paper entitled “Customer Loyalty:Toward an Integrated Conceptual Framework,” academics Alan S. In its current iteration, the company employing this model classifies customers, on a matrix basis, as Truly Loyal, Accessible, Trapped, and High Risk.

Customer Advocacy: How High-Performing Companies Set Themselves Apart

Genroe

Net Promoter and customer advocacy are intimately linked. While I don’t subscribe to the idea that NPS is a measure of voiced customer advocacy it is definitely a measure of advocacy entanglement — how a person feels about a company. Today’s guest post from Seb Atkinson los closely at customer advocacy and how it is […].

The Secrets of Net Negative Churn – Customer Advocacy

Mindtouch

Case in point, this week Apttus teams up with Oracle, Gainsight, and WalkMe to present on how to not only sustain, but grow your customer’s value (net negative churn) across the board, leaning heavily on customer advocacy. The post The Secrets of Net Negative Churn – Customer Advocacy appeared first on MindTouch Blog. Industry Trends Video Customer Success

Why Every Company Has Time For Customer Advocacy (And Where To Find It)

Influitive

You don’t have time to delight your customers with something like an advocate community. The post Why Every Company Has Time For Customer Advocacy (And Where To Find It) appeared first on Influitive. Marketers are busy people.

Customer Advocacy: Creating the Means to Act

Brad Cleveland

The foundation of customer advocacy is knowing your customers. I explore what that requires in the video below, part of the Lynda.com course Customer Advocacy. Creating the means to act from Customer Advocacy by Brad Cleveland.

How To Turn Customer Advocacy Into Product Insights And Reviews

Influitive

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The Shape of Customer Advocacy to Come

Customer Interactions

Net Promoter Score (NPS ®) Across Various Industries, Aspects of the Customer Journey. Constantly assessing the marketplace to ensure both its technologies and recommended processes align with the specific needs and goals of its client base, NICE has taken a particular interest in benchmarking Net Promoter Score (NPS) among the industries it serves, as it applies to both overall customer experience and specific aspects of the customer journey

8 Lessons Learned in Building and Scaling Customer Advocacy Programs

Influitive

Bridget Heaton, Schoology’s Social and Advocacy Manager, knew a good opportunity when she sawTwenty million. That’s how many people use Schoology’s learning management software to advance what’s possible in education through forums, events, and digital networking. With those kinds of numbers, you’d be crazy not to incorporate word-of-mouth marketing into your marketing mix.

Your 3-Step Guide To Putting The New SiriusDecisions Customer Advocacy Framework Into Action

Influitive

Last month, a stampede of over 3000 sales, marketing, and customer success pros took over the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the SiriusDecisions Summit. They came ready to learn the latest insights from industry leaders about how their peers are driving business growth. But one announcement stirred up more buzz than anything else at.

Amazing Business Radio: Christopher Elliott

ShepHyken

Christopher Elliott Talks about How to Get a Better Customer Experience. Shep Hyken speaks with consumer advocate, author, and journalist Christopher Elliott about how to get what you deserve as a customer. Elliott has earned the reputation of “every customer’s best friend.”.

Steer Clear of Common Advocacy Program Missteps with this SiriusDecisions Framework

Influitive

Customer advocacy is increasingly becoming a “need-to-have” for brands, rather than simply a “nice-to-have”. When it comes to B2B purchase decisions, the influence of customer references and testimonials is second only to previous customer experience. The post Steer Clear of Common Advocacy Program Missteps with this SiriusDecisions Framework appeared first on Influitive.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. What’s stopping your customers from being loyal? Graham Jones) Most business leaders appreciate that 80% of their profits come from 20% of their customers. We’re trying to win the customer!

The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day

Influitive

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board

Influitive

Marketers are giving a lot of attention of late to the topic of customer engagement. Indeed, optimizing interactions with top clients and maximizing ROI from customer programs seem to be a universal desire for companies. The post 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board appeared first on Influitive. The more challenging aspect of achieving these outcomes seems to be how marketers are supposed to do so. In my.

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Inside View: TCL North America

Contact Center Pipeline

Agent empowerment agent empowerment AHT average handle time call center contact center customer advocacy customer experience employee feedback QA processIf you are unfamiliar with TCL (The Creative Life), you probably won’t be for long.

How Hubspot Sparked A Movement Behind Their Brand (Just Like Beyonce)

Influitive

That was the advice of angel investor, VC, and former CMO of Hubspot, Mike Volpe, who kicked off the recent Advocacy Advantage roadshow in Boston on September 19, 2016. Never mess with the Beyhive.

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From Tattoos To Testimonials: How Cisco Energized Over 700 European Brand Advocates (In Just 4 Months)

Influitive

In 2016, Cristina Melluzzi, Head of Customer Advocacy EMEAR at Cisco, was facing something lots of B2B companies can relate to: having an internal fire drill every time Cisco needed customers for references, speaking opportunities, analyst interviews, and case studies. Cisco had a traditional reference program with around 100 European customers that sales and marketing.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of February 6, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. 11 Reasons Why Customer Advocacy is the Bedrock of Your Business by Robbie Richards. My Comment: Customer advocacy is powerful.

Online reviews: The real price of customer advocacy

Customer Interactions

The first report that sparked my interest was an article on the Statesman website, about an Austin company filing a law suit over a customer’s negative online review. The article relates to a review that was posted by someone going by the name of Norma Lee who accused the company of bogus customer reviews on the site.

Amazing Business Radio: Chip Bell

ShepHyken

Chip Bell on How to Create Customer Evangelists. What is the best way to get your customers to truly become your advocates? Shep Hyken speaks with keynote speaker and author Chip Bell about the best way to inspire customer loyalty.

The SiriusDecisions Demand Unit Waterfall Is Useless If You Don’t Have This…

Influitive

The biggest marketing trends of the year are often influenced by conversations that happen at SiriusDecisions Summit. This year’s hot topics included: The new Demand Unit Waterfall Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Ungating content If you’re concerned about how to effectively implement these ideas in your already-packed marketing strategy, there’s good news. You already have a way to bolster these.

Guest Blog: Kaleidoscope Service

ShepHyken

Innovative service has the same emotional influence and poignant hold on customers. Kaleidoscopes have the attributes of the kind of experiences we all desire—as customers, employees, and colleagues. Customer Service customer advocacy innovative service kaleidoscope service

Advocamp 2017 Activities For Newbies, Execs And Advocate Marketing Pros

Influitive

Advocamp is the largest customer advocacy, experience, and engagement conference, happening this year in San Francisco, December 6-8th. Advocamp 2017 promises to be the best year of the conference yet, with speakers like Sean Ellis, Jonah Berger, and Geoffrey Moore lined up and ready to share strategies for explosive, advocate-fueled growth. We want to make.

5 Hacks From Sujan Patel That Will Help You Rise Above The Sea Of Content Mediocrity

Influitive

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Launching An Advocacy Program Part 7: Reach vs. Relationship

Influitive

This is the seventh post in a series about launching a customer advocacy program. The latest post in the series described how to run effective customer user groups. In May, I presented at Gainsight Pulse 2017, which drew 4,000+ Customer Success professionals to Oakland. They asked me to speak about the first two years of.

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Why Don Peppers Advocates for His Favorite Brands & How to Become Besties with Your Customers

Influitive

Don Peppers, best-selling author of the book Customer Experience: What, How and Why Now, believes that like friendship, customer advocacy is priceless. Don is an inductee in the Data & Marketing Association Hall of Fame, and holds the title as SatMetrix’s “world’s most authoritative expert on customer experience” for 2015.

What To Do When Your Advocate Marketer Leaves Your Company

Influitive

I want you to meet a pretty cool guy (IMHO): Truman Tang, Director of Marketing, Customer and Advocacy, at Influitive. Truman’s got a pretty long list of accomplishments under his belt, like driving 1,000 customer referrals in a year, running highly effective ABM campaigns. He’s the mastermind behind our incredible advocate marketing program, Influitive VIP.

Launching An Advocacy Program Part 8: Finding Inspiration

Influitive

This is the eighth post in a series about launching a customer advocacy program. Because advocacy managers are so focused on day-day activities, we are prone to tunnel-vision. Advocate Marketing 101 advocacy program advocate marketing advocate marketing 101 customer advocacy customer advocacy program finding inspiration improving advocacy launching an advocacy program level up your advocate marketing game