Customer Advocacy – A Term Changing the Dynamics of Marketing

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That’s the power of customer advocacy. Get closer than ever to your customers. So, before we get into the dynamics of customer advocacy, let’s cover the basics first. . What is Customer Advocacy? Well, a customer advocate. Customer Support

The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times

Influitive

As we start to fall into a routine in this “new normal,” the need for customer engagement and advocacy continues to grow. The post The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times appeared first on Influitive. Advocate Engagement Customer Engagement

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The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times

Influitive

As we start to fall into a routine in this “new normal,” the need for customer engagement and advocacy continues to grow. The post The Power of Customer Advocacy in Unprecedented Times appeared first on Influitive. Advocate Engagement Customer Engagement

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?

How Online Communities Create Customer Advocacy and Retention

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How Online Communities Create Customer Advocacy and Retention. This is a guest post by Danielle Juson is a Customer Success Community expert at inSided. Isn’t it great when you have a customer that not only keeps using your product, but shouts about how great it is too?

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.

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.

Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine

Influitive

Why can’t a customer advocacy platform be used to drive engagement with prospects? The post Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine appeared first on Influitive. Demand Generation Influitive News Marketing Leaders

Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine

Influitive

Why can’t a customer advocacy platform be used to drive engagement with prospects? The post Five Reasons to Use Your Customer Advocacy Platform as a Prospecting Engine appeared first on Influitive. Demand Generation Influitive News Marketing Leaders

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

Influitive

Marketers are busy people. 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.

5 Powerful Videos That Spotlight Customer Advocacy

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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. You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed video making its grand entrance on the Marketing must-do list.

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.

How To Turn Customer Advocacy Into Product Insights And Reviews

Influitive

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Meet The New Rising Star In B2B Marketing: The Customer Marketer

Influitive

When it costs 6X more to attract a new customer than it does to keep an existing one, does it still make sense for marketers to focus mainly on generating new leads, rather than nurturing current customers? As more and more companies turn their focus away from short-lived marketing campaigns, and towards building ongoing.

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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.

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.

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.

Forrester Report: Customer Goodwill Is An Untapped Marketing Goldmine

Influitive

We’ve long talked about how advocate marketing programs drive tangible revenue—and we’re not the only ones. Analysts at Forrester and Gartner have outlined how advocate marketing strategies can spark B2B growth by increasing leads, brand awareness, and customer retention.

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. He’s the mastermind behind our incredible advocate marketing program, Influitive VIP. 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.

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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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.

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.

A Look Inside Our Most Ambitious B2B Marketing Campaigns Of 2016

Influitive

To start 2017 off strong, we’re reviewing some of Influitive’s biggest B2B marketing campaigns from 2016 to see what went well and what we could improve on. (If January is the perfect time to review the past year’s ups and downs—both personally and professionally—to see how you can do better.

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

Influitive

Here’s the major problem with today’s content marketing landscape: most of the time, people who write content are totally out of touch with the people who actually read the content. That is why Sujan Patel is a total breath of fresh air. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and find clever ways to.

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Forrester: Advocate Marketing Is Critical To B2B Success

Influitive

The most powerful tool B2B marketers have in today’s hyper-connected world is genuine word of mouth from their customers—such as reviews, social media shares and recommendations. In the report, Laura discusses why advocate marketing is critical to the success of B2B companies.

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How Carbon Black Added 500+ New Members To Their Product Development & Marketing Teams

Influitive

For a modern technology company to thrive, having a community of engaged customers is essential. Nobody knows this better than Kate Cohen, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Carbon Black, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions. Carbon Black’s customer community has a critical mission: to band together and combat attackers who threaten their companies’.

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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“WTF Is Advocate Marketing?”, Plus 7 Other FAQs We Get About Advocacy

Influitive

At Influitive, we’re building a new software category around the idea of advocate marketing. But, we’re doing one thing differently: we’ve asked our customers—who are some. Naturally, we get a lot of questions about what we do and how we do it. So, we’ve rounded up the most common ones we receive and answered them.

10 Advocate Marketing Success Stories Every B2B Brand Can Learn From

Influitive

Every year, we honor 10 customer-centric B2B marketers with the Best Advocate Marketing Awards (also known as the BAMMIES). These awards are given to those marketers who are harnessing the power of their advocates through engaging, creative and effective marketing campaigns to fuel growth and change the way their company does business.

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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 more challenging aspect of achieving these outcomes seems to be how marketers are supposed to do so. The post 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board appeared first on Influitive.

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How To Get Advocacy Marketing Into Your 2018 Calendar

Influitive

Advocacy marketing is not a new concept. In fact, it is well-known in the world of modern marketing. So much so that a recent IDC report found that advocacy grew 587% from 2016 to 2017. Why is it, then, that so many marketers fail to implement advocacy to its full advantage? Even as Relationship One.

The Messenger Is The Message: A New Era For B2B Content Marketing

Influitive

B2B content marketing as we know it is broken. Only 30% of B2B marketers say their organizations are effective at content marketing, according to the 2016 B2B Content Marketing Benchmark Report. There are two main reasons for this: Most of your customers are suffering from what Mark Schaefer (a globally-recognized marketing consultant and a speaker.

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8 Lessons Learned in Building and Scaling Customer Advocacy Programs

Influitive

With those kinds of numbers, you’d be crazy not to incorporate word-of-mouth marketing into your marketing mix. 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.

The One Thing Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy Is Missing

Influitive

Today’s empowered customers expect the interactions they have with your sales and marketing teams to be highly personalized and relevant—which can make striking up valuable conversations with prospects challenging. If you want to learn what advocate marketing is, read this primer.)

Scaling Growth by Leveraging Customer Marketing

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Customer Success Customer Advocacy Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customers Onboarding saasVincent Manlapaz, in an interview with Jeanne Hopkins, talks about why it is necessary to build a brand experience based on the individual needs and why CSMs must enable the right outcomes to the different persona they're working with.

Introducing the New Campaign Manager—Your Secret Weapon For Strategic Advocate Marketing Campaigns

Influitive

If you’re like most advocate marketers, you probably have some pretty lofty goals to hit. You’re expected to source customers for case studies, crank more referrals into the pipeline, and get references for sales by the end of the quarter. To achieve these objectives, you need to create an experience that’s seamless and delightful for.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Reports that Prove Advocate Marketing ROI

Influitive

As an advocate marketer, you’re probably used to having the value of your program questioned. What exactly is the ROI of engaging customer advocates?” “Why Why should we devote our budget to this over other marketing programs?” Advocacy ROI advocacy advocacy marketing advocate community advocate marketing advocates B2B advocates b2b customer referral program B2B marketing b2bmarketingzone customer advocacy customer marketing

7 Marketing Hacks To Build Brand, Generate Demand, and Grow Revenue

Influitive

Building a top-notch marketing machine isn’t easy—but harnessing the power of your customer advocates will help. Andy Mackensen, Co-Founder and CMO of HUMAN and SnackNation, gives his top seven tips for creating amazing marketing content that will generate lots of evergreen leads.

What Does The Future Hold For Customer Marketing? Here’s 11 Predictions for 2017

Influitive

There’s no denying that the importance of customer marketing is growing. The 2017 State of Customer Marketing Report indicates that over the next year, 93% of organizations expect that their customer marketing efforts will take on greater importance, and 62% will increase their staff or budgets in the customer marketing area.