Tag Archives: Customer Communications

Solving Business Problems with Customer Communities

We’ve seen a massive growth of customer communities in recent years and they show no signs of disappearing. Thanks to the rise of social media and mobile devices, sharing information with peers and interacting with companies has never been easier. Empowered customers are now shaping business strategies, expecting consistent customer experiences with every product or

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Crisis communications from a customer-centric perspective

An essential part of protecting your company’s reputation is being prepared with crisis management communications that effectively support your customers. Too often, this mission-critical messaging focuses inward, asking, “What do we want people to know?” But when your customers are negatively impacted, you need to view the crisis from their perspective. Reframe the conversation to

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How a Brand Can Withstand Crisis

It’s not uncommon for a company or organization to face bad news that temporarily hurts its reputation. But not all reputation-harming news is the same degree of bad. For Volkswagen, what about the revelation that a group of its employees manipulated on-board software to falsify emissions results for 11 million diesel cars? Yeah, that’s about

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Building customer-centric culture

How well does your company deliver customer experience excellence (and how can you get help)?

Your goal is clear. You want to build more profitable customer relationships to grow the business. That means creating compelling experiences that delight your customers and deliver what they want. And that starts with your employees. Every employee from the front-line to the back office needs to clearly understand what a great experience looks like

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Building a customer-centric culture – Top tips for employee buy-in

To deliver the great customer experiences that foster brand loyalty and increase profitability, businesses need to embrace a customer-centric culture across their enterprise. Research often shows that positive customer experiences trump price, and satisfied customers are more likely to maintain a long-term relationship with a company, and recommend it to family and friends. As a

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Content Marketing = Content plus Strategy

Educating your customers about your industry, and then positioning yourself as a thought leader within it, is the goal of a good content marketing program. It’s an effective tactic, especially as traditional advertising is losing ground in the battle for consumer attention. To help ensure you connect with your target audience, you’ll need to offer

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3 key strategies for transforming negative sentiment into positive customer experience

To compete effectively in the Age of the Customer —a 20-year business cycle in which consumers have unprecedented real-time access to information and social sharing— it’s time for a new playbook. By using effective strategies to identify sources of dissatisfaction early on, and communicating how and when it matters most, your company can turn disgruntled

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Risk and Response: Social Media in Customer Complaint Management

While the use of social media is critical in today’s business landscape—for retailers, entertainment, tech companies, and other businesses—social media engagement is one of the more underrated tools used in the financial industry. A bank’s reputation is the foundation of its success, and with millions of consumers publicly voicing complaints about negative experiences with products

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Guest post: Proactive customer service – Why you need it & how you can do it

When most companies think about the customer journey, they speak in terms of the sales funnel – a combination of awareness, interest, evaluation, and ending with conversion. They might have a process for sending marketing emails meant to inspire a return purchase, but beyond that, most companies make no effort to communicate with customers after

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Increasing marketing ROI with big data analytics

With today’s competitive market, how do businesses provide greater value to customers while growing the business? The answers may lie in all that customer data that’s piling up. Why not put “big data” to work for you to increase marketing ROI?  Predictive Analytics can help you determine which customers to target, the best offers to

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