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How to Scientifically Test for Customer Obsession According to Netflix’s Former VP of Product

You can claim to be customer obsessed. But can you back it up with numbers? Former Netflix VP of Product Gibson Biddle thinks so, and he has a method for delighting customers in hard-to-copy ways that proves it. In his Advocamp 2018 video session, available with the purchase of an on-demand pass, Gibson shared his Continued

Ask the Experts: 5 Tips for Getting Value From Your Online Community with GE Digital’s Mary-Leslie Davis

A truth that marketing teams now have to contend with is that consumers simply don’t trust brands anymore. Companies need to adapt accordingly by making sure they’re in touch with what their customers are thinking, feeling, and saying. In light of this shift, we’ve seen new roles pop up throughout organizations that focus on bringing Continued

How SAP Concur’s Ellie Wu Attracts Enthusiastic Brand Champions From Day One

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You get a request for a reference, guest speaker, or success story. You scan your list, realize it’s incomplete, and jog over to your customer success team to ask, “Hey, know anyone who’d be a great fit?” If that’s you, you’re limiting the quality and diversity of your advocates, Continued

7 Steps for Taking Your Organization From Customer-Centric to Customer-Powered

If you work in B2B, then you probably hear the terms “customer-obsessed,” “customer-centric,” and even “customer-powered” used interchangeably on a day-to-day basis. Rather than merely being buzzwords, the increased usage of this kind of language is a sign of how companies are shifting their priorities to focus on the value they bring to their customers. Continued

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Q&A with ADP’s Sarah Schreiner: How to Make Your Customer Advocate Community Service Your Entire Business

You may have heard of customer advocacy and see it as a function belonging solely to Marketing, when in fact, its results can be used to bolster other departments like Customer Success, Sales and Product Development. A well-managed customer advocate community can be your go-to source when you need anything from referrals, to references, to Continued

Q&A With PowerDMS’ Ray Lau: Why a Customer Advocate Community Is the Cheat Code for Growing Your Business

According to Forrester, we are in the age of the customer, in which buyers, empowered by technology and social media, possess control of their own journeys. To avoid getting left behind, companies need to embrace this shift by looking to their customers for insights on how to improve marketing, product development and customer success. An Continued

Infographic: Top 5 Financial Benefits of a Customer-Powered Community

One of the most valuable resources available to businesses today is a healthy community of engaged, happy customers. In fact, IDC expects the worldwide online communities market revenue to grow to $1.2 billion by 2019, representing a CAGR of 24.3%. Many leading companies are also leveraging their communities to mitigate costs, saving thousands without having Continued

Q&A With Wiley’s Nicole Dingley: How to Nurture Your Customer Community to Fuel Your Entire Business

Brands have known for a while how powerful building a customer community can be. But, there seems to be some confusion as to what “community” should mean and how to successfully manage one. So, we asked the experts. In the latest instalment of our Customer-Powered Enterprise webinar series, I had the chance to talk to Continued

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8 Discussion Topics to Help Kick-Start Your Online Community

Discussions are a critical aspect to the success of any online community. With a platform that allows for one to one interaction with like-minded people, that’s where members truly begin to identify with the community. If a community made up of highly engaged members is a roaring fire, the role of the community manager is Continued

Steer Clear of Common Advocacy Program Missteps With this SiriusDecisions Framework

Customer advocacy is increasingly becoming a “need-to-have” for brands, rather than simply a “nice-to-have”. Research has proven time and time again that buyers—a whopping 83% of them— trust their peers more than big brands. When it comes to B2B purchase decisions, the influence of customer references and testimonials is second only to previous customer experience Continued