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The Perfect Customer Marketer Job Description

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 growth, and more than two-thirds are planning to boost their investment in customer marketing over the next year. In spite of this, many organizations Continued

How PolicyMedical Mines Their Advocate Community For Valuable Upsell Opportunities

Today’s marketers are missing a major opportunity right under their nose. And it’s costing them royally. With decreasing budgets, and increasing demands on marketers, it’s no surprise we’re more focused than ever on getting new customers through the door. But there’s a more efficient way to increase revenue, while creating happier customers at the same Continued

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

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 Continued

4 Ways Ceridian Delights Customers Throughout The Customer Journey To Boost Advocacy & Retention

The rules of the game have changed—having the best software is no longer enough. Instead, delighting customers throughout their buying journey is the only way to meaningfully engage and retain them in today’s marketplace. A recent study by Walker predicts that “by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator.” Continued

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7 Ways Relationship Intelligence Can Boost Customer Advocacy & Sales

Meagen Eisenberg, CMO at MongoDB, can smell covert sales tactics almost instantly. Instead of sending her funny GIFs or email forwards, she believes good sales people can get her the resources she needs to make a purchase decision – whether it’s an introduction to another CMO for a product use case, or providing technical support Continued

The Top 7 Reasons Advocacy Programs Fail (And How To Fix Them!)

In the 1989 film Field Of Dreams, a disembodied voice talked Kevin Costner into building a baseball field with some of the worst marketing advice of all time: “If you build it, they will come.” Success in advocate marketing takes way more than just launching a program. No team of ghostly heroes will materialize to Continued

How Uberflip Gets New Customers To Complete 80% Of Their Onboarding Activities Via A Fun, Interactive Experience

What’s the most effective way to ignite meaningful relationships with customers? “Content!” says Uberflip, creators of a cloud-based content experience platform that empowers B2B marketers to create personalized content experiences at scale. But content alone is not enough. For your content to improve the customer experience, it must be delivered in the right way, at Continued

7 Tips For Making Your Customer Success Team More Powerful Than Ever, Using Advocacy

On Valentine’s Day this year, Nicole Dingley, Director of Customer Success at Wiley—a publishing and education technology company—gave each of her customers a gift card and asked them what it is that they love most about the company and product. Within 24 hours, she collected over 600 replies from advocates, generating a set of testimonials Continued

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

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 Continued

Why Marketing And Customer Success Are Your Brand’s New Super-duo

You’ve probably heard it declared that “customer service is the new marketing” on several prolific business blogs. In an age where bad experiences can easily go viral on social media, it’s a pretty accurate sentiment. Brands should be investing in effective, empathetic service teams if they want to generate more positive word of mouth in our Continued