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Customer-Powered ABM: How To Let Your Customers Fuel Your ABM Campaigns

Looking to work your way into tough-to-crack ABM target accounts? Let me tell you something. No volume of banner ads, emails, LinkedIn messages, or cold calls will establish the trust you need to start those conversations. Your prospects crave relevancy and authenticity, and they will ignore any messages that don’t speak to them. They want Continued

5 Steps To Running An Advocate-Powered Beta Test (Plus Examples!)

If you’ve ever ran a product or feature beta before, chances are you’ve experienced some challenges along the way—maybe it was tough finding enough participants, or maybe it was difficult to prioritize what feedback to address before release. If you’ve never ran a beta before, maybe you’re looking for a general guide on how to Continued

How To Hack Influitive’s New Campaign Content Library To Create Custom Campaigns

What if creating advocate marketing campaigns—that turn your best customers into vocal advocates—were as easy as waving a magic wand? Anyone who has ever built an advocacy campaign will tell you that it can take a lot of work. That’s where I come in. As Influitive’s Campaigns Specialist, I spend most of my time building Continued

The Foolproof 3-Step Strategy For Customer Retention and Loyalty

The perils of leaving customer engagement and retention to chance This is a visualization of the typical SaaS buying process, which has clear stages and great content to guide buyers toward purchasing your product: This is a thing of beauty. People in your organization are constantly examining, optimizing, and perfecting it. Now, this is a Continued

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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