Advocate Marketing Blog
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

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

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’ Continued

How Rosetta Stone’s Customer Retention Skyrocketed By 58% With A Customer Advocacy Program

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 Continued

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How To Turn Customer Advocacy Into Product Insights And Reviews

According to a 2015 Capterra survey, software companies with online reviews get 22% more traffic to their website and 79% more leads compared with vendors without reviews. Not only that, but 88% of people trust these reviews as much as they trust the opinions of their own family and friends. These are two of many Continued

5 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Advocate Marketing Program

Spring has sprung, and you know what that means… spring cleaning is in full swing! While you’re sweeping out cobwebs at home, don’t forget to give your advocate marketing program a deep clean too. Freshening up parts of your AdvocateHub that you haven’t looked at in a while (no judgement!) will make it easier to Continued

The Art Of Asking For A Customer Reference

The scenario: it’s nearing the end of the quarter, and your sales team is within reach of their number. Evaluations are done, sales reps are in closing mode, and all that stands in the way of a killer three months are a few customer references. Panic time? Of course not. Asking for a customer reference Continued

How SMART Tech Built A Global Community That Unites 1,900+ Advocates In 40 Countries

Taking an advocate community global can be daunting for many organizations. Building and implementing a strategy to connect almost 2,000 advocates speaking multiple languages spanning more than 40 countries has been challenging to say the least. Through this process, the number one lesson I’ve learned is to utilize best-in-class tools to connect and enable your Continued

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Study: Advocate Marketing Helps Brands Get 17.5X More Reviews

Today’s customers don’t trust ads. Instead, they turn to their inner circle of peers when they need recommendations on new products or services. Nielsen’s “Consumer Trust in Advertising” study shows that, ‘recommendations from people I know’ remains the most trusted form of brand discovery, and ‘consumer opinions posted online’ comes in at third most trusted. Continued

Gainsight’s CEO On Why You Must Invest More In Customer Success

Every company knows that keeping customers happy leads to higher retention rates and up-sell opportunities. Increasing customer loyalty often falls on the customer success team. However, many brands don’t realize the value this department has to build long-term growth. Creating an amazing experience often turns customers into advocates. These happy users will promote your product Continued