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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

Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect Continued

The Top 5 Fan Favorite Sessions From Advocamp Field Day

Hey campers! You know what made Advocamp Field Day 2018 unique? It was the first Advocamp ever broadcast online. Broadcasting online meant we could jam-pack the event with even more web-exclusive speakers. Plus, we could run the numbers to discover which sessions our online Advocampers loved the most. Advocamp, for those who don’t know, is Continued

How To Build A Thriving Online B2B Community, According To Jennifer Susinski From HPE

HPE SimpliVity’s advocates are known to do radical things. For example, take reference calls while on vacation. Or send s’mores to each other’s kids. They’ll even drive three hours to a fellow customer’s office just to help them set up the optimal IT environment—all based off interactions in HPE’s online B2B community. At a time Continued

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Q&A With ON24’s Tiffany Beddow: How To Get Better Product Feedback From Your Customers, Faster

Figuring out how to get quality product feedback from your customers quickly can be a big challenge for product teams. And yet, your success as a software product depends on it. The truth is, your customers are busy professionals who need a good reason to spend their valuable time filling out a customer survey or Continued

What Is Employee Advocacy? 14 Tips To Inspire Employee Engagement & Build a Better Culture

Employee advocacy is when employees share positive opinions about your company through word of mouth, both online and in person. It boosts your brand as an employer because the voices of genuinely delighted employees are way more impactful than your company tooting its own horn. So why is employee advocacy such a big deal, and Continued

A Peek Inside Forrester’s New Report On How Brands Can Win At Post-Sale Marketing

If you love something—be it a Netflix series or a great new tapas bar—what’s the first thing you do? You tell everyone, especially the people most likely to find it interesting. B2B brands and products are no different. But is your entire company doing enough to make your customers’ voices heard? Forrester’s new report explores Continued

Infographic: How Customer-Powered Marketing Simplifies The Buyer Journey

B2B buyers continuously seek proof from their peers when making buying decisions. In fact, according to SiriusDecisions 67% of the buyer’s journey is done digitally before contacting a sales rep. So how can B2B brands influence this process? The key is to mobilize your customer advocates to share their positive experiences with prospects. The infographic Continued

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Customer Advisory Board

Marketers are giving a lot of attention of late to the topic of customer engagement. Indeed, optimizing interactions with top clients and maximizing ROI from customer programs seem to be a universal desire for companies. The more challenging aspect of achieving these outcomes seems to be how marketers are supposed to do so. In my Continued

Delighting Customers With Experiential Marketing At Events (With Examples & Tips!)

We’re living in the experience economy, where consumer preferences are shifting from material things to experiences. In the B2B world, where events can sometimes be standardized affairs, savvy marketers know that standout experiences are the best way to cut through the noise and inspire word-of-mouth promotion. Today, we’ll focus on one specific aspect of live Continued