Why Businesses Need to Manage Customer Feedback—Wherever It Appears
Your customers are giving you valuable input through formal reviews and unstructured feedback across the entire digital world. To get a complete view of customer insight, you have to think of feedback as an ecosystem, and you'll need to manage your reputation across a broad set of sites.
How Microlearning Makes Your Sales and Service Teams Customer-Ready
It is scientifically proven to increase knowledge retention and praised for its ability to pinpoint employees' strengths and weaknesses. But even as microlearning is increasingly embraced, its definition and value is still vastly misunderstood. Here we debunk five common myths about this innovative learning approach.
5 Common Sales Bottlenecks and How to Solve Them
With a few straightforward process changes, and by leveraging technology, you can progress toward eliminating bottlenecks to better optimize your time and resources. But first, you have to know what to look for.
Customer Data Platforms: Striving for a Single View of the Customer
To marketers trying to swim through a flood of disconnected customer data, a CDP can look like the life preserver needed for them to stay afloat. And if it is the real deal, it can be. Here's a look at the CDP field today.
Where CRM Went Wrong (and How to Fix It)
Are you tired of sales software that seems stuck in the '80s and '90s? Join the #NoCRM Revolution, which is less about abandoning CRM and more about finding ways to unfetter your sales teams so that they can deliver real value.
4 Steps to Secure Your CRM or Customer Experience Platforms
CRM platforms are incredibly powerful tools for growth, but they can also create vulnerabilities, as they may expose your most sensitive customer and internal data. Here are four steps to help you get started securing your platform.
To Get Maximum Benefit From Your CRM, Don’t Overlook These Capabilities
Like anything else, CRM solutions are only as effective as the way you use them, and not all sales teams are fully exploiting the technology's features.
How Are CRM and $100 Trillion in Economic Value Connected?
Digital transformation is expected to create enormous value in the coming years, so now's the time to shift to digitizing processes and operations and help your organization support rapid change and innovation.
Get Over Your Cloud Security Concerns
If you haven't moved key operational functions like managing customer communications to the cloud due to data security concerns, get over it; much of your customer data is already there.
Back to Monolithic Applications in BI and Data Analytics? Top 3 Ways That Marketers Could Be Affected
What Salesforce's blockbuster Tableau acquisition and other consolidation moves in the industry mean for marketers and their CRM efforts, both the good and the possibly bad.
Retain Customers with These 5 Types of Emails
An effective strategy for customer maintenance and retention starts with these tried-and-true forms of outreach.
Uncover More Marketing Opportunities with a Portfolio Value Statement
A PVS can give you a complete view into different aspects of your customer database—including revenue, marketability, and engagement—revealing how your customer base is evolving, and what you need to do to build your bottom line.
Why Marketing in the Digital Age Needs To Be a Two-Way Dialogue
Organizations should take a human-centric, technology-enabled approach to marketing by helping customers shape their own online experiences and understand what their data is worth.
Customer Data Platforms: The Next Evolutionary Step for Marketing Automation
Marketing automation systems, with their limited data and reach, are but a cog in the complex CDP machine that can collect, process, and leverage information through various tools and applications.
4 Boxes to Check With Your New CRM Purchase
A CRM system is only valuable if your team actually uses it. Here's what to look for.
Turn Customer Service Calls into Enterprise Knowledge Graphs
Knowledge graphs make speech recognition and text analytics immediately accessible, enabling real-time customer interactions that can maximize business objectives and revenues.
Personalization Is an Outcome, Not a Strategy
It results from knowing who you're targeting, developing tactics for how to engage them, and customizing messaging to make sure you're as relevant as can be.
How Yesterday’s Direct Marketing Evolved into Today’s Customer Relationship Marketing
A person's change of address used to be a major marketing trigger. Now the triggers are everywhere.
Turn Your CRM into the Tool Your Sellers Need
Today's CRM systems capture details that relate to—and create incentives around—the underlying key factor that drives better sales results: seller behavior.
4 Things Sales Managers Need From a CRM System
The right CRM solution can save you time and money, but it can also get in the way and end up being a hindrance to your ability to successfully manage people.