1-800-TEXT: Enable Your Toll-Free Number for SMS
Toll-free numbers need to go beyond voice to provide new competitive advantages for businesses while improving the customer experience.
Optimizing Mobile Growth in a Post-COVID-19 Era
Those brands that can build mobile experiences for changing needs, and surprise and delight customers in the process, will safeguard their future.
Digital Innovation, Remote Work, and Trusted Relationships Will Spearhead the Pandemic Economy
All of us—technology providers, businesses, and consumers—must collectively work together to find new solutions if we are to reach the other side of this crisis.
Reevaluating and Rebounding: Steps to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Business Environment
Before going "back to normal," take some time to think through the transition plan for what coming out of this phase looks like—taking all facets of your business into account.
Digital Transformation’s Secret Ingredient: Ambitious Marketers
Now is your time to rise to the occasion, answer the call, and bring forward ideas that drive omnichannel personalization in real time and put the empowered consumer in the driver's seat.
How to Build a Practical Industry-Specific Solution Using Lightning Bolt
VRP Consulting challenged its employees with an internal contest to develop a Lightning Bolt-based solution. The winning idea, months before the pandemic, was a telehealth platform. Here's how this hands-on experience built a value-added industry-specific solution.
Machine Learning Is Your Secret Weapon for Customer Acquisition
A CRM solution that includes machine learning adds the ability to access predictive analytics, automate email marketing campaigns, and drive customer transactions.
Forget Customer Experience—Customer Care Is the New Way Forward
If you want to reap visible results in the form of customer retention, loyalty, and, ultimately, sales, customer experience has to be replaced with customer care as its proactive, more human-like version.
Selling While Sheltering: How Businesses Can Avoid Customer Disruption and Serve Internal and External Needs
In the face of COVID-19, you must have a plan to weather the storm and a plan for when the storm passes. Sales teams must find a way to keep a level head and keep moving.
4 Tips to Reignite the Spark With Customers During Uncertain Times
It's easy for longtime customer relationships to become stagnant. Just like personal connections, these relationships require focused nurturing to thrive.
CRM Training in Unsettled Times: 4 Ways to Prepare
In uncertain, distracting times, you need to rally, empower, and support your sales team with remote working capabilities so that your company can conduct itself as close to business as usual as possible.
8 Business Ideas to Engage Customers Right Now
To remain strong and prepare for the other side of this crisis, what can a business do today? We offer these eight ideas, even a couple that dip a toe into promotions, to help cut through customers' in-box clutter and help your brand stay relevant.
Challenges for Remote Teams During Coronavirus—and How to Overcome Them
The coronavirus crisis has hit us all hard, but it also presents an opportunity to take your business remote and succeed.
Happier Together: 4 Steps for Merging the Customer and Employee Journeys
Despite the growing attention to customer experience, one component is still commonly overlooked: the employees responsible for delivering it. Zippering customer and employee experiences together creates an all-around stronger and more integrated business model.
4 Factors That Can Help You Choose the Right Customer Data Platform
Having a range of choices does not make it any easier for a marketer to select the right capabilities, nor does it promise better results. The key to finding the right CDP is to outline which experiences you want to deliver to remain competitive, now and into the future.
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.
Make Your Email Preference Center a Priority and Your Customers Will Reward You
The email preference center represents the best of both worlds: Prospects and customers can control the communications they receive, and marketers get to send better-quality, more targeted communications.
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.
Redefining SEO in the Age of Digital Transformation
To give today's customers what they truly desire, it's imperative to look at SEO in a whole different way. Here's how to redefine your SEO best practices to further boost search engine results.
Drive Customer Engagement Results With Customized, Flexible Communications
Today's business communications must be able to infuse the customer experience with the perfect blend of technology-driven intelligent interactions and personalized service.