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customer engagement

Understanding the Five Customer Relationship Stages to Full Engagement With Your Brand

As our clients juggle new channels, new technology and new media, we realize that their relationships with their customers and prospects have to be 24/7 and “always on”. How we help them with Analytics, strategy and marketing technology today really goes beyond just the marketing process, but helps them deliver a consistent and relevant brand experience across the entire consumer relationship.

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Winning With Customers – B2B Playbook Review

Before we can understand how to win with customers, we need to first understand why we lose. Appropriately Chapter 2 of the book is titled “Why we lose” and delves into the six reasons why companies lose. Reason #1, in my view, is the most powerful—We lose because we don’t understand the customer’s perspective. (You’ll need to read the book for the other 5 reasons!)

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Customer Engagement: A New Spin on Customer Intimacy

A while ago, one of my advisors challenged me to read an old business book, The Discipline of Market Leaders, by Treacy and Wiersma. It was first published in 1995, and I didn’t think it had much relevance to today’s fast-changing world of marketing strategy. So it wasn’t until recently, when I was stuck on a 10 ½ hour flight, that I opened the book. The book detailed three dimensions of competitive strategy: value leadership, product leadership and customer intimacy. And it was in the latter section that I was astounded by something written 15 years ago and what I perceived as a foreshadowing of today’s enthusiasm for customer engagement.

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What Does Engagement Really Mean?

Social Media as a category is certainly a communications enabler–a series of channels really–but it’s only one of many ways to engage with your customers and prospects. What’s important is understanding how your customer wants to be communicated with and choosing the communications medium that’s appropriate to the customer/prospect and to the particular message being delivered.

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