Winning at Social Customer Care

Author: Dan Gingiss
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542732383
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the kind of book that you don't read once; you read it forever.-Jay Baer, president of Convince and Convert and author of Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers Social media has changed customer service forever. It has shifted power from brands to consumers, requiring a different way of thinking about customer engagement. Dan Gingiss has interviewed dozens of business leaders on his podcast, Focus on Customer Service. From those conversations and his own real-world experience at multiple Fortune 300 companies, Gingiss has developed a series of best practices called "8 Steps to Winning at Social Customer Care." Learn how to: navigate social media's growing role in the overall customer experience develop your own Social Customer Care Philosophy decide which technology provider fits with your company recruit and train a stellar team of social customer service agents establish a scalable process, including crisis management and proactive customer service integrate Social Customer Care with the rest of your business Gingiss gives you an invaluable glimpse at how top brands are "winning" at customer service in social media, and provides the tools for you to do the same at your company.

Never Lose a Customer Again

Author: Joey Coleman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735220042
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning speaker and business consultant Joey Coleman teaches audiences and companies all over the world how to turn a one-time purchaser into a lifelong customer. Coleman's theory of building customer loyalty isn't about focusing on marketing or closing the sale: It's about the First 100 Days® after the sale and the interactions the customer experiences. While new customers experience joy, euphoria, and excitement, these feelings quickly shift to fear, doubt, and uncertainty as buyer's remorse sets in. Across all industries, somewhere between 20%-70% of newly acquired customers will stop doing business with a company with the first 100 days of being a new customer because they feel neglected in the early stages of customer onboarding. In Never Lose a Customer Again, Coleman offers a philosophy and methodology for dramatically increasing customer retention and as a result, the bottom line. He identifies eight distinct emotional phases customers go through in the 100 days following a purchase. From an impulse buy at Starbucks to the thoughtful purchase of a first house, all customers have the potential to experience the eight phases of the customer journey. If you can understand and anticipate the customers' emotions, you can apply a myriad of tools and techniques -- in-person, email, phone, mail, video, and presents -- to cement a long and valuable relationship. Coleman's system is presented through research and case studies showing how best-in-class companies create remarkable customer experiences at each step in the customer lifecycle. In the "Acclimate" stage, customers need you to hold their hand and over-explain how to use your product or service. They're often too embarrassed to admit they're confused. Take a cue from Canadian software company PolicyMedical and their challenge of getting non-technical users to undergo a complex installation and implementation process. They turned a series of project spreadsheets and installation manuals into a beautiful puzzle customers could assemble after completing each milestone. In the "Adopt" stage, customers should be welcomed to the highest tier of tribal membership with both public and private recognitions. For instance, Sephora's VIB Rogue member welcome gift provides a metallic membership card (private recognition) and a members-only shade of lipstick (for public display). In the final stage, "Advocate," loyal customers and raving fans are primed to provide powerful referrals. That's how elite entrepreneurial event MastermindTalks continues to sell-out their conference year after year - with zero dollars spent on marketing. By surprising their loyal fans with amazing referral bonuses (an all-expenses paid safari?!) they guarantee their community will keep providing perfect referrals. Drawing on nearly two decades of consulting and keynoting, Coleman provides strategies and systems to increase customer loyalty. Applicable to companies in any industry and of any size (whether measured in employee count, revenue, or total number of customers), implementing his methods regularly leads to an increase in profits of 25-100%. Working with well-known clients like Hyatt Hotels, Zappos, and NASA, as well as mom-and-pop shops and solo entrepreneurs around the world, Coleman's customer retention system has produced incredible results in dozens of industries. His approach to creating remarkable customer experiences requires minimal financial investment and will be fun for owners, employees, and teams to implement. This book is required reading for business owners, CEOs, and managers - as well as sales and marketing teams, account managers, and customer service representatives looking for easy to implement action steps that result in lasting change, increased profits, and lifelong customer retention.

Boundary Blurred A Seamless Customer Experience in Virtual and Real Spaces

Author: Nina Krey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319991817
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com This proceedings volume explores the ways in which marketers can learn about customers through big data and other sources to create an enhanced customer experience. Consumers today do not simply demand engaging online or offline experiences anymore; they increasingly focus on one seamless experience throughout their journey across virtual and real spaces. While shopping in a physical store, consumers are checking their smart phones for customer reviews and competitive information, and catching a Pokémon or two at the same time. Online experience is no longer only about price shopping and convenience, and offline is no longer only about SKUs. Individual channels matter less and less; it is the omni-channel experience that is becoming main-stream. Marketers need to keep pace and continually adapt and contribute to the changing consumer landscape. Through countless touchpoints across different channels and media, marketers today can learn more about their customers and are better equipped than ever to provide them with a desired augmented experience: easy, fun, engaging, and efficient. Featuring the full proceedings from the 2018 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, this volume provides ground-breaking research from scholars and practitioner from around the world that will help marketers continue to engage their customers in this new landscape. Founded in 1971, the Academy of Marketing Science is an international organization dedicated to promoting timely explorations of phenomena related to the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice. Among its services to members and the community at large, the Academy offers conferences, congresses, and symposia that attract delegates from around the world. Presentations from these events are published in this Proceedings series, which offers a comprehensive archive of volumes reflecting the evolution of the field. Volumes deliver cutting-edge research and insights, complementing the Academy’s flagship journals, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS) and AMS Review. Volumes are edited by leading scholars and practitioners across a wide range of subject areas in marketing science.

Social Customer Experience

Author: Dave Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118927125
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social Customer Experience: Engage and Retain Customers through Social Media builds on the prior works of author Dave Evans. As an update to Evans’s earlier book Social Media Marketing, the new Social Customer Experience connects the early cases presented in 2010 with significant, contemporary examples, key concepts, and best practices associated with the adoption of social technology by global brands. This latest edition offers a blueprint for transforming your organization’s disparate social initiatives into a unified social experience strategy. Most people know that social technologies are transforming business, but few understand how those changes are happening across the organization. Whether in marketing, communications, customer care, digital media or product development these changes shape the way in which business manage the experience their customers have with the brand. Filled with practical examples of what to do, and illustrated with cases taken from real companies, Social Customer Experience fills in the gaps for companies who want to do more with social than just listen and experiment. Part I lays the groundwork by explaining the three waves of change that combine to form social customer experience: social technologies and their impact on Web 1.0 digital infrastructures; social customers and their impact on marketing and support operations; and the new discipline of customer experience management that is reframing the old sales-and-service-centric ways of thinking about how companies relate to customers. Part I concludes by defining the social customer experience ecosystem, both on and off your own web domain. Part II, “Your Social Presence,” puts you on the ground, with tactics and examples for how to apply social technologies and achieve your business objectives, how to measure and analyze social data and show business value, and how to implement a best-practice approach to avoid common traps and pursue proven opportunities. Part III digs deeper into the five building blocks of social customer experience: organization, platform, content, people and tools. What’s a social experience organization look like? What systems need to be in place? How do you get the most out of the social “objects” – content and other assets – that are the byproduct of great social customer experiences? How do connections between customers – the social graph – come into play? And what applications will you use – literally, what will you empower your customers to do? Part III answers these questions in the practical, method-driven style of authors Dave Evans and Joe Cothrel. Social Customer Experience features detailed exercises that show you how to translate learning into action, hands-on tutorials using today’s social media tools and platforms, and compelling, modern case studies from organizations of all sizes—from the Fortune 500 to nonprofits and mom-n-pop main-street shops. As a bonus, the book also features resources and references to connect readers with the current thought leaders and sources of timely information. If you’re interested in business, and how business is being reshaped by social technology, Social Customer Experience will show you a path to a new relationship with your customers, customers not only buy your products and services but get more out of them and go on to become partners in your business–selling, supporting, and innovating on your behalf.

ISCONTOUR 2015 Tourism Research Perspectives

Author: Roman Egger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734760968
Format: PDF, ePub
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Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, wich is jointly organised by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas. Issues to be covered at the conference include the following areas within a tourism context: Marketing & Management Tourism Product Development & Sustainability Information and Communication Technologies

Get Bold

Author: Sandy Carter
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 0132618311
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A systematic approach to creating and implementing winning social media strategies worldwide - from renowned expert and IBM VP Sandy Carter • •A specific, detailed, patented framework for driving more business value from social media on every continent, in any marketplace. •By an award-winning social media evangelist who has helped make social media work in 60+ countries. •Includes case studies and lessons learned from multiple business segments. •Links with IBM's new, high-profile 'Social Business' initiative. Get Bold offers the most systematic approach to creating a worldwide social media strategy that delivers maximum business value. Drawing on her unsurpassed social media experience in 60 countries, IBM Vice President Sandy Carter details a six-step 'A.G.E.N.D.A.' for integrating social media into any marketing strategy, and building a true 'social business.' Using practical examples and case studies, Carter shows how to: • •Align organizational goals and culture. •Gain friends through social trust. •Engage through experiences. •Network your business processes. •Design for PR recovery. •Analyze your data Get Bold helps you customize social media strategies to reflect the needs and preferences of customers in diverse regions and industries, as well as specific 'lessons learned' about your sectors and markets. Carter doesn't just offer a unique global perspective on social media: she provides 'patterns of success' that help you accelerate strategy formulation for your business. You'll find specific guidance for addressing a wide spectrum of challenges, from reducing cost and increasing revenue to building personalized and consistent interactions across customer touchpoints.

AskGaryVee

Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960920474
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fast 50 Millionen aufgerufene Videos auf Youtube, 1,5 Millionen Follower bei Twitter, 2,2 Millionen bei Facebook, New York Times- und Wall Street Journal-Bestsellerautor – Gary Vaynerchuk ist einer der erfolgreichsten Social-Media-Gurus überhaupt. Seine Karriere liest sich wie ein modernes Märchen: Als Kind weißrussischer Einwanderer machte er aus dem Weingeschäft seines Vaters ein Millionen-Imperium – dank E-Commerce. Zusätzlich startete er seinen eigenen Video-Blog auf Youtube, den sich mittlerweile Millionen Gründer und Entrepreneure angesehen haben. In "#AskGaryVee" sind die nützlichsten und interessantesten Fragen des Video-Blogs mit Garys Antworten zusammengestellt und erweitert. Von erfolgreichen Twitter-Strategien für kleine Unternehmen über die Kunst, Promis für die eigene Marke zu gewinnen, bis hin zum wirksamen Launch neuer Produkte. Egal ob man sein eigenes Start-up gründet, in der Digitalbranche arbeitet oder in einer ganz klassischen Firma anheuert, "#AskGaryVee" ist das essenzielle Handbuch, um Großes zu leisten.

Customer Centric Marketing

Author: Aldo Cundari
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119102650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The practical, expert guide to reaching the new consumer Customer-Centric Marketing is a comprehensive game plan on succeeding in the new marketing landscape by focusing on the customer. Written by one of Canada's top communications pioneers, this book examines the complex forces influencing the rise of empowered and demanding customers and outlines a framework that helps marketers exploit these forces to engage them. You'll find actionable advice to help you pull together these seemingly independent elements to create a customer-centric business model that is ideally positioned to take on the dynamic requirements of today's marketing environment, and learn the strategic rules that CMOs can use to model their organizations to win. Valuable insights on customer experience, innovation, content, social media, and operating strategies will help you formulate a workable plan, and when combined with the practical guidance and expert advice, enable you to put your plan into action today. The new purchasing journey has created a whole new set of customer touch points with unique needs, and has identified key activity areas that drive success or failure in the marketplace. This guide helps you sort it all out, and make your organization rise to the top. Define the new customer-purchasing journey Identify and influence the new consumer Engage, nurture, and utilize brand advocates to spread your message Position your organization to win in the new marketplace As customers evolve, smart companies evolve with them, and, with a track record that speaks for itself, putting the customer at the center of strategic thinking is the key to a winning plan,. Consumer evolution is happening more rapidly than ever before, and keeping your organization out in front has never been more important. Customer-Centric Marketing provides the concrete framework, expert insight, and actionable advice that turns strategy into reality.

Likeable Social Media How to Delight Your Customers Create an Irresistible Brand and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook Other Social Networks

Author: Dave Kerpen
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071769501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE. A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before. Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word. Praise for Likeable Social Media: Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant. Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com Alas, common sense is not so common. Dave takes you on a (sadly, much needed) guided tour of how to be human in a digital world. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box Likeable Social Media cuts through the marketing jargon and technical detail to give you what you really need to make sense of this rapidly changing world of digital marketing and communications. Being human — being likeable — will get you far. Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications, Ford Motor Company Dave gives you what you need: Practical, specific how-to advice to get people talking about you. Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking

Das Social Media Marketing Buch

Author: Dan Zarrella
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3868992383
Format: PDF
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Unternehmen, Agenturen und Freiberufler stromen in soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook und entdecken die vielen anderen Moglichkeiten im Social Web. Doch aller Anfang ist schwer: Wer noch nicht Social Media-affin ist - und das sind nach wie vor so einige -, muss sich zunachst einmal einen Uberblick uber diese noch junge Medienlandschaft verschaffen. Wem es so geht, der findet in diesem Buchlein optimale Unterstutzung. Kompakt, prazise und gut verstandlich fuhrt Dan Zarrella in die vielseitigen "sozialen" Mediengattungen ein. Die deutsche Ausgabe prasentiert zusatzlich deutsche Dienste wie XING und Qype sowie Fallbeispiele aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. Fur die 2. Auflage wurde das Buch komplett uberarbeitet und aktualisiert. Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Social Media Marketing? Bloggen Twitter und Microblogging Soziale Netzwerke Mediasharing Social News, Bookmarking und Curation Social Location Sharing Verbraucherportale Foren Strategien fur Ihren Social Media-Auftritt Erfolgskontrolle