Every day, people are showing up to work for your channel partners. Some of those people are disengaged, which can have a significant impact on your ultimate success as a manufacturer or franchisor. Engaged channel employees deliver better customer experiences, stay longer with their employer and are more willing to talk their employer up as a great place to work. You’ve worked hard to develop outstanding products and services that are being distributed through your channel. Don’t let disengaged employees put your brand at risk. Download our article to learn how to drive and sustain engagement among your channel employees.
As a manufacturer, your uncontrolled distribution channel has a lot of places to focus their attention. So how do you break through the clutter? Reward and recognition programs have long been used to engage channel partners and align their activities with manufacturers’ goals. Applying behavioral economics to your program design will drive extra focus and effort. Learn ten best practices to follow when designing your next channel reward and recognition program.
The current loyalty program environment is challenging but rife with opportunity. Many poorly designed programs are driving loyalty fatigue and mercenary loyalty. However, there are more loyalty memberships than ever before and those companies that are successful in driving engagement and true loyalty are experiencing significant returns. The programs that “get it right” and earn genuine loyalty don’t just repurpose an old tactical model or copy the competition – they are unique and create or reinforce differentiation in the marketplace. Learn how to design a loyalty program that focuses on the entire lifecycle of a customer.
If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
As the healthcare landscape continues to move toward a customer-centric approach, there’s a lot healthcare can learn from retail. More specifically, lessons from retail call centers offer the healthcare sector best practices to provide better personalization in their engagements with consumers and patients – before and after clinical encounters.
This guide explores three ways retail call centers provide experiences that healthcare leaders can incorporate to provide the personalization needed to impact consumers in today’s evolving healthcare marketing landscape.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
"The customer experience is incredibly important to business success and is often tied to customer engagement, retention rates, revenue, purchase frequency and overall loyalty. Today, the customer journey is incredibly complex, with everything from geographic location to data quality influencing the customer experience. As a result, brands may not be making the most of their customer experiences.
However, with a mix of new technology combined with best practices, companies can regain control of the customer journey and create memorable experiences for their customers. "
Marketing organizations are often limited in their ability to progress marketing tactics from single channel to cross-channel and real-time customer engagement. While marketing organizations might have a robust customer engagement strategy in place, often times there is a gap between their strategy and their ability to execute, with the right personalization and context that customers prefer. Over 62 percent of customers are always-on and readily addressable, but marketers aren’t implementing the right strategies to reach them.
This eBook discusses data-driven marketing tactics that can help marketers mind the gap – bridging customer strategy and ability to execute, with the right personalization and context that customers prefer.
While they’re intensifying, business-data challenges aren’t new. Companies have tried several strategies in their attempt to harness the power of data in ways that are feasible and effective. The best data analyses and game-changing insights will never happen without the right data in the right place at the right time. That’s why data preparation is a non-negotiable must for any successful customer-engagement initiative. The fact is, you can’t simply load data from multiple sources and expect it to make sense. This white paper examines the shortcomings of traditional approaches such as data warehouses/data lakes and explores the power of connected data.
Digital technologies and increasing customer engagement point traditional financial institutions towards a wonderful new world of an enhanced customer experience. Herded by a wave of regulatory ‘enablers’ - through the yin-yang regulations in the form of the GDPR and PSD2 - the industry landscape is ripe for transformation for those willing and able to embrace this new world: connected customer ecosystems beyond their own institutional walls. In doing this, this creates more comprehensive customer journeys - and ultimately, better quality customer experiences.
Technology offers the opportunity for brands to compete - and win - on a rising standard of customer service delivery. Changing cornerstones of engagement: consumers may seem like they stick with their service providers no matter what, but marketers can’t be complacent. To stop their valued customers adding services elsewhere, organizations need to fulfill a new set of standards.
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Product recommendations are a proven way for marketers to drive sales, boosting the revenue potential of every
shopping experience and increasing customer engagement overall. However, most current recommendations tools
have not kept up with the level of personalisation that customers have come to expect, and they often fall short of
the precision that marketing teams need to create meaningful business impact. It may be time to reevaluate whether
your solution is doing all it can to meet the needs of your customers and your team.
Digital transformation has pioneered an ever-evolving landscape in the omnichannel retail experience. To efficiently meet consumer demands, retailers consider a fully immersive omnichannel customer experience as integral to their engagement strategy.
With increasingly varied technologies such as NFC-based payments, digital signage with rich-media experiences, wireless technologies and IoT technologies—present great opportunities and complexities.
New technologies are often being rolled out without a centrally managed approach leading to siloed solution landscape, making deployment difficult. Uncover the path to simplify and automate, where the Reliant Platform delivered performance, scalability, reliability, security, and inter-operability Reliant needs for retail applications.
The digital economy is dramatically changing how your customers buy products and services, and how they interact with your business. As customers increasingly use multiple devices (including
Smartphones) to make their purchases, they expect fast, consistent and highly secure experiences – and you need to deliver. At the same time, you should remain vigilant about fraud. Effective fraud management is critical, not only for reducing risk, but also for accepting more good customer orders, improving customer engagement, controlling costs and achieving competitive advantage.
If there’s one thing that stands out about central government, it’s the appetite for digital transformation. Whether delivering new customer-facing websites to drive better engagement with services or establishing a centre of excellence to accelerate the take-up of robotic process automation (RPA), UK government is embracing opportunities to modernise with new technologies.
But despite the great strides made in the last few years, the UK is slipping backwards in E-Government development terms – down from #1 in 2016 to #4 in 2018, according to the UN E-Government Survey 2018. Some argue this is due to the government having tackled the more straightforward digitisation opportunities and because it is now facing the bigger, more complex systems that need modernising. Our research shows that there are also wider challenges, including uncertainty around the impact of Brexit, budgetary pressures and emerging technologies, coming into play.
So what needs to happen to overcome our challenges
This video demonstrates how IBM’s Behavior Based Customer Insight for Banking leverages predictive analytics to help you personalize customer engagement and deliver customized actions. The solution leverages advanced predictive models to analyze customer transactions and spending behavior to more deeply understand customer needs and propensities, anticipate life events, and help provide a unique customer experience.
Business-to-business CMOs need to stay current on emerging technologies that improve customer engagement. This Forrester Research report overviews new technologies marketers us to improve customer acquisition and engagement at different stages of the customer life cycle.
Approximately 79% of customers seeking customer service and support wish it were easier and more convenient to obtain.*
Read the new Customer Service Workbook to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs to:
• Process orders quicker with fewer errors
• Carry out customer engagement strategies
• Manage order volumes at current staffing levels
• Increase customer loyalty
Because creating and managing a digital presence is easier than ever. As the digital world continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the opportunities to engage with consumers have never been greater. Learn why you should re-platform your website.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Today’s professional services firms operate in a highly competitive environment where
gaining new business, delivering profitable customer engagements, and hiring the best talent are
Because professional services firms are uniquely people-driven organizations, it’s critical you have a
solid strategy to find, develop, resource, and retain workers, since they directly impact company
revenue and contribute the most to cost.