B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

MaritzCX

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups.

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Episode 39 – Important Nuances of the B2B Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… There are usually more “customers” in the B2B relationship than in B2C. Typically, there will be, among others, … … Read More Episode 39 – Important Nuances of the B2B Customer Experience. The post Episode 39 – Important Nuances of the B2B Customer Experience appeared first on Kristina Evey. B2B Culture Customer Experience Management Podcasting

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Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017 (B2B)

Experience Matters

B2B CX Benchmarks Bruce Temkin Research CCXP2 Voice of the Customer, Customer Insight, and Understanding CCXP6 Metrics, Measurement, and ROI Customer Connectedness Net Promoter Tech Vendors Temkin Group ResearchWe just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017. The research examines Net Promoter Scores® (NPS®) and the link to loyalty for 58 tech vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers in large North American organizations.

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B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

MaritzCX

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups.

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9 Award-Winning Customer Advocacy Success Stories

Why a VOC program is vital to your B2B business – by Kimberly Holbrook

ijgolding

For a B2B company, the ability to retain clients can be the difference between success and failure. Here we look at why VoC is important for B2B, and how it should be used in order to be provide value. WHY VOC WORKS WELL FOR B2B. DEPLOYING VOC IN A B2B ENVIRONMENT.

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Five Ways To Plan For B2B Journey Mapping Success

Forrester's Customer Insights

As advisors to B2B CX and Marketing Leaders in the Forrester Leadership Boards (FLB), we come along on many journey mapping “journeys”. age of the customer B2B B2B marketing customer experience measurement customer journey mapping employee journey

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2 Key Differences in B2B Journey Maps

Kerry Bodine

In our journey mapping bootcamps , we’re often asked whether there’s anything that organizations need to think about or do differently when creating business-to-business (B2B) journey maps. Difference #1: B2B personas align with job functions.

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5 Ways to Improve B2B Customer Engagement Through Omnichannel Tactics

Customer Bliss

Johnson: Robert is co-founder and CEO of TeamSupport.com , a cloud-based, B2B software application built to help customer-facing support teams serve clients better through stronger collaboration, superior teamwork, and faster issue resolution. Guest Post by Robert C.

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10 Customer Experience Best Practices for all B2B Sales Teams

Kayako

In this article, we take a closer look at ten of the customer experience best practices that all B2B sales teams should adopt, in order to stay competitive, meet or exceed expectations, and build loyalty. . However, with B2B sales, it becomes slightly more complicated.

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Unique Challenges of B2B CX

MaritzCX

Over the past 10 years or so, I have seen the shift around the client experience. It was at one time, a nice to have, a check the box, but with an ever-increasing global marketplace forcing a shift in how companies view and evaluate their client experience, it has evolved into a must have !

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Report: B2B Customer Experience Best Practices

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Business-to-Business (B2B) Customer Experience Best Practices. This report provides data on the state of customer experience (CX) in B2B as well as 20 CX best practices across five critical B2B processes.

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Four Ideas for Navigating Backorders with B2B Customers

Heart of the Customer

As 2018 wrapped up, we finished mapping three very different B2B journeys – healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution. The post Four Ideas for Navigating Backorders with B2B Customers appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2016 (B2B)

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2016, The research examines Net Promoter Scores and the link to loyalty for 62 tech vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers in large North American organizations. We also compared overall results to our benchmarks from the previous four years. Here’s the executive summary: For the […].

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How B2B Brands Drive Online Reviews

GetFeedback

B2B transactions are complex, expensive, and require long-term investments. Why Every B2B Brand Needs Online Reviews. Before B2B buyers invest in your products or services, they need to know that you’re someone to trust. No matter how slick your marketing copy, B2B buyers know it’s just that: language written with an interest to motivate them to act. Generating B2B Reviews: Unique Challenges. Online reviews are essential in both B2B and B2C contexts.

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Maximizing the “Uncontrollable” in the B2B Customer’s Journey

MaritzCX

For many business-to-business (B2B) companies, relationships with customers are ongoing, which gives these companies the opportunity to improve on relationships over time.

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Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2015 (B2B)

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2015 , The research examines Net Promoter Scores and the link to loyalty for 62 tech vendors based on feedback from IT decision makers in large North American organizations.

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3 Ways Your Org Chart Creates B2B Customer Nightmares

360Connext

When a B2B customer is trying to determine who to call or what to do, the first line of defense is often sales. These are the earliest relationships formed, and for a B2B customer, their “guy” is who they think of when they know they need to call someone.

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5 Promises That Define B2B Customer Success

Experience Matters

We work with many of the largest technology companies, helping them bolster the experiences they deliver to customers, often focusing on their (business-to-business) B2B relationships. Many B2B companies are realizing that customers aren’t buying products. The post 5 Promises That Define B2B Customer Success appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®.

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B2B Customer Service Metrics & More - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

Which is more important for B2B Sales: Customer Service or Price? When I first started selling business-to-business (B2B) services, I really believed all the people who turned me down by saying, “It’s too expensive.” ” I sweated over whether I was … Continue Reading → The post B2B Customer Service Metrics & More appeared first on Frank Reactions.

The Future of Customer Experience for B2B Companies

Lumoa

So, what is actually happening to B2B customer experiences? Earlier, a large part of B2B companies simply ignored customer experience management as a whole. In 2015, only 3% of B2B companies valued customer experience as an integral part of company culture.

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3 Winning Factors for B2B Customer Experiences

inContact

In the B2B realm, the same priorities ring true. B2B customers typically spend much more money on services and are generating business revenue related to those services. The post 3 Winning Factors for B2B Customer Experiences appeared first on NICE inContact Blog.

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Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange

Influitive

Last week, Scottsdale, Arizona was abuzz with more than 1300 B2B marketers eager to get inspired by some of the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s B2B Marketing Exchange did not disappoint! The event featured some great keynotes and workshops spanning topics including, how B2B brands can harness the power of fandoms, how to connect. The post Our Top Takeaways From This Year’s B2B Marketing Exchange appeared first on Influitive.

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Transforming the B2B Supply Chain – a Whitepaper by Coreen Head

ijgolding

B2B B2B Supply Chain B2B Supply Chain Transformation Coreen Head OmPrompt I have written many times in the past about the need for organisations who desire to become more Customer Centric to acknowledge the need for TRANSFORMATION. Transforming a business culturally, behaviorally and systemically is an enormous, long term challenge for the majority of companies all around the world. To truly transform, individuals and companies need […].

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Welcome to the B2B Marketing Renaissance

Forrester's Customer Insights

A long time ago, Peter Drucker, a man who BusinessWeek once called the father of business management, wrote: Even though this was written a long time ago, it was still a few years before I embarked on my long career as a B2B marketer. B2B B2B marketing

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7 Ways to Mystery Shop your B2B Experience

360Connext

Is mystery shopping a business-to-business (B2B) organization possible? Understanding your customer’s journey in a B2B environment takes more finesse. Here are a few ideas on how to approach being a mystery shopper of your own B2B organization.

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Content Marketing Types for use in B2B Lead Generation

Genroe

The post Content Marketing Types for use in B2B Lead Generation appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business PP: B2B MarketingInspite of its growing popularity, many businesses haven’t quite grasped the concept of inbound marketing. It centres around the idea of teaching and helping prospective clients before trying to close them.

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Tech Vendors: Good CX Correlates to Referenceable B2B Clients

Experience Matters

The post Tech Vendors: Good CX Correlates to Referenceable B2B Clients appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. B2B CX Customer experience Tech VendorsIn our Q3 2017 tech vendor study, we asked 800 IT decision makers in large North American companies if they would be willing to be references for the vendors that they use. As you can see in the chart below, Apple leads the pack with 48% of its clients saying that they’d act as a reference.

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Ten B2B KPIs to Track Starting Now (none are NPS) – Employee-Rated and Survey Items

Heart of the Customer

The post Ten B2B KPIs to Track Starting Now (none are NPS) – Employee-Rated and Survey Items appeared first on Heart of the Customer. B2B Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Effort Score Customer Experience CX vision Net Promoter Score B2B CX employee rated KPIs survey score

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How to Build a Great Digital Marketing Funnel for B2B

Genroe

The post How to Build a Great Digital Marketing Funnel for B2B appeared first on Genroe. B2B - Business to Business Inbound Marketing PP: B2B MarketingThe difference between a Digital Marketing Funnel and a Buyer’s Journey You might assume that a digital marketing funnel and a buyer’s journey are the same thing but that would be falling short on a lot that the marketing funnel can achieve for you. Although they have some similarities, it is critical to have both […].

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Video: Challenges and Opportunities of B2B Client Databases

MaritzCX

One of the frequent obstacles of launching a customer experience program presented by many B2B clients is the lack of a quality list of customers to contact.

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If All Customers are Important, You have a Bad B2B Customer Experience

Heart of the Customer

The post If All Customers are Important, You have a Bad B2B Customer Experience appeared first on Heart of the Customer. “When all customers are important…none will be.” – Syndrome from The Incredibles (slightly paraphrased) Are all customers worth the same to your business?

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Use Direct Mail To Get The Attention Of Your Digital-First B2B Buyers

Forrester's Customer Insights

account-based marketing (ABM) B2B B2B marketing digital marketing B2B Marketing MarketingWhen was the last time you answered a phone call from a phone number you didn’t recognize or opened an email from an unfamiliar sender? Like, never? Same here.

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Ten B2B KPIs to Track, Starting Now (none are NPS) – Business KPIs

Heart of the Customer

The post Ten B2B KPIs to Track, Starting Now (none are NPS) – Business KPIs appeared first on Heart of the Customer. B2B Customer Centric Culture Change Customer Experience CX vision Net Promoter Score Voice of the Customer business kpi complaints CX CX tip KPI NPS

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Unique Challenges of B2B CX

MaritzCX

Over the past 10 years or so, I have seen the shift around the client experience. It was at one time, a nice to have, a check the box, but with an ever-increasing global marketplace forcing a shift in how companies view and evaluate their client experience, it has evolved into a must have !

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B2B Voice-of-the-Customer: Integrating Decision Influencers’ Views

ClearAction

B2B Voice-of-the-Customer: Integrating Decision Influencers’ Views Lynn Hunsaker. Ways to Integrate B2B Influencers’ Views. Originally published as an Advisor monthly column on CustomerThink.com as B2B Voice-of-the-Customer: Integrating Decision Influencers’ Views.

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How One B2B Software Company Shifted Its Mindset to Unlock Growth

Customer Bliss

FPX, a B2B software company, simplifies buying and selling experiences to align enterprise businesses with the expectations of modern customers. He shares tactics that have been helpful as he rebuilds FPX from a customer-first perspective, to be a B2B value-driven engine. .