How to Update Your Marketing with a Customer First Strategy

C3Centricity

All marketers know their marketing 5Ps, but how do you update your marketing when you adopt a customer first strategy? This is the easiest of the marketing 5Ps for a customer centric organisation to adapt because a customer first strategy is all about your customers.

Is it Time to Do Away with Market Research Departments?

C3Centricity

What’s your gut response to the title question about eliminating Market Research Departments? Yes, if it is the traditional market research department. Who better than market research to help in its analysis? 10 Steps to Reinventing Your Market Research Department.

Content Marketing Ideas For Incredible Customer Experiences

Kayako

Content Marketing Ideas for Incredible Customer Experiences. Customer voice: Creating content through dynamic customer feedback and their perspective is the fastest way to successful content marketing. So, how do you talk to customers if you are a content marketer? .

Top 10 Marketing Infographics to Smash 2018 (Inspiration for the Visual World)

C3Centricity

One of C3Centricity’s annual traditions is to publish a post which shares the best marketing infographics of the previous twelve months. Here is this year’s crop, with ideas on how you can get inspired to take action in your own marketing. Top Marketing Design Trends .

Build a bot with the Genesys PureCloud platform and Amazon Lex

The GenesysTM PureCloudTM platform was the first contact center solution to provide a direct Amazon Lex integration—giving you a powerful and simple tool to create a customer experience that’s the best available IVR technology in the market. What does first to market mean for Genesys?

How to Use Marketing Quotes to Inspire and Catalyse Action

C3Centricity

C³Centricity is no exception; our marketing quote posts are always the most popular, year after year. [.]. The post How to Use Marketing Quotes to Inspire and Catalyse Action appeared first on C3Centricity. Posts which include quotes are amongst the most shared on social media.

5 Reasons Your Marketing Needs Human Evaluation

360Connext

Jeannie Walters , speaker, writer and CEO of 360Connext, recently visited us at Hallmark and we had the opportunity to discuss the intricate weaving of the disciplines between marketing and customer experience. So how do you make your marketing more effective?

Marketing Solutions to More Actionable Insights

C3Centricity

Marketing depends upon actionable insights to satisfy and delight their customers. The post Marketing Solutions to More Actionable Insights appeared first on C3Centricity. How comfortable are you with your own process and the actionability of the results?

Today’s Most Stunningly Useful Marketing Infographics

C3Centricity

I have searched the web and come out with the best infographics I can find on marketing. The post Today’s Most Stunningly Useful Marketing Infographics appeared first on C3Centricity. Information integration Marketing

Marketing Through Valuable Experiences

Kerry Bodine

I first read Gilmore & Pine’s The Experience Is the Marketing on a cross-country flight sometime around the year 2007. It’s not about experience marketing, but rather marketing experiences.”. So what’s your marketing plan?

Halloween Scares & Solutions for Marketing

C3Centricity

So what does that have to do with marketing? Apart from the obvious effort of many companies to include the pumpkin shape, flavour or aroma in almost every product they make, at least in the US, marketing too has its scary moments doesn’t it? What scares you marketers the most, or to put it another way, what keeps you up at night? Big data and analytics, with how they will impact predictive modelling and the marketing mix. Global marketing. Marketing ROI.

How Cadillac drives customer centricity in the luxury market

Vision Critical

As a member of Cadillac’s global launch and lifecycle marketing team, I am obsessed about changing that perception. Luxury, the market that we’re in, is in flux. Today, the brands growing in the luxury market have a clearly articulated purpose. Rethinking marketing.

Smart Marketing for Smart Customers (What Marketers Need to Know Today)

C3Centricity

But are we performing smart marketing too? Here’s how marketers should be reaching, connecting and engaging their customers. We all know that you can’t please all the people all of the time, so why are we marketers still mass producing our messages?

5 ways customer feedback can improve your content marketing strategy

Vision Critical

Did you know that 90 percent of all companies market with content ? Content marketing has become more than a strategy: it’s today’s marketing. Content marketing is more effective and efficient than other marketing strategies, and costs less for a greater return.

Say Goodbye to Marketing & Brand Building, Say Hello to Consumer Centricity

C3Centricity

Marketing is an old profession. With the advent of digital marketing in the early 80’s, many companies began to take a serious look at their marketing. The post Say Goodbye to Marketing & Brand Building, Say Hello to Consumer Centricity appeared first on C3Centricity.

Identify Potential Markets Through Market Research Outsourcing

Magellan Solutions

Are you sure about your target market? Identifying your target market is very important in every type of business. Whether that is a service or a clothing boutique, you don’t want to go through the same trial and error process just to see if the “guestimate” of your market is correct.

Best Marketing Quotes of 2015 & their Implications for Your Business

C3Centricity

The post Best Marketing Quotes of 2015 & their Implications for Your Business appeared first on C3Centricity. Happy New Year to all C³Centricity Readers! First some exciting news for you. We are updating the Members area of our website, with a whole new look and feel.

Why Marketing Campaigns Fail

Promoter.io

But first, I have a question for you … Why is it that most of your marketing campaigns aren’t as effective as you’d like them to be? The post Why Marketing Campaigns Fail appeared first on Promoter.io Featured General Online Marketing

5 Franchise Marketing Strategies to Drive Revenue

ReviewTrackers

Franchise marketing in today’s digital world can be challenging and complex. Managing online reviews should be an integral part of your franchise’s marketing strategy. Read more about creating location pages as part of franchise marketing.

4 growth predictions for market research

Vision Critical

Growth in market research spending has been modest for the past few years, according to ESOMAR’s annual Global Market Research (GMR) report. Revenues being generated a year ago have broadly been maintained,” ESOMAR reported in its 2015 edition, saying the industry’s market growth is 0.1

How Customer Service and Marketing Can Intensify Each Other

Provide Support

Customer service and marketing can intensify and strengthen each other. Customer service and marketing are often seen as completely different processes by most companies. Let’s explore how customer service and marketing can intensify and strengthen each other.(.).

Customer experience and marketing: Lean into the skid sometimes

Customer Bliss

I have a friend who works in marketing. Even though the normal way we think about marketing involves everything being branded and polished, she says — and I mostly agree — that some of the best marketing “leans into the skid.”

Choppy Waters of Marketing Compliance

inContact

The marketing compliance waters for companies that sell via telephone have always been known to be choppy. This ruling brings some much-needed common sense to the TPCA/DNC lawsuit frenzy, while further proving how volatile the regulatory environment is for companies that market to consumers. Staying afloat in the ocean of marketing regulations saps you of critical resources that could be better used to facilitate growth.

Has Marketing lost its way or is it just changing? A perspective by Bernard Page

ijgolding

In the meantime, I am delighted to share the perspective from the marketing community. Among other things, I am the Course Director of Customer Experience Management for the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing). Bernard Page is a very experienced, albeit remarkably humble marketer.

52 Reasons to Embrace Marketing Operations

ClearAction

52 Reasons to Embrace Marketing Operations Gary Katz. What is a Marketing Operations mindset? Marketing Operations = greater capacity to create the future & reinvent Marketing from within. Marketing Operations drives this effort. Scalable marketing.

How to Use Marketing Quotes to Inspire and Catalyse Action

C3Centricity

C³Centricity is no exception; our marketing quote posts are always the most popular, year after year. In fact it has become something of a tradition to share a post of the recent and most inspiring marketing quotes during the Summer and Winter vacation breaks.

Digital Marketing Services Are The Key To Online Business Survival

Magellan Solutions

But if you have the right tools like digital marketing services, you’ll definitely be on your way to success. For the big online retailers like Amazon and Lazada, surviving is easy because they have established their name in the market. Types of Digital Marketing Services.

How to engage millennials for customer insight and marketing

Vision Critical

If there‰’s one generation that marketers can‰’t stop talking about, it’s the Millennials. As Millennials enter adulthood and their preferences impact the economy, marketers and researchers need to develop a deeper understanding of them. How can marketers best engage with millennials?

How Marketers Like You Are fully Benefiting From This Awesomely Changing World that is Marketing

C3Centricity

If you are a fellow marketer who follows me on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, you will have seen some photos of the various places I visited, from San Jose in Silicon Valley near San Francisco, to the huge sprawling metropolis that is Los Angeles.

The Authenticity challenge: 25 marketing, CX and innovation takeaways from the 2016 Customer Intelligence Summit

Vision Critical

Earlier this week, more than 400 professionals in marketing, customer experience, innovation and research gathered in Chicago for the 2016 Customer Intelligence Summit. Market research departments are increasingly contributing directly to the bottom line.

Four Keys to Marketing Operations Success

ClearAction

Four Keys to Marketing Operations Success Gary Katz. What does “best practices” in Marketing Operations (MO) look like, and how do industry-leading companies operate and integrate this highly valuable function? We polled more than 80 marketing leaders to find out.

The customer experience is your best marketing

NewVoiceMedia

What is marketing? A quick Google search on the word marketing reveals this from the American Marketing Association (And, they should know!): Great definition, but marketing has changed. Websites are a great example to illustrate how marketing has changed.

Market research as a profit center: How smart companies use customer feedback to generate revenue

Vision Critical

One of the biggest disruptions in the market research industry is the monetization of the research practice. Steve McSpiritt, market research specialist at Barnes & Noble College. Think and act like a marketer.

Customer Intelligence vs. Market Intelligence

Wired and Dangerous

It’s important to understand how customer intelligence is different from market intelligence. Market intelligence teaches us about a segment or group and discerns how they are similar. Customer intelligence informs us about the individuals who make those buying decisions in that market.

Music: A Marketing Tool

Beyond Philosophy

Title: The post Music: A Marketing Tool appeared first on Beyond Philosophy. Music has a unique effect on our brain, especially concerning memory. Apple brilliantly capitalizes on all of them in its holiday ad.

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Smart Home Market Analysis – Expectations vs. Reality

TechSee

All eyes were on the smart home market in 2017. Tech giants are all clamoring to get in on the action with Google Home , Apple HomeKit , Amazon Echo and Samsung SmartThings creating buzz, and new smart devices flooding the market at a dizzying rate.

Instagram Marketing Tips for Better Content Marketing

Joe Rawlinson

Instagram is a completely unique blend of stunning visuals, storytelling hashtags, content curation opportunities, and real-time marketing which can’t be beat. Marketers who wish to use the platform will need a plan which always works with these unique online marketing tools. With a little bit of planning, a big heap of creativity, and the right timing your Instagram marketing will succeed. Remember this is social media first, and marketing is always second.

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Marketing Research and Single Women Buying SUVs

MaritzCX

Last semester I took my first marketing research class (for the. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported on insights that a MaritzCX program provided to the auto industry – that single women were responsible for an increasing percentage of small SUV sales.

The Frustrating but Successful Content Marketing Path

360Connext

About a year ago, we began dedicating ourselves to a more intentional and dedicated content marketing strategy. We’re a small business that serves a larger market, so having our potential clients find us became critical.

Marketers plan to prioritize customer loyalty, but doing so comes with challenges

Vision Critical

A new report backs this up: “ For Love or Money 2017: Customer Loyalty – The Marketers’ Point of View ” found marketers plan to focus on customer loyalty in the next few months because it takes precedence over acquiring new customers. Marketers aren’t thinking engagement.