Adventures in Customer Service

Social Media Bird Brain

customer service NGO Readymag Small nonprofit Web application Image via Bruce Sallan There are a lot of new services out there and I looked at one this week called Readymag, which helps users create ''microsites, portfolios, photo stories, magazines, and presentations'' using templates. As I browsed through their examples I wondered why a person or NGO with an already significant social media presence would want to use their service. So I sent them an.

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Customer Loyalty is not Customer Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

One popular application of a customer retention strategy is a loyalty campaign or loyalty program. Just about every business has one, and we love to see our customers completing loyalty programs that truly drive their customers to new levels of engagement. But too many times a loyaty program is seen as the basis for a customer retention program not a supplement to a strategy. Lets look at a few areas of customer retention that loyalty programs do not address.

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Week of Freebies, Day 3: Your Customized Training Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get the free customized training plan that comes with our Free Membership. Once you have taken the quiz, you will receive a customized training plan that will recommend which of our self-paced online courses will work best for your level. Welcome back to our Week of Freebies!

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Week of Freebies, Day 1: Get Your Customized Training Plan

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Get the free customized training plan that comes with our Free Membership. The customized training plan is just one benefit of having a Free Membership to our site. The post Week of Freebies, Day 1: Get Your Customized Training Plan appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year where we show our readers some love with some FREE goodies. Want a nonprofit communications training plan that meets you where you are?

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How to Gain Repeat Customers to Your Online Store

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Gain Repeat Customers to Your Online Store. To really grow an online store, you will need to build your buyer base and repeat customers. No business has enjoyed smooth and continuous growth without having repeat customers. Have a Website that is Customer Friendly.

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Now that these different kinds of donors have been identified, as retained, new and lapsed donors, the next step is to explore customization of your marketing communication to address specific needs of these identified segments. Using some of these ideas to customize your communication strategy, you will be able to communicate effectively with different kinds of donors and thereby, build a strong donor base over time. Somya Qureshi.

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CRM and Customer Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

With digital media, the core advantage is the collection of thousands of data to allow you to critically evaluate your customer behaviors. Actually foreseeing what your customers will do in light of an event. The most popular and recommended way to do this is with a Customer Relationship Management software, or CRM. Your CRM should allow you to not only collect information on the demographics of your customers, but also on the historical behaviors of your customers.

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Mass Customization: 5 Benefits That Can Make Your Company More Competitive

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Mass Customization: 5 Benefits That Can Make Your Company More Competitive. With a new generation rising, it’s time to make way for Mass Customization and Sustainability. As such, mass customization is the answer. Mass Production vs. Mass Customization.

Cause Marketing Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Cause Related Marketing

At the bottom of the receipt was an 800-number keyed to a customer satisfaction survey. Framed that way customer satisfaction surveys qualify as natural fit for cause marketing. Online customer satisfaction surveys represent another chance to do some cause marketing and, perhaps, some marketing for the cause. Facebook Customer Satisfaction Surveys paper icons Taco Bell Home DepotThe other day I bought a paper icon at a chain drugstore.

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#HOWTO: Customize & Brand Your Twitter Account

Non Profit Marketing 360

The logo/image is the easiest thing to customize and can be done right within Twitter. If you want to take your customization to the next level ? As the screenshot shows, you can add your organization’s colors to the background and sidebar, you can add shapes and customize them with shadows and embosses, you can even add your own call-out message to your site. Don't simply accept Twitter's defaults.

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Identifying the Value of Nonprofit Customer Experience

NonProfit Hub

However, don’t assume the mission alone will sustain that connection—organizations should never lose sight of customer experience. Unfortunately, many nonprofits don’t lean on customer experience to enrich their brands—and it’s costing them. Big corporations and nonprofits are in the same boat: Neither can afford to neglect customers. Ignoring customer service also breeds inconsistency. Deep down, nonprofits begin from the same place: a need to propel change.

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Customer Feedback, Corporate Style

The Agitator

In his post on the importance of donor feedback and experiences yesterday, Roger lamented: “Although the commercial world spends literally billions of $ seeking feedback on customer experiences — like the surveys you get after an airline flight, a hotel stay, or an online purchase — it continually amazes me that few organizations who consider themselves donor-centric make any effort to listen to listen to their donors and learn from their comments and complaints.”

Using Cause Marketing to Better Keep Customers for Life

Cause Related Marketing

Those uncharitable feelings aside, I think there’s some lessons for using cause marketing to better keep customers for life. A sixty-year-old customer who wants the latest technology might buy perhaps $21,000 worth of hearing aids before dying at 81, the average age of death for women in the United States. What the My Hearing Centers is doing with their cause marketing here is meant to tap the lifetime value of customers.

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#HOWTO: Customize & Brand Your Twitter Account

Non Profit Marketing 360

The logo/image is the easiest thing to customize and can be done right within Twitter. If you want to take your customization to the next level ? As the screenshot shows, you can add your organization’s colors to the background and sidebar, you can add shapes and customize them with shadows and embosses, you can even add your own call-out message to your site. Don't simply accept Twitter's defaults.

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Re-engaging Lapsed Customers/Donors

The Agitator

Everybody in marketing — whether they’re selling cars, cell phones or causes/charities — has the same problem … keeping their current customers engaged. In the commercial world, marketers use all sorts of personal and individual behavior (or inactivity) data to trigger relevant customer contacts aimed at repeat sales or ‘softer’ relationship building.

Latest Social Media Tool Features That Helps To Elevate The Customer Relationship

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Latest Social Media Tool Features That Helps To Elevate The Customer Relationship. Make good use of tools and improve your customer relationship. So, every kind of business is prompted to depend on these platforms as they could find a large share of their customers only here.

Cause Marketing Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Cause Related Marketing

But instead of this rather standard issue campaign, what if instead Pizza Hut offered a donation to your charity of choice… say $0.25… plus the opportunity to donate a much larger amount when you respond to customer satisfaction survey? When you complete the customer satisfaction survey on the phone or online, you are entered into a drawing for a free iPod along with 10 chances to win a daily prize of $1,000. Pizza Hut would like to do some cause marketing with your charity.

From Commodity to Customer

A. Fine Blog

Once it became clear that Facebook was going public, then we, the actual public, not the Wall Street public Facebook was about to share a large cash-strewn bed with, became commodities rather of customers. I saw a post on Facebook this morning that included this graphic (thanks to Marjorie Fine for the link): There are two questions here: Can we go back to being customers who have a say in how this place is run? I have been struggling with Facebook for a while now.

Donors: Clients Or Customers?

The Agitator

He posits some key differences between ‘clients’ and ‘customers’ For example: “The customer buys (or doesn’t buy) what you make. But Godin’s also getting at the mindset you, as a marketer, bring to the table … “There is a large number of potential customers, and you make for them before you know precisely who they are … If a customer doesn’t like what’s on offer, she can come back.

The Customer Survey as Cause Marketing Fundraiser

Cause Related Marketing

At the bottom of the receipt was an 800-number keyed to a customer satisfaction survey. to the cause in question whenever someone completes their customer satisfaction survey?’ Framed that way customer satisfaction surveys are a natural fit for cause marketing. Online customer satisfaction surveys represent another chance to do some cause marketing and, perhaps, some marketing for the cause. The other day I bought a paper icon at national chain store.

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McKinsey On Customer Experience

The Agitator

The Agitator , especially in the persona of Roger, has been hammering away at the importance of improving ‘customer service’ in the context of cultivating donor commitment and retention. Here’s a relatively brief and — despite the consultant-speak (need to do something to justify those exorbitant consulting fees) — digestible article from the firm, Are you really listening to what your customers are saying?

Is ‘Customer Service’ Important?

The Agitator

Most nonprofits probably don’t think of themselves as providing ‘customer service’ … certainly not on the sense of merchants and retailers. But if you do think — for a moment — of donors and members as customers, your organization most likely does have quite a number of customer-like interactions — everything from address changes to info requests to merchandise and donation transactions.

How to Define Retention Rate for Customer Retention

Non Profit Marketing 360

Measuring customer retention takes a lot of data to make insights tangible for action in your marketing efforts. Capturing information about your customers involves a detailed measurement system. This should combine both digital and manual processes of data collection, but to even begin measuring retention you need to be able to define when a customer interacts with your product, service, or brand, and most importantly when they leave.

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#TECH: Google+ Gets Redesign To Emphasize Visuals & Customizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

But that ribbon can be customized and/or hidden, which suggests Google will be encouraging third-parties to develop applications whose launch buttons will go there: Apps can also be rearranged in one’s personal order of importance, or completely hidden from plain sight. This morning Google announced a striking rise in income that beat stock analysts’ predictions for this first quarter of 2012: $10.65 billion for this past quarter.

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Cause Marketing Your Customer Satisfaction Warranty

Cause Related Marketing

Orthotic insole maker Sole offers a cause marketing approach that addresses a different side of business than I’ve ever seen before. Although details are sketchy, when you return one of their insoles within 90 days of purchase (their standard return timeframe) a donation of some amount comes to the shoe charity Soles4Souls. In addition to insoles (the company prefers the word ‘footbeds’) Sole sells shoes, flip flops, and socks.

#SocialMedia: Netflix Continues To Harass Loyal Customers-If Anyone Cares

Non Profit Marketing 360

A couple of weeks ago, the entertainment-streaming service Netflix realigned its offerings to give customers the choices of having a streaming-only service, a DVD-only service, or a combination of the two – all at a notable price hike from last September’s more modest rise. The company found itself in a social-media mine field as its strikingly loyal customer base threw nasty tweets and blog responses at the company.

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Customer Spotlight: How The Contributor Achieved Fundraising Success

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The Contributor is a newspaper about and for the homeless. Sarah Lehner of their development department shared that the paper "provides a diversity of perspectives and information on homelessness while highlighting the contributions of homeless and formerly homeless individuals" When the organization started with DonateNow service back in May of 2011, their fundraising results in the first six months totaled around $6,000.

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#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

Non Profit Marketing 360

In July, the law firm of Bursor & Fisher established a website for AT&T customers to sign into a class-action lawsuit to fight the merger. Of course, AT&T is willing pony-up $38 billion to ensure customers have one fewer choices in that so-called marketplace. The body blows between AT&T and the business and federal regulatory communities continue to mount.

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Nonprofits: Create “customer pathways” to build loyalty

ImpactMax

Wheeler talks a lot about AHA’s growing customer focus, both the methods it employs to understand customer needs and how it uses that information in designing programs and communications. One of his ideas in particular struck me as relevant to communicators—the recommendation that nonprofits consciously create “customer pathways&# to make it easy for people to deepen their relationship with the organization. The goal— very satisfied customers.

Rockin' With Social Customer Service

Diva Marketing Blog

Two years ago Becky Carroll, Customers Rock , invited me, along with Tony Hsien, Frank Eliason and Brian Solis, to participate on a BlogWorld Expo panel about a fairly new, innovative use of social media. Becky thought it would be fun to do an encore of that panel: Act 2 of Creating Customer Loyalty with Social Media, A Look 2 Years Later I am at #bew10, Las Vegas, with Becky Carroll, Frank Eliason and this time representing Zappos -- Melissa LaPointe.

Designing A Customer-Centric Organization

The Agitator

In his posts on ‘donor centricity’ ( start here and use the links !), Roger strives to separate the wheat from the chaff. As he has put it, just using the word ‘you’ in every other sentence doesn’t make your fundraising program donor centric. The true magic ingredient of donor centricity is listening. Listening to each donor — in fact reaching out for and simplifying donor feedback — and then acting on the information donors provide.

Do You Love Your Customers?

The Agitator

“Do you love your customers?” It’s a big mistake to view and treat your customers (aka donors) as the means to an end, he argues. Says Godin: “In a free market with plenty of information, it’s very hard to succeed merely by loving the money your customers pay you. ” asks Seth Godin in a recent post.

Cause Marketing to Build Customer Loyalty

Cause Related Marketing

Not surprisingly those 10 compete on price, rebates, add-ons, promotions, and customer service. The customers churn a lot. Suppose you face a fiercely competitive consumer-facing marketplace that was once a served by a regulated monopoly. How would you compete? In the deregulated Georgia natural gas market, one is using cause marketing. In 1997 the Georgia Public Service Commission deregulated the natural gas market.

Cause-Related Marketing with Customer Receipts

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Customer Satisfaction Surveys JDRF the Necessity of Affinity in Cause Marketing Walgreens paper icons

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22 Really Useful Customer Retention Stats

The Agitator

Today I stumbled upon an article titled Top 5 Keys to Customer Retention. That said, the article did include a link leading to some fascinating customer retention stats … 22 of them in fact. The article itself was crap, and since it’s my job to protect you from such overwrought drivel, I won’t give you a link to it. Most of these I’ve (and perhaps you’ve) seen before, but here they were nicely packaged in a slideshare presentation.

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Nonprofits And The Customer Experience

The Agitator

In the commercial marketing arena, there’s heaps of chat about the ‘customer experience’ and how to improve it in the interest of retaining and up-selling customers. Nonprofit marketers who watch that space are probably a bit dismissive, because few of us have stores, physical products, services, complex transactional websites, call centers and so forth where it’s obvious the customer experience plays out for better or worse.

More Tips To Rock Customer Care

Diva Marketing Blog

the winner of Becky Carroll's awesome book The Hidden Power of Your Customer is. When I reached out to Aimee I learned that she had a vested interested in customers rock. Aimee is the Associate Director at Crowe Horwath LLP where she leads the implementation of the firm's client experience strategy and oversees its Voice of the Customer program. . Three Tips To Rock Customer Care. Drum beat please.

Can charities outflank Apple?

iMarketSmart

Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog Philanthropy share of customer definition share of customer examples share of wallet analytics share of wallet survey questions size of wallet size of wallet marketing StrategyThink about this. The newest Apple iPhone costs about $1,000. In the past, it was about $600. Some 80 million people bought the iPhone X so far. Maybe more. So guess what?

Social Media Creates Customer/Brand "Miracle" Partnerships

Diva Marketing Blog

No high pressuring and forcing the customer to take something he doesn't want. No, it's not a new social media customer service strategy. Customers would not be coerced into buying what they did not want and if another store had a better, less expensive product Macy's would send them there. . it is all about our customer. The insights from our customers come wrapped in many ways. This time the entire enterprise is in the game along with our customers.