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Is a Pooled CSM Model Right for You?

When people talk about scaling Customer Success, they usually mean adding digital capabilities into the mix. While you probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Digital Customer Success, I think it’s important to acknowledge that this is not the only path to optimizing engagement as your customer base grows. If we think […]

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Coaching Tips for Helping CSMs Move Beyond the Tactical

Customer Success leaders often run into a recurring theme when meeting with Customer Success Managers (CSMs): CSMs seem to be weighed down in tactical conversations with their customers and leave every call feeling they are adding little or no value to the business partnership. They often report that customers only want to speak about lacking […]

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Webinar Q&A Recap: The Economy & Customer Success – The Impact & What to Do About It

Speakers: Chris Hicken, CEO of ’nuffsaid, You Mon Tsang, CEO of ChurnZero, and Alex Raymond, CEO of Kapta We had the pleasure of hosting a CEO panel on Customer Success Unlocked to discuss the economy and what we in Customer Success can and should be doing about its impacts to the business world. Our panel’s […]

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BIG RYG 2022: Key Takeaways

BIG RYG 2022 was a jam-packed two days of engaging sessions, new connections, and “aha” moments. I left Washington, DC thinking that the event was hugely successful at connecting the audience to the art of crafting Customer Success at scale, while pushing the limits of Customer Success leaders’ abilities to own reporting on revenue metrics […]

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Peter’s Perspective: How CS Can Weather the Approaching Storm

Hurricanes have been prominent in the news recently here in North America. Overlapping over two weeks in September, we had Fiona and Ian. Two vast and destructive storms that caused an immense amount of physical, emotional, and financial pain over vast geographic areas. I came close to being in the bullseye of Hurricane Fiona during […]

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Why Segmentation and Tiering Are Not the Same

I’m just going to come right out and say it. It might break some hearts, but it’s important to get this out there. Customer segmentation and tiering are not the same thing! If you’re sitting there thinking, “of course, I know that. Don’t be silly!” Then, I’m relieved. But I still see far too many […]

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Webinar Q&A Recap: Using Voice of the Customer to Increase Customer Retention

Speakers: Anita Toth, Chief Churn Crusher Anita Toth joined Marley Wagner for Customer Success Unlocked to dive into the many layers of a comprehensive Voice of the Customer program and answered some intriguing questions from the audience. Keep reading for the thoughtful answers Anita provided.     Q&A Recap Q: How do you navigate participation bias […]

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Navigating Rough Waters: Actions for CS During Uncertain Times

It would be an incredible understatement to say that the last couple of years have been a bit bumpy for, well, just about every person and every business. Yet, despite those rough patches, we started this year looking ahead to a bright future for Customer Success. Now that we’re nearly 75% of the way through, […]

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Risky Business: Proactively Planning for Risk in Customer Success

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a superpower that allowed us to see into the future? We could prepare for the unexpected, saving time and money and preventing roadblocks from ever getting in the way of desired outcomes in the first place. It would be nice (although things might get a little boring).   As far […]

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Webinar Q&A Recap: The Post-Sale Ecosystem

Speakers: Chris Singh, Chief Customer Officer, Blackbaud   CCO of Blackbaud, Chris Singh, joined our VP of Customer Success, Peter Armaly for this month’s webinar, to discuss how to embrace the concept of the post-sale environment as an entire ecosystem. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Chris answered some engaging questions from the audience […]

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