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The First 3 Things You Need to Start Your Customer Success Center of Excellence

While Centers of Excellence (CoEs) have been popular drivers of improvement in organizations like Marketing, HR, and IT, they haven’t quite caught on in Customer Success (yet). We believe that’s about to change. Our recent webinar focused on the topic of CoEs in CS, where we learned how some industry leaders have already begun reaping […]

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Customer Success and Product: The Ultimate Customer Feedback Loop

Customer Success is in the perfect position to gather customer feedback about your product. But, once they have it, what do they do with it? Is there a way for them to share feedback with your Product team? And, if CS does inform Product about a customer’s concerns or requests, does Product listen? Is there […]

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Provide Excellent CX While Working Remote

5 Tips to Make WFM = A+ CX It goes without saying that many changes have swept into our lives in the last year-and-a-half, and one of them is how we all view working from home. No longer an oddball perk, remote work has become the new normal as more employers embrace the cost savings, […]

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Customer Success Data & Analytics: Lessons Learned from Tennis

In between sets of a professional singles tennis match, a court maintenance crew comes out to tend to the needs of the court. Among the checklist of validations performed is measuring the height of the net in select and vulnerable locations. In addition, there are also sometimes vertical support poles that stand against the net […]

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5 Things to Consider When Evaluating Your CS Tech Stack

It’s never too early to start building your CS tech stack. The earlier you start, the faster you’ll be able to create an effective, scalable, long-term Customer Success strategy. Getting an early start on building your CS tech stack also allows you to experiment with an array of different tools so that you can make […]

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Incorporating Social Media and Social Listening into your Voice of the Customer (VoC) Strategy

Are your ears burning? They should be! Your customers are talking about you. The real question is, are you listening? The most effective Customer Success organizations (and entire companies) are paying attention to what their customers are saying about them. But you can’t just wait around for your customers to gush (or complain!) about your […]

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Do I Really Need to Train & Certify My CSMs? (Spoiler Alert – YES!)

Ah, shoot, I put the answer right there in the headline. Do you really (really?!) need to train and certify your CSMs? Even though we’re not training providers, per se, our team gets this question all the time. In our sort of, but not really, humble opinion, yes, you really, really do. Why? Because there […]

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10 Ways Customer Success Can Break Through Silos

In a dream world, Customer Success, sales, marketing, product, and support organizations all work together to weave the beautiful tapestry this is your customer experience. In the real world, where most of us live, this is, unfortunately, rarely the case. Silos are prevalent and difficult to break through, even when everybody wants to! That’s why […]

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Webinar Q&A: Why High Touch and Tech Touch Should Be Friends, Not Enemies

ESG’s own Madeline Evans, Britt Layman, and Marley Wagner joined last week’s ChurnZero webinar to discuss how high touch and tech touch engagement models can co-exist in Customer Success. Watch it here if you missed it! They answered a number of audience questions during the session (recapped here on ChurnZero’s blog), but there were so […]

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Why and How to Use Project Charters in Customer Success (+ a FREE template!)

It’s too easy to get lost in the details of a project when we’ve always got so much on our plates. And with so many goals and objectives to achieve, it can be hard to focus on the specifics of the one right in front of you. We know this can be especially true for […]

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