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The Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades: Customer Success in 2022

What a year, what a year. After 2020, we all needed a bit of a reset in 2021. Who knew Customer Success would make such an impact and grow so much these past 12 months? As we cross the finish line into another new year, CS is poised to skyrocket even further as the industry […]

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4 Key Takeaways from BIG RYG Virtual 2021

Energized, inspired, exhausted (in a good way)! Churn Zero’s BIG RYG: Virtual made me feel all those things and much more! My favorite part of attending Customer Success conferences is knowing that I will walk away with a plethora of best practices and tangible solutions that can be implemented with my team immediately. That’s because […]

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How to Calculate a Customer Health Score

What if you could reliably predict a customer’s future behavior? (No, not a crystal ball.) A customer health score can help Customer Success teams do just that. It’s a way of evaluating a customer’s likelihood of churning, renewing, or expanding — helping CSMs identify and mitigate potential customer issues before they arise. But in order […]

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2021 Customer Success Leadership Study Results Reveal Resilience and Growing Influence

It’s here! The 2021 Customer Success Leadership Study is out! I don’t know about you, but I love data. Numbers are the best. Especially when they are telling a story about how Customer Success is booming. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but that’s what we’re seeing in the second year of producing […]

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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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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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The Purpose and Power of Customer Success Evangelism

As Customer Success professionals, we are often considered the “trusted advisors” to our customers. We are the face of the company to the customer and the face of the customer to our internal teams. We hold in high prestige the role of being the “go-to” for all things post-sale so we can maintain the relationship […]

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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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How Internal Engagement Can Promote Strong Customer Success

Customer Success is all about relationships. Your relationship with your customers, of course, but also the CS team’s relationship with other internal groups, and even their relationship with executive leadership. One critical relationship that tends to get pushed to the bottom of the priority list is CS leadership’s relationship with their own team. It’s easy […]

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The 4 Phases of Digital Customer Success

One of my biggest professional pet peeves is when people think that automation means eliminating personalization or human connection. Newsflash: if that’s happening with your automation, you’re doing it wrong. Whether we’re talking about attracting new customers or strengthening the bonds with your current customers, this (surprisingly common) misconception has got to go – especially […]

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