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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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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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6 Guiding Principles for Conducting a Killer Executive Business Review (EBR)

At a certain point, you’ve onboarded your customer, they’re up and running, and they’re using your product regularly. It’s time to sit back, relax, and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. LOL. In your dreams! Of course, as your customers move through the many phases of the customer journey, Customer Success […]

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8 Keys to Preparing CSMs for Challenging Customer Conversations

Customers find their way into companies through various channels at different times. Their experience with your company and distinct use of products and services will always be unique. Companies tend to approach all customers with “one size fits all” processes and understanding. Instead, I recommend meeting customers as they are, instead of how we would […]

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What’s in a Name? The Many Uses of “CSP” in Customer Success

Let’s say you’re reading an article about Customer Success. (Not exactly a leap of imagination, is it? 😆). Then, without explanation, the author uses the acronym CSP. Without any other context, do you know what it stands for? In Customer Success, we do use a lot of three-letter acronyms, and they can get pretty confusing. […]

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5 Key Takeaways from The Customer Conference Europe 2022

I was lucky enough to attend The Customer Conference Europe 2022 in London, and after taking in what was a very full two days of information, thoughts, opinions, and interaction, I’ve untangled all that I experienced and observed to come away with five key points that really resonated: 1. Customer Success is not one-size-fits-all I […]

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How Employee Success Leads to Customer Success: An Interview with ESG CEO Michael Harnum

I’ve talked before about how internal engagement can help promote strong Customer Success. Here at ESG, we believe that employee success is not only helpful to a healthy and thriving Customer Success organization, it’s fundamental. Since the pandemic, employee satisfaction and retention are major focal points for businesses across the board. We expect to see […]

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The Dual Meaning of Customer Advocacy

In Toy Story 4, they introduce a new character to the toys named Forky. Bonnie, the little girl who owns the toys now, made Forky out of garbage. He’s basically a spork that totters around on two feet made from a broken popsicle stick. The little girl, Bonnie, loves Forky and views him as a […]

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10 Things to Remember When Making the Move from AMs to CSMs

The role of a Customer Success Manager (CSM) is consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing jobs in the world. LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report put Customer Success Specialist at number six in the U.S. with a 34% annual growth rate. At the same time, spending on XaaS continues to skyrocket. Gartner’s latest cloud forecast […]

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TSIA World Interact 2022: Key Takeaways

A collaboration piece with Peter Armaly, Nick Mitchell, and Sheik Ayube Justin Garlock Customer Success Analyst Peter Armaly VP of Customer Success Nick Mitchell Program Manager, Partner Success Sheik Ayube VP of Business Development   It’s easy to forget how many different types of shoes there are in the world: heels, wingtips, wedges, loafers, even […]

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