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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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Life as a CSM, as Told by Memes

If you’re like me, you prefer to communicate via gif, meme, or emoji whenever possible. There truly isn’t a better way to capture a sentiment than a well-done, relatable meme. Of course, we’ve all seen sales and marketing memes galore, but just like everywhere else, Customer Success is taking over the meme space! As a […]

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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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Onboarding CSMs so They Can Make an Impact Faster

To the new CSM who has stumbled upon this post: Yes, you are HIRED! All the hours of tweaking your resume, practicing interview questions in the mirror, making sure your Zoom background had nothing awkward in it, and putting on a professional outfit in your own home has paid off. Now what? You have a […]

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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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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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