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More than a Buzzword: Why Committing to Customer Success Is Essential

In 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson built the first ever digital camera, but Kodak’s management just didn’t see the appeal. After all, profit margins were far higher on film than on the cameras themselves, and this was filmless photography. In Sasson’s words, “management’s reaction was, ‘that’s cute, but don’t tell anyone about it.’” This was […]

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CS100 Rundown: The Latest and Greatest in Customer Success

Each year, the CS100 Summit brings together the best and brightest minds in the industry to beautiful Sundance, Utah to learn and collaborate in an atmosphere of inspiration, ideation, strategy, and real-world application around Customer Success. This year, for the first time, ESG was proud to not just attend the event, but join it as […]

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Fundamentals: Basic Leading and Lagging Indicators in Customer Success

Leading and lagging indicators provide useful ways to look at the cause and effect relationship among various KPIs. It can get a bit complicated the deeper you dive. To keep things simple, think about breaking things down to an ACTIONS=RESULT equation, where leading indicators represent the action and lagging indicators the result. To apply this, […]

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Understanding the Connection Between Customer Success and Renewals

According to Harvard Business Review, acquiring a new customer is somewhere between five and 25 times more expensive than keeping a customer you already have, depending on what line of work you’re in. Think about all the time, energy, and money you spend on attracting new visitors, pursuing new leads, and closing new sales — […]

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Who Owns Your Customer Communication? Marketing or Customer Success?

Fact: keeping customers is more cost effective than adding new ones. The numbers vary depending on industry, time scale, and who you ask, but the consensus is that it’s five to ten times more expensive to acquire a new customer than it is to retain an existing one. Furthermore, existing customers are more likely to […]

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Upgrade from Freemium to Premium with Tech Touch

Everyone loves free stuff — like free samples of fancy cheese at the grocery store. But there’s a reason the store hands out free samples, and it’s not out of the goodness of their heart. They want you to spend money on a whole block of the fancy cheese. Freemium SaaS models — where the […]

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How to Create a Cross-Channel Strategy that Works

Troy Burk, CEO and Founder of Right On Interactive, shared this thought-provoking article with us, and we want to share it with you! How to create a cross-channel strategy that works By Troy Burk Creating a cross-channel engagement strategy ranks as one of the most significant marketing needs today. With so many businesses in the […]

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Transforming Voice of Customer Through Social Listening

Have you ever stopped and listened, but didn’t hear anything? Probably unlikely. At the minimum, even if no one is physically speaking, we can hear the little things… our own heartbeat, the sigh of a coworker, the hum of a motor. We hear all day long but, are we really listening to the people around […]

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Finding Your Best-Fit Audience

Lauren Littlefield, Director of Marketing at Right On Interactive, shared this thought provoking article with us, and we want to share it with you! Finding your best-fit audience By Lauren Littlefield Do you know who is your brand’s audience? Do you have an ideal or “best-fit” customer? These are important questions to consider before implementing […]

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An Introduction to Customer Lifecycle Marketing

Troy Burk, CEO and Founder of Right On Interactive, shared this thought provoking article with us, and we want to share it with you! An introduction to Customer Lifecycle Marketing By Troy Burk It’s often been said it’s easier and less expensive to retain or upsell a customer than to bring on a new one. […]

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