10 Ways to Get Rid of Your Customers

When you are in business, you need to remember that without your customers, you are nothing. I have been in the ebook business for 6 years (internet marketing over 10 years) and have grown to appreciate my customers immensely. It always amazes me when a fellow online business owner shows his/her customers no appreciation. I even had one fellow ebook store owner say that he wanted everything as easy as possible because he did not want to have to bother with his customers. I was stunned!

10 Ways to Secure Your Customer’s Satisfaction

As we all know customers are the core of any business in one way or the other. Without our customers, we would be nothing. So, it would be a wise decision to make sure all of our customers are properly taken care of and satisfied when they do business with us. Listed below are ten ways we can begin to secure our customers happiness and satisfaction.

How to start off a successful outsource project

Manage the up and down communication channels carefully. Make sure no seniors speak to vendors and control vendor access to senior management carefully. Some vendors are good at getting around the formal process to the senior management and exploiting this access to short-circuit the tender process. We all know of ‘golf course’ deals that cut through a bid process and enable vendors to return to the customer team informing them they ‘know’ the requirements of senior management. Most golf course deals end in disaster so should be avoided like the plague.

Running a marketing planning workshop

The process involves a series of workshops where knowledge and ideas are generated, gaps in understanding acknowledged and actions agreed to acquire the missing information for the following workshop. A marketing template is completed including action plans with clear responsibilities and dates for completion. The process also includes agreement on priorities and specific measurements for success.

Market Segmentation and Positioning

Marketing segmentation and positioning

How to cold call a client effectively – the road-map to success

For sure cold-calling is not for every sales team or every product or service, but for certain services, cold-calling is very effective in finding prospects willing and able to purchase and is an extremely effective prospecting tool. Because cold-calling, making an unsolicited business approach, either door stepping or by phoning, just like spamming, is surprisingly successful if done well and above all is targeted and qualified.

Build a customer franchise and reduce your churn rates

A successful customer relationship management (CRM) approach in a marketing sense is using technology to build long-term customer franchises – enabling loyalty. This reduces churn-rates helps cross selling of other company products or enables up-selling when the time is right. The key to building a customer franchise is the intent of a company to build a long-term relationship based on trust – and not just a commitment to building a long-term sales cycle.

Marketing Focus on customers – slide show lecture series from the University of London

This is the first in a series of lectures given at London University – the title of this one is focus on customers and looks at the psychology of buying behaviour and demographics.

Marketing Principles and Practice

This slide show covers the introductory lecture for the London University post graduate marketing course. Introduces the broad concepts and sets the ground for the remaining lecture series

The Long Tail, by Chris Anderson, (2006) Random House

This book discusses how new technology and the increasing connectivity of the web brings unlimited access to both culture and content. The focus is on the economics of business in our wired world.