The Customer Centricity Playbook

Implement a Winning Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value

Author: Peter Fader

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 638

How did global gaming company Electronic Arts go from being named "Worst Company in America" to clearing a billion dollars in profit? They discovered a simple truth--and acted on it: Not all customers are the same, regardless of how they appear on the surface. The most successful companies, from Amazon to Best Buy, understand their best customers are their most valuable asset, and they tailor their acquisition, development, and retention efforts to those customers. In The Customer Centricity Playbook, Wharton School professor Peter Fader and Wharton Interactive's executive director Sarah Toms help you see your customers as individuals rather than a monolith, so you can stop wasting resources by chasing down product sales to each and every consumer. Fader and Toms offer a 360-degree analysis of all the elements that support customer centricity within an organization. In this book, you will learn how to: Develop a customer-centric strategy for your organization Understand the right way to think about customer lifetime value (CLV) Finetune investments in customer acquisition, retention, and development tactics based on customer heterogeneity Foster a culture that sustains customer centricity, and also understand the link between CLV and market valuation Understand customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as they are a vital underpinning for all these areas through the valuable insights they provide Fader's first book, Customer Centricity, quickly became a go-to for readers interested in focusing on the right customers for strategic advantage. In this new book, Fader and Toms offer a true playbook for companies of all sizes that want to create and implement a winning strategy to acquire, develop, and retain customers for the greatest value. ALSO AVAILABLE: Peter Fader's Customer Centricity offers an introduction to the subject. The Customer Centricity Playbook shows customer centricity converts where to get started. "A fantastic 360-degree analysis of how companies become truly customer-centric.... Required reading." --Neil Hoyne, Head of Customer Analytics and Chief Analytics Evangelist, Google "A must-read." --Aimee Johnson, Senior Vice President, Digital Customer Experience, Starbucks "Fundamental insights to point organizations of any size in the right direction." --Rob Markey, Partner, Bain & Company, Inc., and coauthor, The Ultimate Question 2.0 "Required reading for leadership teams, as well as marketing and sales executives." --Matthew Derella, Global Vice President, Revenue and Content Partnerships, Twitter "If you struggle with customer engagement or are ready to better acquaint yourself with your customers, Peter Fader and Sarah Toms' new book The Customer Centricity Playbook is a must-read." --Jacqueline Parkes, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Digital Studios, MTV, VH1 & Logo "Peter Fader and Sarah Toms offer transformative insights that light the path for business leaders." --Susan Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, SunTrust Banks "Essential reading for those who aspire to market leadership, regardless of industry." --Joshua Kanter, Chief Marketing Officer, PetSmart "I read The Customer Centricity Playbook by Peter Fader and Sarah Toms in a single sitting." --Robbie Kellman Baxter, Consultant, Peninsula Strategies, and Author, The Membership Economy

The Customer Centricity Playbook

Implement a Winning Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value

Author: Peter Fader

Publisher: Wharton School Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 222

2019 AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARD WINNER Featured in Forbes, NPR’s Marketplace, and a Google Talk, The Customer Centricity Playbook offers “actionable insights to drive immediate value,” according to Neil Hoyne, Head of Customer Analytics and Chief Analytics Evangelist, Google. How did global gaming company Electronic Arts go from being named “Worst Company in America” to clearing a billion dollars in profit? They discovered a simple truth—and acted on it: Not all customers are the same, regardless of how they appear on the surface. In The Customer Centricity Playbook, Wharton School professor Peter Fader and Wharton Interactive’s executive director Sarah Toms help you see your customers as individuals rather than a monolith, so you can stop wasting resources by chasing down product sales to each and every consumer. Fader and Toms offer a 360-degree analysis of all the elements that support customer centricity within an organization. In this book, you will learn how to: Develop a customer-centric strategy for your organization Understand the right way to think about customer lifetime value (CLV) Finetune investments in customer acquisition, retention, and development tactics based on customer heterogeneity Foster a culture that sustains customer centricity, and also understand the link between CLV and market valuation Understand customer relationship management (CRM) systems, as they are a vital underpinning for all these areas through the valuable insights they provide Fader’s first book, Customer Centricity, quickly became a go-to for readers interested in focusing on the right customers for strategic advantage. In this new book, Fader and Toms offer a true playbook for companies of all sizes that want to create and implement a winning strategy to acquire, develop, and retain customers for the greatest value. “A must-read.” —Aimee Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, Zillow “The Customer Centricity Playbook offers fundamental insights to point organizations of any size in the right direction.” —Rob Markey, Partner, Bain & Company, Inc., and coauthor, The Ultimate Question 2.0 “Peter Fader and Sarah Toms offer transformative insights that light the path for business leaders.”—Susan Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, SunTrust Banks

Customer Centricity

Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage

Author: Peter Fader

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 562

A powerful call to action, Customer Centricity upends some of our most fundamental beliefs about customer service, customer relationship management, and customer lifetime value.Despite what the old adage says, the customer is not always right. Even companies that can seemingly do no wrong--like the coffeehouse giant Starbucks--have only recently started to figure this out.Starbucks is one of many companies that has successfully executed a pivot that puts the company in a customer-centric mindset, an approach that Wharton professor Peter Fader describes in Customer Centricity. Fader advocates that in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers ... and then there is pretty much everybody else. In a new preface and afterword to Customer Centricity, Fader reflects on how the landscape has changed over nearly a decade since he first proposed that businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. Using examples from Starbucks, Nordstrom, and more, Fader provides insights to help you understand: Why customer centricity is the new model for success in today's data-driven environment. How the ideas of brand equity and customer asset value help us understand what kinds of companies naturally lend themselves to the customer-centric model and which ones don't; Why the traditional models for determining the value of individual customers are flawed; How executives can use customer lifetime value (CLV) and other customer-centric data to make smarter decisions about their companies; How the well-intended idea of customer relationship management (CRM) lost its way--and how your company can properly put CRM to use; How customer centricity will help you realign your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term. ALSO AVAILABLE: Once Fader convinces you of the value of customer centricity in this book, The Customer Centricity Playbook, with Sarah Toms, will show you where to get started to bring it to the forefront of your organization.THE WHARTON EXECUTIVE ESSENTIALS SERIES The Wharton Executive Essentials series from Wharton School Press brings the ideas of the Wharton School's thought leaders to you wherever you are. Inspired by Wharton's Executive Education program, each book is authored by globally renowned faculty and filled with real-life business examples and actionable advice. Wharton Executive Essentials guides offer a quick-reading, penetrating, and comprehensive summary of the knowledge leaders need to excel in today's competitive business environment and capture tomorrow's opportunities.

Customer Centricity

Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage

Author: Peter Fader

Publisher: Wharton Digital Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 183

A powerful call to action, Customer Centricity upends some of our most fundamental beliefs about customer service, customer relationship management, and customer lifetime value. Despite what the old adage says, the customer is not always right. Even companies that can seemingly do no wrong—like the coffeehouse giant Starbucks—have only recently started to figure this out. Starbucks is one of many companies that has successfully executed a pivot that puts the company in a customer-centric mindset, an approach that Wharton professor Peter Fader describes in Customer Centricity. Fader advocates that in the world of customer centricity, there are good customers ... and then there is pretty much everybody else. In a new preface and afterword to Customer Centricity, Fader reflects on how the landscape has changed over nearly a decade since he first proposed that businesses radically rethink how they relate to customers. Using examples from Starbucks, Nordstrom, and more, Fader provides insights to help you understand: Why customer centricity is the new model for success in today’s data-driven environment. How the ideas of brand equity and customer asset value help us understand what kinds of companies naturally lend themselves to the customer-centric model and which ones don’t; Why the traditional models for determining the value of individual customers are flawed; How executives can use customer lifetime value (CLV) and other customer-centric data to make smarter decisions about their companies; How the well-intended idea of customer relationship management (CRM) lost its way—and how your company can properly put CRM to use; How customer centricity will help you realign your performance metrics, product development, customer relationship management and organization to make sure you focus directly on the needs of your most valuable customers and increase profits for the long term. ALSO AVAILABLE: Once Fader convinces you of the value of customer centricity in this book, The Customer Centricity Playbook, with Sarah Toms, will show you where to get started to bring it to the forefront of your organization. THE WHARTON EXECUTIVE ESSENTIALS SERIES The Wharton Executive Essentials series from Wharton School Press brings the ideas of the Wharton School’s thought leaders to you wherever you are. Inspired by Wharton’s Executive Education program, each book is authored by globally renowned faculty and filled with real-life business examples and actionable advice. Wharton Executive Essentials guides offer a quick-reading, penetrating, and comprehensive summary of the knowledge leaders need to excel in today’s competitive business environment and capture tomorrow’s opportunities.

The Customer Experience Model

Author: Adyl Aliekperov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 825

For any company, defining the most efficient marketing concept to create a competitive customer experience (CX) is vital for sustained development. The focus of this research is the creation of a comprehensible practical approach to the development of client experience: the Сustomer Experience Model (CXM). The practical application of the CX model will allow companies to create value for their customers and key stakeholders, thus generating the necessary profit and building conditions for further development. Balancing academic research and real-world applications, The Customer Experience Model provides a framework that readers can understand and utilize to implement improvements in a company. In this work the readers also will learn about application in customer experience formation of such concepts as "systems thinking", "learning organization", "Lewinian Experiential learning cycle". The role of a leader in the formation of an effective customer experience will be shown as well. Also the readers will get an obvious idea of how to plan customer experience and measure its effectiveness. The Customer Experience Model shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest both to students of business schools and universities at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners in the fields of leadership, organizational studies, marketing, and strategic management and consulting.

The Customer Success Economy

Why Every Aspect of Your Business Model Needs A Paradigm Shift

Author: Nick Mehta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 355

If leaders aren't integrating their digital offerings into a philosophy of Customer Success, they will be defeated in the next decade, because technical excellence and other traditional competitive advantages are becoming too easy to imitate. The Customer Success Economy offers examples and specifics of how companies can transform. It addresses the pains of transforming organizational charts, leadership roles, responsibilities, and strategies so the whole company works together in total service to the customer. Shows leaders how their digital implementations will make them more Amazon-like Helps you deliver recurring revenue Shows you how to embrace customer retention Demonstrates the importance of "churning" less Get that competitive advantage in the most relevant and important arena today—making and cultivating happy customers.

Sport Public Relations

Author: G. Clayton Stoldt

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 408

Sport Public Relations, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, offers a comprehensive examination of the value and practice of public relations in sport. Extensively updated and substantially reorganized, this third edition reflects the evolution of the field with modern applications across a wide range of media channels. The book’s topics align with the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The author team brings together significant professional and educational backgrounds in sport public relations to offer an engaging look at the full range of public relations functions. Readers will learn the importance of consistent brand communication and how to manage organizational relationships, both internal and external, to attain key strategic goals. The thorough coverage of the field is built around three common themes: Public relations is a managerial function focused on advancing the brand and engaging key stakeholders. The communications environment is continuously evolving. Community relations, employee relations, and donor relations are as critical as media relations within the sport industry. Woven throughout these themes are public relations theories applied in sport-specific contexts to help students further understand the complexity of the sport communication ecosystem. Throughout the book, there is guidance for practical application, including samples of public relations materials such as news releases and employee newsletters. Be Your Own Media sidebars highlight how sport organizations are proactively telling their stories across various media platforms. New to this edition, case studies and discussion questions serve as a foundation for additional learning. Other updates include the following: Discussion of engaging key publics through social media and other forms of digital media—such as blogs, podcasts, virtual fan communities, and video—as well as approaches to developing content, metrics for measuring success, and skills for managing media in sport An examination of customer experience (CX) and how to enhance those relationships by defining customer touch points and mapping the customer journey Considerations for social media usage during crisis communication, with modern examples of effective and ineffective ways prominent sport entities have managed recent crises Also new to the third edition are related online learning aids delivered through HKPropel and designed to generate discussion and highlight the opportunities and challenges that exist in sport public relations. Commentary on current topics is accompanied by links to associated content, discussion questions, and applied learning activities to promote engaged student learning. A live Twitter feed for specific hashtags within HKPropel ensures regular updates. With Sport Public Relations, Third Edition, students will better understand the various demands of the field and learn to successfully and proactively develop consistent communication and stronger relationships between sport organizations and their key publics. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.

Token Economy

How the Web3 reinvents the Internet

Author: Shermin Voshmgir

Publisher: Token Kitchen

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 420

This is the second edition of the book Token Economy originally published in June 2019. The basic structure of this second edition is the same as the first edition, with slightly updated content of existing chapters and four additional chapters: "User-Centric Identities," "Privacy Tokens," "Lending Tokens," and How to Design a Token System and more focus on the Web3. //Part one outlines the fundamental building blocks of the Web3, including the role of cryptography and user-centric digital identities. Part two explains Web3 applications like smart contracts, DAOs & tokens. The last two parts of the book focus on tokens as the atomic unit of the Web3, explaining the properties and functions of money and outlining the emerging field of decentralized finance (DeFi) that might power a potential future digital barter economy. Use cases such as asset tokens, purpose driven tokens, BAT (Basic Attention Token), social media tokens (Steemit, Hive and Reddit), privacy tokens, and stable tokens are explored, including the role of CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) and Facebook's Libra.//Tokens - often referred to as cryptocurrencies - can represent anything from an asset to an access right, such as gold, diamonds, a fraction of a Picasso painting or an entry ticket to a concert. Tokens could also be used to reward social media contributions, incentivize the reduction of CO2 emissions, or even ones attention for watching an ad. While it has become easy to create a token, which is collectively managed by a public Web3 infrastructure like a blockchain network, the understanding of how to apply these tokens is still vague. This book attempts to summarize existing knowledge about blockchain networks and other distributed ledgers as the backbone of the Web3, and contextualize the socio-economic implications of the Web3 applications such as smart contracts, tokens, and DAOs to the concepts of money, economics, governance and decentralized finance (DeFi).//The industry keeps referring to “Blockchain” as different from “Bitcoin,” creating an artificial divide that is often misleading. There seems to be too little understanding about the fact that Bitcoin is a blockchain network, which is (a) globally managed by people who mostly do not know each other, and (b) enabled by the consensus protocol that (c) incentivizes all network actors for their contributions with a native token. The governance rules are tied to the minting of a native blockchain token. The Bitcoin token can, therefore, be seen as the currency of a distributed Internet tribe, called the Bitcoin network, where network actors are rewarded with Bitcoins, just as the Ether is the currency of the distributed Internet tribe Ethereum network, or Sia is the native currency of the Sia network. The Bitcoin network and other distributed ledgers all represent a collectively maintained public infrastructure and are the backbone of the next generation Internet, what the crypto community refers to as the Web3.

Mastering Marketing

Leading A Journey Of Becoming

Author: John H. Watson

Publisher: Accrue Performance Marketing Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 895

Mastering Marketing is a step-by-step guide for startup entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone looking for a “big picture” understanding of marketing. The goal is to empower you to understand marketing and business development as a system. The purpose being to help you wrap your head around marketing as a system. This roadmap to marketing will give you greater control over the marketing process by providing a logical sequence to follow. You will be more effective at marketing when you complete the right things in the right order. Mastering Marketing divides the marketing process into three developmental stages; Design, Build and Grow. Each stage contains a set of marketing objectives or Ways of Being to master. In all, there are 20 Ways of Being to develop your relationships and earnings growth program.

The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave

How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave

Author: Robbie Kellman Baxter

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 952

Develop and cultivate the kind of robust, long-term customer relationships that power companies like Nike, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Target More and more companies are concluding that the potential rewards of subscription-based products and services are worth the risk of radically changing their business models. They’re correct. The Membership Economy is here and it’s here to stay—and if you want to compete for the long run, you need to join it. Strategy consultant Robbie Kellman Baxter has been helping companies excel in this business environment for more than a decade. Now, in The Forever Transaction, she reveals all her secrets. Whatever industry you’re in, Baxter provides the inspiration, tools, and insight you need to build and execute a business model that will leave your competition in the dust. You’ll find out how industry leaders like Under Armour, Microsoft, and Netflix have created an ever-expanding customer base of loyal subscribers―and are keeping them coming back. You’ll learn how to lead your organization through every step of the process―from initial start-up to new product testing, scaling for long-term growth and sustainability to revamping your culture so everyone works together to optimize customer lifetime value. You’ll also master all the essentials of succeeding in the Membership Economy, like subscription pricing, Software-as-a-Service, digital community engagement, and freemium incentives as a way to turn casual browsers into cash-paying super-users. With The Forever Transaction, you have everything you need to build durable, long-term relationships with every customer, and leverage them for ultimate business success―today, tomorrow, and forever.

The Post-Pandemic Business Playbook

Customer-Centric Solutions to Help Your Firm Succeed

Author: Ofer Mintz

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 629

COVID-19 forced a dramatic change to customer behavior that resulted in an economic crisis not witnessed by anyone alive. Businesses can no longer operate as before because their customers are no longer operating as before. This book provides customer-centric based guidance for how businesses should adapt to this new reality, deriving insights from academic research, case studies, interviews, and best practice examples from around the world. As validated by hundreds of top-level executives, its readers will gain a better understanding of why customer behavior has changed so they can use the book’s solutions to navigate through and succeed in the post COVID-19 future.

The Community Manager's Playbook

How to Build Brand Awareness and Customer Engagement

Author: Lauren Perkins

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 325

Savvy companies recognize the value of a strong community. Think of Nike and its community of runners, Nike+, and you’ll quickly understand that creating and fostering an online community around a product or brand is a powerful way to boost marketing efforts, gain valuable insight into consumers, increase revenue, improve consumer loyalty, and enhance customer service efforts. Companies now have the unprecedented opportunity to integrate their brand’s messaging into the everyday lives of their target audiences. But while supporting the growth of online communities should be at the top of every company’s priority list, all too often it falls by the wayside. That’s why brand strategy expert and digital marketer Lauren Perkins wrote The Community Manager’s Playbook (#CMplaybook on Twitter), a must-read guide for business and brand builders who need to strengthen their approach to online B2C community management and customer engagement. As Perkins explains, if companies want to create thriving online communities focused on their product or brand, they must do more than simply issue a few tweets a day, create (and then abandon) a Facebook page, and blog every once in a while. Instead, organizations of all sizes must treat community management as a central component of their overall marketing strategy. When they do, they will be rewarded handsomely with greater brand awareness, increased customer use and retention, lower acquisition costs, and a tribe of consumers who can’t wait to purchase their next product. Perkins not only teaches readers how to build an engaging community strategy from the ground up, but she also provides them with the tactical community management activities they need to acquire and retain customers, create compelling content, and track their results along the way. Distinctive in its comprehensive, step-by-step approach to creating online communities that are fully consistent with a company’s existing brand voice, The Community Manager’s Playbook: Explains how excellent community management provides a competitive advantage with a large impact on sales Provides an in-depth overview of brand and business alignment Teaches readers how to identify their community's online target audience and influence their needs and wants Details the appropriate online channels through which content should be distributed Champions the use of an agile approach through repeated testing to maximize the return on every company investment Discusses the many diverse metrics that can be used to measure community scope Today, there is no brand strategy without a community strategy. Companies that are not developing communities are losing control of their brands and missing opportunities to optimize their marketing investments. With The Community Manager’s Playbook as their guide, however, marketing professionals and the companies and brands they represent will be equipped with the tools they need to manage their online marketing efforts, engage their core customers at every level, leverage community insights into the product development cycle, and ensure that their messaging is heard across all corners of the digital landscape.

The Three-Box Solution Playbook

Tools and Tactics for Creating Your Company's Strategy

Author: Vijay Govindarajan

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 449

A new, comprehensive playbook for innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of Reverse Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan In his seminal book The Three-Box Solution, Vijay Govindarajan offered an amazingly simple and highly effective framework for leading innovation: Execute the present core business at peak efficiency (Box 1) Avoid the inhibiting traps of past success (Box 2) Build a future day by day through breakthrough innovations (Box 3) Since the book's publication, companies across the globe have used the three-box framework to great success. Now, along with Manish Tangri, a corporate dealmaker at Intel, Govindarajan goes deeper into the most crucial box of all: creating the future. Together they provide a repeatable process for companies to create new breakthroughs--from ideation through incubation to scaling. Full of worksheets, exercises, tools, and examples, The Three-Box Solution Playbook is the guide you and your team need to drive innovation and growth--and continually revitalize your company.

The Innovation Playbook

A Revolution in Business Excellence

Author: Nicholas J. Webb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 103

A complete roadmap to a revolution in business excellence founded on innovation Author and successful innovator Nicholas Webb believes we need a revolution in business excellence founded on innovation. In The Innovation Playbook, you will learn why innovations fail, the five rules of customer connectivity, the power of "real open" innovation and customer co-creation, the secret formula for reducing product and market risk, the magic of Future-casting, and so much more. Includes an abundance of anecdotes and examples of successful-and unsuccessful-innovation Shares the 56 ways in which innovations fail Learn the success secrets of "Innovation Superstars" Reduce innovation failure and build speed to market Includes online training a ($150.00 value) that will help you put the theory into practice, The Innovation Playbook will prepare you to get your CIS Certification, as well as to implement a successful innovation culture in corporate life.

The Digital Transformation Playbook

Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

Author: David L. Rogers

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 243

Rethink your business for the digital age. Every business begun before the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy? Globally recognized digital expert David L. Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about updating your technology but about upgrading your strategic thinking. Based on Rogers's decade of research and teaching at Columbia Business School, and his consulting for businesses around the world, The Digital Transformation Playbook shows how pre-digital-era companies can reinvigorate their game plans and capture the new opportunities of the digital world. Rogers shows why traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy—customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models—and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization. Rogers illustrates every strategy in this playbook with real-world case studies, from Google to GE, from Airbnb to the New York Times. With practical frameworks and nine step-by-step planning tools, he distills the lessons of today's greatest digital innovators and makes them usable for businesses at any stage. Many books offer advice for digital start-ups, but The Digital Transformation Playbook is the first complete treatment of how legacy businesses can transform to thrive in the digital age. It is an indispensable guide for executives looking to take their firms to the next stage of profitable growth.

The B2B Executive Playbook

The Ultimate Weapon for Achieving Sustainable, Predictable and Profitable Growth

Author: Sean Geehan

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 892

The first book completely focused on successfully running B2B, which is very different from B2C. The fate of a B2B lies in the hands of a few individuals so what ultimately determines if a company thrives, or even survives, is how these key relationships are targeted, structured and managed. Over 30 percent of all B2B product development, marketing, and other discretionary dollars are wasted. When the realities of B2B marketplace are not integrated into a company’s SOP, it is more likely that the company is wasting money as well as the employees’ time and efforts. If the budget and plans aren’t structured for B2B specifically, they won’t move the meter. But there is good news — there is a corresponding equal amount of potential revenue, growth and prosperity. The leading B2B companies dramatically build their top and bottom lines when leaders realize that success, undeniably and unquestionably, resides with how they engage with the their customers and how that will drive their internal alignment and operations. What is it that they are doing differently than their competition and others in their industry that drive revenue growth, deliver predictable earnings, retain and grow customers and develop new offerings that customers will not only buy, but for which they will pay premiums.

Innovator's Playbook

How to Create Great Products, Services and Experiences that Your Customers Will Love

Author: Nathan Baird

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 885

Take a Design-led Approach to Innovation Innovation drives growth in organisations and entire economies. Yet innovation is hard, risky and rarely successful. Most innovations and startups fail because of a lack of focus on the front end of the innovation process where customer needs are researched, insights are distilled, solutions are ideated, prototyped and tested and business models are shaped. But innovation doesn’t have to be this way. In Innovator’s Playbook, author and leading Design Thinking expert Nathan Baird shares his 20 years of hands-on experience, tools and methods for developing a winning customer-centric approach to innovation. This book will teach you how to apply the design thinking method to innovation and help you to innovate better with five practical and proven stages: 1. Build the right team for innovation. 2. Better understand your customer through empathy. 3. Distill and refine customer-centric needs and insights. 4. Unleash your team’s creativity to create fresh new ideas to address customer needs. 5. Experiment and validate desirable, feasible and viable solutions. Innovator’s Playbook helps entrepreneurs, corporate teams, startups and leaders across all levels to use design-led methodologies for start-to-finish innovation success.

The Cloud Adoption Playbook

Proven Strategies for Transforming Your Organization with the Cloud

Author: Moe Abdula

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 786

The essential roadmaps for enterprise cloud adoption As cloud technologies continue to challenge the fundamental understanding of how businesses work, smart companies are moving quickly to adapt to a changing set of rules. Adopting the cloud requires a clear roadmap backed by use cases, grounded in practical real-world experience, to show the routes to successful adoption. The Cloud Adoption Playbook helps business and technology leaders in enterprise organizations sort through the options and make the best choices for accelerating cloud adoption and digital transformation. Written by a team of IBM technical executives with a wealth of real-world client experience, this book cuts through the hype, answers your questions, and helps you tailor your cloud adoption and digital transformation journey to the needs of your organization. This book will help you: Discover how the cloud can fulfill major business needs Adopt a standardized Cloud Adoption Framework and understand the key dimensions of cloud adoption and digital transformation Learn how cloud adoption impacts culture, architecture, security, and more Understand the roles of governance, methodology, and how the cloud impacts key players in your organization. Providing a collection of winning plays, championship advice, and real-world examples of successful adoption, this playbook is your ultimate resource for making the cloud work. There has never been a better time to adopt the cloud. Cloud solutions are more numerous and accessible than ever before, and evolving technology is making the cloud more reliable, more secure, and more necessary than ever before. Don’t let your organization be left behind! The Cloud Adoption Playbook gives you the essential guidance you need to make the smart choices that reduce your organizational risk and accelerate your cloud adoption and digital transformation.

The Journey Mapping Playbook

A Practical Guide to Preparing, Facilitating and Unlocking the Value of Customer Journey Mapping

Author: Jerry Angrave

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 933

The Journey Mapping Playbook is an accessible how-to toolkit aimed at customer experience and marketing professionals looking for ways to improve customer and employee experience. Using visualisation, templates and case studies this is a practical guide to planning, facilitating and delivering a strategic, supportive and effective journey mapping workshop. The Journey Mapping Playbook is based on the author’s real-world experience of running hundreds of journey mapping sessions. Understanding the priorities and pain points in customers’ lives is critical to achieve business success. Helping you to nurture better and more profitable customer experiences, this book will help you to: Define journey mapping Understand why it is commercially important Prioritise which journeys to focus on and how Decide who to invite and which tools to prepare Plan for an effective session Make every stage of the journey relevant and purposeful Build an ongoing programme The Journey Mapping Playbook shows you how to understand your customers better, whatever the size or sector of your business. Jerry Angrave, Founder and CEO of Empathyce, UK

The Digital Innovation Playbook

Creating a Transformative Customer Experience

Author: Nicholas J. Webb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 472

"The first half The Digital Media Innovation Playbook provides comprehensive case examples of how organizations both large and small have deployed Real Open methodologies to grow both sales and profit. The case examples will include well-known companies like Word Press, Autodesk, Cisco, just to name a few (30-50 Fortune 500 and startups that rule the digital space in all). Case examples will cover a wide range of markets, including medical and biotechnologies, consumer product companies, industrial firms, service organizations, research and universities. The first half of the book lays down empirical evidentiary support to prove the benefits of these methods. The second part provides a step-by-step game plan that will allow any organization to apply these methods and achieve immediate results. The chapters will be broken down by the step-by-step process that is driven by a variety of tools that can be used to fit the unique needs of each organization. As part of the value added benefits of this book, a wide range of online free resources will be available with the proof of purchase of the book"--