When it comes to marketing for subscriptions, the admonition to “think like a journalist” is great advice. Journalists understand their readers and foster long-term relationships with them. That’s what brands need to do, as well. So I was thrilled to have the chance to talk with Phoebe Chongchua on her Brand Journalism Advantage podcast recently. We chatted […]
Creative marketing organizations go beyond simply communicating the value they provide. They add value outside the product or service, through content, community, partnerships, and data.” These words seemed almost revolutionary when I wrote them in the book Subscription Marketing. But look around and you can find numerous examples of businesses demonstrating that, when done with […]
Do you measure Net Promoter Score or customer loyalty? Are you tracking customer retention and engagement? Each of these metrics attempts to answer the same fundamental question: how happy people are being customers. For all of the effort we spend measuring and monitoring these metrics, it’s worth considering the deeper question of human motivation. What makes people happy about spending money? […]
Many SaaS companies empower the advocates among their customers to help others. Well-designed advocacy programs benefit everyone: The advocates receive recognition, additional resources, and the overall satisfaction of helping others. Newer customers benefit from having a variety of people available to answer their questions and provide guidance. Your company benefits from increased customer loyalty and […]
The always entertaining Douglas Burdett created this video book review of Subscription Marketing, as a companion to his Marketing Book podcast. If you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend the Marketing Book Podcast as a great way of keeping up on what’s going on in the world of marketing.
Here’s a worthy New Year’s resolution: keep up on the latest in marketing books in 2016 by listening to the Marketing Book Podcast. Bonus: On the January 1st episode, Douglas Burdett and I discuss Subscription Marketing – the book and the practice. Things we discuss: How the sharing economy and Internet of Things are affecting industries of all […]