Would Your People Recommend Your Products?

Ever more executives want to create marketing magic by turning their consumers into "brand promoters". But with all the customer advocacy programmes flying around, many of them seem to miss the elephant in the room: their own employees might not be "that" inclined to recommendation themselves.

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Ten Ways To Take Your Net Promoter® Programme To the Next Level

Ever since I've first learned to work with it in 2007, I had a thing for NPS.  There are many who tell me it isn't the most scientific of measures, but in our 80/20 world it is still the most effective and actionable customer system I've ever seen. 

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So You Want To Be Customer-Centric? (video)

I spend a large part of my professional life telling companies that if they truly take their customer's interests to heart, these customers will reward them with their business, their recommendations and their support. But even though I preach this gospel, I have to admit that I never really understood the impact of super-promoters until I experienced it around my book "So You Want to Be Customer-Centric?".

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From Sales Promotions to Sales Promoters

In September I was invited by my friends from Evensys in Romania to talk about the ways FMCG  brands could improve the performance of their sales promotions. When putting together my presentation (see below) I was heavily influenced by two factors. First, I had just published my new book, So You Want To Be Customer Centric? and my mind was still full of all the material I didn't get to use. Secondly, I've never really been a fan of the "buy more, buy cheaper movement", so I didn't really feel like talking about the ways to build a better sales promotion mousetrap.

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New book: So You Want To Be Customer-Centric?

For the past few years I've been quite active in the field of customer-centric marketing and management. I had the privilege of working with the likes of Philips, ING, Lexus, L'Oréal, Sanoma and many others on projects which touched every part of our globe.

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Just One Last Question: Four Ways Columbo and the Net Promoter Score Are Alike…

Guest Post by: Adam Dorrell

15 September 1971: 40 years ago tonight Peter Falk starred for the first time as the rather crumpled TV detective Columbo (and that first episode was directed by Steven Spielberg, fact fans). Quickly becoming a primetime fixture of my youth, Columbo was my favourite TV ‘tec, at least until Starsky and Hutch came along.

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Can Social Media Improve Net Promoter Scores (NPS)?

Guest Post by: Simon Phillips

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty metric developed by Fred ReichheldBain & Company, and Satmetrix.

NPS is calculated by asking customers a single question, eg,”How likely is it that you would recommend our company to a friend or colleague?” and asking them to rate their answer between 1-10, where 10 is “extremely likely” and 0 is “not at all likely”.

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Five Questions with Rob Markey

Later this month September, Fred Reichheld and Rob Markey are launching their new book The Ultimate Question 2.0, a sequel to the earlier bestseller that brought us the Net Promoter Score and the knowledge that “happy customers make you more money”. 

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Your Social Media Followers Are Your Best Customers

The following is a guest post from Joe Chernov. Joe is the Director of Content for Eloqua. Co-chair of WOMMA member ethics panel. You can read more about Joe here:

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How To Find Online Promoters and Detractors

Guest Post by: Monica (Market Sentinel)

Who are the people who are most likely to spread good (or bad) will about your brand? We look at ways to find these people online.

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