Private Online Customer Communities not only provide corporations with insight and innovation, they
also build stronger customer advocates. But how much offline and online word of mouth are those community
members really generating? Is that advocacy creating value for the corporation? And what can be done to
help the community members to be even more active and more positive in their communications?
Our Advocacy Audits
provide an unbiased measure of the lift in word of mouth created by members of Private Online Customer Communities. Our
Audits provide Community owners with quantitative proof of the impact and value being delivered that helps increase awareness,
consideration, and trial purchase by new customers, and retention of existing customers. Just as with the use of a financial audit, the Customer Experience Partners' Advocacy Audit
provides an independent, outside assessment.
Identifying & Arming Customer Advocates
unhappy customers “speak out” more frequently and more loudly than satisfied customers. Very few corporations
are able to overcome this negative balance. One approach to changing this dynamic requires making improvements to process,
products, training, policies and physical plant with the objective of reducing complaints. A second approach involves
getting the happy and delighted customers to generate more positive word of mouth.
This second approach, which we call Identifying & Arming Advocates,
is a system through which current customers are scored and screened to identify those who based upon behavior, attitude and
personality are the Best Potential Advocates. Once identified these customers are armed with “stories” to
share, given access to expedited customer care, and provided with further opportunities to write and speak to others about
Measurement tools are used provide a baseline of frequency, tone and volume of
communication from customers before beginning the program and the same measure of change during and after the program has
Customers become so personally and emotionally involved within some business categories that they can’t help but
communicate with friends, co-workers, relatives and even complete strangers (via the Internet) about their experiences.
Consider the new mom talking about formula or diaper experiences, the guy at the country club speaking about a new
driver or the latest golf ball, or the patient who recently underwent laser vision correction. All present marketers with
a challenge, but also provide them with a streamlined opportunity to identify the key messages that are being communicated
about them in the marketplace. Rather than an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Survey or a complex
CEM Optimization process, in these select industries our Buzz BarometerSM provides marketers with a clear picture of what, how
much, how frequently and through which medium they are being talked about. It identifies the key changes
that must be made and the communications opportunities to improve retention, share of wallet, and the word of mouth of the
the use of quantitative research and consultative processes, we:
1)Identify the three most important touchpoints in which the corporation
is providing lower perceived performance than the competition.
2) Explain in the customers’ own words what the
client organization needs to do to equal or exceed the perceived performance of the competition.
3) Identify the currently
missed opportunities to increase the value of the brand to the customer through better management of expectations and management
4) Present key touchpoints and opportunities to an internal team and facilitate the internal teams efforts
in strategic and tactical planning
Actioning Your Satisfaction Survey Results
We don’t want to run
your customer satisfaction program. There are plenty of good software programs that let you ask customers questions
and capture their responses. We can help you move from measuring the customer experience to managing the experience
to be sure you retain more current customers, capture a greater share of their category spending, and generate more positive
word of mouth.
Customer Experience Partners offer a
stand-alone review process by which your collected customer satisfaction data is analyzed using procedures heretofore only
available to the “big guys”. And the best part is, we’re offer our review on a quarterly,
or semi-annual basis. Imagine having an Action Plan that translates your customers’ responses into
specific management imperatives! Our Action Planning process sets priorities and future direction to satisfy
more of your customers and improve their experience with your Company.