Apple races ahead of Samsung in Korea

Apple races ahead of Samsung in Korea

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South Korea had 4.52 million users of smart phones, at the end of September, with a quarter of them using the iPhone. Customers have switched from Samsung to Motorola’s Razr, and now the Apple’s iPhone. The cool design, look and feel, and the itunes ecosystem of Apple has given reasons for customers to trade their loyalty. (more…)
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Tailored Strategies for Customer Churn Management

Articles, customer retention, loyalty, marketing, strategy
Customer churn in the services industry is still a growing issue, primarily because many consumers have little or no allegiance to a particular service provider. So, how do we solve this? The answer is knowledge: know your customers and know your prospects. As retailers are the customer-facing end of the sales cycle, much of the responsibility for producing customer loyalty has to lie with them. I know many companies who collect vast amounts of data for ensuring risk management procedures. However, this information can be converted into a powerful tool to reduce churn by helping to answer three basic questions: How do I sign up profitable customers? How can I enhance loyalty with my most profitable customers? How do I handle my existing customer base? (more…)
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Pros and Cons of Rewards Programs

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Nearly everyone has or wants to have a customer loyalty rewards program. Rewards programs operated by large businesses are fairly successful. But, this does not apply to majority of small and medium businesses. I believe that every positive aspect of a rewards program almost always has a negative side. Here are the major pros and cons of rewards programs. Pros Consumers are aware how rewards programs work - you spend and collect points. It is simple and easy to understand. Rewarding points will enable you to reduce price discounting. (more…)
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Six key questions to audit a loyalty program

customer acquisitions, customer retention, loyalty, marketing, word of mouth
These are the six key questions which you would use in an audit of a company's customer loyalty program: What virtues of your business have the largest impact on your customers' satisfaction? How do you divide and define your customer segments? Whose responsibility is customer service? What is your retention rate and what is the trend? What is the lifetime value of a typical customer? What percentage of new customers comes from recommendations and how has this changed over time? (more…)
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9 Cs of Client Retention

Articles, customer retention, strategy
The fastest way to grow your business is to reduce the number of clients who leave you. Thus, looking after existing clients should become your top priority. You would have to do more than just service your clients if you want to retain them for a long period of time – for which you would have to transform the business into a client driven organisation. There is a big difference between focusing on service and being client driven. Follow these 8 Cs for Client Retention to avoid the 9 C – Cancellation: (more…)
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Ideas for stimulating your customers to recommend your service

customer acquisitions, customer retention, loyalty, marketing, word of mouth
Let’s be serious. Nobody wakes up and decides to tell all their friends and family what a great place TOP’s Restaurant is! Marketers who want to take advantage of word-of-mouth communications need to take a more subtle approach. We take customers that arrive on personal recommendation but do little to cheer them to carry on the tradition of spreading the word. I have outlined few ideas you could use for stimulating your customers to recommend your service: Catchphrase - You can’t go wrong in asking customers who express satisfaction to tell their friends. They might be more inclined to do so if you ask them and it will surely do no harm. (more…)
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Moneymaking Customer Segmentation Tips

Articles, segmentation, strategy
Moneymaking customer segmentation requires treating different segments differently. If different segments are treated the same, what is the point of having different segment Knowing why and how to treat each customer segment requires understanding of the potential in marketing data. The most precious data for marketers is hidden in their own databases. The dilemma is that marketers may not know how to look at their own data to release the potential that will help them communicate more effectively with their customers and prospects. Finding the right segmentation is half the challenge. The other half is knowing how to use them to improve profitability. Here are 11 of the most valuable tips to improve customer segmentation to increase profitability. All of them won't apply to any one company; but some of them…
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Keeping the pace with customer expectation

customer retention, loyalty, marketing, strategy
The significance of data is that you can see behaviour change daily. If a trend emerges from analysis of your data, it is appropriate to review marketing strategy and assess the success or relevance of the plan under way. The data and the insight they provide become an extremely precious indicator of customer satisfaction. Data linked to loyalty programs becomes a rich source of market research. It is not what people say they do but what they actually do. Naturally, market research still has a valuable role, it is still required to determine why customers have changed but its use has become even more focused. By analysing your loyalty program data, you can recognize which of your customers visit frequently (and spend a lot) which ones visit infrequently (but still…
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