Customer Experience, Marketing, Nonprofits

Optimizing customer interactions with a Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM)

I've spoken for years at conferences and meetings about the value of a good Customer Relationship Management tool, or (CRM). CRMs have been around for decades, but I first encountered one when I took a job as Director of Marketing at a small private school. Though the school was small, they had invested in a… Continue reading Optimizing customer interactions with a Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM)

Advocacy, Professional Development, Professional Speaking, Training

Owning your impact

I have recently been working on a training for one my clients about gathering and telling stories of impact. Stories of impact are such an effective and easy way to tell the story of your organization - whether you are improving people's lives or selling a great product. I think we are often reluctant to… Continue reading Owning your impact


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Customer Experience, Customer Experience Spotlight, Marketing

Customer Experience Spotlight: Post Office Boxes

Periodically I profile a different industry from the perspective of the customer. I'll detail my experience and talk about how that industry could improve the customer experience. Retaining customers is a key business function, enabling organizations to grow and reach their goals. It also affects the bottom line: it costs four to 20 times as… Continue reading Customer Experience Spotlight: Post Office Boxes

Conferences, Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Libraries, Marketing, Professional Speaking

Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?

Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the annual Library Marketing & Communications Conference with LMCC President Jennifer Burke. Jennifer and I covered a lot of topics during our keynote conversation and follow-up breakout session, but the topic that seemed to resonate with people most of all was my concept… Continue reading Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?