Business Etiquette Basics: Tips to Follow and Quotes to Use

Posted by David Kindervater on Jul 19, 2018

When it comes to business etiquette, it may seem like there are a lot of dos and don'ts to be aware of. And there are. But by following a select number of basic tips, you'll be sure to conduct yourself appropriately with a high level of professionalism when you're in the workplace.

Here are some business etiquette tips to follow and quotes to use to help you successfully navigate the terrain.

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Topics: professional etiquette, Business Etiquette

High-End Marketing Materials and the Luxury Buyer Profile

Posted by David Kindervater on Jul 17, 2018

By the end of this decade, there will be about 400-million luxury consumers worldwide. When you're marketing to them, you'll need to understand who they are and what they're looking for in a luxury shopping experience. Then you can create personalized, high-end marketing materials that are sure to drive engagement, and ultimately, produce satisfied customers.

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Topics: high end marketing materials, luxury marketing, high end consumer

Retention Marketing Best Practices: Create Engaged Customers

Posted by David Kindervater on Jul 3, 2018

You've probably heard the retention marketing adage:

It costs more to acquire a new customer than it does to keep a current one.

Well, it's not just an adage. It's a researched fact. The figures fluctuate between five and 25 percent according to the Harvard Business Review, but just about everyone agrees it's an important element for any business.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, retention marketing

7 Ways to Create a Personal Connection to Customers

Posted by David Kindervater on May 9, 2018

We're living in the "age of the customer." It's a concept in which consumers are more empowered than ever before. They have access to an internet full of information about almost any of the products and services they desire—whenever they want it. So, it stands to reason that treating them as the most important part of your business is not only a good idea, it's essential to your success.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, professional etiquette, Customer Experience

Retention Marketing Tips: 10 Strategies That Work

Posted by Bethani Cameron on Sep 7, 2017

Want to increase the value of your company? Retention marketing holds the key. Companies that increase customer retention levels by 10% increase their own value by an average of 30%. Yet in an effort to continuously attract new consumers, many companies neglect their customer base, and in the process miss out on a lifetime of profits. Don’t be one of them. To build relationships, retain customers, and grow profits, follow this simple guide to retention marketing.

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Topics: Retention Marketing Tips: 10 Strategies That Work

7 Most Common Business Thank You Note Mistakes

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Jun 26, 2017

Did you know that gratitude is good for your health? In fact, studies have linked gratitude to improved physical health, stronger social relationships, more positive emotional states, higher self-esteem, and even better sleep. For business owners and brand managers, the benefits of gratitude don’t stop there. Nearly 70% of businesses have lost a customer because they felt the company was indifferent to them. The simple act of expressing thankfulness to customers can make a big difference for retention—and for profits. But to nurture leads, retain customers, and earn referrals many brands make major thank you note mistakes. Here are seven to avoid:

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Topics: Handwritten Business Thank You Notes, Handwritten Business Notes, Business Etiquette

5 Lead Nurturing Strategies to Try Today

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on May 2, 2017

Did you know that  57% of B2B organizations identify 'converting qualified leads into paying customers' as a top priority? We’re surprised the number isn’t bigger. Neglected leads may be one of your company’s largest untapped resources. After all, these individuals have already identified themselves as being interested in your industry and the products or services you offer. These contacts have already engaged with your brand. They may just need a little nurturing to convert. Want to establish a lead nurturing strategy that delivers real results? You’ve come to the right place.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty

10 Ways to Improve Customer Retention

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Mar 30, 2017

 “Every company’s greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company.”       – Michael LeBoeuf

Acquiring a new customer can cost up to 25 times more than retaining an existing one. Increasing customer retention rates by just 5% can boost profits by up to 95%. Considering these statistics, it’s no wonder that the most successful companies make building customer loyalty a top priority.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Customer Experience

What is Digital Handwriting?

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Feb 28, 2017

Humans have been writing for over 5,000 years. From cuneiform and hieroglyphics to medieval manuscripts, our race has a long and storied love affair with the written word. But it wasn’t until 1440 AD that Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, and in turn, the first font. We’ve come a long way since the Renaissance, but written communication isn’t done evolving. In fact, one revolutionary form of writing is changing the way millions connect—digital handwriting. But what is digital handwriting and why is it unique?

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Topics: Handwritten Business Thank You Notes, Handwritten Business Notes

How Luxury Brands Build Brand Loyalty

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Jan 30, 2017

The most successful luxury brands got that way by strengthening relationships at every point of the buyer’s journey. Once they've captured the interest of the affluent consumer, their creative marketing strategies focus on building brand loyalty—and it's easy to see why. Although affluent consumers make up only 20% of U.S. households, they account for 40% of all consumer spending.

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Topics: Customer Loyalty