Debbie McGrath, CEO / HR.com
"Customer advocates are far more loyal and profitable than non-advocates." (Forrester)
“Fully engaged” customers deliver a 23% premium over average customers in share of wallet, profitability, revenue, and relationship growth. Only 13% of B2B customers are fully engaged.
Brand advocates are 83% more likely to share the information your leadership, your product teams and your prospects need.
91% of customers in advocacy programs felt more valued as a customer and 96% are willing to share their experiences. (Gartner)
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While it’s always been a smart move to convene a “customer board of directors,” the reality for many companies today is that they simply will not succeed without active help and direction from their customers, elevating the Customer Advisory Board from simply a nice-to-have convenience to mission-critical status.
Everyone gets excited when they first talk about customer advocacy. I mean, who doesn’t want customers to be their champion? They have grand visions of what it could be and believe it can be a catalyst for great things. And it can – and if done right generates tremendous sustainable business value -- although it’s not uncommon for enthusiasm to quickly fade when immediate results do not emerge. The reality is that every company has powerful customer advocates that can be a game-changer but building successful and scalable advocacy is a process that starts with a solid foundation and is focused on specific measurable outcomes.