4 Unconventional CRM Strategies For Touching Base With Customers

(Source : http://blog.planningpod.com/2012/08/16/4-unconventional-crm-strategies-for-touching-base-with-customers/) 1. Invoice Notes 2. "How Can We Improve?" Calls 3. Open House / Party 4. The "Project Completion" (Or "Transaction Completion") Thank You

Hidden Pricing Power

Donald V. Potter discusses many tips on pricing, in his classic article "Discovering Hidden Pricing Power", published in "Business Horizons" magazine, during November, December 2000. His inputs to go beyond the standard rate cards, % discounting, fixed price and T&M models, so that you have the edge when trying to make that sale. Here are … Continue reading Hidden Pricing Power

Beware Of Inactive Inboxes

We have a curious problem in our apartment, Not something which can be resolved by calling a plumber or electrician. There are 8 flats in this apartment and we have a small association of owners. We meet once in a while and discuss things such as maintenance fee, current issues, possible solutions etc., In paper, … Continue reading Beware Of Inactive Inboxes

What To Monitor In A Tweet?

One out of every three Twitter users talk about brands in their tweets and that’s a fact. This is a good way to keep an eye on your brand. A tweet may look very small and even insignificant, but actually there are so many things that you can monitor in a single tweet. There is … Continue reading What To Monitor In A Tweet?

Clarity In Communication

Saw a newspaper advertisement for a general insurance service, with the following text prominently displayed: No Claim Bonus Of course, people in the insurance industry / those who bought insurance / made claims earlier will immediately understand this as: If you don't make any claims in the policy period, you get a bonus However, assuming … Continue reading Clarity In Communication

Subtle Marketing

Today I was reading an eBook. It is released by a marketing company, specializing in Social Media. They have different monitoring tools to listen to what people are talking about you in various Social Channels, and act accordingly. However, this eBook had nothing to do with Monitoring. Instead the book talks about how Pinterest, the … Continue reading Subtle Marketing

Be careful when you buy content for your website

I saw this interesting picture today in web. It shows how two insurance companies which are competitors to each other are using the same picture in their website. It is a small mistake, but looks ugly from an end user point of view and affects your online image. (Image Courtesy: http://twitpic.com/8kzj03/full) This is an important tip … Continue reading Be careful when you buy content for your website