Customer is King! While this statement sounds like a cliche advertisement from the 1980s, it is still relevant today. Customers are always the central focus of any business. When there’s so much emphasis on this one stakeholder, the success of a customer’s journey with a brand can make or break the business. Customer engagement and loyalty are at the heart of a thriving business. They ensure revenue growth and repeat business through customer retention, which can significantly reduce the cost of customer acquisition.
According to studies, an increase in customer retention by 5% can lead to a company’s profits growing by 25% to around 95% over a period of time.
As far as technologies go, Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a fantastic solution to address customer and prospect journey management. Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) is a multichannel engagement solution that provides a single view of customers and prospects, and empowers marketers to plan, monitor, track, and take action across all interactive channels. Various features within SFMC are designed to positively improve customer experience through engagement and campaigns that drive loyalty. And the best part? Salesforce Marketing Cloud Partners can help you take advantage of these features and tailor them to your needs.
10 Challenges in Building Customer Engagement and Loyalty
Existing customers are 50% more likely to try new products and spend 31% more than new customers according to studies
While customer engagement and loyalty offer substantial benefits, achieving them can be a complex undertaking for businesses. Several common challenges often stand in the way of building and maintaining lasting customer relationships.
Role of Salesforce Marketing Cloud
SFMC is like your mission control center. It tackles all the challenges head on and makes it look so easy! It gathers up all your customer data, helps you plan your marketing campaigns, and even does some number crunching with its fancy Analytics feature. Plus, it's got this Automation Studio that can automate the boring stuff, letting you focus on the creative magic.
With Audience Builder, you can pinpoint just the right people for your message. And with Brand Builder, you can keep that message consistent across all your marketing channels.
Still not impressed? Then, let's talk about interaction. Salesforce Marketing Cloud brings in features like Social Forward, Impression Tracking, and Mobile Connect. These are like your secret agents, helping you engage customers on their favorite platforms and devices.
And it's not just about one-time deals; it's about building lasting relationships. Loyalty Management and Report Builder are like your advisors, helping you keep customers coming back for more and showing you the results of your marketing prowess. Be on top of your marketing game, maximize budgets with the most effective campaigns, ensure you’re on the minds of your customers and reap the benefits of it all with customer retention and ROI.
In a nutshell, Salesforce Marketing Cloud is your go-to tool for tackling the ups and downs of modern marketing. It streamlines your efforts, makes things easy with automation, and gives you the power to engage customers in a way that keeps 'em coming back for more – all while you kick back and enjoy your marketing journey.
The Benefits of Partnering with Salesforce Marketing Cloud Partners
Partnering with a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Consultant can provide businesses with a competitive edge. Think of them as your top-notch copilot in your marketing journey.
These specialists possess in-depth knowledge of the platform, ensuring they can help you harness its full potential. They customize Marketing Cloud to your unique needs, aligning strategies with your marketing goals. This tailored approach speeds up the implementation process, saving you time and money.
Moreover, these partners provide ongoing support and training, keeping you updated on features and industry best practices. Countless businesses have benefited from their expertise, experiencing increased customer engagement, improved ROI, and enhanced brand loyalty. Partnering with these experts means tapping into a wealth of proven success stories.
For instance, at CUBE84, we had success with improving client relationships, automation and generating higher quality leads for Meriwether & Tharp LLC; whereas for University of Notre Dame we implemented Marketing Cloud best practices, set up automated email campaigns, improved customer relationships and facilitated a quick & easy method for training new team members.
Maximizing the potential of tools like Salesforce is pivotal in modern business. Through the real-world examples provided, we see how CRM consultants optimize processes and amplify team capabilities. Simply put, Salesforce isn't just a tool—it's a transformative force, and consultants are instrumental in steering that evolution.