Up Close and Personal?: Customer Relationship Marketing @ Work

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2003 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
* Includes a new free CD-ROM * Published in association with IBM and Ogilvy Effective customer relationship marketing (CRM) is one of the most important challenges faced by the management team of a modern enterprise. In a highly competitive and demanding environment, more and more companies are seeking to establish the strategies, culture, processes and technologies that will make it just that little bit harder for customers to make a switching or even a multi-sourcing decision. Nobody can completely predict human behavior but the ideas behind CRM are certainly designed to ensure the best chance of success. CRM remains the biggest revolution yet in marketing, the power of new technology having swept it to the forefront of management thinking. Although based on apparently simple ideas involving keeping in touch and responding to customer contacts, many companies still shy away from the awesome task of building a relationship with thousands, or even millions, of people. As customers become increasingly sophisticated in their expectations, the diversity and range of products and services on offer gets even wider. So how can you ensure that your product or service is their preferred choice, and, importantly, that it continues to be? Do customers become confused by too extensive a choice? Will people welcome a close relationship with their suppliers or will they find it over-intrusive and an invasion of privacy? Database technology of different kinds can facilitate a range of relationship marketing techniques. The important issues for modern enterprises, large and small, are to understand the why, what, how, when and where of using them. ""Up Close and Personal?"" provides important andpractical new insights into effective customer relationship marketing by looking in depth at: * Strategies, policies and plans; * Measuring the impact; * Segmentation; * The implementation program; * Customer loyalty and continuity; * Transparent marketing, customer value and process management; * Customer knowledge management; * Technical systems and data management; * Managing good and bad customers * Establishing ROI and satisfying the Board This second edition has been fully updated throughout and contains new material on data management, key performance indicators and benefit analysis. It also comes with a free CD-ROM containing a diagnostic tool to enable you to determine how well your enterprise might be positioned to take forward a new CRM initiative. Based on worldwide research into CRM supported by IBM, Up Close and Personal? brings together the work of four leading experts in the field: Gamble, Stone, Woodcock and Foss provide a combination of marketing theory, practical guidance, case studies and implementation techniques, while emphasizing the need for constant re-evaluation. It is clear that businesses that develop closer relationships with their customers can compete better. However, these relationships cannot be built overnight. The capabilities necessary to sustain and develop them require careful consideration. Enterprises that build their CRM systems now will be the organizations of the future.

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Measuring the impact
Segmentation and the top vanilla offer
Getting the show on the road
Customer loyalty and continuity
Transparent marketing customer value and process management
Customer knowledge management
Integrating the technology of customer management systems
Managing good and bad customers
Justifying the CRM investment
A complete relationship marketing planning recipe
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Paul R Gamble is the Professor of European Management at the University of Surrey, UK. He is also Director of the Surrey European Management School (SEMS) the University's graduate business school. During his 25-year marketing career, he has written over 150 papers and published several books. In recent years, he has worked on several major relationship marketing projects for leading corporations in Europe and the USA.

Professor Merlin Stone is one of the UK's top specialists in changing organisational capability to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders. His experience covers many sectors, and he also trains, coaches and mentors senior managers. He is Research Director and Director responsible for the Customer, Citizen and Stakeholder Management Practice at WCL, specialists in change management and customer/stakeholder management.Merlin Stone is author or co-author of many articles and thirty books on transforming marketing, sales and customer service capabilities, including Customer Relationship Marketing, Consumer Insight, Marketing Revolution and Business Solutions on Demand. The UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing listed him in 2003 as one of the world's top 50 marketing thinkers, while NOP World nominated him in 2004 as one of 100 most influential individuals for their input and influence on the development and growth of e-commerce and the internet in the UK over the previous 10 years. He is an Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and an Honorary Life Fellow of the UK's Institute of Direct Marketing. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of several academic journals and writes for several trade publications.Merlin Stone has a first class honours degree and doctorate in economics from Sussex University, UK. In parallel to his business career, he has also pursued a full academic career. He has held senior academic posts at various universities. He is now a part-time professor at Bristol Business School and a visiting professor at several others.

Neil Woodcock has worked on customer management projects with multi-national companies in Europe, the Far East, South Africa and the USA, specializing in the use of data to plan, implement and analyse strategies and activities. He has co-authored several books, including Up Close and Personal? and Customer Relationship Marketing (both Kogan Page) and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Customer Relationship Management and the Journal of Database Marketing.

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