ISBN 9780749442415,Why CRM Doesnt Work: How to Win by Letting Customers Manage the Relationship

Why CRM Doesnt Work: How to Win by Letting Customers Manage the Relationship


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780749442415

ISBN-10 0749442417

Paper Back

Number of Pages 268 Pages
Language (English)

Customer Relations

CRM was supposed to help businesses better understand their customers and increase efficiency. Yet most companies are not getting the return they expected. Is it possible to make your customers happy and, at the same time, improve ROI? Is there a practical, affordable way to get customers to tell you what they really want?

In Why CRM Doesn't Work, leading international marketing consultant Frederick Newell explains why it's time to change the game to CMR (Customer Management of Relationships). CMR allows you to empower customers so they'll tell you what kind of information they want, what level of service they want to receive, and how they want you to communicate with them - where, when, and how often. It is a bold solution for business people at all levels in all industries who want to stay ahead of the curve in the development of customer loyalty.

Newell shows by lesson and example why the current CRM isn't working, what needs to change, and how to put the CMR philosophy to work at your company - without additional expense. You'll read case studies of good and bad relationship marketing from companies as diverse as Kraft Foods, Proctor & Gamble, Budweiser, Charles Schwab, Dell, IBM, Lands' End, Sports Authority, Radio Shack, and Staples.

With this book, you can build long-term relationships and bring in profits instead of relying on one-time sales. Why CRM Doesn't Work is important reading for companies of every size that are trying to satisfy and sell to today's consumer.

About The Author
Frederick Newell, a leading international marketing consultant and CEO of Seklemian/Newell, has helped giant multinationals as well as small business around the world develop and manage customer relationship strategies to strengthen customer loyalty and increase profitability.

Table of Contents
What's not working: Why doesn't CRM work?; It's not a question of the chicken or the egg; "One girl in a convertible"; Why do we have two ears and only one mouth?;
What needs to change: It's no longer good enough to ask forgiveness rather than permission; Permission in action; Type, point, click, and send now; Who's minding the store?; Personalization technology - Boon or bust?; But what about the loyalty card?; No card? No problem?; All Cows look alike
How to Change: Before you build a better mousetrap; Customer service - who cares?; Which customers and why; Crossing the chasm - what will you need to change?; There's no free lunch; Don't boil the ocean
A look ahead: There's no there, there; Electronic empowerment; What do customers want from mobile messaging?; Will Wall Street care?
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