Description : Customer equity has emerged as the most important metric to manage firm performance. This Handbook covers a broad range of strategic and tactical issues related to defining, measuring, managing, and implementing the customer equity metric for maximizin
Description : One of the most important new concepts in marketing is customer equity—here’s the essential information you need to create and manage it! This book presents thought-provoking, cutting-edge writing on customer equity management. The editors and contributing authors are top international marketing researchers who share their expertise in this new area of marketing research and practice. Capturing Customer Equity: Moving from Products to Markets is designed to enable academics to chart out future research directions and to help marketers to apply recently developed frameworks to the creation and management of customer equity in domestic and international markets. Handy charts, tables, and figures make complex information easy to access and understand. Capturing Customer Equity: Moving from Products to Markets is divided into five chapters: Developing Relationship Equity in International Markets This chapter delves into the realm of relationship marketing to define the term relationship equity and presents strategies for enhancing relationship equity in international markets via personal relationships as well as consistent processes and outcomes. This chapter, written by the editors and their partner Arun Sharma, also looks at specific implications for relationship marketing theory and practice in international markets. Dimension and Implementation Drivers of Customer Equity Management (CEM)—Conceptual Framework, Qualitative Evidence, and Preliminary Results of a Quantitative Study This chapter explores theoretical considerations as well as qualitative and quantitative research applying confirmatory factor analysis. It identifies three important dimensions of Customer Equity Management (CEM)—analytical, strategic, and operational—as well as three types of CEM implementation drivers, which represent determinants of the three CEM dimensions. Authors Manfred Bruhn, Dominik Georgi, and Karsten Hadwich present the measures they’ve developed for the CEM dimensions and drivers. These measures provide valuable help to practitioners and academics who need to understand how to manage and implement systematic customer equity management. A Network-Based Approach to Customer Equity Management This chapter, by René Algesheimer and Florian von Wangenheim, moves beyond the dyadic relationship marketing concept to present a theoretical framework for extending current thinking on customer equity towards the network perspective. Based on the current literature in social work, this chapter examines the characteristics that are likely to be powerful predictors of a customer’s network value. Practical implications are highlighted, and directions for further research are suggested. Strategies for Maximizing Customer Equity of Low Lifetime Value Customers The management of customer equity has become a major issue for many firms. This chapter examines strategies designed to assist firms in their relationships with customers who have low lifetime value. By examining the relevant literature as well as industry strategies, author Arun Sharma explores the reasons why “transactional” and “discount” customers have largely been ignored by marketing strategists, and proposes methods to enhance segment penetration and the performance of firms. Implications for managers are also highlighted. Customer Value-Based Entry Decision in International Markets: The Cnocept of International Added Customer Equity Market entry decisions are some of a firm’s most important long-term strategic choices. Still, the international marketing literature has not yet fully incorporated the idea of relationship marketing in general, and the customer value concept in particular, as a basis for market entry decisions. This chapter, by Heiner Evanschitzky and Florian von Wange
Description : In their efforts to become more customer-focused, companies everywhere find themselves entangled in outmoded systems, metrics, and strategies rooted in their product-centered view of the world. Now, to ease this shift to a customer focus, marketing strategy experts Roland T. Rust, Valarie A. Zeithaml, and Katherine N. Lemon have created a dynamic new model they call "Customer Equity," a strategic framework designed to maximize every firm's most important asset, the total lifetime value of its customer base. The authors' Customer Equity Framework yields powerful insights that will help any business increase the value of its customer base. Rust, Zeithaml, and Lemon introduce the three drivers of customer equity -- Value Equity, Brand Equity, and Retention Equity -- and explain in clear, nontechnical language how managers can base their strategies on one or a combination of these drivers. The authors demonstrate in this breakthrough book how managers can build and employ competitive metrics that reveal their company's Customer Equity relative to their competitors. Based on these metrics, they show how managers can determine which drivers are most important in their industry, how they can make efficient strategic trade-offs between expenditures on these drivers, and how to project a financial return from these expenditures. The final section devotes two chapters to the Customer Pyramid, an approach that segments customers based on their long-term profitability, and an especially important chapter examines the Internet as the ultimate Customer Equity tool. Here the authors show how companies such as Intuit.com, Schwab.com, and Priceline.com have used more than one or all three drivers to increase Customer Equity. In this age of one-to-one marketing, understanding how to drive Customer Equity is central to the success of any firm. In particular, Driving Customer Equity will be essential reading for any marketing manager and, for that matter, any manager concerned with growing the value of the firm's customer base.
Description : Customer Equity can help management allocate marketing spending for long-term profitability, understand the connection between budgets, metrics and financial performance, provide a customer focused approach for measuring firm value, and improve the productivity of CRM platforms by providing frameworks, tools and metrics. Customer Equity reviews current models, offers a typology, and examines the fundamental question of whether a customer equity orientation can put a firm in a competitive advantage to other firms. The authors review models that can increase customer equity by optimizing each of its drivers - customer acquisition, customer retention, and add-on selling. Customer Equity is important reading for marketing managers, marketing researchers, scholars and students.
Description : Management accountancy has a dynamic role to play in the competitive strategy of modern global businesses. This book sets out key strategic principles and then assesses how management accountancy can affect and direct these strategies. Engaging case studies reveal how theories and concepts translate into real business practice. Throughout, the book emphasizes: - how accounting initiatives can trigger assessment and improvement of performance management - the importance of managerial decision making to good business practice - how today's management accountancy measures against current research Written for advanced undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking courses on management accounting and performance measurement and management, the book will be also of interest to management and business consultants, professional accountants and accounting academics.
Description : What's a customer worth? The company that can answer this question precisely is the company with an edge in the customer-based, technology - and information - intensive economy of today. But how can an asset as intangible as customer value be measured? This book provides a solution: a fully developed, highly practical new marketing system for measuring and managing customer value as a financial asset - a system uniquely suited to today's rapidly changing, increasingly digital marketplace. Along with strategic and tactical guidance, Customer Equity provides precise metrics for evaluating a business more effectively and improving performance - the "activity-based management" of a company's marketplace. The authors present a new framework for structuring go-to-market activities that links those activities to useful metrics and allows better-informed marketing decisions.
Description : The role of relationship marketing in the current business scenario has become significant as maintaining good relationships with various sections of society, especially the customers, is important for achieving organisational objectives. The book encapsulates all the essential aspects of relationship marketing in an easy-to-understand manner. It has been thoroughly revised and enlarged in the Second Edition and incorporates topics based on emerging concepts of marketing and technology, including relationship parameter in brand identity, service recovery paradox, adversity quotient of relationship managers, impact of social networking on customer relations, as well as applications of cloud and mobile computing in the practice of relationship marketing. Inclusion of new and contemporary case studies from industries—Toyota logo, Removing pain points: How Coco-Colas low-cost solar cooler is helping Coke spread its wing in villages, and Mobile computing in general insurance business, provides a practical orientation to the text and help students to understand concepts of relationship marketing in the context of real-world situation. Apart from these, case assignments have been developed on various dimensions of relationship marketing. Intended as a textbook for the postgraduate students of management, the book is equally useful for relationship managers, executives, and sales and marketing professionals.
Description : In Customer Experience Management, renowned consultant and marketing thinker Bernd Schmitt follows up on his groundbreaking book Experiential Marketing by introducing a new and visionary approach to marketing called customer experience management (CEM). In this book, Schmitt demonstrates how to put his CEM framework to work in any organization to spur growth, increase revenues, and transform the image of your company and its brands. From retail buying to telephone orders, from marketing communications to online shopping, every customer touch-point offers companies an opportunity to maximize the customer experience and establish a bond that will never be broken. Customer Experience Management introduces the five-step CEM process, a comprehensive tool for connecting with customers at every touch-point. This revolutionary marketing guide provides cases of successful CEM implementations in a wide variety of consumer and B2B industries, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, beauty and cosmetics, telecommunications, beverages, financial services, and even the nonprofit sector. A must-read for senior executives, marketing managers, and anyone who wants to drive growth, increase income, and spur organizational change, Customer Experience Management demonstrates the power of collecting truly relevant customer information, developing and implementing winning strategies, and measuring their results.
Description : Scientific Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, language: English, abstract: A strong brand, having high brand equity generates higher revenue for the company. Brand Equity, as evidenced, results from a strong mental association that the customer links with the brand. It can be considered as the sum of customers' assessments of a brand's intangible qualities. Therefore, it cannot be a true measure of the marketing efforts of a company, though it was perceived so long to be so. Customer Equity, of late, has been identified as a basis to build powerful customer-centric marketing programs, which are more effective in highly competitive business scenario. There are three drivers of customer equity-value equity, brand equity, and relationship equity. Today's turbulent business environment is in requirement of maximizing the value of a company's customer assets. This stresses further the importance of focusing on Customer Equity as a customer-centric approach, rather than on Brand Equity, basically a product-centered approach.