What value do you offer your customers? More customers? More money? Social success? More time with the family?
Whatever it is that you are promising, you can bet that most of them aren’t tracking it effectively.
But as customers, we like knowing that we are definitely getting benefits from a service we are paying for, we just don’t always have time to measure it ourselves.
So, as providers, why don’t we track success for our customers?
What if we could keep reminding our customers that by using our services they are continuing to be successful? Wouldn’t that drive greater customer loyalty, longer retention and increased sales? Of course it would!
But, how do we do this?
Zoopla, the online real estate portal, promises the agents that sign up to its services, business success: “At ZPG we’re all about building the best property brands, marketing services, reporting tools and more, to help make your business a success.”
One way for estate agents to track their business success is to measure their digital influence. The higher their digital influence score, the more effective has been their online marketing, something that Zoopla already helps them with.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if Zoopla tracked this influence score for each of its customers?
With the Zoopla Property Power 100, a tracker of social media influence, Zoopla is doing exactly that – each week they report back to any agents signed up to the program their quantified change in digital influence. This is then compared to other similar agents, giving agents a meaningful comparison.
Zoopla doesn’t just keep the stats private – it goes further and leverages the “meta effect”, heroing the weekly results back to consumers themselves via the Zoopla site and social media channels.
It’s a very sophisticated customer success tracking service. Zoopla agents are more loyal because Zoopla is publicly tracking their success for them, showing them they are doing well and by charting a metric that matters to them.
There’s an added viral lift for Zoopla too. Successful customers tend to be happy customers and are willing to share that success on their own social channels:
Zoopla aren’t the only ones catching on to the Customer Success Tracking bandwagon – CV library run a similar service for their customers called “Social Recruiter” – only here they aren’t just comparing customers against each other, they allow their customers (Recruitment agencies) to compare success against the whole market – an even more valuable comparison.
Both CV Library and Zoopla run their Customer Success Tracking programs using Rise.global. They define the metrics that make up the score and report the score back to their customers on a weekly basis. This weekly reporting creates its own news cycle that can then drive other content from the companies heroing which customers are doing well, building community and further brand authority.
So what about you?
What are the Customer Success metrics you could be tracking for your customers? Could a Customer Success tracking program work for your business. If you are offering social media training or marketing services of any kind then it’s a no brainer to simply copy what Zoopla are doing. You can start in “stealth mode” and gradually show people what you are up to with a Rise Power 100 leaderboard.