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Customer Retention Planning Guide

Retain customers and grow your business with our retention guide

In this guide E-CRM specialist Andrew Campbell explains how to create a customer retention strategy using a range of frameworks and examples.

How will this guide to customer retention and growth help me and my business?

We think customer retention doesn’t get enough attention. Here are three cold, hard facts we present at the start of our retention guide explaining why customer retention is so important:

  • It is 5-7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an old one
  • It costs a company $234 every time they lose a customer
  • Loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase

Given these facts it makes sense you have a proactive, well-planned approach to customer retention and growth, yet many businesses don’t. In this guide E-CRM specialist Andrew Campbell explains how to create a customer retention strategy using a range of frameworks and examples.

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About the author

eCRM and Social CRM consultant, Andrew Campbell produced this guide.

What does the retention guide include?

This guide is structured around 7 Steps as with our other guides to key digital marketing activities:

  • 1. Review effectiveness of current retention programme
  • 2. Define customer retention strategy
  • 3. Design customer communications programmes
  • 4. Deliver personalised experiences
  • 5. Deliver seamless, multichannel experiences
  • 6. Unlock the power of content
  • 7.  Align organisation and technology

Each section includes best practice tips and strategy recommendations plus frameworks to help you structure your plans, for example:

  • Retention Roadmap
  • Retention Opportunity Grid
  • Customer Journey Analysis
  • Groundswell social media interaction model
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