From the Inside Flap
—From Managing Customer Relationships, Second Edition
Now fully revised and updated with new examples, case studies, and references with contributing works from industry leaders and academic experts, Managing Customer Relationships is one of the first books designed to develop an understanding of the pedagogy of managing customer relationships. With an emphasis on customer strategies and building customer value, the Second Edition focuses on marketing accountability and metrics and advanced customer valuation approaches, including Return on Customer. The new edition offers a full discussion of the influence of social networking on customer empowerment and customer relationship management (CRM).
In Managing Customer Relationships, Second Edition, Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, credited with founding the customer-relationship revolution in 1993 when they coined the term "one-to-one marketing," provide the foundational overview of what it takes to keep customers coming back, presenting world-class guidance on:
The technology revolution and the customer revolution
Tools of interactivity and customization to build learning relationships
The importance of privacy and customer feedback
Customer insight, dialogue, and social media
The role of interconnectivity and social networking on building trusting relationships
Essential qualities in a firm's customer relationship leaders
In today's competitive marketplace, managing customer relationships (and CRM) has become critical to a company's profitability and long-term success. To become more customer-focused, skilled managers, IT professionals, and marketing executives must understand how to build profitable relationships with each customer and how to make everyday managerial decisions that increase the value of a company by increasing the value of the customer base.
With contributions from academic and industry leaders, Peppers and Rogers incorporate many of the principles of individualized customer relationships that they are best known for, equipping professionals with techniques every company can put to use in sharpening its competitive advantage.
From the Back Cover
A Strategic Framework
"Peppers and Rogers do a beautiful job of integrating actionable frameworks, the thinking of other leaders in the field, and best practices from leading-edge companies."
?Dr. Hugh J. Watson, C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair of Business Administration, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
"Peppers and Rogers have been the vanguard for the developing field of customer relationship management, and in this book they bring their wealth of experience and knowledge into academic focus. This text successfully centers the development of the field and its theories and methodologies squarely within the broader context of enterprise competitive theory. It is a ?must-have? for educators of customer relationship management and anyone who considers customer-centric marketing the cornerstone of sound corporate strategy."
?Dr. Charlotte Mason
Associate Professor of Marketing, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
"Don and Martha have done it again! The useful concepts and rich case studies revealed in Managing Customer Relationships remove any excuse for those of us responsible for actually delivering one-to-one customer results. This is the ultimate inside scoop!"
Senior VP of Customer Strategy, Marriott Vacation Club International
"Every company that has customers has needed a reference guide like this for a long time. Peppers and Rogers are uniquely qualified to provide this essential tool for the field they helped to create."
CEO, Carlson Marketing Group
"This is going to become the how-to book on developing a customer driven enterprise. The marketplace is so much in need of this roadmap!"
?Mike Henry, President and CEO, Equitec