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Customer Retention Articles

HOW TO REDUCE CUSTOMER CHURN

Every company that wants to grow must focus on ways to reduce customer churn. It’s never fun to discover that a customer you’ve been serving wants to stop being a customer. This is especially true because your company’s ability to reduce customer churn is tied directly to your long-term growth. In this article we’ll dig

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CLOSING THE CONSUMER TRUST GAP: VIA CMS NEWSWIRE

How does a company close the consumer trust gap? I’m always thrilled to collaborate with CMS Wire on their articles. In this latest one I talk about ways companies can improve customer retention rates. It’s all about trust…and trust is the result of what happens inside your company. Read the article on CMS Wire. How

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Customer Retention Articles

THREE KEYS TO LONG-TERM CUSTOMERS

Long-term customers don’t bloom by accident. This was originally written in May 2015. Nothing has changed for companies that want to align for growth. “Here you go.” That’s what the shoe salesman said, thrusting two boxes in my direction as he simultaneously began to walk away. I was pretty stunned and started doing a mental

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Business Growth Articles

REBRAND ANNOUNCEMENT! INTRODUCING ALINGMINT

The time to announce our rebrand is finally here. The entire team is very excited to see all the work come to life. Introducing… Yes, Alignmint Growth Strategies. We’ve been walking through the thinking behind the decision to rebrand. In a nutshell, in our old company, the Your Iconic Brand promise was dedicated to “customer

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Business Growth Articles

REBRANDING IS SCARY: BYE TO YOUR ICONIC BRAND

What does “Your Iconic Brand” mean? Recently, I asked my customers about my company’s name. Those conversations led to a startling (and rather unpleasant) realization. The promise of being an “iconic brand” missed the mark. This is a story about my company’s brand evolution – but it’s more than a story. It’s an object lesson

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Customer Retention Articles

HOW DOUGHNUTS CREATE LOYAL CUSTOMERS

Originally posted: April 29, 2015. Updated September 14, 2020. I initially wrote this post after a visit to my brother and his family in Los Angeles. Right now, I miss my family. Heck, I even miss the annoyance of travel. And I really miss the fun, silly doughnut tradition my nephew and I created. Here’s

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