There’s always a lot of argument about the way companies value their customer relationships as a percent of the value of the company. The value of customer relationships falls into the category of an intangible asset when looking at the balance sheet of a Corporation.
Many companies are looking for ways to delight the customer or provide the customer with a “WOW” experience. There are many marketing research organizations that provide all sorts of metrics to demonstrate how the customer experience is improving.
Customer loyalty is not always based on rational thinking. Customers often make decisions based on feelings and emotions. The old adage that the first impression counts has been verified by the psychological research.
In today’s business climate the connected customers are seen as people who are highly educated and technologically social and mobile. A study was commissioned by Kitewheel and was conducted by the independent research firm Strategic Marketing Research, Inc. in 2014 to study ongoing efforts by companies to reach their connected customers individually.
There has been some interesting work done by Dr. Daniel Kahneman, a professor at Princeton University in the area of behavioral economics. One of the phenomena that he has written about, and which has been given much attention is the peak–end rule. This rule provides some excellent guidance for building customer loyalty.
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