Customer Communication

Website Accessibility & the Law: Why Your Website Must Be Compliant

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 wrote into law the right of all persons to have access to public facilities, spaces, and resources regardless of visible or invisible disability. While this legislation has been very helpful in increasing physical accessibility through initiatives like ramp-building, TTY programs, designated parking areas, and more – the ADA was drafted before the internet became a mainstay of daily life, and does not provide clear guidance on how to adapt accessibility to the digital and virtual realms. Because general accessibility liabilities apply equally to your business’ physical store or office location and to your company website, it’s important to understand how the ADA applies to your digital presence. Learn more about accessibility law and how to be in compliance in this article.

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What is Digital Accessibility?

You’re probably familiar with the concept of accessibility – adding wheelchair ramps, reserving disability-friendly parking, including Braille on signage, providing automatic doors, and many other initiatives and adaptations that allow equal access to stores, facilities, and resources. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enforced the right of all people to have equal opportunity regardless […]

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The $242 Billion Business Of Corporate Gifting Pivoted From A Routine To A Priority In The Pandemic

Somewhere between the gratitude of Thanksgiving and the gift-giving of December traditions lies the industry of corporate gifting. Companies can deepen connections, build loyalty, and increase a sense of mutual value with both clients and employees through thoughtful, intentional tokens of appreciation. Here’s an inside look at this rapidly growing business as we head into the business gift giving season.

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Marketers Are Taking Greater Ownership Over CX Initiatives: Survey

Until as recently as two years ago, customer experience, or CX, tended to fall under the purview of such diverse departments as IT, customer service, and operations but a new survey shows that that responsibility has made a clear shift into marketing departments.

Research company Gartner looked at four specific areas of CX — voice of customer, defining customer personas, customer journey mapping and user experience — and discovered that marketers are now more likely to take ownership in all four areas. In addition, 74% told researchers they expect CX investments to rise either slightly or significantly this year. That increase is evidence that CX initiatives are paying off and delivering measurable value and that companies are better able to connect the dots between positive customer experiences and increased revenue. Have you considered how you can improve your customers’ experience?

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Busting the Myths That Keep Your Business From Reaching Millennial Customers

Millennials are often misunderstood from stereotypes that were developed quite a few years ago. They are no longer teens, but ar in their 20s and 30s and make up a large part of the workforce. Even though they’ve been around for a long time now, many businesses still aren’t sure how to reach them. It’s time to bust the myths and get to know the demographic. You may see that what you think is actually the opposite.

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This Holiday Season, Be Thankful For A Great Customer Experience

Creating a positive experience for your customers is a powerful way to help them appreciate you and keep coming back. Make a good impression every time they interact with your business by mastering not just one area, like delivery, but by excelling in all of them from design and ordering, to service and sales. Customers will notice and return knowing that they can have an easy and trusted experience every time. Consider using these tips that will get your customers to say “Thank You.”

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What Is Personalized Marketing?

Personalized marketing is tailoring your marketing message to an individual. Personalization ranges from personalized video to personalized emails to customized product recommendations and everything in between! With the advancement of technology, customers now expected personalized or customized marketing messages. Read on to learn how to do it right.

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Everyone Is Not Your Customer: That’s OK

Have you found your niche customer segment? Being able to find the “right” customer for your business is critical to your success and will help you focus on the right marketing mix. The first step is to create a buyer persona – a fictional ideal customer. Armed with this information, you can make informed decisions.

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Is Your Business Built for 24/7 Customer Relationships?

A seismic shift is under way that many businesses cannot ignore: thanks to new technologies, instead of waiting for customers to come to you, you can address your customers’ needs the moment they arise—and sometimes even earlier. It’s a win-win: customers get a dramatically improved experience, and companies boost operational efficiencies and lower costs.

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How Mobile is Dominating the Customer Journey (and Why You Should Care)

Think your B2B customers aren’t using mobile? Think again! The Boston Consulting Group found that for more than 60% of B2B buyers, mobile played a considerable role in a recent purchase. B2B buyers are using mobile devices to conduct research on their needs and find other sources of information, potential vendors, and service providers. Look at your own analytics to determine the importance of mobile for your business and make sure your mobile presence is optimized.

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