Customer Relationship Management, Fourth Edition continues to be the go-to CRM guide explaining with unrivalled clarity what CRM is, its uses, benefits and implementation. Buttle and Maklan take a managerial perspective to track the role of CRM throughout the customer journey stages of acquisition, retention and development. Theoretically sound and managerially relevant, the book is liberally illustrated with examples of technology applications that support marketing, sales and service teams as they interact with customers, but assumes no deep technical knowledge on the reader’s part. The book is structured around three core types of CRM – strategic, operational and analytical – and throughout each chapter, case illustrations of CRM in practice and images of CRM software demystify the technicalities.
Ideal as a core textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on CRM or related courses such as relationship marketing, digital marketing, customer experience management or key account management, the book is equally valuable to industry professionals, managers involved in CRM programs and those pursuing professional qualifications or accreditation in marketing, sales or service management.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
- New and updated international case illustrations throughout
- New and updated screenshots from CRM applications
- Fully updated to reflect the evolving CRM landscape, including extended coverage of:
- Big data and its influence on CRM
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- Advances in CRM analytics
- The relationships between CRM and customer experience management
- The role of social media in customer management strategy
- Real-time marketing
- Chatbots and innovative customer self-service
- Privacy and data security.
- Updated lecturer support materials online.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||4th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Francis Buttle, BSc, MA, PhD, is founder and principal consultant of Francis Buttle & Associates, and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.
Stan Maklan, BSc, MBA, PhD, is Professor of Marketing and Technology, Cranfield School of Management, UK and Co-Director of the Cranfield Centre for Strategic Marketing and Sales.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Section A: Understanding Customer Relationships
1. Introduction to CRM
2. Understanding Relationships
3. Managing the Customer Journey: Customer Acquisition
4. Managing the Customer Journey: Customer Retention and Development
Section B: Strategic CRM
5. Customer Portfolio Management
6. Managing Customer-Experienced Value
7. Managing customer experience
Section C: Operational CRM
8. Marketing Automation
9. Sales force automation
10. Service Automation
Section D: Analytical CRM
11. Developing and Managing Customer-Related Databases
12. Using Customer-Related Data
Section E: Realizing the Benefits of CRM
13. Planning to Succeed
14. Implementing CRM
Section F: Looking to the Future
15. The Future