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Powering the Web Summit Messaging Experience in 2017 and Beyond

Powering the Web Summit Messaging Experience in 2017 and Beyond

After a crazy week in Lisbon for Web Summit 2017, we’re back to reality. This was the fourth year Layer partnered with Web Summit to power the conference’s messaging experience and the feedback just gets better every year. Check out our takeaways from this year’s event.

Your Brand, Your Experience, Your Data: Thoughts from Phocuswright 2017

Your Brand, Your Experience, Your Data: Thoughts from Phocuswright 2017

We are back to San Francisco after our first Phocuswright 2017 and feel collectively energized about who we met and what we learned throughout the week. Now that we’ve had some time to reflect, here are some of our key takeaways about how customer conversations fit into the future of travel.

How Saltside Uses Layer to Power eCommerce in Developing Countries

How Saltside Uses Layer to Power eCommerce in Developing Countries

Saltside set out to create the largest, fastest, and safest online marketplaces for people in emerging markets. They knew they needed messaging and notifications to keep users connected, but faced a build vs. buy dilemma. See why Saltside chose the Layer Customer Conversation Platform to achieve its goals.

Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

Facilitating the Lifetime Customer Conversation

It’s time to bring sales and support back together. Back to the 1:1 relationships we had before mass marketing and the internet. That’s the premise I set in Part 1 of this two-part series. But what I’ve found is that getting people on board with this concept isn’t the problem. You’re probably already spending time […]

The Psychology of Upselling

The Psychology of Upselling

Everyone has a horror story where they had to call customer support to solve a problem only to receive an untimely sales pitch. How can you upsell successfully and create a more loyal, profitable customer base? Don’t just focus on making another sale. Focus on lifetime customer conversations that naturally deliver more value over time.

Why Sales and Support Were Never Meant to be Divided

Why Sales and Support Were Never Meant to be Divided

The separation of sales and support was the imperfect organizational answer to balancing internet availability and 1:1 service. No matter what industry you’re in, the gap between sales and support forces you to grow your business in ways that don’t align with consumer expectations. Now we have to bring customer conversations back together.