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Zendesk Uses Totango For Trial Marketing and Lifecycle Marketing

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“We have been very happy with Totango.  We are continually discovering new uses for the product to improve our marketing as well as our customer engagement.” – Jeff Wiss, Zendesk, Vice President of Demand Generation

Customer success within a customer service platform – that’s what Totango and Zendesk achieved together. Using insights from their respective services, Zendesk developed two campaigns for trial marketing and lifecycle marketing, to keep trial and paying users engaged with their customer service software.

Trial Marketing

The goal during the trial period was to get prospects to successfully experience key functionality in Zendesk by getting users to complete the following tasks (which made them more likely to purchase when the trial ended):

●      Sending and receiving test tickets
●      Inviting additional customer service agents to use the trial
●      Branding their Zendesk customer service portal

After the initial “Getting Started” email, rather than setting time-based triggers, Zendesk implemented email triggers based on the user’s activities in the trial. Totango tracked these user actions (i.e. send a ticket, invite agents, customize Zendesk) and triggered email campaigns to encourage the completion of specific tasks not yet done.

Lifecycle Marketing

Internally, Zendesk has also been exploring customer success campaigns based on user activities. Customer service agents who respond to multiple customer inquiries with similar answers would receive a message suggesting they consider using Zendesk’s macro feature, greatly enhancing their productivity. By applying customer success management to its customer service platform, Zendesk has created a recipe for success!

Guy Nirpaz

Guy Nirpaz is a Silicon Valley-based Israeli entrepreneur and CEO of Totango, a Customer Success software platform. A pioneer in the Customer Success field, Guy established the Customer Success Summit and is a well-regarded industry speaker and community contributor. Guy loves people and technology and has dedicated his career to improving the way in which business is done through innovation. Fun Facts: Guy moonlights as the lead guitarist in a rock band based out of his garage in Palo Alto and used to command a tank well as having grown oranges.

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