Using customer delight to improve company value

By :Koritos Christos, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Customer delight has become the Holy Grail of marketers’ quest for success for more than a decade now. Marketers can see the outcomes of their efforts in customer responses. But how this echoes to investors’ ears? Customer delight requires high company investments and longtime commitments that are usually at odds with shareholders key driving force, to maximize the return of their investments sooner than later. How then can marketers convince their fellows CFOs and CEOs (and through them prospective investors), that investing in customer delight will pay off? Continue reading