(PRWEB) September 20, 2011
Market Probe, a global research firm, completed the advocacy profiles of companies in the competitive sectors of retail banking, life insurance, auto insurance, mobile services, cable services, retail stores and business to business services like enterprise technology. The results of the mobile services sector is based on a national sample of 1300 plus households who evaluated their primary providers of mobile services and cable TV services. Among the emerging pre-paid service market, Tracfone emerged as the advocacy leader. Among the traditional post-pay service market, T-Mobile is the advocacy leader. Direct TV wins Market Probe’s Advocacy honors among national brands in the highly competitive market for cable TV services.
Advocates are the most involved customers of a brand. They have strong emotional connections with their brand and are also the strongest supporters of the brand in their online and offline communications. Advocates are loyal to their brand, buy more products from their brand and contribute to new client growth.
“In today’s hyper-linked world, Advocacy, which measures customer involvement, is the most relevant metric beyond satisfaction, loyalty and NPS,” says Dr. TR Rao, President and CEO, Market Probe. “Advocacy offers the most direct linkage to explaining and measuring business performance.”
The advocacy profiles were developed using Market Probe’s proprietary SHARE+ customer advocacy framework that measures customers’ favorability, future consideration and downstream communication behavior. The research model identifies customers on an Advocacy Ladder as Advocates, Allegiants, Ambivalents and Alienated. SHARE+ enables prioritization of action items to optimize advocacy and loyalty, and minimize alienation. It has application to any customer segment in virtually any industry.
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For information, contact Jack Jefferson, Manager of Marketing Communications,
Market Probe at 414-778-6000 or j.jefferson(at)marketprobe(dot)com