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Customer Lifecycle Marketing – What It Is and Why You Need to Incorporate It into Your Marketing

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

Customer Lifecycle Marketing is an approach to managing your customer or client relationships in a way that visualizes the entire experience a person has with your health coaching business from the very first contact.

As opposed to the traditional sales funnel approach, it addresses your audience’s needs as they evolve and change. You connect with your customers or clients and engage with them at each point in their buying journey. It is a more flexible and holistic approach, that creates greater brand loyalty and customer retention. Your customers or clients turn into advocates of your brand, helping you gain even more business through referrals.

Why Customer Lifecycle Marketing Matters

The biggest advocates of your brand are also the biggest contributors to your bottom line. According to studies by RJ Metrics:

  • The most loyal 10% of any company’s audience spends 3 times as much as the entire lower 90%

  • Furthermore, the top 1% spends as much as 5 times more than the lower 90%

Those numbers show that client loyalty is worth its weight in gold to your business.

The Benefits of Customer Lifecycle Marketing

With the sales funnel approach, you spend a great deal of effort qualifying leads in that bottom 90%. But with Customer Lifecycle Marketing, you can bring more of your ideal customers or clients up into that 10% and 1% and earn more from them.

It costs a lot less time, money, and energy to nurture relationships with existing customers or clients than to find new ones.

Today’s marketing is all about genuine value-based relationships. People love interacting with their favorite brands. The customer lifecycle marketing approach is more in tune with this. It allows you to build stronger relationships.

This approach cuts down on the leads you lose out of your funnel and the buyers who abandon their shopping carts at the last minute. It allows you to stay with them and offer a wider variety of offerings to meet their needs.

Finally, Customer Lifecycle Marketing requires stellar customer service, which will have your audience singing your praises and bringing others into your orbit organically.

Best of all, it’s a simple framework that can be applied to any business.

How Customer Lifestyle Marketing Works

The simple framework involves three stages: Attract, Motivate, Delight. At the Attract stage, you identify and connect with your target audience and build awareness of your brand.

For the Motivate stage, you provide helpful and valuable content to your audience, and encourage them to make the right buying decision.

Finally, Delight your customer or client by going the extra mile to ensure they stay a customer or client for life. This is where you can continue to support them as their needs change. Using a 'Wheel of Wellness' model with your health coaching clients will allow them to work on different aspects of their lives over a longer period of time.

The power of Customer Lifecycle Marketing is that the customer or client’s journey doesn’t end when they make a purchase. In fact, the relationship is just beginning.

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