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The Net Promoter System Podcast

Loyal customers spend more, stay longer and tell their friends about their experiences. In the Net Promoter System Podcast, Bain & Company's Rob Markey talks to business leaders who are using the management system to create experiences that keep customers coming back.

Oct 5, 2017

Airbnb launched 10 years ago when roommates Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia decided to rent out an air mattress on the floor of their San Francisco living room to make a few extra bucks. Now it's a $31 billion hospitality giant that has created a whole new category of lodging.

Airbnb's unique business model, which allows...


Sep 7, 2017

People feel good when they look good—it doesn't take a fashion expert to tell you that. But that feeling compounds when you make it easy for people to access clothing that's unique, fits well and suits the occasion.

That's the Rent the Runway approach. The company launched in 2009 with a mission to help women feel...


Aug 24, 2017

What does it take to develop meaningful competitive benchmark Net Promoter Scores? What is the relationship between benchmark trends and revenue? What if your company is small or operates in a niche industry with few competitors for comparison?

Competitive benchmark Net Promoter Scores provide an objective and fair...


Aug 10, 2017

What do customers really want when they buy a product? Some benefits are fairly obviousconvenience and quality, for example.

But some customers, even those in business-to-business (B2B) markets, are seeking far more from their purchaseshope, self-actualization and motivation.

Bain Partner Eric Almquist returns to...


Jul 27, 2017

When faced with a scrappy challenger, it's not hard for established brands to lose sight of their core customers, especially if they're in a highly competitive market.

These situations usually arise when an established brand starts to lose market share to a buzzworthy upstart. When that happens, a company's leaders...