ISM’s Customer-Centric Focus Service Areas



CRM/Social CRM

Between CRM and Social Media lies Social CRM – the business strategy of engaging customers through Social Media with the goal of building trust and increasing brand loyalty, then integrating that information into the CRM system. more


Big Data Analysis

Big Data has been described as everything from “as powerful as a tsunami, but a deluge that can be controlled” to “just another name for the same old data marketers have always used.” more.



Branded Communities

Branded communities sit at the intersection between knowledge management and social media communities. They combine social media tools and knowledge management principles to create… more


Channel Optimization

Channel management in both B2B and B2C industries is evolving quickly. Who could have forecasted the explosive growth of companies like Amazon, Apple, iTunes, Sysco, or Zappos? more



Customer Experience

How easy is it to conduct business with your company?  How good is the experience when people visit your website, call your contact center, request information, or have a face-to-face with your sales representatives? more


Consulting Approach

ISM’s signature “top down/bottom up” approach of integrating people, process and technology to ensure the success of customer-centric initiatives is widely recognized as an industry standard. more



Customer-Centric Business Strategies


The Definitive Guide to Social CRM Book

Pearson Publishes Barton Goldenberg’s New Book on Social CRM

Following two successful books, CRM Automation and CRM in Real Time, Barton Goldenberg’s important new book: The Definitive Guide to Social CRM: Maximizing Customer Relationships with Social Media to Gain Market Insights, Customers, and Profits was recently published  by Pearson, the #1 global publisher. Access the publication press release and watch for more news about this definitive book on the increasing importance of Social CRM in understanding and reaching today’s “digital” customers.

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The Definitive Guide to Social CRM

ISM's Customer Testimonials

“Pyrotek could not be more pleased with the results we’ve experienced working with ISM. From the initial business case through assessment and implementation… We consider ISM to be our customer-centric strategic CRM partner.”

Joe Tarulli
Corporate Sales Development
Manager, Pyrotek

“I have received great feedback on your presentation material, the relevance of the whole CRM subject, and without a doubt your passionate delivery. Thank you again for participating in our Marketing Excellence Lunchtime Seminar series.”

Kenneth Fritz
Global Training Manager

“We brought ISM onboard to get our CRM program moving in the right direction. We received great value from their knowledge, guidance and support… It is reassuring to know we can always call on ISM as our trusted CRM advisor.”

Sheila Jo Wojcik, Ph.D.
SVP Comm/Corp Affairs
University Federal Credit Union

“Barton Goldenberg is one of the leading thinkers and consultants in CRM strategy and practice. He – and his team – have extensive experience working with Canadian Automotive Association (CAA) and American Automotive Association (AAA) clubs…”

Gary Howard
VP Marketing & Communications
CAA (Atlantic)

ISM Special Alerts

ISM 2015-2016 Top 15 CRM Software Award Winners Announcement

ISM has just announced the Winners of the 2015-2016 Top 15 CRM Software Awards for ‘Enterprise’ & ‘Small & Medium Business’ Solutions. To see the list of the 2015-2016 Top 15 CRM Software Award Winners and a forecast of key CRM Trends, please click here to access the ISM Press Release.

The 2015-2016 ISM Top 15 CRM Enterprise and SMB Software reviews are available for purchase on the ISM storefront.  The ISM Top 15 CRM Enterprise and SMB Software reviews can be purchased as a Top 15 CRM software package or individually.

ISM Blog Update

Check out ISM’s recent blog post in which Barton Goldenberg discusses the next wave of CRM: Social CRM and how your organization can leverage Social CRM for its benefit.

ISM Webinar Archive Recordings Available

The archive recordings of the April 14th ISM “Internet of Everything/Things”  webinar, the May 12th ISM “Big Data Analytics & Insight” webinar and the June 9th ISM “Gamification Trends in the CRM Marketplace” Webinar are now available on the ISM Webinar Archive Webpage. To access these Webinar archive recordings, please click here

Upcoming Events, Webinars and Speaking Engagements

CRM evolution Conference & Exhibitiion - Aug 17 - 19 in NYC Marriott Marquis

CRM evolution Conference 2015

CRM evolution Conference & Exhibition August 17—19 in NYC Marriott Marquis


ISM Founder-President Barton Goldenberg Presents His 2-Part Social CRM Bootcamp and Participates in a Multi-Author Book Panel.

Plan now to register for the CRM Evolution conference and exhibition sponsored by the editors of CRM Magazine.

For a ‘Friends of ISM’ $100 discount to the CRM Evolution event, enter SPEAK15 when registering. Register before July 17th and save an additional $100!

The Book Panel is on Monday, August 17 and Barton’s 2-part Social CRM Bootcamp is on Tuesday, August 18. For more information on Barton’s presentations, please click here