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Customer success needs to be the responsibility of the entire organisation – Interview with Fred Shilmover

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Today’s interview is with Fred Shilmover, the CEO and co-founder of InsightSquared, a provider of sales intelligence solutions for high-growth technology companies. Fred joins me today to talk about InsightSquared and their journey with implementing a customer success programme and how and why they changed it. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Ethics, technology and the impact of our decisions on customers and employees – Interview with Cennydd Bowles – and is number 252 in the series

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How to engage potential customers with your brand

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This is a guest post from Jason Grills is a technical writer associated with ProProfs Chat. Brands heavily invest in marketing and customer service.  This is because they represent the beginning and the end of a sales journey. But today, with everything the digital world has to offer, customer experience extends beyond the sales journey. Customers want to be heard, get answers to their questions, get their problems solved and feel connected to the brand. To be able to meet

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Ethics, technology and the impact of our decisions on customers and employees – Interview with Cennydd Bowles

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Today’s interview is with Cennydd Bowles, a designer and writer focusing on the ethics of emerging technologies. Cennydd joins me today to talk about ethics, technology, emerging technology, design and the impact of the decisions we make on customers and employees. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The Age Of Agile and why agile is more than a tool or method – Interview with Steve Denning – and is number 251 in the series of interviews with

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When it comes to customer experience, will you be in Forrester’s 30% ?

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Consider these comments from a recent article in Prospect about UK politics: “But one thing is certain: it is going to be harder to govern, especially for the long-term. Increased flux makes for exciting contests but it does not help governments win mandates for tough choices. “ “A clear blueprint for winning campaigns in new times is emerging: ride the volatility, stay flexible and stay light on the big tough questions.” “British politics is more uncertain and unpredictable than it

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The Age Of Agile and why agile is more than a tool or method – Interview with Steve Denning

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Today’s interview is with Steve Denning, who describes himself as a writer, author, journalist and a renaissance man. He is very modest so I have included a more detailed bio for him below. As well as being a fellow Forbes contributor, he has just published a new book called The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done and joins me to day to talk about the new book, the imperative behind it and what

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A greater purpose will give your customer and employee experience an extra edge

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Historically, customers used to buy the practical benefits of a product or service. More recently, however, the experience that customers receive has become ever more important and the battleground on which most companies are now competing. But, that experience seems to be evolving and is now being influenced by an emerging trend, one that finds that many customers are increasingly buying based on a company or brand’s purpose and how focused they are on the greater good. What seems to

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Fairness For All, workplace happiness and an inside look at the John Lewis Partnership – Interview with Lord Mark Price

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Today’s interview is with Lord Mark Price, who is the former Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. Mark joins me today to talk about his book: Fairness For All (the first book to explore the unique and much admired model of the John Lewis Partnership), the pursuit of workplace happiness, what companies getting right, what are they getting wrong and what they should be doing differently. This interview follows on from my recent interview

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The threat of PSD2 and how getting the basics right will help incumbent financial service providers prosper

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I remember a situation that happened around 10 years ago when I was applying for a mortgage from my bank.  When making the application I was faced with the fact that I had to complete a complicated form to apply for the mortgage. That was all fair, good and understandable up until the point that I had to gather all my financial data and complete a complicated set of financial computations to prove that the mortgage was affordable to myself.

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Getting live chat right is much more than a software sale – Interview with Jamie Edwards of Kayako

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Today’s interview is with Jamie Edwards, co-founder and COO of Kayako, an omni-channel customer service platform that their customers use to talk to and support their customers. Jamie joins me today to talk about some recent research that they have conducted on the uses and successes of live chat software, what are companies getting right and what are they getting wrong and what customer service leaders should be fixing or doing differently when it comes to live chat. This interview

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