Simpler service or experience pays

Choice

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a handful of conferences and in-house workshops, where I have been talking about some of the characteristics of leading companies, particularly those that are customer experience leaders. One of the characteristics I have been talking about is Simplicity. Now, it’s common when thinking about growing your business or developing your customer base to consider offering customers greater choice and more options. However, whilst offering more choice may seem

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Three experts explain how brands can stop being creepy in the eyes of their customers

Creepy

It seems that every brand I talk to these days is doing their utmost to deliver a more personalised experience to their customers. That’s great news as it is something that research shows that customers consistently say that they want and value. However, new research from InMoment via their “2018 CX Trends Report”, finds that 75% of consumers find that most personalisation efforts are, at the very least, rated as being ‘somewhat creepy’. Moreover, the research captured comments from customers

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The role of voice in the future of customer experience – Interview with Gregg Johnson

Speech

Today’s interview is with Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca, a provider of call intelligence software that allows marketers to drive, track and automate inbound calls for better leads, greater marketing insight, and more customers. Gregg joins me today to talk about a recent report they have released, the impact of voice assistants on customer experience and the role of both intelligent voice assistants and the contact centre in the future of customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent

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Doing good and the Brand Citizenship continuum – Interview with Anne Bahr Thompson

Doing Good

Today’s interview is with Anne Bahr Thompson, pioneer of the Brand Citizenship movement, founder of OneSixtyFourth and author of a new book: DO GOOD: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit. Anne joins me today to talk about brand citizenship, her research, her new book and the power of aligning purpose, profit and doing good in business. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Putting Dan Pink’s Mastery, Autonomy & Purpose into practice – Interview with Jeremiah

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Brands can create a better customer experience by being purpose driven – Interview with Alicia Tillman, CMO of SAP

Purpose

Today’s interview is with Alicia Tillman, the new global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software. Alicia joins me today to talk purpose and how brands can create a better customer experience by being a purpose driven brand. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Public Enemy and getting practical with AI in the contact centre – Interview with Mikhail Naumov – and is number 245 in the series of interviews

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8 Tips for developing a brand identity that inspires customer loyalty

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This is a guest post from Erika Brookes, CMO at Springbot. It’s not surprising that businesses spend billions each year trying to make customers loyal to their brand. In general, loyal customers are far more profitable than your average customer and can become powerful champions for your brand. However, to gain a legion of loyal followers, you first need to establish a brand identity that they can get behind. How your customers perceive your brand plays a significant role in

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Understanding consumer behaviour by going to the gemba – Interview with Michael Solomon

Gemba

Today’s interview is with Michael Solomon, PhD who is Professor of Marketing in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and the author of one of THE books, if not THE original book, on consumer behaviour. He joins us today to talk about the 12th Edition of that book: Consumer Behavior: Buying, Having, and Being and to share some insights into and trends in consumer behaviour. This interview follows on from my recent interview – An

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Behavioural insights and what is really going on in the minds of your customers – Interview with Dr. Simon Moore of Innovationbubble

Today’s interview is with Dr. Simon Moore (BSc, PhD, CPsychol), a Chartered business and consumer psychologist who specialises in uncovering emotional and personality influences on behaviour. He is also Management Director of Innovationbubble, a new type of insights agency that, using psychological insights and methodologies, investigates the real reasons that customers behave the way that they do and what brands should be doing about it. Simon joins me today to talk about the role of emotions in customer experience and

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Many brands are losing touch with crucial ‘moments of truth’ – Interview with PV Kannan of [24]7

Today’s interview is with PV Kannan, the co-founder and CEO of [24]7, a customer engagement platform which assists several hundred million visitors across all channels, and engages in 1.5 billion conversations annually, most of which are automated. PV joins me today to talk about [24]7, what they are up to, utilising AI and intelligent assistants in the deliver and improvement of customer experience, the balance of tech and the human touch in customer experience and his view on achieving the

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