As businesses scale they can lose touch with their customers, here’s what HubSpot is doing to prevent that happening

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It’s a common occurrence that as companies scale one of the biggest challenges that they face is staying close to their customers. HubSpot, a provider of a growth platform that helps transform the way that organizations attract, engage, and delight their customers, is no stranger to this phenomena. Established in 2006, they crossed the $100 million in sales mark in 2014 and held an IPO in the same year. Since then they’ve powered on to generate $500 million in sales

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CEOs have to come to accept that CX is their responsibility – Interview with Jeanne Bliss

Today’s interview is with Jeanne Bliss is the Founder and President of CustomerBliss, and the Co-Founder of The Customer Experience Professionals Association. Jeanne is one of the foremost experts on customer-centric leadership and the role of the Chief Customer Officer and joins me today on the podcast for something different. Rather than conducting a straight up interview, we rummage around some of the big issues and challenges in customer experience right now in a short and punchy rant-off. We also

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Taziki’s is closing the disability employment gap and enriching their customer and employee experience at the same time – Interview with Dan Simpson

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Today’s interview is with Dan Simpson, CEO of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, which is a fast casual chain of franchised restaurants based in Birmingham, Alabama that purveys Greek and Mediterranean cuisine such as gyros, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dan joins me today to talk about Tazikis and eudaimonia, what it is, how they bring it to life, bringing hope and joy to others and what companies should be doing differently to improve their customer experience. This interview follows on from my

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A lack of executive desire and recognition is holding back customer service – Interview with Michael Redbord of Hubspot

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Today’s interview is with Michael Redbord, General Manager of the Service Hub at HubSpot, a technology company that builds sales and marketing software. Michael joins me today to talk about their new research into the state of customer service, what we can learn from it, what the future holds and what we should be focusing on if we are to deliver a great customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – How using a network of experts

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What would a punk rock version of CX look and feel like?

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Back in December 2017 I was sat with a friend of mine, Oisin Lunny, in the Basketmakers pub in Brighton. After 2-3 pints of Guinness, I started on a bit of a rant about the state of customer experience (CX) and what we needed was for someone to do something more ‘punk’ if they really wanted to stand out and lead their fields. That idea sat with me for a good six months. However, in the summer of 2018, the

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Behavioural economics, alchemy, customer experience and the power of ideas that don’t make sense – Interview with Rory Sutherland

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Today’s interview is with Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy in the UK and author of a new book: Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense. Rory joins me today to talk about his new book, behavioural economics and what we can all do to uncover stand out ideas that don’t make sense. Note: This interview is longer than many of the usual interviews that I conduct but dive in and enjoy it as it is packed

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Q&A: Talking about improving customer experience

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The following is a Q&A conversation that I had with Anna Jordan, a reporter at SmallBusiness.co.uk. The conversation was originally published here. The customer experience is central to the longevity of any small business. Advisor Adrian Swinscoe shares his thoughts on the topic. Getting the customer experience right is a tough challenge for small businesses. We’ve seen major changes in the way that people are accessing goods and services, but what about the way businesses deal with people? Adrian Swinscoe

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Everyone in an organisation should be a loyalty leader – Interview with Sandy Rogers of FranklinCovey

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Today’s interview is with Sandy Rogers, the co-author of new book: Leading Loyalty: Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion and the leader of FranklinCovey’s Loyalty Practice. Sandy joins me today to talk about the new book, how leading companies develop loyalty (Spoiler alert: it’s not about a loyalty programmes), what they do to get in the way of loyalty and how they can put themselves on the right path. This interview follows on from my recent interview – New tech

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Most businesses would be shocked to see the experience they are inflicting on their customers – Interview with David Cancel

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Today’s interview is with David Cancel, serial entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO, Drift. He’s also the author of a new book called: Conversational Marketing: How the World’s Fastest Growing Companies Use Chatbots to Generate Leads 24/7/365 (and How You Can Too). David joins me today to talk about Drift, the book, why marketing and sales are broken, what conversational marketing and what companies should be doing differently. This interview follows on from my recent interview – What’s stopping you from

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