You can’t transform something you don’t understand – Interview with Annette Franz

Today’s interview is with Annette Franz, founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc, and an internationally recognized customer experience thought leader. Annette joins me today to talk about her new book: Customer Understanding: Three Ways to Put the “Customer” in Customer Experience (and at the Heart of Your Business), what it’s about, what we can learn from it and her views on the current state of customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Audio is an

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If you want to improve your B2B customer experience, manage customer distress – Interview with Robert C. Johnson of TeamSupport

Today’s interview is with Robert Johnson, the co-founder and CEO of TeamSupport.com, a cloud-based, B2B software application built to help customer-facing support teams serve clients better through stronger collaboration, superior teamwork, and faster issue resolution. Robert joins me today to talk about the difference between B2B and B2C customer experience, the Customer Distress Index (CDI) and what B2B companies should be doing differently to improve their customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The Commonwealth of

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Humanising the workplace in the age of automation

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This is a guest post from Tom Goodmanson, CEO, Calabrio The rapid development of new technologies over the last 15 years, including smart phones, social media, the cloud, SaaS, big data, and AI, have led to extraordinary changes in how we conduct business. Using these technologies, businesses have employed a variety of strategies, from new channels for communicating with customers, such as chatbots, to product recommendations, all in the hope of improving the customer journey and building brand loyalty. However,

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The Commonwealth of Self Interest and customer engagement – Interview with Paul Greenberg

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Today’s interview is with Paul Greenberg, best-selling author and founder & Managing Principal of The 56 Group, LLC, an advisory firm, focused on customer-facing strategic services. He is often called the “Godfather of CRM” and joins us today to talk about his new book: The Commonwealth of Self Interest: Business Success Through Customer Engagement, what engagement really is, the challenge and what we should be doing to improve how we serve our customers. This interview follows on from my recent

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Real competitive advantage in customer experience comes from understanding customers and what drives them away – Interview with David Avrin

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Today’s interview is with David Avrin, a keynote speaker, an author, a consultant and also CEO of Visibility International. David joins me today to talk about his new book: Why Customers Leave (and How to Win Them Back), what it’s about, what we can learn from it and what we should be doing differently to improve customer service and experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Gender and diversity imbalances will impact your ability to connect with

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Learning practical lessons on customer experience from real life examples

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This is a guest post by Angela White on behalf of ProProfs. Many companies see customer experience as a necessity when it comes to keeping their consumers happy. In doing so, not only are their customers happier, but the business itself flourishes too. A PWC worldwide study from 2018 stated that 73% of consumers believe that customer experience is an integral part of their purchasing decisions, while 43% of customers would pay more for a greater experience. Despite the obvious

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Most companies don’t get what it means to deliver a great customer experience

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If you stop and think about your own behavior for a minute. I’m betting that when faced with a question that you don’t know the answer to then one of the first things that you will do is ‘Google’ the answer. This is not unusual and is what many of your customers do too. When applied to questions that are related to products or services that we use or are considering buying that’s called self-service. Personally, I believe, helping customers

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Is social media the next frontier for improving customer experience?

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In early May, Sprout Social released their 2019 Index which looks at the state of, use, challenges and relevance of social media. The main findings of the report were that: Marketers struggle to create social strategies to support overall business goals. Marketers need to dig deeper to understand their audience. Consumers want to be engaged and entertained before they buy. Facebook continues to dominate the social landscape. Brands are only scratching the surface of what social can do. Given that

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Becoming more empathetic can be hard. Pega’s new AI-powered Customer Empathy Advisor aims to help – Interview with Rob Walker of Pega

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Today’s interview is with Dr. Rob F. Walker, Vice President Decision Management and Analytics at Pega. I caught up with Rob at Pega’s recent customer event, Pegaworld, in Las Vegas and we grabbed a few minutes to talk about his keynote presentation, Pega’s upcoming Customer Empathy Advisor, what empathy is and the value of being more empathetic in customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The good, the bad and the ugly of customer service –

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