Non-obvious trends and what they mean for customer experience – Interview with Rohit Bhargava

Today’s interview is with Rohit Bhargava, who is a trend curator, author of five best selling books (including the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Non-Obvious”) and founder of the Influential Marketing Group (IMG). Rohit joins me today to talk about his latest book: Non-Obvious (2017): How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future, what […]

Using AI and EQ to build emotional connections with customers at scale – Interview with Joshua Feast of Cogito

Today’s interview is with Joshua Feast, who is the co-founder and CEO of MIT-spinoff Cogito Corp., that has developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that delivers real-time emotional intelligence feedback for customer service professionals which helps them have better conversations and build stronger rapport with customers. Joshua joins me today to talk about what they are […]

The implosion of trust and what to do about it

For the last 17 years, Edelman, a global communications marketing firm, has published it’s Trust Barometer, an annual survey of more than 33,000 respondents from around the world that investigates the state of trust and credibility that exists between individuals and different types of organisations (government, media, business and NGOs). Earlier this month they published […]

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 […]

The connection between Comic-Con, Escape The Room and world-class customer service – Interview with Liz Graham of Wayfair

Today’s interview is with Liz Graham , who is Vice President of Sales and Service at Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Liz joins me today to talk about a number of things including getting the human and technology balance right when it comes to delivering a great customer experience, […]

Fostering a listening culture is the best way to deliver better customer and employee outcomes – Interview with Rob Pace of HundredX

Today’s interview is with Rob Pace, the founder and CEO of HundredX, a technology platform/app that works with major brands such as professional sports teams, Mary Kay and the University of Notre Dame, to provide listening solutions and collect real-time feedback from customers and employees. Rob joins me today to talk about a number of […]

Recapturing personalized customer interaction in the age of ecommerce

This is a guest post from David Stephenson, Chief Data Officer at DSI Analytics. In days long-past, when a store manager understood and interacted individually with each customer, the manager had a fantastic capability to understand and to help each customer.  In our age of ecommerce, with millions of digital customers, recent technology developments have […]

The three best gifts that you could give your customers

I’ve been starting to wonder about gifts in the last few days. Not as a result of all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla but gifts for another set of occasions ……gifts for my nieces’ and god-daughter’s upcoming birthdays, another for a good friend’s upcoming 40th as well as gifts for friends and […]

Messaging, chat bots and improving the customer experience – Interview with Donna Peeples

Today’s interview is with Donna Peeples, Chief Customer Officer of Pypestream.com, an enterprise mobile messaging platform that features the use of intelligent automation and chatbot technology. Donna and I had a great chat about a number of things including Pypestream, what they are up to, chat bots, getting the most out of them and how […]