Should you be considering the use of blockchain to power your customer loyalty program?

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Distributed ledger technology, commonly known as blockchain, is a technology that has received a lot of attention in the last few months, particularly as the underlying technology powering crypto-currencies like Bitcoin. However, outside of crypto-currencies many entrepreneurs, large organizations, governments and technologists are exploring other applications of blockchain technology including everything from digital voting to the recording and protection of both formal and informal property holdings. Given the broad range of possible applications of this technology, I’ve recently been wondering

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Customer loyalty requires more than technology — It needs the human touch

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This is a guest post from Kris McKenzie, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA at Calabrio Today’s customers are more empowered than ever, and with that comes increasing demands for a better customer experience. More than 41 million people in the U.K. own smartphones, and customers are finding freedom in these pocket-sized devices: 70 percent of consumers admit that technology makes it easier for them to take their business elsewhere when expectations aren’t met. To meet those expectations,

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Most of customer experience is cleaning and sweeping – Interview with Gerry McGovern

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Today’s interview is with Gerry McGovern who is the founder and CEO of Customer Carewords and the author of six books on all things digital, content, transformation and online customer experience. He is about to publish a new book at the end of this month: Top Tasks – A How to Guide. The new book provides an A to Z look at the Top Tasks methodology that Gerry has developed and has used in around 4-500 organisations around the world

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Are you doing personalization wrong?

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Personalization is becoming an increasingly important element in the pursuit of a differentiated customer experience. It has also come a long way, in recent years, according to Evergage CMO Andy Zimmerman who says that personalization has evolved from “delivering one-to-many experiences, aimed at broad groups of people – to being truly effective at the individual, one-to-one level.” This is backed by recent research by Evergage that found that 98% of marketers agree that personalization positively impacts customer relationships with the

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You don’t need more than 3 or 4 quality data points to deliver a personalised customer experience – Interview with Jebbit

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Today’s interview is with Jonathan Lacoste (co-founder and President) and Ben Cockerell (VP of Marketing) at Jebbit, the creator of the world’s first declared data platform. Jebbit are focused on doing two things: One, giving customers back control of the data that they share around their motivations, interests and buying intentions and, two, helping brands connect with these customers through the creation of visually appealing, mobile content experiences. Jonathan and Ben join me today to talk about the main challenges

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HubSpot learned that when it comes to customer success, everything counts in large amounts

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Back in 2005, Bain produced a piece of research that identified the existence of a customer experience delivery gap, where 80% of the companies surveyed believed that they delivered a “superior experience” yet only 8% of customers agreed. Now that research may now be verging on becoming old and, potentially, out of date. But, the idea of a ‘gap’ existing still resonates with many executives and entrepreneurs that I talk to when I conduct workshops and give talks on getting

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An honest and open discussion about how and why we evolved our approach to customer success – Interview with Eva Klein of Hubspot

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Today’s interview is with Eva Klein, VP of Customer Success at HubSpot, a technology company that builds sales and marketing software. Eva joins me today for a very open and honest conversation about HubSpot and customer success, their journey, how their approach to customer success has changed, what they have learned along the way and what we can learn from it. This interview follows on from my recent interview – A tool to help us make better decisions and improve

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How to engage potential customers with your brand

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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Communities will become a core engine of commerce, innovation, experience, loyalty and service – Interview with Rob Tarkoff

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Today’s interview is with Rob Tarkoff, President and CEO of Lithium Technologies, a digital customer experience platform company. Their technology both powers some of the world’s largest online communities and helps some of the worlds largest brands with social customer care and publishing. Rob joins me today to talk about some recently published research, engagement, what it is, what it isn’t, what brands should be doing more and less of to help them engage more with their customers and the

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