Most personalisation initiatives fail to improve customer experience – Interview with Jan Jensen of CXense

Today’s interview is with Jan Jensen Chief Marketing Officer at Cxense, a software as a service company that is enabling many of the world’s leading media, e-commerce and consumer brands to take control of their audience data to deliver more engaging and personalized user experiences. Jan joins me today to talk about personalisation, why many […]

Using analytics, decisioning and robotics to improve the employee and customer experience – Interview with Kerim Akgonul of Pega

Today’s interview is with Kerim Akgonul who is Senior Vice President of Products at Pega and is responsible for the company’s suite of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. I had a chat with Kerim at their annual customer event: Pegaworld 2016to find out more about what they are up to, what makes them different and […]

Your people know the best ways to improve your organisation – Interview with Cathy Brown of Engage For Success

Today’s interview is with Cathy Brown, Exec Director at Engage for Success, a UK-based social movement that is committed to promoting employee engagement as a better way to work that benefits individual employees, teams, and whole organisations. Cathy joins me today to talk all things employee engagement, why it’s important and what firms should be […]

Great service comes from doing things upside down – Interview with John Timpson

Today’s interview is with John Timpson CBE, Chairman of Timpson’s the UK and Ireland’s leading retail service provider of shoe repairs, key cutting, watch repairs, engraved personalised gifts, dry cleaning and assisted photo ID. They are also the UK’s fastest growing specialist locksmith service. After hearing John speak at a recent conference, I asked him […]

65% of leaders believe that it’s not up to them to tackle customer centricity – Interview with Alison Esse of The Storytellers

Today’s interview is with Alison Esse, Co-founder and Director of The Storytellers, a culture change consultancy, and pioneers of storytelling in business. Alison joins me today to talk about a new piece of research that they have recently completed: ‘Two Years’ Warning: The Customer Centricity Crisis’, which explores the mindsets that exist around customer centricity […]

How TV helped create an engaging and effective millenial shopping experience – Interview with Anthony Soohoo of Dot & Bo

Today’s interview is with Anthony Soohoo, Co-Founder & CEO of Dot & Bo, a curated and thematic home design and furniture shopping experience that is particularly targeted at millennials. Anthony joins me today to talk about what customer service means to Dot & Bo, why millennials, what they have learned from their experience and what […]

Proactive customer service drives retention, advocacy and growth – Interview with Monica Higgins of eSalon

Today’s interview is with Monica Higgins, eSalon‘s Director of Customer Service. eSalon is an award wining and rapidly growing company that provides salon quality, at-home hair color at affordable prices all online. Monica joins me today to talk customer service, what being proactive means for them and how they are providing salon level service and […]

Delivering an excellent customer experience across 15 different countries – Interview with Delphine Mousseau of Zalando

Today’s interview is with Delphine Mousseau, VP Markets at the fashion online retailer, Zalando, a very successful ecommerce company based in Berlin that sells shoes, clothing and other fashion items in 15 different countries across Europe. Delphine joins me today to talk customer service, what that means for Zalando, how they are using that to […]

Having a great product without great support doesn’t mean anything – Interview with Sarah Metcalfe of SureFlap

Today’s interview is with Sarah Metcalfe, Head of Customer Service at SureFlap, an award winning smart pet products manufacturer based in the UK. Sarah joins me today to talk customer feedback and innovation, what good service looks like and what it means for SureFlap and why employee engagement is integral to that. This interview follows […]