The 73 year old lady and an unexpected customer service lesson

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Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to James Dodkins on his Rockstar CX podcast. As a precursor to the show, James asked me to collect 3 different articles in the week approaching the interview that I had noticed and that had interested me. So, in the run up to our chat, I did just that and after a bit of a net trawl I uncovered three pieces. One of the articles I found was entitled Customer service specialist calls

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Are you willing to delight the specific? – Interview with Seth Godin about his new book: This Is Marketing

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Today’s interview is with Seth Godin, best selling author, teacher and sometime entrepreneur. Seth joins us today to talk about his new book: This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See and we discuss the book’s main thesis, the challenge for marketers, what we need to learn, why it might be hard, why it matters and how we start to apply all of this in our businesses and our work. This interview follows on from my

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Are you doing personalization wrong?

Less is more

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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25 behavioural biases and how they influence the choices our customers make – Interview with Richard Shotton

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Today’s interview is with Richard Shotton who is the Head of Behavioural Science at Manning Gottlieb OMD and author of the book: The Choice Factory: 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy. Richard joins me today to talk about his book, a few of the behavioural biases in the book, why we should pay attention to them and how we can utilise them in our businesses. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Creating a learning environment

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Tips on using your customer’s voice to create content that converts

This is a guest post by Brooklin Nash who writes about the latest tools and small business trends for TrustRadius. Versed in online platforms and social media, customers are getting savvier and more resourceful. They are looking for authenticity in vendors and versatility in their products. Direct mail and PPC still have a place in online marketing, but vendors will have to get to know their customers in order to stay on top of the content marketing game. Why is

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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

Less Is More

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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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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Simpler service or experience pays

Choice

Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a handful of conferences and in-house workshops, where I have been talking about some of the characteristics of leading companies, particularly those that are customer experience leaders. One of the characteristics I have been talking about is Simplicity. Now, it’s common when thinking about growing your business or developing your customer base to consider offering customers greater choice and more options. However, whilst offering more choice may seem

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Three experts explain how brands can stop being creepy in the eyes of their customers

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It seems that every brand I talk to these days is doing their utmost to deliver a more personalised experience to their customers. That’s great news as it is something that research shows that customers consistently say that they want and value. However, new research from InMoment via their “2018 CX Trends Report”, finds that 75% of consumers find that most personalisation efforts are, at the very least, rated as being ‘somewhat creepy’. Moreover, the research captured comments from customers

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