In this week’s post, I’d thought we try a different format. Customer boards have been around for quite some time, but have often been the preserve of mature businesses talking with their corporate and enterprise clients. In fact, for any business with clients who are bigger than them, a customer advisory board / council is… Continue reading Q&A: Customer Advisory Boards / Councils
I attended a meet-up group recently where informal discussions fell on the difference between building an operation to support B2B versus B2C. The group seemed quite divided – some suggesting that the difference was considerable, whilst others suggested that the differences (for operational purposes) are most cosmetic. I heard lots of interesting view points, so… Continue reading Is B2B customer experience delivery different to B2C?
“Land & expand” is the modern VP of Sales favourite phrase to bandy about that marketing has brought into their net. It’s all about signing up huge volumes of net new customers, then pushing the expansion of revenue, cross-sell and up-sell to these customers. It’s crude, tacky, over-simplified and jargon. If it really were that… Continue reading “Land & Expand”: Two words you are missing to make this happen!
In previous posts, I’ve talked about deciding on outsourcing or keeping in house, and I’ve also talked about which team owns different aspects of your customer journey. Following a colourful discussion with a former customer this week, I thought it would be interesting to talk about when it’s the right time to automate your customer… Continue reading When is the right time to automate?
Some work in organisations that deal solely with businesses – whether that is start-ups, SMEs or corporate and enterprise-sized businesses. The world of clients has the challenge of diverse relationships per account, complex business structures or multiple sites – B2B is a complex environment in which to deliver strong reactive and proactive service. On the other hand,… Continue reading Why data is the lynchpin between the client and customer experience
A conversation with a colleague this week triggered a number of thoughts. The colleague’s client wanted NPS (net promoter score) to be implemented across the account. I guess the important question to ask is why does the client want to use NPS? Before answering that question, it’s probably worth refreshing ourselves on how NPS works. … Continue reading Is NPS really worth measuring?
For those of us in service delivery, we’ll often be used to supporting our sales colleagues when they are working on RFIs & RFPs. Creating costing models, service descriptions, defining KPIs & SLAs and even showcasing our service teams to impress a prospective client. But sometimes the boot is on the other foot. Whether it’s… Continue reading 5 CX considerations when selecting a new supplier
I spend lots of time helping people understand that the best customer experience allow the customer to form a habit quickly & easily, and ultimately helps the customer achieve value with your product. Conversely, for those of us delivering the experience, the formation of habits can be dangerous, stifling innovation, limiting new ideas, and over… Continue reading When habit stands in the way of innovation
I’ve recently had a couple of conversations on the key differences in servicing SaaS customers (clients) in B2B environments, versus customers in B2C environments, and what to consider when moving from B2B to B2C. So many similarities, and yet a few notable differences. In this post, I thought it would be interesting to go right back to basics… Continue reading Business Basics: Differences in B2C and B2B SaaS Service Delivery