CX Learnings from Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

On a recent holiday to California, my wonderful friends in LA had organised a few days of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.  I’d previously only done wine-tasting (at vineyards) in Europe, so as well as a great opportunity to compare “old world wines” with “new world wines“, I thought I’d share what I learned… Continue reading CX Learnings from Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”

A well intentioned colleague recently referred to customer success as “the new customer service” in an attempt to show that customer delivery has moved on.  The sentiment is right, but the message is wrong – customer success is SO MUCH more than a better version of customer service.  It’s not just a team, it’s a… Continue reading Why customer success is NOT the new “customer service”

Customer satisfaction versus profits – an aviation perspective

As most readers know, my “hobby” revolves around airports, airlines, business lounges and planes.  So I was looking forward to the latest results from Skytrax, who produce an annual ranking system, based on approximately 20,000,000 customer reviews.  Here’s three observations I made from the 2017 Skytrax results: Customer satisfaction comes from delivering the right experience… Continue reading Customer satisfaction versus profits – an aviation perspective

A story about how data powers your customer experience

I was trying to engage a colleague in the supposition that the most engaging and addictive customer experiences tend to be the most data driven.  My colleague (an ardent fan of delivering customer delight) looked at me strangely and asked, “surely the best customer experiences are driven through the human interaction with customer success rockstars?”… Continue reading A story about how data powers your customer experience

5 CX considerations when selecting a new supplier

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

Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about what a fully fledged, effective Voice of the Customer infrastructure should look like.  In previous posts, I’ve highlighted the importance of having a Voice of the Customer (VoC) within any customer or client facing business (let me know if you’d like links), but in essence, my top 5… Continue reading Voice of the Customer: what metrics matter – an update

6 tips to get your strategy back on track

Many of us will be in the process of carrying out quarterly reviews, checking budgets and revenue progress and making sure we are on track for delivering our 2017 goals and objectives.  At this point in the year, it’s also a great time to check back on your bigger plans, strategy and vision and make… Continue reading 6 tips to get your strategy back on track