Valuing customers: Why I deleted my Facebook account

Many of us who are passionate about customers have been following the recent revelations relating to Facebook and customer data used by Cambridge Analytica.  The scandal centres around how Facebook, as a holder of vast amounts of customer data could allow the harvesting of data from 50 million Facebook users to be used by a third… Continue reading Valuing customers: Why I deleted my Facebook account

How do I reward customers without spending a penny?

So if you clicked through to read an article on creating / rejuvenating an advocacy programme for free, then I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place – there is no quick fix or magic spell for a fully-fledged nurture programme for your greatest fans!  If you’re looking for a handful of cost-effective and simple… Continue reading How do I reward customers without spending a penny?

Is your purpose clear to your customer?

It never ceases to amaze me – businesses new and old, big and small seem to loose sight of why they are here. From the smallest and most humble beginnings, there was a really relevant and specific reason why every company was created. And for those that are successful, that purpose, that raison d’être was meaningful enough… Continue reading Is your purpose clear to your customer?

Why a CX strategy doesn’t guarantee revenue growth & retention

A while ago, I was engaged in a conversation with a colleague. As always, I was evangelising the customer’s position, challenging current convention. We’d been discussing a marketing campaign that had been targeting a certain demographic, attempting to drive the email recipients to put money into savings accounts to build for their future. At a… Continue reading Why a CX strategy doesn’t guarantee revenue growth & retention

3 phases of a Voice of the Customer programme

Following a recent discussion with a contact on how to get started with a Voice of the Customer programme, I realised that many businesses have still yet to initiate a major programme to engage customers in the evolution of products and services. During the conversation, as I explained how (and why) a Voice of the… Continue reading 3 phases of a Voice of the Customer programme

Are low sales due to bad choices you impose on your customer?

In every customer experience, there are good parts and bad parts.  Sales, marketing, servicing, technical, distribution, compliance, legal and finance departments all conspire to make the customer experience into a complicated and tangled web, leaving the customer confused, frustrated and ultimately failing to engage in your customer experience.  As a customer experience practitioner, I’m constantly… Continue reading Are low sales due to bad choices you impose on your customer?

The many shades of engagement – what’s the magic metric?

I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who is seeking the holy grail of customer experience – a single metric that shows the level of engagement reached across the customer base.  There’s many providers who claim to deliver the magic metric, or a system that will deliver the magic metric, but I’ve yet… Continue reading The many shades of engagement – what’s the magic metric?