New Webinar - How To Optimize Your VoC Program (Nov 12)

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, the 12th of November, Futurelab's Stefan Kolle together with Confirmit's Claire Sporton (VP, Customer Experience Management) will run a webinar on how to run a mature, action-oriented VoC program. We believe that listening to your customers is only one part of a truly effective Voice of the Customer program and only a comprehensive and fully integrated initiative can increase your revenue, reduce costs and promote culture change. 

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How the Brand Utility Makes Marketing Truly Customer-Centric

Customer-centric marketing is like wet water, it’s a pleonasm. The nature of marketing is about responding to a customer’s need. Without it, there would be no marketing.

Still, walk through a shopping street, go to a website, visit Facebook or watch TV and you’re likely to be interrupted by marketing promotions. Promotions you don’t want and don’t need. Marketing doesn’t feel customer-centric at all.

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New Futurelab Representations in Barcelona and Valencia

We're proud to announce that from now on Futurelab is officially present in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Valencia in the persona of David Costa and Juan Alegre.

Both gentlemen will act as Futurelab Customer Strategists in the Spanish market. In doing so, they will enrich Futurelab's propriety approach to customer-centricity, with their own, extensive experience in the field.

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Stefan Kolle

Innovator – Disruptor – Enabler

Stefan is a disruptive influence. As co-founder of Futurelab, he encourages businesses to shake up their marketplace through meaningful innovation in customer experience. 

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Alain Thys

Storyteller – Simplifier – Strategist

Alain likes it best when the right thing to do is also a nice thing to do. That’s why he’s on a mission to make the world a more customer-friendly place. Not just because it’s nice, but because he has learned that customer-centricity is the most profitable strategy any business can pursue. 

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Services

As an advisory boutique we have to freedom to provide you with a slightly different type of consultancy experience.   As such our services come in three flavours:

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The Difference Between Good and Bad Organisations

I'm reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things which is excellent. Part of what makes the book unusually good is that it draws a lot from Ben Horowitz's personal experience launching and running a series of companies before becoming a VC. And he's very honest, focusing often on the decisions made when things were not going so well, or in other words the times when he was a 'wartime' CEO. 

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Five Ways To Profit From Brand Advocates

As companies strive to improve their customer experience, the desire to do more than satisfy customers is becoming increasingly important. 

But at the same time it is remarkable how few companies have a programme in place to capture the profits of turning someone into a brand advocate. This is an expensive oversight. It leaves companies with the investment for improving their customers’ experiences. But they miss out on the (financial) returns this generates.

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The New Age of Platforms

In 1905, a young Albert Einstein shocked the world. In one miracle year, he overturned the prevailing assumptions of his day and changed how we see the universe, transforming forever how we think of time, space, mass, energy and light. He paved the way for our modern world.

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Brand Book Bites From a Beautiful Constraint

The book: A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages And Why It’s Everyone’s Business — a very smart text that is organized into three sections comprising the requirements needed to find the beauty in a constraint: mindset, method, and motivation.

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