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On Metrics and Complacency

I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud. It was published on their blog April 19, 2018.

The customer experience is a journey; your transformation work is, too!

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Have You Digitized Your Journey Map?

Do you know why it's important to digitize your journey maps?

In the past, I've written about some of the myths of journey mapping. One of those myths was:

Without a digital mapping platform, I can't even begin to map.

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You Can Lead a Horse to Insights...

Is your customer experience transformation work stuck at good intentions? 

One of the biggest showstoppers in customer experience transformations today is execution - actually, it's the lack thereof. You've got a ton of data, insights, and intentions, but action is the key - and it's not happening. Customers can feel it.

No brainer, you say? Not so fast. If it was a no brainer, would I call it one of the biggest showstoppers today? I think not. You know it's a problem!

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How this brand doubled their sales by listening to their customers

Could asking two simple questions actually help double your sales?

Absolutely. Here’s a real-world case that proves it. And it just happens to be my favourite case of all.

It’s a story of a premium grill brand you most likely know - Weber Grills. In a period of just 3 years, they’ve doubled their sales. 

How did they do it? By adapting their marketing to their best customers’ PERCEPTION (even if it sounds illogical)

Check out the full story:

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Using Journey Maps to Tell the Customer’s Story

I originally wrote today's post for Story of Business. It appeared on their blog on August 3, 2018.

Stories are a wonderful communication tool and a powerful teaching tool. They allow you to deliver a message in a way that engages the audience, helps them understand the characters in play, and, hopefully, inspires them. People tend to connect to stories and, therefore, remember them and the message they convey.

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Building Blocks of a Customer Experience Transformation Strategy

Do you know all of the building blocks of a customer experience transformation strategy?

I've mentioned the CX Perception Gap before, right? You might know it as Bain's Delivery Gap, which states findings from their 2005 research: 80% of executives believe they deliver a superior experience, while only 8% of customers agree.

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The Evolving Role of Customer Service: Your Questions

While my blog was being “reworked” (read: unhacked), I posted in Linked-In about the webinar I did last week with Microsoft.

That was the first of a three-webinar series on the challenges affecting customer service these days and for the next couple of years.  The first webinar was on the evolving role of customer service and how it is going to look in the next decade.

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The 60+ will generate over half of all urban consumption growth in the developed countries

It is always nice to have a new quote from McKinsey about the ageing business.

This one come from a very recent publication Navigating a world of disruption.

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Defining Your People-Centric Culture

I originally wrote today's post for CMSWire. It appeared on their blog on May 8, 2018.

While customer experience strategies and transformations must include a priority focus on the employee experience, they often don’t. Many companies believe they can improve the customer experience without improving the employee experience.

Big mistake. The correlation is real. Happy employees lead to happy customers.

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