customer experience

How to build your CX ROI model

If you have ever tried to prove that good customer experience equals more money for the company, you will know that this is more than complicated task. The data may not exist or be expensive to obtain. Unfortunately calculating the ROI of your CX efforts is usually one of the ways to get the needed budget for your strategy and bring everybody on board. 

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Futurelab launches QuickPulse - stay on top of the needs of your customers

While we are all adapting to the new (hopefully temporary) situation it is more important than ever to keep taking the pulse of your customers.

You are shifting your contact center, your opening hours, your product portfolio and all the other things you need to do to adapt – but do you know how your customers feel about it? Are you focusing your attention where they feel it should be going?

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Customer Love in the Time of Corona

My meetings in Germany got cancelled, so I tried to contact the airline to change my booking. Chat did not work. E-mail was not offered. Call centre kept on cutting me off for hours on end. Finally, someone in their overseas office answered. It took me more than 6 hours to get help.

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Business: It’s All About the Customer

This is a modified version of a post I originally wrote for Forbes. It appeared on the Forbes site on June 13, 2019.

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The Benefits of a Customer-Centric Culture

I originally wrote today’s post for Customer Contact Week (CCW). It appeared on their site on November 8, 2019.

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Employee Experience – Good for Employees, Good for Business

I originally wrote today’s blog post for Intouch Insight. It appeared on their blog on September 5, 2019.

In order to truly establish a foothold in – and to then propel – your customer experience transformation, one of most important things that businesses must have in place is a happy and engaged workforce that is well cared for by business leaders at all levels. In other words, employees and the employee experience must be the first priority of the business.

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Digital Schmigital

You keep reading and writing and saying “digital transformation.” Do you know what that means?

In September 2019, I did a keynote titled “Marketing in the Era of Customer Experience” for an American Marketing Association (AMA) event. In that keynote, I talked about the 10 realities of marketing in the era of customer experience. The tenth item I talked about was titled, “Digital Schmigital.” I got a few chuckles and a bunch of “bravos” out of that one.

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Boeing's Warning to Corporate Communicators

Boeing’s widening woes are a warning to every communicator tasked with creating or sharing company purpose.

The headline in today’s New York Times says it all: Cascading Crisis Reveals ‘Sick’ Culture at Boeing. Recently revealed internal documents show employees regularly cutting corners, dissing one another and insulting customers, feeling remorse for having deluded regulators and, above all, obsessing about meeting deadlines and budgets.

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The Elusive 360-Degree View of Customers

I originally wrote today’s post for CallidusCloud. It appeared on their blog on October 15, 2018.

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Operationalizing Your Customer Data

Critical to improving the customer experience is listening to customers and incorporating their data and their feedback into your transformation strategy. Data-driven decisions are key to customer experience transformation success.

There are many different customer listening posts and equally as many sources of customer data. Let’s start with some examples of listening posts, which provide not only performance data but also demographic, psychographic, diagnostic, and competitive benchmarks data:

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