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Making Customer Experience Fun! The Budapest Bank CX Crossword Puzzle

Before you start reading this post, I must make it clear that whilst the centrepiece of it is about a game, the real story is much, much more than that. This is a post about customer experience (CX) transformation - about the incredible work being done by a bank in Eastern Europe in their quest [...]

CEMantica – turning sticky notes into actionable insights

For over eight  years now, I have been travelling around the globe, sharing knowledge with people on how to deliver the customer experience (CX) as robustly and effectively as possible. It has been an amazing, if not exhausting, journey. I have met thousands of committed and dedicated professionals who are passionate about doing what is [...]

Putting the ‘Q’ in CX – People are the measure of everything

Quality is the key pillar of excellence – one of the vital components enabling success in Customer Experience. Often, when we think about Quality, we instantly dive into something objective. Perhaps a physical product; objectives that are easy to measure; that we can standardize; and so on.   This is validated by all standard business [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:52:53+00:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Introducing Unforgettable: a CX Video Series from Oracle Customer Experience

If you have ever met me; or heard me speak; or read something I have written; you will know that I am a HUGE advocate of the principle of knowledge transfer. As a customer experience (CX) specialist, I am completely committed to sharing as much knowledge as I can with others so that they may [...]

Why most companies miss the biggest financial benefits of customer feedback – by Guy Letts

Customer experience is important, that much we know. Readers of this blog won’t need persuading of the link between a company’s success and a great customer experience. Happy customers stay longer, buy more, they tell their friends, and your company grows. But let them down and your revenue shrinks instead. Knowing what to do is [...]

By |2019-02-27T03:02:13+00:00February 27th, 2019|Customer retention and loyalty, CX Measurement|0 Comments

Outsourcing: where did I go wrong? – by Tim Sunley

Do you remember the word “mankind”? personally I am a supporter of using the gender neutral “humankind” and can see how, regardless of my underlying motivation, using a different word can have a significant impact on the reader. Let’s be clear though, a word change doesn’t automatically result in a change of heart/attitude/ language. But [...]

By |2019-01-24T03:14:46+00:00January 24th, 2019|CX Leadership, CX Strategy, General, Technology|1 Comment

The lost suitcase – the sad reality of customer experience evolution

According to Wikipedia, the term, ‘seven year itch’ can be described as follows: The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. The phrase originated as a name for irritating and contagious skin complaints of a long duration. Examples of reference may [...]

The future of VOC measurement – don’t let organisations do it themselves!

When it comes to the subject of Customer Experience (CX), everyone has an opinion. Differing opinions are not a bad thing – it is incredibly healthy for there to be differing perspectives on all things in this life. Whilst I will not bore you with my personal opinions on staple subjects such as politics (especially [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:50:42+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Customer retention and loyalty, CX Measurement|2 Comments

Why a VOC program is vital to your B2B business – by Kimberly Holbrook

In the ‘Customers 2020 Progress Report’ (Walker), it is predicted that Customer Experience (CX) will surpass price and product as the key differentiator by the year 2020. Right now, CX and Voice of the Customer (VoC) are considered to be the two most important areas of improvement if a business wants to remain competitive. For [...]

By |2018-11-14T04:11:43+00:00November 14th, 2018|CX Measurement|2 Comments

The Distance Between Prawn Crackers and Preferences in Most Customer Experiences Today. By Greg Moore, Episerver

We are all customers. We buy products and services. We buy brands. When it comes to our own organizations, however, we disconnect our consumer self with our business self. “Out in the wild” we know that our customer experience is shaped by the perception we have in each interaction with a brand.  In other words, [...]