What really makes customers happy?

Over time, several words have been used to describe the organisational focus on customers. They include: Customer Experience Customer Focus Customer Centricity Customer Service Customer Success Customer Outcomes Customer Relationship Management Customer Management I am sure you can add more to the list! The fact that there are so many variants, at least demonstrates that [...]

How NOT to survive in a disrupted world – the case study of UK retailer, FatFace

The word 'disruption' is one of the most commonly used with reference to business and commerce around the world today. It des not matter which industry your organisation is a part of, every traditional business is being challenged in ways they could never have imagined when they were founded - whether it be as long [...]

3 Steps to Making the Most of Machine Learning in Your Organization – by Jason McNellis

Machine learning has infiltrated our daily lives in a myriad of ways. Often, these machine learning predictions happen in the background and we rarely notice them. But what about at your place of employment? Has machine learning made you better at your job? Has it helped you better understand your customers? Has a newly installed [...]

By | 2018-07-24T09:26:03+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Customer Journeys, CX Strategy, Technology|0 Comments

Into the Unknown! The parallel universe of self-publishing – the experience of publishing a book about customer experience!

Regular readers of my blog know that being a customer experience specialist does not protect me from encountering lacklustre, frustrating and sometimes embarrassing experiences as a customer of the organisations I interact with. I regularly blog about my suffering with various airlines, restaurants, retailers and care hire businesses in the sincere hope that those organisations [...]

By | 2018-07-05T09:06:29+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Customer Journeys, CX Professionals|0 Comments

So What?! There are plenty more customers where he came from!

Since I published my new book at the end of April, I have intentionally held off adding to my social media content. In fact this post will be the first in June 2018! The hiatus in my writing does not mean I have run out of things to say on the subject of customer experience [...]

The Customer Experience Million Dollar Question: Will my customer come back?

I make no secret of my love for all things culinary. In fact, if I did not also have a passion for running, I would quite literally be the size of a rather large house! Like everything else we do as human beings, the 'eating out' experience is made up of several stages and touch [...]

Customer or Hostage? The unfortunate story of the UK passenger rail industry

If you happen to live in the UK and regularly have to rely on public transport to commute to and from work, the heralding of a brand spanking new year is unlikely to have filled you with much joy - from the commuting perspective that is. Travelling to and from work can rarely be described [...]

Customer Experience – Kyoto-style: By Beth Richardson

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit Kyoto in Japan for a holiday. Being a customer experience specialist means never quite leaving work behind, even on holiday, and I wanted to find out whether the customer experience in Kyoto would be different to anywhere else. Kyoto is a wonderful place. Although much less [...]

By | 2017-12-11T13:52:03+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Customer Journeys, CX Professionals, Travel|2 Comments

Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)

I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment. Founded as a Roman Fort in 79 [...]