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 [...]

Customer Journey Mapping – are ‘static’ maps a waste of time and money?

If you have ever heard me speak, or read something I have ‘penned’, you will know that I am a huge believer in the application of the ‘science’ of customer experience – an understanding of; and the ability to apply; the competencies that sit behind the profession that customer experience has become. Customer journey mapping [...]

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 [...]

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn – a review of the 2018 UK Customer Experience Awards

I have often written about the fact I feel truly blessed to be able to practice my vocation on a daily basis. I am afforded the opportunity to see and experience so many different things, in so many different places. Whilst it is exhausting, I will never take for granted the opportunity this gives me [...]

The current state of Customer Experience in Retail: The ForeSee Experience Index (FXI)

The business world as we have always known it is changing. Many would argue that is always has been - changing that is. Since the dawn of time, human beings have been interacting with each other, exchanging money for goods and services. Only yesterday, a contact of mine shared an article with me about, what [...]

By |2018-08-30T08:13:54+01:00August 30th, 2018|Customer Journeys, CX Measurement, CX Strategy, Retail|0 Comments

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+01:00July 24th, 2018|Customer Journeys, CX Strategy, Technology|0 Comments