Embedding Customer Centricity: The Customer Experience Jigsaw Puzzle

As someone who spent 17 years working in a corporate environment, I have experienced enough metaphors and analogies to last me a lifetime. Often, the use of both come across as either patronising, irritating, or indeed both!! That being said, in reality, I am actually as guilty as using them to get a point across [...]

CUSTOMER CULTURE: How does it drive future business performance?

I have written many times about the subject of Customer Experience and the different opinions that people hold on whether it really does make a difference. Those of you who may have read some of my articles will know that whilst I will agree with as many perspectives as I may disagree, I am always fully comfortable respecting the [...]

How Well Do You Know Your Customer? Is There Any Point Creating Customer Personas?

Customer personas; buyer personas; call them what you will – businesses (notably marketing functions within them) have been creating and using this visual and descriptive method to ‘bring customers to life’ for many years. As Customer Experience has established itself across sectors globally, Customer Personas (if I may call them that) are now a core [...]

By |2016-08-01T11:00:54+01:00August 1st, 2016|CX Strategy|2 Comments

Find, Win, Keep: A simple customer centric business strategy

I have been positively influenced by many people and organisations over the years - in fact I continue to be on a daily basis. As well as being a big believer in the principle of 'simplicity', I am also an advocate of 'shamelessly stealing' ideas that make sense to me. Maybe the utilisation of ideas [...]

Customer Experience Sustainability: don’t let your CX house fall down!

Have you ever wondered why it is still more common than not for us to have to endure experiences as a customer that fail to meet our basic expectations? On an almost daily basis, customers are faced with companies across a multitude of industries who fail to deliver promises; provide service from employees with a less [...]

Communication, communication, communication! Why you cannot ‘over’ communicate when it comes to Customer Experience

I have written many times in the past about the importance of effective communication if an organisation has an intention to deliver consistently better Customer Experiences. Whilst much of my writing has been focused on the importance of the communication relationship between a company and the customer, I have not been as vocal about the almost [...]

By |2016-06-22T05:17:07+01:00June 22nd, 2016|Communication Channels, CX Strategy, People|2 Comments

Customer Experience Commitment – 2016 Customer Centricity Research Findings

When it comes to the subject of Customer Experience, there are many questions I would like to know the answer to. The problem with my subject, is that very often, there is no right answer! However, over the last couple of years, I have started to conduct my own independent research: In 2013, I published the [...]

Over-engineering the Customer Experience – ‘Digital’ is not the answer to everything!

This article was originally written for my exclusive column on mycustomer.com – a hugely valuable and rich resource of information, expertise and inspiration for CX Professionals. You can find the original article here. Unless you have been living in a cave for the last twenty years, it will not have escaped your notice that the world [...]

By |2016-06-07T17:26:45+01:00June 7th, 2016|Channels, Customer Journeys, CX Strategy|1 Comment

Nice to meet you! How well do you know your colleagues?

I recently wrote an article for my column on CustomerThink entitled ‘How Well Do You Know Your Customer?’ – the premise was around the significance and necessity of creating customer personas. You can read the article here. If you do not want to read it, the conclusion to the article was that there is most [...]

Customer Experience Measurement – Why it is Vitally Important BUT Badly Done!

When it comes to the profession that Customer Experience has now become, one of the most important and significant competencies required by all organisations is that of measurement. The ability of a company to robustly and continuously capture a ‘fact based’ understanding of how capable they are of meeting customer needs and expectations is critical [...]

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