I have just returned from a wonderful four-day city break to Paris. Family time, glorious weather (in the main) and one of the world's most beautiful cities, made for a quite fabulous combination. I have been to the French capital many times, but this trip topped them all. From our lovely boutique hotel; to the [...]
Last week I witnessed something that I consider to be incredibly unusual. In a world where it is more uncommon than not for consumers to have their expectations exceeded, I was actually bowled over by what I experienced. 'Bowling over' a career Customer Experience 'nut' is not that easy to do! What makes the experience [...]
Every now and then, articles in the news catch my eye - usually because they have an undoubtable link to the world of customer experience. Whilst I like to think that I have an opinion on most things, there are times when I feel that others are more qualified to talk about certain topics than [...]
‘What do you mean they’re dead?!’ Why communication is such a critical part of the customer experience
I am guessing (and hoping) that this image of a Virgin Media statement is not new to you. If it is, let me just clarify. This is a genuine statement that was sent to Jim Boyden's father in law. If you have not spotted it yet, Jim Boyden's father in law is regrettably no longer [...]
KILLING EMAIL – Are organisations right to want to eliminate email as a customer communication channel?
I attended a meeting recently where a senior director of a large organisation (who shall remain nameless) confidently made the following statement: ‘we are going to KILL email as a customer communication channel’ Strong words aimed at a group of executives from the world of customer service. Not a particularly customer centric statement either. However, [...]