Delivering exceptional customer experiences is a narrative that has prevailed over the last few years. Adherence to this standard is mostly driven by two fears, losing your list of existing customers, particularly when switching costs are low, and lastly the comparably higher cost of recruiting new customers. As a business, you obviously want to avoid …

Brand awareness has given way to goal accomplishment over the past 20 years. We’ve learned as consumers to find ways to complete objectives and lean less on brand names as signals of quality. When we search, we search for the job to be done and not necessarily a brand name. As of today, Alexa is …

The practice of customer experience is all about customers – the people who purchase your products and services. In the past several years, customer experience (CX) professionals have created a rigor and framework around how we understand customer’s needs, how we design better experiences, how we measure the impact of their engagement on the organization …

Exceptional customer service is something you never forget, something that I learned while growing up in a small town in Japan. Embedded in Japanese culture is the concept of “Okyaku-sama Ichiban” (“customer first”). Two of my fondest lessons in outstanding customer service are rooted in my childhood. These remarkable experiences helped me develop a deep, …

The day marketers start to understand people’s relationships with rituals is the day they apprehend the notion and impact of meaningful customer journeys with impactful touch-points. Or in other words, what a holistic brand experience really means. One thing is clear: experimentalism is already the new existentialism. Experimentalist philosophy of life answers the fundamental existentialist …

What does ‘Made in Britain’ suggest to you? For many consumers, it suggests craft, style and quality, with perhaps a modest sprinkling of good humour, too. For many British companies, having a Made in Britain label is a key part of their brand identity, helping them sell more products and export into established, new and …

Everybody loves a good story. And while we may say that we want brands to focus on value and features, those commercials which are most memorable – and which reinforce the brand the most – are those which tell a story as opposed to merely providing a list of features and value propositions. Those stories …

In late 2016, I started an independent book publishing company. The motivation behind starting it was centred around creating a platform for unpublished authors and poets to showcase their works. For a while, I had been trying to get a co-authored anthology published but hadn’t found a home for this work to be brought to …

In many ways, it is no surprise that situations that reflect abuse of power have come to light in various industry sectors. The pervasiveness of questionable behaviour by those in positions of power is also not shocking. Courageous women who have publically shared their stories are our role models. Their boldness has allowed so many …

Brands who produce on a mass level understand that in a crowded marketplace, share of voice often equates to share of market. One tactic to amplify brand voice is to employ strategies that borrow from the concept of limited editions, rarefied and exclusive products and services that inspire cultish devotion from fans and followers. It …