There are many things in life that, while ranking high in importance, are lacking enough in urgency that they never quite bubble up to the top of our to-do lists. Dental visits, exercise, healthy eating… the list could go on and on. The key is to stop bowing to the “tyranny of the urgent” and …

A new technology has now captured the imagination of CX directors everywhere – chatbots. Their promise is attractive.  They can be used to automate the way in which customers interact with brands, meaning that huge costs of human labour can be avoided.   Of course, the movement of customer service to online channels is nothing …

Say hello to the ‘want it now’ generation – consumers with an insatiable appetite for instant retail gratification. These consumers are easily identified – flitting from device to device, browsing their favourite brands on their mobile devices or desktops, complaining about customer service on social media and running to the closest physical store to collect …

We have tools to measure every dollar spent on digital marketing. But when it comes to assessing the value of live events, most businesses still operate in a pre-digital age. Companies spend 25% – 30% of their entire marketing budget on meetings and events1 for a total spend of $565 billion/year globally2. Yet historically marketers …

In days gone by, targeted advertising was a costly and time-consuming venture. For a brand to reach its desired audience, it would first have to commit to extensive market research, significant media spend, and an endless stream of calls and emails between its media buying agency and media sellers (publishers) claiming to reach the wanted …

The whole world is unhinged. Itchy trigger fingers poised above big, red buttons. The crazies are in control. Amongst all of this, how can something as trivial as advertising be considered important? Let’s not kid ourselves – though often seen as intrusive, indulgent, and pointless, advertising wields incredible influence across culture and politics, though this …

Over the last few years, digital transformation has been one of the hottest topics at just about every business conference and event. It’s a subject which keeps the CEO awake at night yet is not always clearly defined or understood. While I think the term can be somewhat divisive, it is good that it exists …

It’s not easy shipping goods abroad, which is why some smaller brands may avoid the process altogether. As a result, they miss out on an international customer base and a variety of sales opportunities. So how can these smaller brands act like bigger brands and take the plunge in expanding their online offerings globally? The …

Excuse me, but do I know you? No, but your customer does. Each Facebook like, Twitter follower, and Pinterest pin goes into that analytic stew and provides a clearer view of your brand’s overall social standing.  In short, consumers get to tell you what they like – and don’t like – about you. It was …

Online communities have become a strategic digital asset for many companies, but marketing leaders still lack meaningful metrics to report success. According to Leader Network’s latest research study, “The Business Impact of Online Communities,” 92 percent of marketing and community leaders say that their online community has an impact on the organization. That’s the good …