You’ve heard it all before. “The customer is best. The customer comes first. The customer is always right.” So how do you get your business in the customer-centric mindset? You need to establish a goal of providing a positive experience before, during, and after the sale in the hopes of earning repeat business and referrals. …

Everyone’s talking about the endless possibilities for innovation at the intersection of luxury and technology. We tend to forget that, caught up in the race for everything to be faster, better, and more seamless, simple experiences are usually the best. Sometimes, our five senses are quite enough. Not that the luxury industry hasn’t noticed. This …

Often, when we think of brand strategy, we think of our customers in terms of how they perceive us as a company, product, or service. And when it comes to communicating and interacting with customers, there’s always a brand strategy guideline that guides organizations through every step of the way. However, as times have changed, …

Changing a look and feel of a brand is one thing. Fundamentally changing an organization though brand is something else altogether. It requires a deep commitment and a disciplined process, and the ability to listen – to stakeholders, to customers, to competitors, to history. The result of these efforts becomes wildly worth the effort when …

Content Marketing is here to stay.  There is a broad and compelling consensus that content is the key to unlocking thought leadership, brand leadership, market leadership, and effective demand generation programs. In most B2B marketing approaches, this means blogs, e-books, white papers, case studies and compelling email and demand generation programs built around these. However …

Research shows that consumers are willing to pay a ‘simplicity premium’ for products and services, like cars, cell phones, and travel and fitness offerings that make life easier while delivering premium performance. Yet, the majority of products, services, and messages consumers get from business, health and financial services, and the government tend to have the opposite effect – …

Customer experience is a top priority for executives – 89% of companies expect to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience, and by the year 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. And yet, many organizations don’t have a clear strategy for how to create a cohesive, robust …

It’s easy to forget that we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. That for all the freedom we have to shape our businesses, that freedom exists within the confines not just of our immediate world, but within the limits of our Solar System, which orders everything we do. Does this sound too “far …

Why Would A Brand Have A Personality? It’s a basic question but one which we at agencies that help create brands rarely start by asking. So it is an interesting process to actually consider why brands look to have a personality. In an attempt at answering the question I’ll look at three areas: What do …

A few months back, I chaired the Customer Experience Exchange Europe event in Brussels – speaking on stage with some of the big boys in the industry.  Brands that are currently ticking all the right boxes with their customer experience strategy – Barclays, Coca Cola, Forrester… the list goes on. It was an insightful event, …