Never confuse movement with action. – Ernest Hemingway Customers are yearning for better experiences. But what are you doing to design a better experience? How do you know what your customers’ expectations are? What are they trying to achieve? And how well is that going for them? Are you listening to customers? Are you mapping …

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 …

Where does customer service begin? Is there a set of rules or specific policies that a company should follow to ensure that each customer receives the best experience? Or does it start by establishing a customer service department that customers can call if they have a problem? Customer service is actually much more. It is …

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 …

Companies have long relied on location, product innovation and pricing to gain a competitive advantage. However, customers can now find nearly any product or service at the lowest possible price, right at their fingertips. In other words, the key differentiator between companies is the customer experience. This means having the right strategies in place. The …

Questions about artificial intelligence, automation, neuroscience, and technology enhancements dominate the conversations in boardrooms and team meetings across the world. How do we incorporate Alexa? What’s our Siri strategy? Is there a way to use Google Home in our business? Analog, personal touches are being forgotten when they are actually more effective today than at …

Just as the internet ruthlessly sorted winners (Google, Amazon, etc.) and losers (Kodak, Blockbuster, etc.) in the 1990s and 2000s so too will the wave of change and innovation that is enveloping markets across the globe. Ad blocking, AI and personal agents, voice and visual UI, social influencers, and generational waves of anti-greed sentiment are …

In the age of digital transformation, brands are fighting hard to remain relevant. Key modelers, like Netflix, Hulu and HBO, continue to challenge the way their customers consume media, while some other companies fall short of retaining interest. What key imperatives, then, will drive the media brands of the future? Let’s breakdown the five best …

Knowing the difference between a brand providing a multichannel and omnichannel experience for your consumers is vital to understanding how to ignite true brand affinity. In an age of quick-scrolling multi-screen users, Out Of Home placements around every corner, revolutions in print technology and ever blossoming new adtech opportunities, there are innumerable ways for brands …