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Getting Customer Experience Strategy Right: Best Practices of CX Leaders

April 11, 2017
Once you define your customer experience strategy and begin the journey down it, you'll likely find a tipping point where people, data, technology and processes start to sync, and the benefits of the hard work become clear for employees and the customers who are the true beneficiaries of a...

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Failing Your Customers Can Help You Serve Them Better

March 20, 2017
Hey, we get it – nobody wants to fail. But the hard truth is that failure is a fact of life. We try, get knocked down, and pick ourselves up to try again. We hold the ‘dust yourself off and get back on the horse’ ethos as admirable. We teach it to our children, and encourage them to learn from...

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The Eye-Popping ROI of Customer Journey Mapping

March 01, 2017
Customer journey mapping continues to gain both traction and increased relevance as organizations around the globe orient towards a more customer-centric way of doing business.

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Six Common Customer Experience Strategy Pitfalls

February 03, 2017
For any organization striving to significantly improve customer experience, they need a plan to do so.  That’s because the ability to design and deliver great customer experience doesn’t “just happen.” It’s planned.  Which is where a customer experience (CX) strategy comes into play.

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11 Tech Trends You Can Bet Your Customer Experience Budgets On, Today through 2020…

January 24, 2017
Today, nearly every customer experience in nearly every industry is driven or supported by ever-more-quickly-evolving digital technology. The landscape is changing so rapidly that customer experiences are already being radically reshaped by technologies that are cutting edge today—but will be...

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How Best-In-Class CX Leaders Get There: The Customer Experience Value Chain

January 09, 2017
For the last several years, improving customer experience has been rightfully viewed as one of the most important things any organization can do to drive value. In fact, the phrase is used with the same reverence (and lack of clarity) as words like “strategy,” “brand” and “innovation.”

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Lessons from the Upper Crust: How Domino’s Pizza Disrupted the Delivery Game and Became a Leader in Customer Delight

December 16, 2016
Seven years ago, Domino’s Pizza was in the pits. Tasteless, unexciting food and an all-time low in its share price, the company also ranked last in a 2009 survey of consumer taste preferences. The only silver lining: they scored top marks for delivery and value.

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Where a Digital-First Customer Experience Fails: When it’s Not Designed…

December 07, 2016
With Thanksgiving turkey a distant memory - replaced by omnipresent holiday Muzak, elves and the tinsel-laden decorations in nearly every retail storefront – the holiday season is officially in full swing. Competition has always been fierce for the holiday consumer dollar, but the success of Amazon...

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In Praise of Incrementalism: A Customer Experience Lesson

November 29, 2016
I was listening to a Freakonomics podcast recently, titled “In Praise of Incrementalism.” It struck a chord with me on several different levels, not least of which is the fact that as we’ve observed, many customer experience ‘breakthroughs’ are the result of many tiny steps taken over time.

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3 Ways Your Customers Might Hate You (And You May Not Know It).

November 07, 2016
Most companies at least try to serve customers well, even if some don’t succeed. But even the best-intentioned organizations can create problems for their customers, often without even realizing it. Because no matter how good a job you’re doing at relating to your customers, blindspots can be a...