Posts tagged with Customer Experience

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Understanding the customer journey: 70% of APAC marketers admit little channel integration

Joining up marketing channels is not a new concept - Econsultancy used to run an event called JUMP based on exactly this theme (first held back in 2012).

The idea of providing a consistent and connected customer experience across marketing touchpoints has been mainstream for at least five years.

However, recent research from Econsultancy shows that 70% of marketers in Asia Pacific have either little management across touchpoints or completely siloed delivery.

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The challenges to CX maturity in India: A lack of vision and collaboration

Indian marketers think internal collaboration will be the most important factor within their organisations when improving customer experience.

This is one of the findings of Econsultancy's Customer Experience Maturity in India survey report, in association with Epsilon.

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Marketers, go back to your roots with user stories

The most important tenet of service design is working with user stories in mind.

This obsession with user centricity is creeping across business - is there any company exec that hasn't expounded to the press that "the customer is at the heart of everything we do"?

Thankfully, there's a renewed focus on the customer among marketers, too.

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How AI will impact marketing and the customer experience

Jeremy Waite, Evangelist at IBM Watson, kicked off speaking at a recent DMA event by highlighting the fact that by 2019 there will be 1m new devices coming online every hour.

With so much smart tech in the hands of consumers, will we end up marketing to machines or algorithms? 

He asked the audience to think about how we can use AI to create more meaningful relationships with our customers and use the power of marketing to make a difference.

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I beg you, retailers, don't digitize the in-store customer experience

Online shopping is eating into physical store visits - that much is obvious if you watch any news bulletin about Black Friday.

Footfall for Black Friday 2016 in the UK was down 0.7% on 2015, according to IPSOS.

Look at the latest ONS retail sales figures (for November 2016), and you'll see that in the UK, online sales made up 15.8% of total retail sales. That's almost 25% year-on-year growth.

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Mapping the customer journey doesn't have to be difficult

Mapping the customer journey is not exactly a science.

It can be, but more often that not it's a collaborative exercise that draws on some data and some qualitative and anecdotal insight from customers and staff.

The objective is to encourage customer-led and design-led thinking in a group, using the results to prioritise challenges and opportunities.

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Embracing digital transformation in the Pharma and Healthcare sectors

Digital technology has increased the pace of change in consumer and patient expectations, but most pharma and healthcare organisations haven’t moved quickly in response.

Consumers are taking control over their own healthcare and driving change, preferring a more convenient way to get medical services and access information.

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How UrbanStems uses customer experience to compete with big ecommerce

By focusing on the customer experience rather than sales, smaller brands and retailers can effectively compete with their largest competitors.

A great example of this comes from flower delivery service UrbanStems.

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How Lufthansa & Zalando are improving the customer experience

Customer experience has arguably been the marketing buzz phrase of 2015/2016.

But the interest in the term reflects marketing's increasing influence across the organisation, in a time when business models are changing.

At Syzygy's Digital Innovation Day, I listened to marketers from Lufthansa, Zalando and Consorsbank who discussed CX.

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12 outstanding mobile customer experiences

I was privileged to hear Avinash Kaushik speak at Syzygy's excellent Digital Innovation Day last week.

Avinash discussed some of his favourite mobile experiences.

Here are 12 of them.

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How can we design experiences that increase customer happiness?

Improving customer experience is often a balance of science and art - design thinking combined with technology-led insight.

We use analytics to identify pain points in a customer journey and confirm or confound our instincts. 

What can often be missed is an empathetic view of design. Are we truly designing with the customer’s feelings in mind or are we improving an existing flawed model?

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What can we learn about customer experience from a colonoscopy?

At Syzygy’s Digital Innovation Day, Paul Marsden discussed customer experience and the ‘Peak End Rule’, the idea that ‘finishing strong’ leaves a lasting impression.

To demonstrate this he used the example of a colonoscopy, and a study by Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow.

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