Author Archives: Gavin James

Content Marketing

CONTENT MARKETING = CONTENT + STRATEGY

Content marketing is more than a buzz phrase. It’s a powerful way for businesses to connect with key audiences by discussing topics that have meaningful impact. Letting your expertise shine through content like blogs, case studies, and whitepapers can be an effective tactic, especially as traditional advertising is losing ground in the battle for people’s

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Team spirit

Growing a customer-centric culture – 5 top strategies to build employee buy-in

To deliver the exceptional customer experiences that foster brand loyalty and increase profitability, businesses need to embrace a customer-centric culture across the enterprise. Research often shows that customers are willing to pay more for great experiences, and satisfied customers are more likely to maintain a long-term relationship with a company, and recommend it to others.

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Facebook

Posting your way to customer loyalty – 3 top tips for social media

Social media can make or break your customer relationships. It’s not just a marketing channel; it’s a critical touchpoint on the customer journey. Those digital interactions fuel brand impressions and buying decisions, and influence how people talk about your brand to others. In other worlds, don’t miss an opportunity to earn loyalty. Because the voice

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Consistent cookies

Consistency: The secret ingredient for creating customer loyalty

As a CX consultant, I spend my workdays helping companies understand, improve, and even reinvent their customer experiences. As a result, I’ve become a much more discerning customer in my off time. I really pay attention to how I’m treated, what the communications feel like, and whether I feel good, bad, or indifferent after trying

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Happy customer experience

Humanity 101: 5 Essentials for getting customer experience right

Delivering exceptional customer experience isn’t about having the best products or services. It’s about making sure your customers have the experience they like to feel, while getting what they need. Too often, marketing and customer service are more about statistics — Net Promoter Scores, number of “likes”, and survey points — and less about actual

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Upset customer experience

Top 3 customer experience mistakes and how to avoid them

You know the old adage that recognizing there’s a problem is the first step? Many companies are realizing their customer experience needs to improve, or they risk losing business. To stay competitive, they get fired up with good intentions, but too often make some common mistakes that get in the way of meaningful results. Here

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Upset customer

5 signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture (and what to do about it)

Everyone’s talking about customer experience, yet a surprising number of companies are a long way from operating like a well-oiled customer-centric machine. Even if your business has good intentions, some common themes may be rippling through your organization that are holding you back. Five signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture, and how to get

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Teamwork

Value Proposition 101 – Key steps to power your brand

People are not loyal to what satisfies them — they’re loyal to what they love. It’s not enough for a business to meet practical needs and pat themselves on the back for good “satisfaction” ratings. Satisfaction is not a differentiator; it’s a must. To really stand out, your business needs to deliver memorable experiences that

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