Author Archives: Gavin James

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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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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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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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Building a customer-centric culture – Top tips for employee buy-in

To deliver the great customer experiences that foster brand loyalty and increase profitability, businesses need to embrace a customer-centric culture across their enterprise. Research often shows that positive customer experiences trump price, and satisfied customers are more likely to maintain a long-term relationship with a company, and recommend it to family and friends. As a

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Powering customer experience in the utilities industry

You’re a big, bright utility company, and you’ve often been squeezed by rising costs, aging infrastructure, and regulatory concerns. But one thing you rarely worried about was customers. They were just there. However, now the landscape is changing and consumers have a choice. How will you meet evolving demands and differentiate your company to win

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It’s never about you: Emotional appeal and your customer experience

There’s a strange paradox that occurs in the business world: at some point, people forget what it’s like to BE a customer. We’ve all done it – gotten so wrapped up in the daily grind of meetings, budgets, and deliverables that we grow detached from our customer because they are outside the company. We may

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