Category Archives: Communications

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Crisis communications from a customer-centric perspective

An essential part of protecting your company’s reputation is being prepared with crisis management communications that effectively support your customers. Too often, this mission-critical messaging focuses inward, asking, “What do we want people to know?” But when your customers are negatively impacted, you need to view the crisis from their perspective. Reframe the conversation to

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The New Black: Top Customer Experience Predictions for 2016

As you look ahead to 2016, it’s a good time to ponder: what’s the “new black” for improving customer experience? The Beyond the Arc team decided to play the role of #stylespotter and share some of our predictions. Leaders will retool their culture to become more customer-focused There’s an old saying that culture eats strategy

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How a Brand Can Withstand Crisis

It’s not uncommon for a company or organization to face bad news that temporarily hurts its reputation. But not all reputation-harming news is the same degree of bad. For Volkswagen, what about the revelation that a group of its employees manipulated on-board software to falsify emissions results for 11 million diesel cars? Yeah, that’s about

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Building customer-centric culture

How well does your company deliver customer experience excellence (and how can you get help)?

Your goal is clear. You want to build more profitable customer relationships to grow the business. That means creating compelling experiences that delight your customers and deliver what they want. And that starts with your employees. Every employee from the front-line to the back office needs to clearly understand what a great experience looks like

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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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Measuring the progress of a customer-centric culture shift

Building a customer-centric culture takes time, and the results are not as easy to gauge as other, more quantifiable strategies. So why prioritize customer obsession? And how can companies measure the progression of their customer experience (CX) culture transformation? For most industries, a better customer experience not only corresponds with higher revenues, it also creates

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How to align your brand promise and customer experience

Having a tough time aligning your brand promise and customer experience? It’s not easy. Delivering a consistent customer experience every time takes employee buy-in at every stage. Your entire organization needs to be customer obsessed to reach brand experience maturity. In a recent Forrester® report, 34% of marketing leaders surveyed point out that “having a

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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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Transforming your public relations with content marketing and social media

Traditional news media play an important role in enabling companies to tell their stories. Although broadcast viewing patterns have changed, according to consumer research from Gallup more than half of Americans still cite television as their main source of information about current events. Remarkably, this holds as true for an 18-year-old Millennial as it does

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Content Marketing = Content plus Strategy

Educating your customers about your industry, and then positioning yourself as a thought leader within it, is the goal of a good content marketing program. It’s an effective tactic, especially as traditional advertising is losing ground in the battle for consumer attention. To help ensure you connect with your target audience, you’ll need to offer

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