Category Archives: Customer-Centric Culture

Solving Business Problems with Customer Communities

We’ve seen a massive growth of customer communities in recent years and they show no signs of disappearing. Thanks to the rise of social media and mobile devices, sharing information with peers and interacting with companies has never been easier. Empowered customers are now shaping business strategies, expecting consistent customer experiences with every product or

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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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Gaining Insights through a Customer Community

We think that a customer community is a great way to help make your organization more customer-centric. Creating a shared vision and strategy aligns your team around a single focus: the customer. Which in turn helps build strong internal relationships, communications and operations. By elevating the voice of the customer, the inner workings of your

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Breaking Up Silos With Customer Communities

In every organization, aligning the priorities of sales, marketing and customer service can be a challenge.  They’re each focused on different parts of the customer journey and can have a hard time viewing customer relationships holistically. That’s where social and customer community strategies come in, breaking up the traditional way of doing business and shattering

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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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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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Customer predictions

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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