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We need to better understand shoppers. Because retail is in crisis. Investment in bricks and mortar stores has declined 30% in the US and a staggering 50% in Europe. In the UK 50,000 of the 500,000 high street stores are empty , that’s a whopping 10%.

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Brand Portfolio Secrets to Success (The 5 Things You Need to Know)

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How do you know when you have too many variants in your brand portfolio? In my opinion, the answer is that it’s when you can’t answer that question! Can you? One of the most popular evergreen posts on C3Centricity is “The Beginners Guide to Brand Portfolio Management.”

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Today’s Toughest Marketing Challenge is Not Customer Satisfaction!

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We all know how extremely demanding consumers have become in recent years. The offers of constant innovation and novelty have made us all more impatient and critical. Today we want things better, faster and sometimes cheaper as well.

Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Conduct Market Research

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If you commission or conduct market research, then this post is a must-read. It shares ten important reasons I have learned over the years for NOT doing research, but which are unfortunately still prevalent today. Which, if any, are you guilty of? Leave your comments below – I dare you! #1.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Is Packaging Part of Product or Promotion? Should it be Both?

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Which did you answer subconsciously when you read the title? Do you consider your packaging to be a part of the product, protecting its contents and framing its on-shelf life?

What Consumer Goods Companies Can Learn From Healthcare. 7 Lessons of Customer Service Excellence

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If you work in consumer goods you probably think you have nothing to learn from healthcare, right? After all, you have consumers in your industry name and well healthcare’s reputation is not that great. But think again.

7 Secrets to Business Growth from Leading Global Brands

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Consultants get contacted for all sorts of – admittedly sometimes strange – requests for support from their clients. However, when I get several people asking for help in the same area, I know something important is happening in the marketplace.

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The Future of Brand Building is Customer Centricity

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Marketing is an old profession. It’s been around for hundreds of years in one form or another. But w ith the advent of digital in the early 80’s, companies began taking a serious look at their marketing strategies.

How to Take Local Brands to Global Success: The 5 Rules to Fortune

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I remember reading an article in the Financial Times a couple of years ago, that challenged companies to search for a new style of marketer. They weren’t speaking about the current need for marketers to be both creative and comfortable with data.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

You’ve Got Data? Well Don’t Start There!

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Did the title about data make you curious? Great! Of course, in today’s data-rich environment I’m not really suggesting that you actually ignore it!

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Even the Police Can Get it Right! Adopting a Customer First Strategy

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In most countries, the Police have a love / hate relationship with their population. You can imagine my surprise, therefore, to find myself writing about how they appear to be adopting a customer first strategy in Switzerland! Let me explain.

How the Best Marketers are getting More Actionable Insights

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Are you as busy as I am, as we plan on how we’re going to deliver on all our objectives before year-end? The last quarter of any year is a stressful time indeed, but this post on actionable insights is a must-read if you want to start 2020 ahead of the competition!

How Marketers Can Benefit From More Than Technology: Modern Marketing

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Just like most entrepreneurs and business people, I go to my fair share of conferences. One that stays in my memory for many reasons, was an event I attended in San Jose, California.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

What a Customer First Strategy Is (And what it’s not!)

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Everyone is talking about customer first strategies and why they are important. However walking the talk is a different matter! An interesting article on NewMR by Ray Poynter prompted this post.

The Secrets to Growth. How to Get New Customers

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This shorter than usual post was inspired by a great question on Quora about how to get new clients. Although my original answer was for a web design company, most of my ideas are relevant whatever industry or profession you are in.

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Five Rules of Customer Observation for Greater Success

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One of the best ways to a deeper understanding of your customers is to watch and listen to them whenever you can. Customer observation is a powerful, but unfortunately too often an under-utilised tool of marketers.

Fundamentals of a Customer First Strategy For Every Industry

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Every industry strives to improve their customers’ experience with their products and services. Adopting a customer first strategy is therefore in many company objectives. Unfortunately it rarely goes beyond the theory in many organisations, so I decided to help out with these six suggestions.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

Is it Time to Do Away with Market Research Departments?

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What’s your gut response to the title question about eliminating Market Research Departments? It depends? I am probably in the third camp. No, if it is a department that integrates and analyses information from multiple sources, and then delivers actionable insights and recommendations.

How Can You Provide Better Service For Your Clients?

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How Can You Provide Better Services For Your Client? This is a great question isn’t it? It was asked recently on Quora and I answered it, as I do many posed on topics such as brand building and customer understanding.

AI and ML are Taking Digital Marketing to the Next Level

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I presented last week at an exciting, forward-looking conference in Fort Lauderdale, USA. It was ITEXPO , a successful conference celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year! The huge turnout of thousands clearly shows the value that both attendees and exhibitors get from it.

Companies that Cheat are Dull: How to Ensure That You Shine!

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Why do companies still try to cheat their customers? There have been a lot of articles recently exposing the behaviors of organisations who clearly haven’t adopted a customer first strategy.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

The 6 Best Ways to Show you Respect your Customers

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More than one year after the introduction of GDPR in Europe and the CCPA in California, I wondered what has changed. And more importantly, I got to thinking about customer privacy and how to build a mutually beneficial relationship whilst also respecting it.

Head of Marketing, How Can You Keep Your Job When Most CMOs Are Losing Theirs?

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What does a Head of Marketing (CMO) do in their average four-year tenure to ensure that they keep their job for longer? Did you know that CMOs have the shortest average term of office of any chief in the C-suite, according to a recent report by Korn Ferry?

The Best Ways To Improve Innovation With Better Ideation & Insights

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One of the most frequent questions I get asked by my clients is how they can improve their innovation. . Whether they are large or small, global or local, they all want to their new products and services to be more successful.

Forgotten Facts & Fantasies of Customer Delight

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If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I’ve just returned from a three-week visit to Peru. I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at IIEX-Latam in Lima and decided to take time off to visit the country after the conference.

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Proven Strategies to Increase Case Deflection & ROI

Speaker: Matt Laurenceau, Head of BMC Communities

Many organizations and community managers aim to provide, among other things, effective customer self service support through their online community. While this is all well and good, without taking a strategic and data-driven approach to these types of programs, success may be limited. This webinar will teach you about the strategies and programs that drive success across your community.

Marketers, How Can You Keep Your Job When Most CMOs Are Losing Theirs?

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What does a CMO do in their average four-year tenure to ensure that they keep their job for longer? Did you know that CMOs have the shortest average term of office of any chief in the C-suite, according to a recent report by Korn Ferry?

How Well Do you Know Your Customers? 13 Questions your Boss Expects you to Answer

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Be a true leader; share this post with the members of your team who need the inspiration and support. Your boss expects you to be able to answer all his questions and especially to know your customers.

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Never, Never, Never Give Up: How to Succeed When All Around You are Failing

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I heard a famous quote this morning from Winston Churchill’s address to Harrow School in the UK in 1941. It was certainly one of his shortest speeches but probably also his most quoted.

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How Your Business Can Quickly Adopt a Customer First Strategy

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Every few days there seems to be another customer service disaster that fills the newspapers and goes viral on social media. These usually happen when an organisation does not adopt a customer first strategy.

Developing and Executing Effective CX Metrics, Measurements and ROI

Speaker: Bob Azman, Founder and CXO, Innovative CX Solutions, LLC

This session will cover key metrics used to determine ROI. It will also cover the type of VOC measurements that can be utilized in any business environment, be it B2B, B2C, or B2B2C. This is a practical approach to CX measurements – less about the mechanics and more about what to choose, how to decide on what metrics to use, and how to build a business case for CX.

How a Company Reacts to a Crisis Says a Lot About its Customer Centricity

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In the UK, there was a recent, highly publicised “significant and sustained cyber-attack“ on the Telecom company Talk Talk’s website. According to the news as I write this, it seems that a fifteen (!!!) year old Irish lad and a 16-year-old Brit may be responsible.