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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.

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.

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.

How To Write A Winning Marketing Plan: 8 Questions Every Marketer Should Be Prepared To Answer

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How hard is it to write a marketing plan? After all, every marketer writes one every year, so how difficult can it be, right? Well, writing a marketing plan isn’t hard at all, but writing a winning plan is very difficult. And time consuming.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Top 10 Posts on Brand Building Strategies of 2018

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A New Year tradition we started here at C3Centricity back in 2011, is to share our most popular brand building strategies and posts of the year. This gives everyone a chance to catch up on our best posts that they may have missed.

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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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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.

Goodbye CMOs, Your Time is Up: From Brand Building to Business Growth

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It is more than a year ago that Coca-Cola did away with their CMO in favour of a Chief Growth Officer. Was it a wise move or foolhardy? In a recent interview with Marketing Week their global vice-president of creative claims that it has “broadened” the company’s approach to marketing.

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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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The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

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.

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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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.

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.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

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.

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.

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?

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.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

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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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?

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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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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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.

What Customers Want Today. (And How to Give It To Them!)

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As a customer centricity champion, just like you I hope, I spend a lot of my time researching what customers want. I’m always trying to understand exactly what their preferences are today, and where these may be going.

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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.

Marketers, Do You Know Everything You Should? From the 5Ps to the 7Qs.

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Marketing is a great profession. I’ve worked in or with marketing teams for most of my career. From the outside, they are seen as the department that comes in late, parties every night and gets to talk about advertising at conferences in exotic places.

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Do You Know Your Customer Journey Map & the Emotions Overlay?

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A recent post by John Ollila on Loyalty Lobby about customer journey maps and touchpoints in the leisure industry prompted me to share with you, an experience I had recently with the Hilton Group. And more importantly the lessons we can all learn from such disasters!

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

How to Update Your Marketing with a Customer First Strategy

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“Never miss an episode. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts to get new episodes as they become available.”. All marketers know their marketing 5Ps, but how do you update your marketing when you adopt a customer first strategy? Here are some tips and ideas for you to adopt – or adapt. People.

5 Business Success Factors (So You’re Ready for Anything!)

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Every winter, the media is full of stories of record snowfalls somewhere in the world, whether in the US, Europe or in the Far East. Despite all the sophisticated technologies at our disposition, we just never seem to be prepared. So what are the success factors of readiness?

How to Use Marketing Quotes to Inspire and Catalyse Action

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Posts which include quotes are amongst the most shared on social media. Everyone seems to love them. This is because they are short, simple and often inspiring. They also usually fit conveniently into the 140 word limit of Twitter posts.

Clues to a Remarkable Brand Story

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Stories exist in all cultures. They have developed down through the ages as a means of transferring knowledge, long before books and now the web enabled their storage. Today’s information-rich world has made storytelling a required talent for CEOs and CMOs alike to develop.

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The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

How Can I Get New Clients? What are the Secrets to Growth?

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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. Here is my answer.