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How to Improve Customer Centricity in Hospitality

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The title of this week’s post might surprise you. After all, the hospitality industry should be highly customer centric, as it relies on satisfying its guests.

10 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Customer Centricity

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We all know that customer centricity is essential; even more so these days with the lockdown in most countries due to the pandemic. Now more than ever, businesses need to put their customers clearly at the heart of their organisation.

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Why Technology Won’t Help You Understand Your Customers

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Were you surprised to read the title of this post? Do you believe that using technology to understand customers is the only way today? Then let me explain why I believe it’s not quite that simple. .

7 Reasons for Failure When Adopting a Customer First Strategy

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By now, every CEO knows that a stronger customer focus is the answer to many of their business challenges. Why therefore do so many companies still struggle to adopt a customer-first strategy and culture?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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7 Ways to Deliver Awesome Customer Service

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How can some companies get customer service so wrong?! This week I have a longer post than usual, but one that will make you smile, if not laugh out loud.

Five Brilliant Ideas to Boost your Insight Development

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Insights are the pot of gold that many businesses dream of but rarely find. Why is that? Are you one of them? If so then I have some practical ideas on how you can get much, much better at insight development. #1. Insights don’t come from a single market research study.

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Getting to Yes: A 7-step Roadmap to Successful Project Management

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I’ve been involved in hundreds of successful project management initiatives over my career. I’ve been the leader, sponsor or team member, which means that each time I had different responsibilities.

Are You Still Using The Marketing 5Ps? Move To The Improved 7Qs.

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Marketing is a great profession and the marketing 5Ps is the code by which we live. I’ve worked in or with marketing teams for almost my whole career and I am passionate about brand building. From the outside, others see marketers as those who come to work late and seem to party all night.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

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.

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.

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?

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

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.

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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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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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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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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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How to Better Understand Shoppers by Using AI and ML

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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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AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

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 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.

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.

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!

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

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.

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!

Testing-Content-Locker

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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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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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.