Month: October 2016

Not Top Of Mind But Top Of Heart – When Branding Gets REAL

Here are some important terms of art when it comes to understanding the strength of your brand: Brand Awareness – the visibility of your brand and it’s products/services in the eyes of consumers. Branding Campaigns – tactical strategies for driving brand awareness. Impressions – how many customers actually lay eyes on elements of your branding…

The Kindness GAP: Differentiation by Practicing Civility in Uncivil Times

In addition to highly conflictual political discourse (which may have sunk to an all-time low in the US), I’ve recently observed a number of people making obscene gestures at one another, swearing, and ranting in stores as well as during miscellaneous business transactions. American activist Rachel Corrie once noted, “We should be inspired by people…who show that human beings…

Will it Fly? How to Leverage Quantitative and Qualitative Customer Listening

I’ve been doing customer experience design for a long, long time. In the old days, I would have read about some intriguing customer innovation and assumed that the attempted breakthrough was crafted on a firm foundation of customer listening and data analysis. For example, had I read about something like Indian airline, IndiGo’s, recent effort to create a…

Stepping To The Curb – Go Faster…Make It Easier

It will come as no surprise that consumers today demand effortless and expedited service! Online retailers like Amazon have made shopping easier (24-hours a day, purchasing from the comfort of our home, with no lines at checkout) but they make customers wait for delivery (typically relying on UPS). By contrast, brick-and-mortar businesses have products available…

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