Customer Experience

Are You Glocal?: How to Balance Brand Consistency with Community Connection

Are you GLOCAL? In other words, is your brand consistently recognizable in all your markets while uniquely relevant to each market? I first encountered the terms “glocal” and “glocalization “over a decade ago while working with Howard Schultz (then CEO of Starbucks) and his leadership team. I shared some of my learnings about Starbucks’ “glocalization”…

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Create a Zappified Customer Experience – 5 Service Steps Courtesy of Zappos (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about deploying a customer experience template. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact 

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Create a Zappified Customer Experience – 5 Service Steps Courtesy of Zappos

In a world where so many brand interactions are automated, direct human-to-human contact with customers is both a privilege and an opportunity. When a customer speaks to a team member by phone or in person, it is a rare and special chance to humanize the relationship. I was fortunate to work for Zappos when Tony…

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Silo Busting Your Way to Customer Loyalty and Referrals

“We’d have happier customers if the sales team didn’t overpromise.” “Our customers would be more loyal if our service team was more responsive.” “Our systems don’t talk to each other. We need IT to fix our customer experience issues.” Alas, we’ve all seen how organization silos create friction and lead to customer experience breakdowns. When…

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Customer Care vs. Speed of Service: Finding the Right Balance (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about increasing personalization in your business. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact 

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The 2024 Customer Experience Thrill Ride: Trends, Projections & Tips (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about positioning your customer experience strategy for success. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact 

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How to Finish the Year Refreshed & Engaged – Reflecting and Revitalizing (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about the gifts you gave and received this holiday season. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact 

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How to Finish the Year Refreshed & Engaged – Reflecting and Revitalizing

As you prepare for Christmas, I have lightly modified a post from years ago. About 32 years ago, I used to speak about managing the stress of the holidays. Those presentations were loosely based on the book Unplug the Christmas Machine: A Complete Guide to Putting Love and Joy Back into the Season. In it,…

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Navigating the Holiday Rush with a Relationship-First Approach (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about delivering relationship-first experiences. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact 

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Navigating the Holiday Rush with a Relationship-First Approach

In the thick of the holiday shopping frenzy, it’s all too easy for businesses to get lost in the pursuit of sales. However, based on my experience, the true art of holiday retail is selling while also nurturing relationships. The holiday season is more than a commercial opportunity; it’s a time when people seek connection,…

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