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Tag Archives: Client Experience Design

McMobile – Will McDonald’s Mobile Strategy Kill the Drive-thru?

Tweet Having consulted with and written two books about Starbucks (The Starbucks Experience and Leading the Starbucks Way), I seldom compare Starbucks with McDonald’s. Typically, I see these two iconic brands in two very different categories. From my vantage point, McDonald’s is an excellent example of a service brand which focuses on price, speed of […]

{Infographic} All Business is Personal – Consistency with a Twist

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{Infographic} The Future of Customer Service: Artificial Intelligence vs Human Intelligence

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The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Tweet I have been slow to accept that, from a service perspective, humans will ever be replaced by computers.  I’ve suggested that customers will resist “robots” and I’ve based my thinking in part on the “uncanny valley” hypothesis which postulates that the more robots look like humans the less humans will feel comfortable with them. […]

{Infographic} Lessons for How to Swim in a Blue Ocean from the Girls Auto Clinic

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Customer Experience Excellence – The Science and the Craft

Tweet Every time I develop a customized customer service training tool for a client of mine, I caution that the tool is a “guidebook” for customer service behavior and that no tool can fit every application. As such, a customer service toolkit is only as good as the judgment and skill of the person using it. Additionally, […]

It’s Not Easy Enough: Simplifying the Experience

Tweet If you are old like me, you will remember a time when there wasn’t an express checkout line at grocery stores. If you are somewhat younger, you might remember the days before self-checkout lanes were available. This generation of young people will likely tell future generations that they lived in an era when some […]

Legacy Schmegacy – What Will You Be Known For?

Tweet Political pundits recently have been opining about the likely legacy of various global political leaders including Fidel Castro and President Barack Obama. Certainly, the word legacy seems fitting for leaders who play on the world stage, but what about the rest of us – ordinary people trying to lead our families, communities, and businesses? Is […]

From Online Search to Conversation and Then From Conversation to Sale {Infographic}

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

Tweet 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 […]