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Joseph's Blog

Category Archives: Leadership Keynote

Choosing Where to Invest In Customer Experience Innovation: The Art of Tradeoffs

Tweet When asked if customers would like to have more exciting products, faster delivery, lower prices, OR friendlier service, the answer is always YES. The challenge of customer experience excellence isn’t whether to improve products, people, process, or technology. The challenge is to identify which product, process or technology improvement will produce the greatest benefits […]

{Infographic} What Are Your UICs?

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What are Your UICs? Lessons from American & United Airlines Customer Experience Debacles

Tweet I call them UICs (unique industry challenges) and I see them as foundational issues that must be overcome to deliver outstanding customer experiences. Recently, high profile incidents at American Airlines (a confrontation between a flight attendant and a mother with two children as well as another passenger overheard the flight attendant’s behavior concerning the […]

Getting More Referrals = Letting People Your Customers Care About Know About Brands That Care About Them

Tweet In last week’s blog, I made a distinction between “likely to recommend” and “actually recommend.” I also suggested that from my vantage point the Net Promoter Score® (which is calculated using a single question about likelihood to recommend) has greater predictive value for customer loyalty (return business and future spend) than it does about […]

{Infographic} Likely to Recommend vs. Actually Recommending: Loyalty vs. Advocacy

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Likely to Recommend vs. Actually Recommending: Loyalty vs. Advocacy

Tweet I am a huge proponent of the concept behind the Net Promoter Score® (NPS)®. As you likely know the NPS® is calculated by asking customers: How likely is it that you would recommend our company/product/service to a friend or colleague? Respondents are given choices on a zero to 10 point scale. Those who indicate 9 […]

{Infographic} Revisiting Convenience – Lessons from H2O

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{Infographic} When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

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When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

Tweet In 1909 Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, is credited with saying, “The customer is always right”. Through the years, a number of my colleagues and I have emphasized that the customer is not always right but they are always the customer. I’ve come to believe that in order to be […]