Tag Archives: Customer Experience Research

Marketing Megatrends for 2018 – A Lot to Digest

According to Matthew Sweezey’s 11/29/17 article in MarketingProfs, we can expect “Five Marketing Megatrends for 2018”. I’ve digested and summarized those megatrends below. But are these attainable for companies without mega-budgets? Let’s examine: Context Replaces Advertising as a Growth Lever … Continue reading

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Personas Backwards and Forwards

Published on LinkedIn October 30, 2016 The longer I navigate large B2B companies, the more I observe the same marketing projects being kicked-off over and over again. New people come in looking for something to champion within that magical first ninety … Continue reading

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Distracted By Bright Shiny Objects

Published on LinkedIn April 15, 2016 This Adobe 2016 Digital Trends Infographic poses some interesting questions. Consider a few key data points from it: 90% of the 7k executives surveyed say Data-Driven Marketing is the top strategic priority for 2016 46% think Strategic Thinking … Continue reading

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Content Marketing at Convergys 2007-2010

Content Marketing has been an area of significant focus in my roles since 2005. At ADP, Convergys, and Vantiv I developed successful thought leadership campaigns centered around primary research on customer experience within each industry.  A thought leadership program positions … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Thought Leadership

Whether you call it “thought leadership” or “content marketing”, such a program has three main goals for a B2B services company: Improve brand awareness Position the company as an industry thought leader Generate qualified leads and start client conversations that … Continue reading

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One Bad Experience

This time my husband wrote the blog entry for me.  Actually he wrote the following account of a bad experience to place on a restaurant’s Facebook page.  You’ve probably all written one like it – or intended to after a … Continue reading

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Customer Experience in Financial Services – Part 2: Credit Card Issuers

Even with all the publicity surrounding last year’s Dodd-Frank financial-reform legislation and the pending Durbin Amendment fee controls, the public doesn’t generally differentiate between the major card networks (Visa, MasterCard), bank-issued cards, or the processing networks behind these. But the … Continue reading

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Customer Experience in Financial Services – Part 1: Banks

What’s different about customer experience in the banking and credit card industries? Glad you asked. The customer experience research I directed last year (http://bit.ly/oDzXg8) showed that, in general, consumers place greater emphasis on “customer service” than on price when evaluating … Continue reading

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Plotting Your Way To Super Loyalty

Anyone who has ever taken a business or economics course will attest to the fondness of academics for a 2×2 matrix. Put one variable on the X axis, another on the Y, and presto – all manner of phenomenon can … Continue reading

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Thought Leadership on Customer Experience: Part 3

In the last blog in this series, we discussed foundational elements for a successful thought leadership B2B marketing program: a compelling meta-theme, credible eye-opening customer research, data-packed white papers, and key findings segmented into a few key themes that can … Continue reading

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