2016 Prediction: The year of white hot debate, submission to customers, and crying uncle

By Peter Haid Admittedly, I wasn’t spot-on with my predictions for 2015. Not because they weren’t key points that are important for businesses interested in true customer experience; rather, because they simply weren’t pursued the way they should have been. Let me explain… These were the top trends predicted for 2015 and their status today: […]

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Gain Micro-Moment Insights Through Touchpoint

Why Micro-Moments Matter We’re on the Internet so often that we sometimes forget how much of an impact it has on our daily lives. We rely on our mobile devices to quickly find and access information, and consumers are increasingly reaching for their smartphones to look for and purchase online products at their convenience. The thought process […]

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Customer Journey Mapping Workshop Preparation

You’ve got buy-in… all the right people in your company are on board to map your customers’ journeys. They realize the importance of walking in the customer’s shoes in order to understand the experience before they can fix it. Awesome! Now what? It’s time to get all of your key stakeholders into a room and […]

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Hey! You Got Your Metrics in My Journey Map!

Remember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials from the ’80s? The ones where two people – one eating chocolate, the other holding a jar of peanut butter – collide and exclaim: “Hey! You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and “Hey! You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” I suppose at the […]

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5 Basic Journey Mapping Principles

There are five basic principles that journey maps must adhere to. What are they? Many years ago (and still today), journey maps were created on butcher paper with post-it notes. I’ve used this approach in the past, and it makes it difficult to share the maps, to administer updates, and to transfer knowledge. It’s also […]

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Using Personas to Enhance the Customer Experience

Today we’re pleased to share another guest post by Keenan Samuelson of E Source. This is part two of a two-part series on personas. In part one, we explored the steps to create a customer persona. In part two, we’re exploring some of the ways CX professionals can use customer personas to improve CX. Now […]

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