Business Design.. with customer centricity

Here is my presentation that is about Business Design and how you lay the foundation of business development and value generation on customer journey and diminish the complexity to understandable and measurable insights and practices to marketing, operations and R&D. Recognition and simplification is the way to go and insights come from that. I’ve justContinue reading “Business Design.. with customer centricity”

Managing brand – the most profound KPI’s and their impact

If your brand was a road sign and didn’t have context, emotions and expectations attached to it, it’s like there was no sign at all and the road to destination wouldn’t look comfortable or secure. If the sign does have a meaning for the customer but you are trying to sell something that is outContinue reading “Managing brand – the most profound KPI’s and their impact”

The beginning of customer journey – Initiation

The customer comes to a crossing and stops because the brand successfully engages with him or something changes in the customer’s situation. In most customer journeys there is a defining moment when a person gets actively interested in buying, initiated. That moment can be identified rather reliably. Something makes a person actively start considering aboutContinue reading “The beginning of customer journey – Initiation”

How to map and study Customer Journey?

http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/8 Generating and visualising the map is one thing, capturing data and understanding to generate it is another thing. I’ve done Customer Journey mapping and analysis since 2004 and learned a lot about the differences in methodology and their value. I’d like to share some of my experiences here. The first thing to start withContinue reading “How to map and study Customer Journey?”

Conflicting interest and Customer Journey

This is a real story, which really shows how little things and conflicting interests influence customer journey. On one sunny Saturday morning I was browsing thru door drops, marketing leaflets from home electronics stores, cataloguers, hypermarkets and such. For more than a year I had been following the price development of systems cameras by NikonContinue reading “Conflicting interest and Customer Journey”

Marketing DO or DIE – Managing Customer Interfaces

In case of any company that is selling products and services that people are interested in enough to find more information about, have customer relationships with continuous or repeated purchases, succeed or fail because of their customer interfaces. In the current business environment, where the competition is hard and people have other players available inContinue reading “Marketing DO or DIE – Managing Customer Interfaces”

From Poor-Data and Poor-Insight to Rich-Data and Better-Insight

As we already know, organizations have ability to collect, store and analyze massive amount of data from multiple sources. They have spent a lot of money managing this big data. Investments in technology and analytics are useless unless employees can use data, information and knowledge in their decisions-making.  Many companies are facing a big challenge in data-drivenContinue reading “From Poor-Data and Poor-Insight to Rich-Data and Better-Insight”

Big Data, Big Decisions and Big Management Change

Big data is out there. Data volumes, velocity and varieties have multiplied, in fact exploded.  The big question is how to find the best ways to make all of it and how analyzed data is changing decision-making ways and management. Are big decisions based on analyzed evidence or intuition? Many organizations are thinking how toContinue reading “Big Data, Big Decisions and Big Management Change”

Loyalty for pragmatists – it’s not about loyalty schemes

This post is about loyalty. Loyalty is about people’s willingness to stay as a customer or re-purchase when the time comes. Attrition is about customers leaving the company (defect).  For one reason or another customer relationships end inevitably, in grave at the latest. Here are some learning’s about reasons for attrition and ways of avoiding itContinue reading “Loyalty for pragmatists – it’s not about loyalty schemes”

Planning 3.0 – combining Creative, Communications, Experience and Business planning = Customer Journey Management

Admap published a writing competition results – best articles about “Planning 3.0”– How will we be planning in 2020? The winner, Nick Hirst said “We need to transcend the often polar disciplines of ‘conceptual’ (creative agency) and ‘practical’ (media agency) planning to deliver, not communications, but great brand experiences.” I couldn’t agree more! Although mr. NickContinue reading “Planning 3.0 – combining Creative, Communications, Experience and Business planning = Customer Journey Management”