Fjord’s and Accenture’s “Trends impacting Service Design in 2014”

This is a great report about the changes and developments in the digital arena. Enjoy 🙂 Fjord 2014 Trends from Fjord

Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s

Marketing used to be about making companies APPEAR to be better, increasing brand appeal etc. Today marketing is about MAKING BETTER COMPANIES The omni-channel, real-time, everything’s available and traceable environment we are currently living in has changed the marketing fundamentals quite radically. The world is no longer the same place for which The marketer E. JeromeContinue reading “Marketing’s new and re-designed 7P’s”

CMO´s were hit by Tornado

Marketing departments in many companies are currently losing their importance and budgets. The world of commerce and marketing is truly in great turbulence right now.. Tornado really. The change is like force of nature and it is so fierce, because several megatrends are colliding simultaneously: Customer Experience design and metrics mania (NPS) Corporate Identity asContinue reading “CMO´s were hit by Tornado”

Definition for Customer Experience

Customer Experience is so obvious and yet so complex subject that has multitude of perceptions and views to consider. I try to put it very objectively. What do you think about this definition about: “Customers approach their experience subjectively and holistically and they form their view of customer experience based on one or multiple engagementsContinue reading “Definition for Customer Experience”

Beyond HBR’s “truth about customer experience”

Harward Business Review just published a great article about Customer Experience and Journey. See here. The main point of the article is, that managing single touchpoint engagements doesn’t provide sufficient customer experience. My advice is: Don’t design just touchpoints – Design chain of events, proactive and reactive. Development and measurement is often done engagement byContinue reading “Beyond HBR’s “truth about customer experience””

Management Tools & Trends 2013 – Bain & Company

The Bain article is very good read indeed.The full article and report as a PDF are available here The results of the recently revealed 2013 survey show that the world’s top five management tools are: Strategic Planning Customer Relationship Management Employee Engagement Surveys Benchmarking Balanced Scorecard The differences between market areas are clear, do toContinue reading “Management Tools & Trends 2013 – Bain & Company”

The CMO Survey 2013 & insights – What CMO’s should do now?

The Duke University’s CMO Survey 2013 results highlighted again the need for marketing and CMO’s to carry more responsponsibility and integrate better with the corporate management and operations. It seems to me that marketing is facing the same evolution that car engines have gone thru since 1960’s. In the 60’s car engines were large, heavy,Continue reading “The CMO Survey 2013 & insights – What CMO’s should do now?”

This is how data makes money

This is a presentation that McKinsey consultant, Tim McGuire, made at the recent Direct Marketing Association conference. It is very thought-provoking and inspiring one, because it is about practical value and applications of data. In direct marketing scoring models and regression analytics have been an approach any seriously result oriented marketing responsible has already tested.Continue reading “This is how data makes money”

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”

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”