Loyalty in an interactive digital market

The concept of loyalty is a very profound human emotion like love and trust. Loyalty is an outcome of shared values and experiences, forged with time. It’s not a fling, its about integrity, trust and dedication. Loyalty truly is the holy grail of brand relationship even in the interactive digital marketplace. When we think aboutContinue reading “Loyalty in an interactive digital market”

Branding = Change Management and Operational Excellence

Over the past couple of years I have been involved in the development processes of SME’s and some major companies with hundreds of millions or billions in turnover. These processes are about change: The emphasis is moving from advertising and external media to own touchpoints and communications with own customers The marketing as such isContinue reading “Branding = Change Management and Operational Excellence”

Marketing technology and Branding – free book

Originally published at http://chiefmartec.com/2014/03/new-brand-marketing-technology/ A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING – free book by Scott Brinker A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING: The 7 Meta-Trends of Modern Marketing as a Technology-Powered Discipline “The modern CMO and marketer can no longer be just a brand ambassador, they must also have a deep understanding of marketing technology. Scott BrinkerContinue reading “Marketing technology and Branding – free book”

Marketing attribution modeling

I just found Mr. Kfir Pravda’s article “Revenue attribution 101”  Mr. Pravda’s key question was: How do you measure revenue attribution – money and profitability for marketing activities. He had split the revenue attribution measurement according to touchpoint sequence from last to first and combined as customer journey. I agree with his measurement frame andContinue reading “Marketing attribution modeling”

How to map Customer Journey – The key questions

When a customer initiates conscious consideration and buying, he’s often  the one who’s active. He’s making searches online, reading ads, discussing about his interest with friends and family, reading product reviews, asking questions from professionals and stores, visiting several websites and outlets, asking opinions and advice. Majority of this behaviour can be analyzed online orContinue reading “How to map Customer Journey – The key questions”

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””

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”

Customer decision making journey and market FLOW

McKinsey just published an article about customer decision making journey. It’s an approach based on a single research and 20000 respondents. I find it great that Customer Journey work and methodologies get real attention and McKinsey’s article proved that customer journey understanding, analytics and design are maturing and becoming real business management tools. We haveContinue reading “Customer decision making journey and market FLOW”