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”

WARC Webinar Path to purchase Insight Keynote presentation

Here’s my WARC webinar presentation from 30th July 2014. Enjoy 🙂 Also check out: Managing brand – the most profound KPI’s and measures Customer Journey FLOW How to map and study Customer Journey Customer Journey stage 1: Brand as a platform Customer Journey stage 2: Initiation Customer Journey stag 3: Choosing and buying – cross-channelContinue reading “WARC Webinar Path to purchase Insight Keynote presentation”

Future CMO Commercial Community Introduction

The goal for Future CMO Commercial Community is to create a network of highly capable individuals who can act as supertemps or highly advanced specialists who can act as catalysts for customer centric, marketing and organic growth driven strategic and operational transformation for their clients. Below,  there are directions and requirements for those who wouldContinue reading “Future CMO Commercial Community Introduction”

Admap Best Practice: Mapping the Customer Journey

This is the original non-edited version of the article I wrote for Admap January 2014 issue: Best Practice in How to Map Customer Journey by Toni Keskinen Customer Purchase Journey by definition is the customer’s journey from existing life experiences to initiation, cross-channel consideration and purchase. Customer Journey then continues to using the product orContinue reading “Admap Best Practice: Mapping the Customer Journey”

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””

Choosing and Buying – Cross-channel influence

We first started the development of cross-channel customer behavior analytics methodology – One Experience in 2004. The original insight about channel development was about clear conflict between companies channel development practice and customers actual behaviour. Companies used to develop each channel individually. Very often each channel has still own channel responsible management that is developingContinue reading “Choosing and Buying – Cross-channel influence”

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?”

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”