Thinking

Why Care About Patient Experience?

Across products and business categories, customers are demanding more from companies and brands.  Better selection, lower prices, faster service, same-day delivery and frictionless interaction: these are the market mandates of the new customer-centric economy. And then there’s health care.  Characterized by network-restricted product access, price and value obscurity, interminable wait times and a bafflingly convoluted […]

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The Sound of Your Brand Speaks Volumes

A Conversation with Sonic Branding Expert Tom Eymundson In mid-September, we had two fantastic guest speakers presenting to a number of our top clients at The Verde Group CX Summit in New York City. One of those speakers, Tom Eymundson, is a leading sonic branding expert and the CEO of The Pirate Group Inc. I caught […]

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Is Amazon Making You a Lazy Shopper?

Let’s face it – in this age of convenience it’s easy to cut corners, and as a working parent of young kids, I welcome any opportunity to be ‘lazy.’ I’ve also noticed that over time I’ve continued to return to the products and businesses that make my life easier. For example, I’m a huge fan […]

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NPS is Just Part of a Much Larger Toolkit

The Net Promotor Score (NPS) is a loyalty metric that measures how willing customers are to recommend a company’s offerings to others. As an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research, it’s widely believed to reflect revenue performance. Virtually every Fortune 500 company uses the Net Promoter Score (NPS) to measure customer loyalty — if you […]

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Collecting Consumer Data: Is More Really Better?

It wasn’t too long ago that industry leaders would have scoffed at the idea of collecting too much customer data. In a rush toward realizing the value of big data and analytics, customer information was the key to higher revenue and increased market share, and more was better. Too much customer data? There was simply […]

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Start Small To Create a Company-wide View of the Customer

I’m sure you’ve heard the ancient parable about the blind men and the elephant. It’s the story of a group of blind men who encounter an elephant for the first time. They all touch a different part of the animal, then draw different conclusions as to what they’ve experienced. In some versions of the story, […]

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