What Great Brands Do: An Interview with Denise Lee Yohn

Blending a fresh perspective, twenty-five years of experience working with world-class brands including Sony and Frito-Lay, and a talent for inspiring audiences, Denise Lee Yohn is a leading authority on building and positioning exceptional brands.  Denise is the author of the new book What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles That Separate the Best … Read more

Staging an Experience: Orchestrating Memories from Pine and Gilmore

Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore published Welcome to the Experience Economy for the Harvard Business Review in July of 1998 followed by the book, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage, in April of 1999 with an updated edition in 2011. Pine and Gilmore provide us with the first … Read more

Finally, a body of knowledge guide for Product Management and Marketing!

The Standard for Product Management and Marketing is Here! The Guide to the Product Management and Marketing Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK) is a comprehensive, easy to read standard for product management profession. The ProdBOK is an industry-wide effort to standardize the practice of product management sponsored by the Association of International Product Management and Marketing (AIPMM). … Read more

Great Customer Experience Should Not be a Public Relations Ploy

Though it is for many companies… This week Jack Cummings shared with us: “I recently had the unhappy experience of calling ATT internet support 8-9 times over a couple of months trying to get my ATT DSL fixed. Unfailingly each different, and they were always different, person to whom I spoke was polite and somewhere … Read more

Commit to the Customer – not the Technology

One of our greatest challenges in designing the best experiences for our customers is not letting the technology limitation determine the customer experience. When organizations commit to the technology instead of committing to the customers – everyone loses. In this age of the experience economy, this can mean the end for organizations that do not … Read more

Outside In

Determining, developing and delivering your customer experience is an Outside-in process. Too many companies make the mistake of thinking that they know what is best for their customers. Oftentimes they may think that by asking their customers for input  they will no longer be perceived as being the expert. As the experience leaders know, these … Read more

Companies are increasing their Focus on Customer Experience

“Companies are increasing their focus on customer experience (CX) as they discover its link to loyalty and overall business results. This growing discipline around CX management is creating different stages of evolution. We’ve passed through the initial phases of CX Intrigue and CX Exuberance and have entered into the era of CX Professionalism. As firms … Read more

Customer Experience is Critical to the Long Term Success of Business Today

“Creating an exceptional customer experience is critical to the long term success of business today. The Customer Experience Revolution contains a treasure trove of vignettes highlighting companies that really understand what it takes to improve customer relationships via a stellar experience. Gems and nuggets abound for the savvy business that wants to focus on their … Read more

A Superior Customer Experience beats the Vortex of Commoditization

“Across industries we’re approaching the ‘Vortex,’ a feature horizon whereby winning customers and growing business is no longer a function of new features but something else entirely. Filled with accessible and thought-provoking examples, The Customer Experience Revolution demonstrates how organizations both large and small must engage with their customers to prevent commoditization and sustain a … Read more

The Secret to Success to Creating an Excellent Customer Experience

Whitney Quesenbery, author of Storytelling for User Experience and Global UX, says about The Customer Experience Revolution:  “Van Tyne and Bean explore case studies of some of today’s most successful companies. As they look at their business, marketing and product design, it becomes clear that the secret to success is to put the entire organization … Read more

The Next Generation of Customer Experience Leaders

“This is the best business book in years! Bean and Van Tyne do a brilliant job of analyzing what winners do to create a world-class customer experience. They spell out the winning steps so you can implement them in your business. If you want to increase sales and customer satisfaction and, at the same time, … Read more

Customer Experience, Brand and that Emotional Connection

“Where does your brand begin and end? Where does your marketing stop and delivering online start? With cloud computing, online purchases, SAAS use, and live support in social forums, can you even define where your product experience begins and ends? These days you cannot and should not even try. Successful companies have prospered in response … Read more