Customer Goals, Motivation, Pain Points and Your Requirements

requirements

Your customers have things they want to get done. They have goals and objectives. They have motivations and pain points. Your solution should help your customers meet their goals and achieve their objectives. Your solution should match their motives and be the suave to their paint points. Customers’ Goals and Objectives Customers’ goals and objectives … Read more

Website Search Engine Optimization Checklist: Boost Your Search Ranking and Increase Audience Engagement

SEO

More than 5 million Google searches happen daily according to MailChimp. Search engine optimization (SEO)—adjusting your website to boost the amount of quality traffic that comes to it—is an essential part of connecting with your audience. Search engines like Google and others use formulas, called algorithms, to determine what sites to serve up in response … Read more

Building a Loyal Brand

Brand Loyalty

“An important part of building a loyal base is knowing who is (and who should be) a part of it. Then it’s a matter of supplying those people with a great experience every single time they interact with your brand.” – Tom Klien, CMO at Mailchimp What does it take to create a brand that … Read more

Six Problem-Solving Mindsets

problem solving mindset

Great problem solvers are made, not born. That’s what McKinsey found after decades of problem solving with leaders across business, nonprofit, and policy sectors. Six mutually reinforcing approaches underly their success: Being Ever Curious A simple technique, worth employing at the beginning of problem solving, is simply to pause and ask why conditions or assumptions … Read more

LTV CAC Ratio

LTV CAC Ration

Lifetime Value (LTV), sometimes referred to as Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), is the average revenue a single customer is predicted to generate over the duration of their account. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) is the average expense of gaining a single customer. The ratio of lifetime value to customer acquisition cost helps you determine how much … Read more

Gen Z Customer Experience Tips

Generation Z, is the youngest, most ethnically-diverse, and largest generation in American history, comprising 27% of the US population. Pew Research recently defined Gen Z as anyone born after 1997. Gen Z grew up with technology, the internet, and social media, which sometimes causes them to be stereotyped as tech-addicted, anti-social, or “social justice warriors.”  Millennials currently hold the … Read more

Customer Segment Profiles and Personas: Data to Insights

According to Greg Chapman, Founder and CEO of The Pocket CMO, ‘customer segmentation provides a comprehensive understanding of your current and potential consumers that produces a variety of rich data including identifying the financially-optimal targets for your brand.’ Greg shares that: “Profiles are built from data. Personas are built from insights. You don’t market to … Read more

Fail Fast, Succeed Faster

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft “Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.” … Read more

Better is Unsustainable, Unique is Unstoppable

“Better is unsustainable, unique is unstoppable” – Denise Lee Yohn, author of Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies. Lots of people talk about getting better at something – but better is not sustainable – and there is always someone who will figure out how to do something even better. As … Read more

Test Your Riskiest Assumptions First

How do you know you’re making the right bets with your ideas? Which bets do your ideas hinge on? These are our riskiest assumptions. They need to be tested before you spend your valuable time and money. With the ‘problem’ in mind, map out the customer journey to identify the riskiest assumption. Armed with a … Read more

It’s Really a Riskiest Assumption Test, Not a Minimal Viable Product

“There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a product. It’s a way of testing whether you’ve found a problem worth solving. A way to reduce risk and quickly test your biggest assumption. Instead of building an MVP identify your Riskiest Assumption and Test it.” – Rik Higham, … Read more

UX Design Creating Transparency and Trust for Machine Learning

How we make machine learning transparent to our customers is one of the great design challenges of our time—and a very necessary one. Machine learning refers to different kinds of algorithms that learn from inputs like human interaction or data and create evolving feedback over time from that input. It can use preexisting data to … Read more