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Is the Golden Rule Part of Your Customer Experience Strategy?

George Jacob

by George Jacob on May 12, 2016

Maybe it’s an attentional bias on my part, but I've noticed a trend of insulting restaurant workers in the news. I’m talking about this type of report from The Washington Post, in which servers leave grammatically inept insults like “im a plad a------” on receipts.

Suffice it to say, insult-laden receipts aren’t among our customer experience best practices.

Sometimes customer experience strategy can be simple. Sometimes it’s as easy as being nice.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Service Satisfaction, Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Experience Management Solutions, Customer Centricity, Customer Experience Improvement

Not All Data is Important for Your Customer Experience Improvement

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Apr 29, 2016

In the arms race for customer intelligence and customer experience improvement, you may find yourself compelled to blindly collect data. It may go something like this:

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Feedback Management, Customer Feedback, Customer Experience Strategy, Voice of the Customer, Customer Centricity, Customer Experience Improvement

Customer Experience Best Practices: Thoughts on Mobile Design

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Apr 15, 2016

My wife and I recently had a baby, and as a new parent, my smartphone quick-draw has gotten snappier. You see, things come up while you’re holding a newborn—things that must be Googled, ordered, photographed. And time (as they say) is of the essence.

In these past weeks, I’ve been able to confirm my suspicion about a lot of mobile customer experiences.

Which is this: They’re irritating.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Feedback Management, Customer Retention, Customer Feedback, Customer Experience Strategy, Voice of the Customer, Customer Experience Improvement

An Inside Look at the Customer Experience Strategy of Mercedes-Benz

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Mar 22, 2016

Joseph A. Michelli’s recent book, Driven to Delight, is centered on the customer-centric transformation and ongoing customer experience strategy at Mercedes-Benz USA. After reading the book, I had a few questions about some of the content and strategies Joseph covered.

And here’s what resulted from the exchange.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Service Satisfaction, Customer Experience Strategy, Sales Pipeline Management, Customer Experience Management Solutions, Customer Centricity, Customer Experience Improvement

3 Reasons Why Customer Experience Management Solutions Are So Powerful

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Mar 14, 2016

The other night, I tried to explain to my wife how the turbochargers in my car work. About two minutes in, her eyes were glazed over so much it looked like she had cataracts.

Which brings me to my point: Some things can seem complicated.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Feedback Management, Customer Experience Management Software, Customer Feedback, Customer Experience Strategy, Voice of the Customer, Customer Experience Management Solutions, Customer Centricity, Customer Experience Improvement

How to Improve the Customer Experience: Closing the Loop on Feedback

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Feb 15, 2016

Improvement is a relative concept. To improve, a thing must be measurably better than it once was. For example, this morning, I felt fatigued. And a coffee (or seven) improved my energy level so much I can now bench press a Honda Odyssey.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Feedback Management, Customer Experience Management Software, Customer Feedback, Customer Experience Strategy, Voice of the Customer, Customer Experience Management Solutions, Customer Experience Improvement

How to Best Use Customer Feedback: 3 Ways to Act on Big Data

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Jan 28, 2016

For all its promise, and all its hype, big data has always had one inherent problem. You see, big data is... well, big. And when you're facing something big, you may find it overwhelming. And when you find something overwhelming, you may find yourself in the fetal position.

But let’s get you off that cold linoleum floor and discuss how to best use customer feedback. Here are three best practices to help you turn big data into action.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Feedback Management, Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Experience Improvement

3 Thoughts on Improving Online Banking Customer Experience

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Jan 13, 2016

The vast majority of my banking customer experiences happen outside of a bank. And if I think about it, I would find it rather disconcerting if I found myself in a bank.

Why am I here? I would think.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Voice of the Prospect, Customer Experience Management Software, Voice of the Customer, Banking Customer Experience

Choose a Measurement to Improve Customer Experience

George Jacob

by George Jacob on Jan 6, 2016

It’s a new year, a time when many start to consider future goals. Time to lose weight. Ditch cable TV. Meditate.

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Topics: Customer Experience, Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Centricity, Customer Experience Improvement

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