Tag "cx"

The Restructuring of Retail

It seems like every day we hear of a new store closing or a retailer shifting their focus to e-commerce. For all the talk about the “retail apocalypse”, brick-and-mortar isn’t dead. It’s simply being restructured to meet the needs of modern customers and offer safe, convenient, and memorable experiences. A record 9,300 stores closed in... more

Enough of Next Best Action—Do You Know What the Next Worst Action is for Your Customer?

“Defense wins championships.”  This old sports adage is true, no matter what sport you follow. I follow soccer and basketball, and it definitely applies to both sports. In fact, my hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, recently won a championship because of good defense. And this year in soccer (like many others), coaches will be... more

Become CX Obsessed in 5 Easy Steps

Lessons learned from Informatica’s 2nd Annual CX VIP Summit Do you wake up thinking about your customers? Are you obsessed with Customer Experience (CX)? Every time a customer engages with your brand—be it at a retail store, check-in counter at a hotel, registration desk at a hospital, online via your website or mobile device—they are... more

12 Steps to Digital Transformation

Guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author of the recently published “The Customer of the Future,” outlines twelve things that companies must do to create great customer experiences. Digital transformation is all about using technology to solve traditional problems. When done correctly, it allows companies to provide unprecedented value to customers and continually evaluate... more

4 Innovative PxM Best Practices from Smart Brands and Retailers

In a recent Product Experience Management (PxM) blog, I discussed how PxM relates to Product Information Management (PIM) and Master Data Management (MDM), and how it can drive success in digital marketing and ecommerce. In this blog, I will share some innovative best practices from smart brands that use PxM for increased customer engagement, loyalty,... more

20 Eye-Opening Statistics About Customer Experience

No industry is immune to digital transformation or competitive disruption, and every business is on the hook to deliver brilliant customer experiences (CX) to every customer, at every touchpoint. Businesses are integrating digital and personalization into their culture, processes, technologies, and customer-facing experiences. That’s because consumers (B2C) and business buyers (B2B) alike want to find... more

Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Make a Big Impact

Digital has disrupted every corner of business. Demands for always-on and self-service stretch beyond consumers and include business-to-business (B2B) companies as well. This is because the consumers who have grown accustomed to the ease of digital interactions are the same individuals making business purchasing decisions. Whether at home or at the office, individuals want to... more

12 Customer Experience Success Stories Worth Mimicking

According to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience. And 73% of buyers point to customer experience as an important factor in purchasing decisions.  In order to understand today’s and tomorrow’s customers, organizations need to know what customers demand and need. Delivering on those demands,... more

Using AI for Outcome-Based Customer Experience

Getting from customer satisfaction to winning customers’ hearts and minds. Garbage in… garbage out. As 2020 approaches, the old adage has resurfaced, thanks in large part to four trends that are morphing from talking point into reality: Higher customer expectations Selecting experiences over price and product Explosion of data Increased use of machine learning and... more