Stories from the edge of innovation How would you feel if I said it’s possible to generate a significant increase in sales during a six-week period, using advanced analytics? This was achieved by a leading European broadcaster – and there’s no reason why you can’t transform your business success similarly.
One interesting outcome of regulatory reform in health care is seeing the use of the word "customer" filter into the dialogue in the industry. The context for that development in the United States’ health care industry is upheaval not seen in any sector of the economy since the government-mandated breakup
Maybe you’re like me – you work with (or within) a lot of large companies with big marketing departments. Everyone is crazy for “customer intimacy,” but what exactly does that mean? As much as I preach about knowing and understanding your customer – they end up as an aggregate: a
As marketers, many of us work in siloed organizations. Some companies organize around products, other companies organize around functions, and still others around geographies (and even some can make silos out of all of those areas together!). The organizational structures, processes and systems supporting these silos keep us from seeing
It’s very telling that every Walmart greeter has an inviting phrase emblazoned across the back: “How may I help you?” That simple question and the presence of the greeters in the stores speaks eloquently to the customer-centricity of Walmart, which has been instilled in their organizational culture from the very
The digital world we live in gives marketers the opportunity to capture, record, measure, analyze and report just about anything nowadays - and we do it! Clicks, conversions, likes, attrition, business drivers, value destroyers - you name it and it's all fair game. Therein lies the rub - it's all fair game, and that's what's putting
The idea of customer centricity in marketing is as "old as dirt" - it's probably been around as long as people have been interested in buying or selling things to each other. So why are we still talking about it, and why is it so seemingly elusive for some organizations? The