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Journey Mapping Workshops In Chicago This November

October 15, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Journey Mapping Workshops In Chicago This November

Want to learn more about journey mapping? We have two opportunities this coming November for you to join us for a hands-on workshop in downtown Chicago. If you’re got 2 hours… Join us at CMSWire’s DX summit on November 13. In our two-hour mini workshop, we’ll go over the essential features of journey maps and (Read More...)

$50 CX Day Discount For Our November Journey Mapping Workshop!

October 3, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

$50 CX Day Discount For Our November Journey Mapping Workshop!

Happy Customer Experience Day! I hope you and your colleagues are joining one of the many CX Day celebrations around the world. To celebrate today’s global focus on customers, we’re offering a $50 discount on our next customer journey mapping workshop, November 15 & 16 in Chicago. Combined with our early bird registration, you’ll save $150 in (Read More...)

Why You Need To Measure Journeys—Not Just Touchpoints

October 2, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Why You Need To Measure Journeys—Not Just Touchpoints

The concept of customer journeys isn’t new to the customer experience world. Yet it’s taken some time for organizations to evolve from simply creating journey maps to actively using the journey as a framework for how they do business. One of the most exciting developments of the past few years is the recognition, in the (Read More...)

Why Should You Care About Customer Experience?

September 30, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Why Should You Care About Customer Experience?

A couple of months back, I wrote a post called You Must Invest In Customer Experience. In it, I detailed research by the American Customer Satisfaction Index that shows that an investment portfolio that takes long bets on CX leaders and shorts CX laggards outperforms the S&P 500 by nearly a factor of five. That (Read More...)

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Marketing Through Valuable Experiences

September 27, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Marketing Through Valuable Experiences

I first read Gilmore & Pine’s The Experience Is the Marketing on a cross-country flight sometime around the year 2007. Their article was already several years old at that point, but their ideas made me want to jump out of my seat with joyful cheers: “To be clear, we’re not talking about ‘experiential marketing’ — (Read More...)

To Facilitate Your Best, Prepare For The Worst

September 5, 2017 by Amelia Sizemore

To Facilitate Your Best, Prepare For The Worst

I have abysmal travel luck. I routinely end up on a flight that’s delayed because of a malfunctioning toilet or that has to make an emergency landing because of an overheating engine. I’m a magnet for flat tires, stranded ferry boats, minor medical emergencies, and tragic travel miscommunications. I might be an omen of travel (Read More...)

You Must Invest In Customer Experience

July 31, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

You Must Invest In Customer Experience

Back in May 2014, I wrote a post titled The Connection Between Customer Satisfaction & Stock Price. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) had recently made headlines, along with a 13-year financial analysis of the publicly traded companies in the index. Here’s the gist of my post: The ACSI had created a stock portfolio comprising (Read More...)

Why Journey Maps?

July 30, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Why Journey Maps?

Journey maps have become one of the most popular tools for understanding and improving customer experiences. (Case in point: more than 1,000 people have downloaded our free journey mapping template since the beginning of this year.) But why are journey maps so popular? And why should you invest in developing them? Let’s start with the (Read More...)

How “T-Rex Arms” Help Uncover Rich Customer Insights

July 11, 2017 by Amelia Sizemore

How “T-Rex Arms” Help Uncover Rich Customer Insights

Half an hour after the first round of introductions and ice breakers, our customer journey mapping workshop was in full swing. The five customers in my group were in the midst of a warm-up activity we often use to precede journey mapping proper—brainstorming and prioritizing the ways in which they interact with an organization, in (Read More...)

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