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Our Top 10 Customer Experience Posts of 2017

Jan. 28, 2018 by Kerry Bodine

Our Top 10 Customer Experience Posts of 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year, which is always the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and make grand plans for the future. As part of that effort, I recently took a look back at our most popular posts of 2017—and I wanted to share them with you here. I hope they inspire (Read More...)

Q&A From Our Webinar With J.D.Power

Nov. 15, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Q&A From Our Webinar With J.D.Power

Yesterday I co-hosted a journey mapping webinar with our partner J.D.Power. We got a ton of great questions from the attendees, but didn’t have time to answer them all on the call. But good news: I’ve answered them all here! You’ll find them grouped them into four categories: general questions, how to get started, types (Read More...)

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Why Do You Need Journey Maps?

Jul. 30, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Why Do You Need 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...)

Feeling Overwhelmed By Journey Mapping? You’re Not Alone

Jul. 10, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Feeling Overwhelmed By Journey Mapping? You’re Not Alone

Whenever we conduct one of our open enrollment journey mapping workshops, we start by asking attendees to list three words that describe their current feelings toward journey mapping. As you can see above, the top two responses are curious and excited. But overwhelmed is a close third. Take a look at the smaller text, and (Read More...)

Hypothesis Journey Maps: Necessary AND Dangerous

Jun. 19, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Hypothesis Journey Maps: Necessary AND Dangerous

I recently received this question from a reader in the UK: Which is more effective, creating journey maps based on actual customer stories or creating journey maps based on stories created (imagined) by employees? That’s a great question. But it’s actually not a matter of which one is more effective. In fact, both types of (Read More...)

How To Choose A Persona For Your Journey Map

Jun. 14, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

How To Choose A Persona For Your Journey Map

In a recent post, I tackled the common question of which journey(s) an organization should map. But equally important is the question of which persona should be associated with that map. Before I go any further, let me make this point clear: EVERY JOURNEY MAP NEEDS AN ASSOCIATED PERSONA. Why is this? Quite simply, different (Read More...)

How To Map Long, Amorphous Journeys

Jun. 5, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

How To Map Long, Amorphous Journeys

In my last post, I mentioned that some of my early journey mapping clients were investment firms that wanted to map journeys like “saving for retirement” or “building financial wealth.” These journeys were of obvious importance to my clients: By understanding customers’ mindsets and needs along the way, they could help them save more and (Read More...)

Which Customer Journeys Should You Map?

Jun. 1, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

Which Customer Journeys Should You Map?

Where should you start your journey mapping efforts? If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many aspiring journey mappers feel overwhelmed because they believe that they need to map every single interaction that their customers could possibly have with their organization—a daunting task, indeed! I can’t say you should never map the full (Read More...)

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