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It Was A Good Week For User Agreements

April 12, 2018 by Kerry Bodine

It Was A Good Week For User Agreements

If you’re like me, you watched (or at least followed the news coverage of) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress this week. After all, privacy is an issue that customer experience champions should always have top of mind. But there was one moment in the hearings that particularly struck me: Republican Senator John Kennedy’s (Read More...)

AT&T Nails SMS

March 22, 2018 by Kerry Bodine

AT&T Nails SMS

As I was turning on my phone after touchdown in Toronto a few days ago, I realized that I hadn’t set up an international mobile plan for my trip. Ugh. I was in the process of making a mental reminder to log onto AT&T’s website once I got to my hotel room when I got (Read More...)

How To Scale Service Design: Delivery

March 12, 2018 by Kerry Bodine

How To Scale Service Design: Delivery

This is the fourth post in a series about how to scale service design, based on my closing remarks at the 2017 Service Design Global Conference in Madrid. The first three posts focused on technology, the ubiquity of contexts in which practitioners are now applying service design, and the discipline’s need for coaching. This final post will (Read More...)

Our Top 10 Customer Experience Posts of 2017

January 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. (And just in case you’re wondering, that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Kerry Bodine & Co.) As part of that effort, I recently took a look back at our (Read More...)

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How To Scale Service Design: Ubiquity

November 30, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

How To Scale Service Design: Ubiquity

Last week I published the first in a series of four posts on how to scale service design, based on my closing remarks at this year’s Service Design Global Conference in Madrid. The focus of that first post was technology. In today’s post, the second in the series, I’ll talk about ubiquity. “Ubiquity” can mean a lot (Read More...)

How To Scale Service Design: Technology

November 22, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

How To Scale Service Design: Technology

Several weeks ago, I had the honor of delivering the closing remarks at this year’s Service Design Global Conference in Madrid. The theme of the conference this year was “Service Design at Scale”—and over the course of the three days in Madrid, I was inspired by the conference presentations, projects from the Service Design Award (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...)

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...)

Journey Mapping Q&A: Customer Recruiting

June 6, 2017 by Amelia Sizemore

Journey Mapping Q&A: Customer Recruiting

We learn something new every time we facilitate a workshop with customers. Often our new learning is about the challenges of customer recruiting—and ways to overcome them. For example, to ensure that customers at a recent workshop showed up on time, we told participants that everybody who arrived 15 minutes early would have their name (Read More...)

WEBINAR: Elevating Service for the Connected Customer

February 2, 2017 by Kerry Bodine

WEBINAR: Elevating Service for the Connected Customer

Salesforce Research’s Second Annual State of Service study surveyed over 2,600 global service professionals to understand what trends are driving the future of customer service, and what practices set high-performing teams apart from the rest. Join me, Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, and Peter Gaylord, Senior Director of Salesforce Research, for an interactive presentation as (Read More...)

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