One of the many challenges facing many CX professionals — much like their counterparts in marketing, sales or other parts of a brand — is simply keeping on top of everything they could be reading.
I’m going to try and help by regularly curating the best writing on customer experience management (CXM) I come across online, and looking for actionable ideas you can apply on the job. Here’s a few to get started.
On CustomerThink, Samson Lee argues that most customer transformations are impossible, unaffordable, or both. He offers an approach dubbed “Pragmatic CX” that’s essentially based on focusing on customer success, delivering a brand promise and driving repeat customers.
On Forbes, Black Morgan does a roundup of would-be industry disruptors across markets like transportation, e-commerce and even journalism to see what they’re doing that’s working. Many of the 10 examples are based upon gathering all the right data first and building a CX strategy around it, which is common sense but often missed, even by bigger firms.
At a time when “influencer” has almost become a dirty word among marketers and ad agencies, meanwhile, I was intrigued by this Business2Community post on the idea of a CX influencer — someone with enough experience and insights that they could help shape the experiences a particular brand offers.
Shane Schick tells stories that help people innovate, and to manage the change innovation brings. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Marketing magazine and has also been Vice-President, Content & Community (Editor-in-Chief), at IT World Canada, a technology columnist with the Globe and Mail and Yahoo Canada and is the founding editor of ITBusiness.ca. Shane has been recognized for journalistic excellence by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.