Category: Features

How to Drive Rich Customer Insight and Rapid Innovation in Turbulent Times

The global pandemic has rapidly altered the way in which customers interact with brands. In-person interactions have been largely replaced by digital, telephone, and other contactless interactions. Significantly, instead of being able to choose how to interact, these changes have...

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Innovation, Flexibility and Teamwork: 3 CX Essentials to Thrive in 2021

As a new year draws closer, now is the time to rethink, reassess, and reimagine the customer experience. Markets continue to be affected by unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, making it critical that businesses not only win back customers but generate...

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The Value of B2B Customer Experience

You want to increase your customers’ happiness? Great! But how to measure this phenomenon which seems quite difficult to grasp? How to prove the added value in your company’s revenues to make the financial benefits visible? A guide to square...

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A Story of Hope

Let’s not beat around the bush (an interesting saying!), 2020 has been a tough year and it’s not over yet. But I wanted to share my story, it may just provide some hope to those facing redundancy and/or are thinking about...

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What Christmas Shoppers are Looking for This Festive Season

With Christmas markets and Santa’s Grottos cancelled in many cities, it may seem as though traditional Christmas preparations are losing much of their sparkle and cheer this year. As a consequence, savvy retailers are looking for new ways to engage...

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The Greatest Brands are the Ones that Take ‘Onus’ of Customer Experience

Customer experience is about brands demonstrating their commitment to prioritising and anticipating the problems of the customers. They are taking the onus to provide a solution to the customers. One of the frequent problems that most customers face while purchasing...

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The Secret Behind ROI on CX: Harnessing the Power of Data

Did you know that the average organisation analyses just 2 per cent of all customer interactions and it’s mostly for random checks? It’s become common knowledge that acquiring a new customer costs 25 times more than keeping an existing one. Yet,...

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Why Workwear is Important for Remote Employees

As new lockdowns come into effect, remote working is becoming more widespread again. Offices have been instructed to close in order to manage the spread of the virus. While some workers jumped at the opportunity to go back into offices...

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Customer Service Strategy Needs to Be Ready for the Holiday Season – Here’s What Has to Change

Up until now, annual strategies for the busiest shopping period of the year have been set in stone, agreed months in advance. But in 2020, many retailers have been forced to concentrate on merely staying afloat as they grapple with...

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Money Talks or Budget Walks: Delivering a Return on CX Investment

The world has changed in 2020. In addition to COVID-19, we have seen seismic changes in the way consumers behave, and the extent to which companies and their ethics are being put under the microscope. The desire to examine, interrogate...

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Develop Digital Customer Relationships, Not Single Purchases

COVID-19 hasn’t just driven an unprecedented upsurge in web activity; it’s sparked a huge shift towards digital-first living and behaviours that look set to become permanent changes. Alongside record levels of time spent online, the year so far has seen...

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Making Change Work

The aim of every CX programme, of course, is to add value over the long term – not just following the excitement of a launch or major overhaul. It should enable organisations to gather feedback from stakeholders, to analyse and...

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Adaptive Applications are Data-Driven

One of the first things people see when they look in my reef tank is an amazing example of a Zoanthid. In other words, a coral carefully curated through years of dedicated attention. They’d see the beauty of a different...

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The Three Language Changes You Can Make to Instantly Smooth Out Your CX

Tone of voice matters. So far, so unsurprising. I’m a writer. I would say that. But what if I told you 97 percent of your UK brand and marketing colleagues agree? At Schwa, we’ve just run a big piece of research asking senior...

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5 Lessons About DX Transformation I Wish I’d Learned Sooner

I recently had the pleasure of judging the UK Digital Experience Awards, in the Analytics and Use of Data category. After the scores had been submitted, the virtual awards ceremony was over, and we’d exited Zoom, I was struck by a...

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How Championing CX Can Drive Business Success

Maintaining CX excellence poses a challenge for all organisations regardless of the size. The equation to great CX might be simple – have a superb product and the right people who to sell it and business success is guaranteed. In...

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Business Unusual: Time for Empathy, Flexibility, And Customer-First Experiences To Shine

Unprecedented? Strange? Unusual? Let’s be honest, there aren’t really the words to describe the bewildering and ever-changing face of 2020 for customer focused businesses. The customer that we all want to help and serve is changing as fast as the news...

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Using Technology to Provide Agility to Contact Agents

Contact agents’ work is often thought of as synonymous with the physical contact centre. So, when the British government announced a lockdown at the end of March and most businesses had to empty their offices, customer service was instantly disrupted. The...

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“I wouldn’t start from here, if I were you….”

A few weeks ago, I had the honour and pleasure of judging the 2020 UK Customer Experience Awards. This was my third year as a judge at this event and I was invited to chair the judging panel for the...

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Does Net Promoter Score Adequately Empower Organisations To Be Customer-centric?

Net Promoter Score is one of the most trusted and popular metrics used by brands to measure the health of their customer relationships. Businesses who experience high levels of brand advocacy have been shown to outgrow their competition by 2.5 times.  A single...

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