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100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience: Book Review

Usually Customer Experience business books come out of the experience of a single person, and often also a single company, which has had a reputation for generating good CX results. This month, we've been reading a book on Customer Experience…
10 things to improve your service desk
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10 things you can do this week to improve your Service Desk Experience

How much do you know about the service desk experience your customers receive? How much time do you put in to making sure it's the best it can be? It can be hard to know where to start to tackle such a mammoth task, so we've broken it down into…
Fanocracy Book Review
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Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers: Book Review

David Meerman Scott's New Rules of Marketing and PR is one of the books I often associate with the start up phase of Customer Thermometer. Meerman Scott's insights into content marketing and the concept of generating great content to bring…
Creating a Product Market Fit Survey
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Creating a Product Market Fit Survey

Rahul Vohra's talk about how to create a product market fit survey for the Business of Software conference was one of the standout speeches of recent years (against some very strong competition). Rahul is the CEO of the email productivity…
Customer Thermometer The Ultimate Question Fred Reichheld
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The Ultimate Question 2.0: NPS Book Review

Fred Reichheld published The Ultimate Question in 2006, at a time when thought-leaders started investigating the impact of customer service on a company's success and profitability. Telephone complaints lines and long-form surveys had been the…
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How to Sustain Customer Loyalty

You've worked hard to build a valuable, loyal customer base, and you don’t want to lose them - churn is never good. But sustaining loyalty and driving customer retention is not as easy as just providing good service. If you want to know how…
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5 Customer Experience Trends for 2020

We are at a pivotal moment for customer experience, with the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and a very clear shift in relations between customer and company making it harder than ever to stay up to date with ever-evolving customer expectations. Customer…
blue ocean shift book review
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Blue Ocean Shift: Book Review

When Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne came out in 2004 it was a seismic book. The thrust of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) is that companies must create and drive up elements of remarkable customer experience to be different…
Punk CX book review Adrian Swinscoe CT
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Punk CX: Book Review

Adrian Swinscoe writes on customer experience and customer service for publications like Forbes and the BBC. Punk CX is his second book covering the topic of CX. We've all read books where the author has hit upon a good business idea and…
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Focus on Customer Success to Thrive

Customer success has evolved enormously, especially over recent years. While the theory and practices associated with customer success have their roots in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arena, businesses and organisations that are not involved…
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20 Great Customer Experience Quotes

There are many good customer experience quotes around due to it being a key topic of discussion for a while now, and for good reason. We know that good customer service is more important than ever, with businesses who don't prioritize it not…
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How Customer Success Drives Retention

Retaining your existing customers is extremely valuable. Not least because the cost of acquiring a new customer has been determined to be five times as much as it costs to hang on to an existing customer. Selling to your existing customers has…