CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AUDIT (CX AUDIT) #1: What is it and why is it important?

This is the first of two articles about the customer experience audit (CX audit). At first, I’ll focus on what a CX audit is, why it’s important and when you should consider conducting one. The second blog will give a step-by-step guide to conducting a customer experience audit. What is a Customer Experience Audit (CX […]

7 Actions for SMEs in Developing a Winning Customer Strategy

An effective and winning customer strategy will cut across the traditional, functional silos of most companies. It will form a central part of the marketing, sales, customer service and CRM functions, plus any others that come into direct contact with the most important people in any business, the customers. In developing a customer strategy, you’ll […]

An explosion in customer engagement through social media need not cause a headache

As customer engagement through social media becomes the norm in customer service, logistical issues of handling volumes of conversations can become a challenge. This is especially true if it builds quickly. The immediacy of social media and the customer service expectations of many markets create a demand for ‘instant response’ as the required standard of customer engagement. […]

Plain on the tin, complex underneath

Recruited as Head of Sales & Marketing at clinical decision support software developer, Plain Healthcare in 2005. Promoted to Board after less than 2 years. Left when business sold to Advanced Health and Care at the end of 2013. Clinical decision support content at heart of products was NICE-accredited and contained over 1 million words. […]