Products and services are turning into commodities at an exponential rate. One of the few remaining differentiators today's businesses can use as a competitive weapon is the experience they (knowingly and unknowingly) offer to their customers.
The value customers attach to products and services is determined by the experience across the whole of the customer decision journey.
Whether you like it or not, all customer interactions engender an experience. Managing these experiences in a methodological and disciplined fashion has become imperative in today's business world. It is the single largest opportunity for creating and capturing value.
From our collaborations with clients across a range of industries, from retail to B2B engineering, we have distilled a methodology for the sustainable management of customer experience.
Based on touchpoint and customer journey analysis, and infusing interactions with brand identity, we help you design for desired customer experiences and monitor the effectiveness of interactions.
You'll find more information on our methodology and how to apply it in our whitepaper "Customer Experience Design: a framework for a new marketing discipline".
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Most companies define themselves by the products or services they deliver. But to survive in an ever-changing world, companies must think first as a customer. Companies must let their customers, not their products, shape who they are and what they do.