Monthly Archives: September 2015

Should I be worried about a robot taking my job?

As I have blogged about before, it is a common misconception that robots will suddenly replace humans in their roles at work – at least in most jobs. As things stand, I am not personally feeling any real threat that … Continue reading

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Can retail banking customers have it all?

As previously explored in my blogs customers like to take the path of least resistance which has resulted in a surge towards online banking and more recently banking through a smartphone App. A recent report from consultancy McKinsey has suggested … Continue reading

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Be Brave And Consider How You Can Create A Future-Proof Company

The business journal Forbes recently featured an article by Shawn Price, the cloud technology head of technology company Oracle, where he states: “Going forward, I believe 85% of brand differentiation will be based on customer experience. In today’s world, where … Continue reading

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Service is the future for shopping centres

This post is by Liz Parry, Strategic Account Director at Teleperformance UK. Customer service has long been seen as an important focus for retailers, but never before has the complete customer experience figured so strategically in their vision for the … Continue reading

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Why Create Content When You Can Buy It?

One news story after another keeps on reinforcing that the landscape for telcos in the UK has shifted dramatically from offering the best deal on a phone line, to an Internet connection, to the best shows and content. As I … Continue reading

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A Twenty-Year-Old Lesson In Customers By Bill Gates

1995 was a big year for Microsoft. The launch of Windows 95 cemented their dominance of the PC market and this has only been challenged fairly recently with the surge in popularity of open source alternatives – and the resurgence … Continue reading

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Making it difficult for the customer is making it difficult for your business

In the last Blog I wrote ‘Why being easy isn’t a bad thing’ I explored five principles for making you an easy organisation to interact with and thus retain customer advocacy and loyalty. I felt compelled to re-visit the first one … Continue reading

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