Author Archives: Matt Sims

Exploring the 2016 UK Customer Satisfaction Index

The UK Institute of Customer Service recently released the January 2016 UK Customer Satisfaction Index. This research is updated twice a year and explores the level and quality of customer service in the UK across various industry sectors, including both … Continue reading

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WEF 2016: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Later this week the World Economic Forum will meet at Davos in Switzerland for their annual gathering where business leaders and thinkers get together to consider the future – of business and society in general. The theme this year is … Continue reading

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Hacking the Customer Experience

Hackathons have been around for over a decade in the tech industry, possibly longer if different terms are used. Basically, a group of techies get together and spend a period of time focused on fixing a single problem or creating … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead To The Customer Experience in 2016

So we are now just a couple of weeks from the New Year and so much has changed this year. It never fails to surprise me just how quickly customer expectations of service can develop. As each New Year begins … Continue reading

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Banksy’s Dismal View on Customer Service

This week saw the closure of British street artist Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition at Weston-super-Mare in the southwest of England. Banksy parodied the DisneyWorld theme parks with his vision of a miserable theme park filled with art from over 50 collaborators. … 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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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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