Perfecting the brand promise in the location
Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by Steve Raher
I had the good fortune to once again contribute some of my thoughts to Customer Experience Magazine in a short article.
In the article I describe how all brands strive for the same goal: to deliver great moments to customers through a compelling brand promise. These moments can become the lasting memories that drive loyalty and brand advocacy.
To do this first requires that brands have a deep understanding of the journey that customers take when interacting with a brand.
One key component of that customer journey, and where the most critical moments typically occur, is inside the walls of a brand’s locations. Whether a retailer, or a local pub or restaurant, it is within these locations where brands must tell a consistent and compelling brand story.
Customer feedback programmes have been used for many years as a mechanism to ensure operational efficiency in delivering on brand promises. However, in many cases results have hit a standstill. One of the primary reasons for this is how feedback programmes have evolved into an exercise of complex data analysis with a focus on reporting and viewing data, rather than driving actions and new behaviours with front line staff.
In the article I go on to discuss how a great customer experience programme can evolve to get back to its original objective of creating great experiences. I encourage you to read the remainder of the article here.
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