Why Understanding Your Archetype is Crucial for Customer Experience

Understanding your archetype is the first step in engineering cohesive and positively memorable customer experiences. Because we are hard-wired to group common characters together it’s important to clearly understand which customer experiences make sense for your brand personality and which ones – despite being ‘on-trend’ – you should stay clear of. Customer Experience is not…

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Discover Your Secret Customer Experience Compass

One of the biggest issues I see in customer experience today is a mismatch between the brand and the experience. However, by using a customer experience compass (metaphorically) can help inform which experiences you should invest in and which ones you should leave alone.   Since psychology is all about understanding how people behave, feel…

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Using Psychology to Simplify Your Customer Experience

Let’s face it; using the term “customer experience” can be like opening up a can of worms in retail. For some, it’s simple – for others, it’s incredibly complicated. Since psychology is all about understanding how people behave, feel and think, it’s a great place to turn when delivering the best experience for our beloved…

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Bricks are Back; 4 Trends Award Winning Retailers Are Using

Bricks are back, baby!  These award-winning retailers are using their physical storefronts to not only enamour and engage customers but to connect with their customer community in profound and experiential ways.   Global Experience Study Recently, the Freeman Global Brand Experience Study found that if data is the fuel that powers the marketing mix, then experience and…

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How to Create Magic Moments In-Store

Customer experience and journey mapping are all the rage at the moment. But how do we go about creating magic moments for customers in-store?   In my experience, the real force multiplier for brick and mortar stores comes from tapping into our own emotional and human needs – or what I like to refer to as…

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Using Experiential Retail to Boost Customer Engagement, Sales and Foot Traffic

Generally, the term ‘experiential retail’ refers to a store in which ‘stuff’ happens in addition to selling, and shoppers do things besides just buying.   In a previous post, I explained it as, “an experience given freely by a retailer to create some type of value for their customer. It may be educational, technological, emotional,…

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3 Strategies to Cash in on the Year of the Pig and Experiential Retailing

It’s true, 2019 is officially the year of the pig. Known for their chubby cheeks, pigs are the symbol of wealth in Chinese culture.   Perhaps it’s not a coincidence then, that Chinese Zodiac identifies pigs not as wasteful spenders, but rather enjoyer’s of life. They especially love entertainment and experiences, which is fitting for…

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3 Mistakes Retailers Make in Marketing and How to Fix Them

Recently while delivering a retail workshop I was approached with concerns around what retailers should be focusing on – marketing wise.   After helping her, it made me think about how much our customers have changed both sociologically and psychologically. And how little we’ve adapted our messaging to reach them.   Sure we have lots of…

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