employee engagement customer experience

It seems obvious:  employee engagement drives customer engagement.  If you treat your employees well, they’re more likely to create great customer experiences.  But while this truth may be obvious, how to achieve it may not be.  How do you engage your employees?  What does excellent employee engagement look like?  I found a lot of helpful […]

Source: Forrester Research, Inc. 2015

Companies like Airbnb and Uber seem to have less control over customer experience and seem to be managing multiple stakeholders whose interests are sometimes at odds. How does that impact the way you design customer experience? This question was posed to Dom Goodrum, VP of Design and Employee Experience at Percolate, a marketing software firm, […]

jeffery sears

Here’s an interview with Jeffery Sears, CEO at PIRCH, a premium retailer of appliances, plumbing, and home fixtures. I spoke with Jeffery during the research for my new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do, and in the book I highlighted the brand for sweating the small stuff because of PIRCH’s devotion to […]

What do Mitch Joel, Mark Di Somma, Adam Toporek, Jeannie Walters, Mike Wittenstein, and yours truly have to say about customer experience and brand-building?  Check out this slideshare of quotes, Great Brands Create Extraordinary Experiences. These nuggets of wisdom are culled from a series of interviews I had with business thought-leaders about my new book, Extraordinary Experiences: […]

How do you develop customer relationships that are strong and sustaining?  How do you connect with people in meaningful, valuable ways?  My new video in the series, Denise Lee Yohn Answers Your Brand-Building Questions, tackles this topic — take a look: Brand Expert Denise Lee Yohn on How to Develop Strong Customer Relationships from Denise […]

Pages from DLYohn ChangeThis Its the Experience Stupid Manifesto

“Those businesses that relegate themselves to the diminishing world of goods and services will be rendered irrelevant. To avoid this fate, you must learn to stage a rich, compelling experience.” These words were written over 18 years ago by Joe Pine and James Gilmore in their book The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre and Every Business a […]

customer experience as the sum of all interactions a customer has with a company

Customer experience is one of those terms that mean different things to different people.  Like “brand,” “marketing,” and “customer centricity,” the understanding and practice of customer experience varies greatly depending on who you ask. What is customer experience?   Customer Experience Definition I define it as the sum of all interactions a customer has with […]

Eureka! is a chain of polished casual restaurants that claims to deliver a value driven experience defined as “eatertainment.”  Check out this video audit and analysis of the brand experience to see if it delivers on that claim. Brand Experience Brief: Eureka! from Denise Lee Yohn on Vimeo. Other Brand Experience Briefs (video audits and […]

denise lee yohn on cnbc on starbucks race togehter

In Case You Missed It — Here’s a round-up of my most popular content from this month, March 2015: CNBC Closing Bell interview: Starbucks’ ‘Race Together’ Campaign Goes Cold — Bill Griffith interviews me.           Forbes column: What You Can Learn About Customer Experience From Sharing Economy Companies — Easy, effective, and emotionally engaging experiences seem indigenous […]