Yep, you read that right.  Great brands actually avoid selling products.  Great brands know that people make purchase decisions based on how products make them feel or the identities products help them experience or express — so they seek to create emotional connections with people and use product features as mere support for that emotional […]

(The following is the first in a two-part blog-exchange I’m doing with Annette Franz Gleinicki, a customer experience expert focused on improving customer and employee experiences.  I follow Annette on Twitter and have learned so much from her writings.  Because we have similar perspectives on customer experience, we decided share with our readers each others’ thoughts on […]

There are about several blogs about brands and businesses that I make a point to read regularly.  Here are some of my favorite posts from 2012: Blogposts Worth Reading (12.12 Edition) by Denise Lee Yohn from Denise Lee Yohn, Inc. Thanks to the writers of these and many other pieces that have inspired, provoked, tickled, […]

Unlike a Thanksgiving dinner, this buffet isn’t going to weigh you down or put you to sleep.  It’s a sampling of my best bits of content  this past month.  Check out: what great brands do — a recap by Annette Franz Gleneicki of the talk I gave at the SoCal Customer Experience Professionals Association event why windows 8? — a […]