In the two years that have passed since I released my e-book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do, the retail customer experience has gotten even more important — and more competitive.  The “Amazon effect” has raised everyone’s expectations about how convenient shopping should be.  And nearly all companies now expect to compete […]

In preparing for a talk to a group of customer contact center managers, I’ve come to the conclusion that customer service ain’t what it used to be.  There is a brand of new customer service in play today. Time was, customer service was a post-purchase business function aimed at fixing customers problems.  The ultimate goal […]