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: […]

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 […]

enchantment & extraordinary experiences

What do great brands do?  Guy Kawasaki would suggest — and I would agree — that great brands are enchanting brands — they fill people with great delight.  Great brands change people’s hearts, minds, and actions — including inspiring them to buy something, but it’s usually about more than that. […]

Looking for some inspiration about creating extraordinary experiences?  Need some insights on great retail customer experiences?  Check out this new slideshow, featuring the Top 10 Quotes from my new book, Extraordinary Experiences: What Great Retail and Restaurant Brands Do. Top 10 Quotes from Extraordinary Experiences from Denise Yohn My new book Extraordinary Experiences profiles seven […]

Here’s my newest Brand Experience Brief, a video audit and analysis of a new or interesting retail or restaurant concept — and this store certainly is interesting.  SamplingLab is a store where you can try free samples of products and give your feedback to the companies that make them.  For product companies SamplingLab offers a […]

Birchbox, the online cosmetics sampling subscription service, operates a retail location that teaches brick-and-mortar companies how to stage extraordinary store experiences. other brand experience briefs (video audits and analyses of new and interesting retail and restaurant concepts): Bonobox and Warby Parker Whole Foods Detroit Eureka! transcript: The biggest news in retail these days is how e-commerce brands […]

Welcome to my newest Brand Experience Brief, a video audit and analysis of a new or interesting retail or restaurant concept.  Today you can take a look at Sport Chalet flagship store located in the Fig@7th shopping center in downtown Los Angeles, CA.  As you will see, the concept and design of the store is quite compelling […]