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Why Silos Damage Customer Experiences

Silos may be a great way to store grain, but can cause problems when silo mentality runs unchecked in a company.   Silos are not necessarily a bad thing; they often foster expertise in different areas and promote a sense of individuality, accountability and responsibility, as well as ensuring focus around specific business deliverables. These […]

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Developing a Customer Driven Business: Core concepts and practical steps

At a recent Comotion Breakfast Briefing, Stephen Ingledew, who until recently was the Managing Director, Customers and Marketing at Standard Life, presented ‘Five key steps in developing a customer driven business’ based on his many years of experience and lessons with established financial services businesses. Most recently this was with Standard Life, where he led the transformation of the marketing […]

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Forget structure – organise around the customer!

As a statement of intent, creating a Chief Customer Officer, Head of Customer Experience or similar role, helps organisations to switch from their traditional product/service orientation to one focused on customer value. But what organisational structure should go with the new role? A ‘full-fat’ CCO with a department of customer evangelists, or a more agile […]

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Understanding the Customer; building better conversations through deeper insight

At a recent Comotion Breakfast Briefing, Stephen Ingledew, who until recently was the Managing Director, Customers and Marketing at Standard Life, presented ‘Five key steps in developing a customer driven business’ based on his many years of experience and lessons with established financial services businesses. Most recently this was with Standard Life, where he led the transformation of the marketing […]

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Developing a Customer Driven Business: The internal challenges

At a recent Comotion Breakfast Briefing, Stephen Ingledew, who until recently was the Managing Director, Customers and Marketing at Standard Life, presented ‘Five key steps in developing a customer driven business’ based on his many years of experience and lessons with established financial services businesses. Most recently this was with Standard Life, where he led the transformation of the marketing and customer functions […]

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Comotion Presents: Scary CX Stories Part 2

Day 2, rage against the machine! In honour of the upcoming Halloween festivities, our team at Comotion will be sharing some of their own CX stories – some terrifyingly great, others rather petrifyingly awful. Our second part comes from Sofia Reimchen, who experienced first-hand what happens when you replace humans with machines at vital stages of […]

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Comotion Presents: Scary CX Stories Part 1

Day 1, now THAT’s a thriller! In honour of the upcoming Halloween festivities, our team at Comotion will be sharing some of their own CX stories – some terrifyingly great, others petrifyingly awful. Our first story comes from Nish Kotak, our great connector, and this one’s about a scarily good insurance experience: “I recently switched […]

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How to double the size of your business by becoming a true customer led organisation

We recently hosted our Chief Customer Officer Breakfast Autumn Briefing at the Shard. Our keynote speaker was Kerry Prince, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, who we invited to tell of her experiences transforming a brand within the organisation. Kerry has been tasked with taking one of the core events within the Reed Exhibition portfolio that […]

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Evolution, not Transformation: Fixing Change for the Digital Age

We need to talk about transformation.  In the age of Digital, it’s broken. Let’s take a look at the transformation paradigm: change is happening, whether we are talking about big, disruptive innovation that entirely alters your customers’ expectations, or there’s an accumulation of smaller things which are slowly rendering you ineffective, vulnerable to your competition […]