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Delighting customers doesn’t always require a huge investment and massive effort

I just got this handwritten postcard from my mail order pharmacy (see below). It put a smile on my face and left me impressed that the company and this individual would take the time to reach out in such a personal manner. It’s just one of many steps the firm has taken to ensure that… read more >

The five top trends in customer experience management in 2018 and beyond

  In 2018, digital disruption will continue unabated, unsettling organizations that have already started down a digital transformation path. Why? Because recasting enterprises into a truly customer-driven culture is a very complex, challenging and slow process—requiring lots of executive time and resources, a deep insight into customer journeys, and a strong focus on organizational change… read more >

Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2017

The Gilbane Digital Content Conference brings together content strategists and managers, marketers, technologists, IT and business executives, as well as external service providers to learn and share how to put the pieces of the puzzle together. At this year’s conference Digital Clarity Group will be well represented.

Cathy McKnight will facilitate a workshop on November 30th on Mapping Customer Journeys and Managing Content: How to Align Practices for Great Customer Experience. In this workshop participants will learn how to overlay journey maps onto their content management infrastructure and evolve their CMS as a true hub of engagement. The workshop includes a lot of interactivity and exercises (journey mapping, scenario development), and discussion on to leverage current CMS and other marketing technology solutions to support the mapped customer  journey.

Cathy will also moderate three panels:

Mary Laplante will moderate two sessions on Wednesday, November 29, 2017:

Jill Finger Gibson will moderate two panels on Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

DCG Phram Customer Journey map

Customer Journey Maps: A path to innovation and increased profits

“What is a customer journey map?” would seem to be a fairly self-explanatory question. A customer journey map is a diagram/infographic/flowchart the depicts the steps customers go through to engage with a company. Journeys can show the path to buying goods or services or gather information. Simple, right? Not so fast. Sure, a customer journey map is a… read more >

Person using a futuristic head up display (HUD) interface screen with data and key performance indicators (KPI) for business intelligence (BI) analytics, concept about financial dashboard, technology and virtual reality (VR)

2017: Seven trends in adaptive case management (BPM) software

The WfMC excellence awards The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), a standards organization for workflow and business process technologies, recently announced the 2017 winners of its Adaptive Case Management Excellence Awards. I always look forward to these announcements (and the related BPM Excellence Awards) and the follow-on book because the winners demonstrate the best of the… read more >

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): robots that automate routine and complex work

  What’s all the chatter about bots? It seems like 10-20% of my daily e-mail spam pertains to robots and chatbots– this kind of bot, that kind of bot, everywhere a bot. So, you might be wondering if you should pay attention to robots for business process automation or if this new product category–robotic process… read more >

Artificial intelligence making possible new computer technologies

Artificial intelligence grabs center stage at AIIM’s information management leadership council

Last week I attended and chaired a panel at the AIIM Executive Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. Attendees were drawn from the AIIM board, visionaries and thought leaders working in the information management space, and senior executives from some of the leading information management vendors. The event’s purpose was to identify emerging technologies and markets… read more >

blackboard change

What digital leaders can learn from Melvin Conway and the LAPD

Is your company its own worst enemy when it comes to delivering great experience? Your ability to engage and delight customers and prospects may be falling short because you’re tripping over your own organizational feet. Perhaps it’s time to take strategic action on change management. At DCG, we believe so strongly in the value of… read more >

Companies may be sitting on a treasure trove of customer feedback but don’t realize it

It’s increasingly difficult for companies to get good response rates when they ask customers for feedback. Many buyers are tired of being “invited” to participate in surveys at the end of telephone calls or chat sessions, or of being surveyed at the point of sale, or asked to log onto the website at the bottom of… read more >

INTERNAL versus EXTERNAL directional signs

Is your firm ready to transform digital inside and digital outside?

We first published our report Transform Customer Experience and Operational Excellence By Going Digital Outside and Inside in September 2015. The topic has only become more relevant since then, as senior leaders and executives continue to experience performance fall-out when external transformation and internal transformation initiatives aren’t connected. I’ll be presenting on digital outside and inside, in… read more >

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