Category Archives: Customer Experience

Timing can “amp up” your advocates and what they say…

The other day I wrote a blog post on my WOM10 site, “Passion” is way too UNDERESTIMATED…, about passion and thought it deserved a bit more discussion in regard to being an Advocate.  Passion is without a doubt a key ingredient with an Advocate.  When someone is passionate about something they naturally want to talk…

“Advocates” and “Satisfaction” don’t go together…

During my 8 years spent at Arthur Andersen (may they RIP) I lived in the world of “Customer Satisfaction” – both from providing it as a consulting service and as a measure of our own value to the clients.  It was HOT. And it was needed at the time.  People were clamoring to understand more…

It’s been a while…

I know I know…it’s been a while since I blogged on this site.  But there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think about that and just run out of time working with clients.  Clients are number one – they are not only my best Advocates but they have also committed to wanting to…

Promises – Seth’s Experience with Apple

A few weeks ago I posted on my blog the Promises Architecture showing that making and keeping Promises is key to building Advocacy personally or professionally.  This is something I developed over 5 years ago and is proving to be even more relevant today with the advent and use of social media.  Today, I saw…

Advocates DON’T have to be Customers…

There is a key differentiator when it comes to Advocacy over anything else.  The interesting part of Advocacy is that someone doesn’t have to be a customer or even done business with you to be your Advocate.  This makes advocacy the most leveraged form of word-of-mouth available to any business. In the customer world, we…

“Promises Architecture” – foundation of Advocacy

If you read my bio or what this blog is all about, you will realize that I am all about helping people and businesses build advocacy.  While it started a long time ago when I was consulting in the areas of corporate strategy and customer experiences.  I never claimed to be the brightest person in…

Who are they?

One of the most helpful activities a business can undertake is to identify who they feel are their ADVOCATES.  While this may seem pretty straight forward, try it and you will find it isn’t as easy as you thought. Why is it so difficult?  Two primary reasons.  First, you have to identify the characteristics you…

When CRISIS can build LOYALTY…

One of the blogs I regularly follow is Seth Godin.  Why Seth?  He has a very no-nonsense way of putting things in plain english for all of us to understand about marketing, customers and a host of other interesting topics.  I was thinking the other day about a particular topic to talk about – how…

Social Media isn’t about the Marketing Department

OK, I know there will be lots of people jumping on this one but someone had to say it. Social media in my world is helping companies get “more of the right people talking more about them – proactively” – this is true Word-of-Mouth. Social media takes this concept and puts it on steroids –…

Ready, Fire, Aim – why it works with social media

We have all heard that the only way to have things work right is Ready, Aim, and Fire and I have supported this for years whenever I do strategic planning for organizations. However, we are in a new and different world these days and for once I can say Ready, Fire, Aim is a worthwhile…