SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Heart of the Customer (HoC), one of the nation’s leading journey mapping consultancies, and Usermind, a pioneer in Experience Orchestration (XO), today announced a strategic partnership that will revolutionize how businesses map, orchestratNe, and optimize their customer journeys. The demand for ROI on experience-focused initiatives is higher than ever before, and Forrester predicts one in four […]
About Jim Tincher
Jim is a nationally recognized customer experience expert (CCXP), trainer, and passionate keynote speaker.
He sees the world in a special way: through the eyes of customers. This lifelong passion for customer experience, and a thirst for knowledge, led him to found his journey mapping and customer experience consulting firm, Heart of the Customer. In the years since, his dedicated team of CX professionals has helped companies of all sizes increase customer engagement.
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ROI is the Holy Grail for customer experience (CX) programs – an elusive target that can validate your program and lead to greater influence. Unfortunately, focusing on that big goal can be overwhelming. So for today, let’s target our efforts a bit more modestly, focusing on gains made through making it easier to be your […]
I received a call from a CX leader wanting to drive action in her program. I discussed how we use the voice of the customer to create an organizational drive to act, and she stopped me to say “We don’t need more voice of the customer. We know what customers want.” I asked her what […]
As CX leaders, fans and enthusiasts, we naturally believe that everybody should embed the voice of the customer in decision-making. Unfortunately, we know that isn’t always a reality. Sometimes, companies “follow their gut,” doing things that clearly don’t stem from customer needs. So we’re reaching out to you in the CX community. What is the […]
“Who knows what happened to us two years ago?” Wells Fargo’s Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Moldafsky (I originally wrote about this here) “Who’s heard of our product, the Note 7? [pause] Yes, pretty much everybody, in every plane trip, for about a year.” Michael Lawder, SVP, Customer Care, Samsung Electronics America Both these speakers began their […]
Two weeks ago I hosted a webinar with Intouch Insight (you can view the recording here), and I was blown away with all of the good questions we had. We left fifteen minutes for Q&A and weren’t even able to get through everything! Samuel, in particular, asked two good questions we often hear from companies […]
My wife and I took a long-overdue vacation to Mexico, and stayed at an ocean-side resort over the holidays. At check-in, the desk attendant told us they would upgrade us to an ocean-side room for free. Great! We were looking forward to having a nice view. Five minutes later, he came back saying, “I’m sorry. […]
My immediate answer to this is no – there’s a ton of good work happening to improve customers’ experience. But that’s a qualitative response, informed largely by the great work I see our clients doing.
We’re early in Customer Experience (CX) capability development, and I absolutely love it! We’re discovering the best practices that our successors will take for granted; “of course that’s how you do it.” Unfortunately, being in this early stage means that some “best practices” aren’t. Some actually hinder the goal of improved CX – to create loyal customers who love […]
Last week I wrote about the Gartner CX Pyramid, an interesting maturity model. This week I’ll go into how to use journey mapping best practices to move up the model based on Gartner’s description of the model on their public website. Selecting the right journey mapping approach requires you to understand where you are on […]