The most important marketing strategy decision

The fundamental marketing decision that each organisation needs to make, is whether their marketing strategy will be to: get people to notice what you want to make (this means seeing the customer from a sales perspective)? or create things that people will notice and talk about (which means seeing the whole organisation from a customer’s perspective)? Customer-centric […]

Everyone means no-one – so who are your target customers?

Making tough choices is part of creating a clear strategy, and for many the toughest of all choices is who will be their target customers. “Everyone is a potential customer” usually follows a passionate explanation about why the organisation doesn’t want to exclude anyone. “Our sport/product/service should be available for everyone to enjoy…” But the trouble […]

The process for creating actionable customer insights and turning insight to impact

Creating actionable customer insights – start asking ‘why’

Creating actionable customer insights is the cornerstone of being a customer-centric organisation. And in principle is sounds quite simple – find something insightful within your data and then take action based on what you found. Easy! Maybe not… recent research by IPSOS MORI for Verint suggests that while nearly all organisations collect some form of customer-related […]