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Pokémon Go and Server Problems

Like a lot of other people, I’ve recently become enamored with the new game Pokémon Go (an “augmented reality” game that encourages players to actively explore the real world to catch creatures known as Pokémon). And, also like a lot of other people, I’ve experienced a lot of issues with the game; given the explosive… read more

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Customer Journey Nightmare: Best Buy

Forrester has just come out with another of its exhaustive guides to personas, scenarios, and the customer journey. While I consider Forrester’s approach to personas to be dated and simplistic, they invariably exhibit a keen sense of market need. My recent experience at Best Buy affirms the need for multi-channel retailers to pay far more… read more

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Harvard’s KISS up

Earlier this month, the Harvard Business Review published an article by two managing directors from the Executive Board: To Keep Your Customers, Keep it Simple.  The title serves as both advice and warning to today’s marketers. The research is deep and detailed, and the recommendations stand in contrast to marketing practices that call for ever… read more

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Trust Is the New Black… Again

In May of 2010, I published a white paper entitled “Trust is the New Black.” I’ve been measuring, training, speaking, and writing about trust for decades; it’s the best indicator of health in one-to-one relationships. These days, every brand is all about building one-on-one relationships with its customers, so trust has become a marketing imperative.… read more

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