Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Making Promises, Keeping Promises: Building Brand and Loyalty through Customer Experience

Photo by paul bica

Would you be willing to pay more for a better customer experience?

According to Kerry Bodine, former VP and Principal Analyst, Customer Experience Research Practice for Forrester, most people would.

During last month's Total Customer Experience Leaders Summit, Kerry indicated that 81% of consumers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience. In addition, she stated that:
  • 70% of consumers stopped buying goods or services from a company after experiencing poor customer service
  • 64% made future purchases from a company's competitors after experiencing poor customer service
These sobering statistics show that customers' perceptions have a profound impact on every organization's brand equity, customer loyalty and revenue. Here's how you can help successfully define, implement and manage your organization's customer experience to deliver on its promises:
  • Come to terms with what your brand really stands for
  • Determine how your brand is (or isn't) reflected in your customer experience
  • Help employees discover the role they play
  • Align your marketing with your actual customer experience

Peggy L. Bieniek, ABC is an Accredited Business Communicator specializing in corporate communication best practices. Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and on her website at www.starrybluebrilliance.com.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Peggy, you make a compelling case and back it up by some impressive stats.