Getting a strong return on investment for your marketing activities shouldn’t be just about signing telecoms customers up for higher-tier plans or new services. In this sector, ensuring existing customers also feel engaged with their provider is also vital for long-term success. Those that don’t have a personal connection with a telco aren’t likely to… Continue reading Why analytics is vital for creating a market-leading CX for telcos
Understanding who your customers really are is already a must for any telco in today’s data-driven, highly competitive environment. However, how they do this will have to evolve in many cases to keep up with the growing pace and scale of the challenge. With customers now expecting a fully personalized experience when they interact with… Continue reading The future of telecoms BI – why you need tools that work fast and at scale
Retaining loyal customers needs to be a top priority for any communication service provider (CSP). Churn rates in the industry remain high – at around 22 percent a year – and seeing as it costs up to four times more to acquire new customers than retain existing ones, anything you can do to boost the… Continue reading Your customer loyalty schemes don’t work – here’s what to do about it
The Covid-19 pandemic was a driving force for businesses to innovate and pivot strategies. Telco and other service providers have long been viewed as utility companies by today’s consumers – customers might not necessarily love their service providers, but they do love the things they make possible. At the start of the global quarantine, service providers around the world were under immense pressure to deliver their services effectively to consumers.
Earlier this month, we invited Forrester Analyst, Brandon Purcell, to share his thoughts on practical AI applications in Customer Experience. The thought-provoking session included an interactive element; with Brandon inviting the audience to debunk certain AI myths.
Having worked in Marketing for over 25 years, much of it in relationship marketing and loyalty, I am not sure that many days have gone by where the words brand and sticky, or some synonym for sticky haven’t been mentioned in the same sentence, PowerPoint slide or plan on a page.
In today’s world, technology is moving at speed. Disruption is occurring so frequently across so many industries even the biggest businesses are concerned about survival. They are right to be worried. Just look at the Netflix example, they are a classic disruptor. They have come into a world of TV and movies and changed the game.
Growth, levelling and decline are clearly observed across some of the major offerings as well as highlighting emerging players. As Netflix continues its global growth, many other providers of TV/Movie services are enabling their own on-demand capabilities.
Telco Customer Experience and Marketing teams are failing to make emotional connections with their customers. They are frustrated because they are unable to use all of their data to develop rich customer insights. To add to their frustration they see other companies using data in a more personalised and engaging way than they are – we call this the Great Competitive Paradox.
This week we were in New York to attend Forrester’s CX NYC, the 10th running of the event, with around 1300 business leaders converging to hear success stories and challenges with all things CX-related.
New artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques will help telecoms businesses make transformative changes to customers’ experiences of their brand. There is a new opportunity to become ‘customer first’, led by a human-like connection with each and every customer.