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Business lessons, from GDPR, as just another external change

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With so much focus on the detail of GDPR, let’s take some time to look at the business lessons from this external change. Whatever the size of your business, the world around you changes & you need to be able to adapt. Regulation is just one of those key drivers of external change. So, to help us reflect on the business lessons from preparing for GDPR, I’m delighted to welcome.. Read More

Challenging the Narrative with 2018 Welsh Coaching Conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event with the theme of “Challenging the Narrative“. One of my favourite annual events, the 2018 Welsh Coaching Conference. Chaired once again, by the irrepressible Dave Tee, this event continues to go from strength to strength. Dave’s passion & commitment is no doubt one of the reasons for that, together with the great team at USW Commercial. My previous blog reports.. Read More

Is that tempting technology really useful to your business?

Unless it proves useful to your business, it was a distraction. Recent posts have focussed on advice when using Data Science or Data Visualisation. Now it’s time we returned to focussing on commercial realities. One lesson, I learned as a senior customer insight leader, was not to get distracted by what one CEO called “hobbies”. By that, he meant ideas, passions or technical innovations that, whilst interesting, are not relevant.. Read More

Is anyone really Customer Centric? Are you?

A key challenge for Database Marketing leaders, together with all insight teams, is how to help their businesses become more customer centric. We’ve shared before the pitfall of technologies becoming a distraction, from focussing on customers. So, I’m delighted to welcome a new guest blogger to Customer Insight Leader. When I saw the recent research that Ian Golding has completed, it struck me as very relevant for our readers. He has.. Read More

Want to know what the other insurance marketers are doing?

“Insurance Marketing & Distribution Summit Europe 2015” proved to be a great event. There were interesting speakers, a range of topics & plenty of opportunity for interaction. Plus, it was a pleasure to share with this group myself, more on that later. Following previous reviews, of events that were useful for getting close to leaders on whom insight leaders focus less (IT, Digital, CX), I was back with Marketing & Sales… Read More

I want to make changes, but they demand a business case!

Ever get frustrated at being asked to pull together a business case for what appears to obviously be the right thing to do? If so, you should enjoy our latest guest blog post. Simon Norie from Custerian shares his thoughts on how to deal with this frustration… Can’t we just do what our customers want us to do? We get this comment a lot when it comes to putting change.. Read More