conversation about maximising value from customer insight

We shall miss Hans Rosling, but let’s learn from his genius

Given our focus as a blog, I didn’t want to let another week go by without acknowledging the passing of Hans Rosling. When I first heard the news, via BBC’s More of Less podcast, I was so sad to think that we’ve lost such a great communicator of statistics. Listening to this memorial podcast, which is well worth a listen, my mind went back to memories of TED talks by.. Read More

Festive Insight pickings – some seasonal content to get you in the mood

I don’t know about you, but it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here (with rain instead of snow). So, I thought it was time for a more light-hearted collection of festive insight content. My original motivation was to find some potential present recommendations for your insight team, as I did last year. But, to be frank, I’ve left that a bit late. So, assuming you are still sober enough.. Read More

This year’s best Data Visualisations, to inspire you

Well designed data visualisations can be so powerful. They can help simplify the complex, enable leaders to see evidence for a key decision themselves & make the case for the power of analytics. I was reminded of that latter point when listening to Jim Anning, from British Gas Connected Homes (Hive) present in Barcelona. Through a couple of impactful simple visualisations, Jim made the case for the need for Hive.. Read More

The best newsletters for tracking the Wider Insight World

Whilst we focus on events & applications of customer insight for businesses, what has been going on in the wider insight world? Here are a few posts that caught my eye this week, which I thought you might find useful. To help you further, I’ve decide it’s fairer to ‘open the kimono‘ & share how you can keep as up-to-date. The content I share below comes from just two consistently useful newsletters. It’s surprising how.. Read More

Do you have your insight reading list ready for the beach?

With last night possibly having been the hottest on record for the UK, I’m too tired & toasted to write a long post. Lucky readers I hear you cry 😉 Instead, here is a collection of blog posts I’ve found interesting today. Ones that should help customer insight leaders expand their own reading list. Hope it helps, even if you don’t get to the beach to read today. Storytelling First,.. Read More

Are there any insights to be gleaned from Brexit vote?

So, it’s happened. For good or ill, the UK electorate has voted for ‘Brexit‘; that is to leave the European Union (EU). There will be plenty of coverage over coming weeks & months. Much will cover political or economic implications & the many options ahead. But the focus of this blog is customer insight. So, what can the Brexit vote reveal for our specialism? Are there lessons to be learned.. Read More

Could you be more visual, better optimised & less tech-led?

Within this month’s theme of database marketing, we also want to consider related customer insight developments. These include ways other insight skills can help. For example with problems like getting your multi-channel interactions optimised. As we’ve shared before, Holistic Customer Insight is much more powerful. It benefits from the synergy of using data, analytics, research & database marketing together. Previous posts have focussed on how this approach helps proposition development or.. Read More