conversation about maximising value from customer insight

Customer Data: Is it the new Marketing Battleground?

Data and analytics are being called the new marketing battleground. Indeed, many experienced marketers are rushing to brush up on their technical knowledge. So, continuing our focus on applications of data & analytics, I’m delighted to welcome back Peter. Peter Lavers is Director of WCL and Customer Attuned. He is also regularly recognised as one of the top CX experts and influencers today. Time flies by and surprisingly, it’s almost.. Read More

3 perspectives on how to use research and what they teach us

To complement the research industry perspectives we have shared so far this month, I’m going to share 3 perspectives (on how to use research) from outside the insight community. After sharing so much material to digest, in that Behavioural Economics guide, this post will be shorter. I’ve taken the approach of browsing recent news stories, for commentary on use of consumer research. Beyond the stories commentating on recent research findings,.. Read More

Event based Marketing and why GDPR makes it more important

This week, I had opportunity to lecture at the Royal Institute. Ok, not really lecture, but share advice on event based marketing. I may not have fulfilled a pipe-dream to give a Christmas Lecture at the Royal Institute, but it was a fascinating time. Over 40 of us were gathered there for another breakfast briefing sponsored by My Customer and Royal Mail Data Services (RMDS). Compared to previous breakfasts, this briefing.. Read More

How to make better decisions as a Customer Insight leader

A natural build on our recent leadership emphasis, is how the latest insights from the discipline of Customer Insight can help leaders make better decisions. A few posts that I’ve read recently have touched on this topic. Hopefully, I can help you as a leader, by sharing this content with you. The first content also touches on a topic that our latest reader survey requested more content on, that of.. Read More

More people are realising Customer Insight needs Leadership

One of the regular comments made about this blog, is that we focus on leadership & coaching as well as the more technical aspects of Customer Insight. Mostly this is mentioned as a compliment. Leaders especially value a focus on their role & ideas on professional development. Following on from the positive feedback in our latest reader survey, it feels like a real privilege to be trusted in providing such.. Read More

Growth Hacking, should it matter to insight leaders?

What is Growth Hacking? Is it more than a buzzword & should this matter to Customer Insight leaders? Continuing our marketing focus, let’s consider how you can use customer insight to achieve rapid business growth. Informal chats with business leaders, especially of SMEs, have revealed a growing interest in how conversion (not just the classic focus on response) can be improved through insight. Often times, a public interest is sparked.. Read More

Data doesn’t kill creative, it feeds it (how to use both)

This week I had the opportunity to speak at the CIM’s “Marketing Analytics & Creative Conference“ in Cardiff. #CIMSmartArt proved to be a great event. Expertly chaired by Sameer Rahman, it focussed on the challenge: Is data killing creative? In a room with a mixture of data-led and more design/creative focussed marketers, 4 speakers had opportunity to share their experience. The result was an encouraging conclusion. That both better use.. Read More