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Christmas Special – insight about the festive season

As Christmas draws closer, it’s time for a Christmas Special blog post. Like a double-length Radio Times, I hope these festive goodies will keep you entertained over the holiday. Two thoughts have guided my selection of material to share with you this week. Firstly, after so much focus on specific themes (Data Visualisation, Stakeholders, GDPR & Data Quality) I aim to be broader. Following my definition of Holistic Customer Insight,.. Read More

GDPR requires data quality, sharing survey results in the home of hampers

Amidst all the focus on GDPR, it’s easy to forget that GDPR requires data quality. Over a Fortnum & Mason’s breakfast, I had the chance to discuss this neglected aspect. So much of the social media buzz around GDPR focusses on contentious topics like when you need opt-in consent. Individuals rights to opt out of profiling, be forgotten & Privacy by Design, all these GDPR topics have had their limelight… Read More

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