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What makes for a repeat customer? Podcast host Mio Adilman weighs in Article

What makes for a repeat customer? Podcast host Mio Adilman weighs in

After two years of hosting the Webby-nominated Repeat Customer podcast, Mio Adilman has learned a thing…

Why being an accomplice is better than being an ally Article

Why being an accomplice is better than being an ally

There’s a four-letter word that gets a lot of love, that it’s fine to say in…

5 innovative ways brands are using bots to help customers connect Article

5 innovative ways brands are using bots to help customers connect

“What’s your weirdest family tradition?” That was the first message I sent to Shaun, someone I’ve…

How the Design Institute for Health reimagines patient healthcare Article

How the Design Institute for Health reimagines patient healthcare

When the Design Institute for Health was testing out its prototype for a new clinic for…

Neuroscience: today’s tool for understanding customers and ourselves Article

Neuroscience: today’s tool for understanding customers and ourselves

What if you could have such profound insight into your customers that you literally understood their…

Simple and sophisticated: the “mullet” imperative of seamless CX Article

Simple and sophisticated: the “mullet” imperative of seamless CX

Business is becoming even more like a mullet than we thought. Bear with me. As James…

Where do your customers stand on sustainable packaging? Article

Where do your customers stand on sustainable packaging?

These days, every time I buy something wrapped in plastic, I am haunted by the specter…

How to build a brand that will evolve with your business Article

How to build a brand that will evolve with your business

You’ve landed on the Big Idea, or at least that’s what you and your fellow sleep-deprived…

Why some retailers aren’t affected by the Amazon Effect Article

Why some retailers aren’t affected by the Amazon Effect

Austin-based startup Beardbrand didn’t plan to not sell on Amazon. In fact, James Wilson, a growth…

Messaging is open for business. Are brands ready? Article

Messaging is open for business. Are brands ready?

We’re living in the messaging era. From chatbots and voice assistants to emojis and end-to-end encryption,…

Navigating the bumpy road to a seamless customer experience Article

Navigating the bumpy road to a seamless customer experience

People talk and write all the time about seamless customer experiences. What they don’t so often…

How to use emotional data to build customer loyalty Article

How to use emotional data to build customer loyalty

In the 1990s, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio made a breakthrough discovery: people make decisions based primarily on…

Embarking on a digital transformation? Here’s how to bring your employees along Article

Embarking on a digital transformation? Here’s how to bring your employees along

If there is one principle humans perpetually struggle with, it’s that we don’t operate in a…

Digital transformation: hard, expensive, and worth it Article

Digital transformation: hard, expensive, and worth it

“I love the term digital transformation,” said Lisa Nicholas, CEO of Digital Banking Services, wryly. “It’s…

Sometimes it’s not what you say… but how you punctuate Article

Sometimes it’s not what you say… but how you punctuate

Is there a punctuation mark that you overuse? Chances are good there is, whether or not…

People, planet, profit: Peak Design’s Green Deal Article

People, planet, profit: Peak Design’s Green Deal

Peter Dering had to earn his eponym. His firefighter father and intrepid older brother always went…

3 questions to ask when choosing the right BPO for your brand Article

3 questions to ask when choosing the right BPO for your brand

When a company chooses a partner, the who and how are crucial. This is particularly true…

How to change the way you deal with change Article

How to change the way you deal with change

Editor’s note: So much great business advice, so little time to read. That’s why each month…

3 lessons from Betterment on building a customer-centric financial service Article

3 lessons from Betterment on building a customer-centric financial service

When Jon Stein graduated college in 2001, he knew he wanted to help people make better…

How startup Hello Alfred is scaling its people-first technology business Article

How startup Hello Alfred is scaling its people-first technology business

When best friends Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck left their jobs in finance and consulting in…