What’s your customer truth?

We are in the business of customer truth

The most powerful element that can be used by any business leader is authentically understanding, engaging and connecting with their customer. Not just the voice of the customer through a set of data points, but their mind, their true perspective completely. Why they do what they do. How they think, feel, act. What is actually true based on interacting with them holistically and understanding how and why you are making an impact in their lives. Customer truth is what connects your story with your customer’s story. This is what we enable our clients to do every day.


The Missing Component to Winning in the Experience Economy – Understanding Your Customer Truth is the Key It isn’t enough for businesses to simply gain an understanding of their customers in terms of their experiences with brand, product, and services. Brands need to understand their customer holistically—their lives, the attitudes, options, and values. In essence, they need to understand their customer’s truths.

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Gather always-on customer insights

Social media and technology can impact customer experience and opinion quickly. In order to obtain a true read, meaningful monitoring needs to be interactive and always-on to keep brands ahead of threats and aware of opportunities. Our industry-leading solutions allow you to do just that.

Humanize your customers through the power of video

Video makes it easier to show and share your findings. Seeing is believing. Otherwise, you’ll get those who ask: So what? Or those that use the ‘case study of one’: my customer said they would never use that. Video opens a window into people’s lives. It’s authentic. It delivers their truth. Bring your customer into every meeting so their voice can be heard and informed decisions made.

Leverage the power of an iterative insights approach

When taking an iterative approach, the questions asked evolve, adapt and change from one conversation to another, building layers of insights. Talk to your customers in the right way, at the right time based on the question at hand. This could be a quick set of interviews, an in-depth community, a large-scale survey – or anything in between. Each conversation builds on the last, continually enhancing your customer understanding providing maximum flexibility, quick responses and an always-on strategy that delivers rich insights.

Customers: Ask them about their experiences

What’s more important than your customers? Make sure you’re listening to them.

Big data helps us understand human actions and behaviors. Small data helps us understand the attitudes, motivations, and emotions behind those actions and behaviors. You need both to truly know your customers. And to use both as part of an always-on strategy to continually improve your customer experience.

Know your shopper journeys

What makes people buy? How do they decide? And what channels do they use along the way? Understand the journey people take from first hearing about your brand or product to becoming a loyal customer.

Start a Voice of the Customer (VOC) program

Give your customers a voice. Did they have a problem shopping in store? Are they satisfied with your products? Is your website easy to use? Speak to them online or by phone, deal with any issues quickly, and use the feedback to improve your customers’ experience.

Talk to your website users

Make your website a destination, create a more engaging experience, make it easier by understanding your website through your customers’ eyes. Put surveys on your website to find out more about users, test product ideas, or ask for feedback.

Understand your users’ online experience

Find out what your online users want and need from you. Set tasks and watch how they move around your website and apps. Use their behavior and feedback to help you design and improve a better digital experience.

Brand: Learn what people say when you’ve left the room

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon once said:
“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”

The best way to find that out is to ask them . Are we the leading brand? Find out how your brand stands up to your competitors. Get into your customer’s minds. What do you think of us as a company? Why do you buy from us? Why do you leave? These are all truths you can only get from getting to know your customer. Let us help.

Segment and target

Meet your potential core customers by sorting them by traits like how they think, what they buy, how they choose, how loyal they are, and what they spend. Then run better campaigns that speak to the people that count.

Find out your Net Promoter Score

Will your customers recommend your products to their friends? Find out on a scale of -100 to 100. See how campaigns, improvements and new products change your score. And link to revenue growth to help reporting and planning.

Track your brand health

A cost-effective way to get regular check-ups to find out what people think about your brand and products, and what you need to do to shape up. Measure and track your brand health continuously, weekly or in waves, using online surveys, comment cards, and exit polls.

Put your ads to the test

Run focus groups and surveys to understand the power of your ad before it airs, or even while it’s still an idea on a storyboard. Will your audience remember it? Will they get it? Will they buy your product? And how do your ads compare to other ads in your sector?

Track your ad campaigns

Get beyond click and download numbers to truly understand if your TV, print and online ad campaigns are working. Have the right people seen them? How do they feel about your brand now? And will they buy your products? Track your ads continuously, weekly or in waves, using surveys and focus groups.

Collect event feedback

Get feedback to find out if your event was everything people expected. What did they find useful? Would they like to hear more from you? Has it made them more likely to buy your products or services? Use the feedback to show a return on investment or improve your next event.

Product: Create something people want

A product might be a bottle of shampoo, the dashboard of a truck or a chain of wine-tasting hotels.

You might have a new invention or a new range of products. The questions are always the same. Is there a demand for this? How much will people pay? There’s little point in creating a new product if nobody would buy it. Look into what people want, and whether they’d buy it from your brand.

Nothing is perfect straight off. Every design or creation goes through change: tweaks and refinements to make it better, year by year. What are people doing in store or online? Get insight into your shoppers. What’s my user experience like? Figure out where people get confused and if you need to improve your instructions.

Map the market

Learn what customers want, who they’re already getting it from, how you can do it better and the size of the opportunity. Map your position in your target markets to decide where you can take your brand and products next.

Test your products and services

Whether you’re innovating, renovating or at status quo, the only way to find out if something works is to test it. Can people find the On button? Are your jars easy to open? Do people find what they need on your website? Put your products in the hands of target users and see how they get on. Understand your customers’ pain points, what they need solved, what would make their lives, easier, better, more enjoyable.

Test product and marketing concepts

Don’t waste time on lame ducks. Find out which flavor, packaging, advert or webpage is worth developing further. Compare ideas to understand their strengths and weaknesses, then refine and take the best one to market.

Choose the right packaging

It’s critical to make sure your packaging matches your product. Does it fit with your brand promise? Do the graphics and instructions make sense? Test your packaging concepts and prototypes early on. Or put prototypes through their paces before you start in-home user testing (iHUT) and volume planning.

Name your price

How much would people be willing to spend on a product? At what price will they stop seeing it as good value? Play with different prices to find out how price is likely to affect volume and profit.

Choose the best name

A name can make or break a new brand or product. Test which names and claims appeal to people, and which fit best with your brand values and product range.

Employee: Listen to the heart of your business

People make a business. Happy employees lead to successful companies.

Are they happy? Run surveys to see how your culture is doing, and why people stay with you, or not. Did our message go down well? When you make a big announcement, get feedback and see what people really think. Should we set up a forum? Give people a place to post feedback.

Ask your employees

Show your employees you value their opinions. Send an online survey asking how much they enjoy working for you, how motivated they are, or to test new ideas.

Take your company’s pulse regularly

Send pulse surveys to check in with employees regularly. How do they feel about recent changes? Has training helped them? Is a new project going well? Use what you learn to react faster to problems and predict things like employee turnover, customer experience, and revenues.

Set 360-degree employee reviews

Run more useful reviews by giving people the chance to give feedback on each other and the company. Tailor for each employee or team, and connect to their objectives. You can link the results to revenues, company goals, and staff turnover for a 360-degree view of how the company is doing.

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