Ryanair has a customer-centric approach, but it’s not what you think

I recently co-wrote a report on customer-centric strategy for NextTen – more on that later – that included Ryanair as a (positive) case study. The recent problems with pilot scheduling might cause me to make a hasty edit – but I think not: Ryanair is thoroughly customer-focused, but their low-cost approach illustrates the challenges of maintaining … Continue reading Ryanair has a customer-centric approach, but it’s not what you think

Tales from the sharp end #2: IKEA, memory and the peak-end rule

Last week I committed on Twitter to revisit IKEA’s customer experience. There’s nothing like encouragement to get you going so as IKEA’s twitter channel quite liked the idea, here goes… History time I’ve been an IKEA customer for nearly half my life (which makes me wonder if my house should look a bit more Scandinavian than … Continue reading Tales from the sharp end #2: IKEA, memory and the peak-end rule

Hello and welcome

It seems only right that since my last piece was on the on the importance of saying goodbye, I should deal with the even more important area of a good welcome. Feeling like you are a valued customer from the moment you enter anyone’s premises – and that includes online premises – taps into a … Continue reading Hello and welcome

My week in CX #10

There's only so much pizza a man can take in the interests of customer experience and so this week my Pizza Express odyssey comes to a (satisfactory) conclusion. In other news, my local arts centre makes me yearn for a bit of NPS and decide to call time on the weekly reports. A pizza my … Continue reading My week in CX #10