Forbes: How to Create an Agile Customer Experience

In a busy organization with many competing priorities, it can often be difficult to stay focused on even the most important aspects of keeping a business performing exceptionally. Customer experience (CX) platforms often involve many different teams across an organization, and thus it’s critical to ensure a big-picture view is kept. Too often, teams can get too concerned with measurements and performance in their silo within the organization, but truly successful CX platforms are built, measured and optimized holistically.

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Greg Kihlstrom
Announcing The Agile World Podcast

I’m proud to announce the launch of my new podcast entitled The Agile World. It will provide marketers, branding professionals, digital strategists, and customer experience experts a fresh perspective on the continually evolving dynamic between brands and consumers.

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Greg Kihlstrom
Forbes: Four Types Of Metrics That Support Great Customer Experience Measurement

We live in a world of big data, where endless amounts of information can be stored in the cloud at an ever-decreasing cost per byte of storage. While this may sound great to data-driven marketers, the blessing of cheap storage and increasingly simple application programming interface (API) connections between data sources can quickly enough turn into a curse of too much information and not enough time to sort through it all.

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Greg Kihlstrom
Timeless Search Engine Optimization

While there are a lot of great sources of information for the absolute latest and greatest insights on Google’s latest algorithms, there are a few concepts that aren’t changing anytime soon and thus can make this a more evergreen look at search engine optimization. I refer to this as “timeless SEO” because they are concepts that are not going anywhere soon, and fundamentals of a strong search engine marketing strategy.

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Greg Kihlstrom
Understanding How Search Engines Work

It is important for marketers to know and understand how search affects consumers and how they learn about your products, research before purchasing, and behave before and during their intent to acquire or buy your goods or services. This article is based on a chapter from my ebook Ever Seeking: a History and Future of Search.

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3 Predictions About the Future of Search

We are moments away from the answer to any question we might have. Who starred in that movie? Where should I eat for dinner? How soon can I get a product delivered to my house? With over 6,586,013,574 searches a day worldwide[i] and growing steadily as it expands across channels and methods such as voice-activate, search has become the way we find information or remember key facts.

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Forbes: How to Start Measuring Your Customer Experience

Measuring the customer experience is definitely not as simple as measuring the results of a single tactic such as a website, email marketing campaign or in-store sales. The big challenge with measuring customer experience is that it needs to take into account all of your touch points. The opportunity is worth it, though, as it can show you how small improvements in specific points in the journey can make a huge difference.

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2019 is the Year of Experience

It’s once again the end of one year and the beginning of another. And with it, a chance to reflect on the previous 12 months as well as an opportunity to look forward into the next.  Inevitably, this leads to recaps, predictions, and many other ways to make sense of time passing.

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Forbes: 5 Steps To Building A CX Measurement Platform

Customer experience doesn’t just affect a single marketing channel or department within a company. Thus, unlike many other types of measurement and analytics efforts, building a customer experience measurement plan takes the efforts of many different parts of an organization. I should know; my agency works with clients to create custom customer experience measurement strategies and plans. This process can be divided into five steps.

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In defense of buzzwords (sort of)

I spend a lot of time explaining fairly technical people to people with a wide variety of technical knowledge. That’s just part of my job, and it’s quite interesting. It teaches me a lot about the subject matter to be able to explain it to people with varying levels of understanding. Inevitably, however, some of my descriptions are going to devolve into the usage of what many refer to as “buzzwords,” so here is my defense of them.

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Greg Kihlstrom