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The Future of Customer Engagement Starts with an Upgrade in Human Perspective

The Future of Customer Engagement Starts with an Upgrade in Human Perspective

        Have you ever met someone with whom you instantly connect? Someone so welcoming yet wise and humble but so special that you become instantly inseparable…that they make you better and maybe you help them become better too? That’s my very special relationship with Paul Greenberg. Over the last few years, Paul’s set out to release his latest masterpiece, “The Commonwealth of Self-Interest.” He invited some of his closest friends to contribute including Bruce Temkin, Ray Wang,…

Brian Solis’ Definition of Generation C is Quoted in an Iranian News Article on Media Literacy

Brian Solis’ Definition of Generation C is Quoted in an Iranian News Article on Media Literacy

Solis’ trademark Generation C concept is used as a launching point for an article called “Media Literacy and Gen C: How to Deal With?” that appeared on the website of Iran’s Mehr News Agency, which is headquartered in Tehran. In the article’s second paragraph, author Setareh Behroozi writes, “In 2012, the digital analyst Brian Solis defined Generation C as the ‘Connected Consumer.’ He pointed out that anyone who integrates technology into their daily routine, regardless of age, shares certain qualities….

Why Innovation Is Key To Engaging “Generation C”

Why Innovation Is Key To Engaging “Generation C”

Retail TouchPoints (RTP), the premiere online publishing network for retail executives, conducted an exclusive Q&A with Solis before he delivered a keynote address titled “From Iteration to Innovation: How Top Brands Are Surviving and Thriving in Digital Darwinism” at the 2019 Retail Innovation Conference. Believing that using smartphones “rewires your brain to essentially move faster, makes you a lot less patient, and has created a lot of ‘accidental narcissism,” Solis revealed why it’s so vital for retailers to keep up…

The Magic of Creativity and Innovation Happens Outside of Your Comfort Zone

The Magic of Creativity and Innovation Happens Outside of Your Comfort Zone

In July 2018, I had a chance to speak in Rancho Palo Verdes at the NBJ Summit. I think I would move to the area given the opportunity. It’s a wonderful oasis in between the [INSERT ADJECTIVE/S HERE] of Southern California and the serenity of a beachside community. Before walking off stage, I noticed a graphic recording by The Sketch Effect off to my left. I missed it during my presentation, but was more than curious about what was captured…

Future digital banking trends that apply to almost any consumer-facing business

Future digital banking trends that apply to almost any consumer-facing business

Each year, my friend Jim Marous assembles some of the industry’s most interesting perspectives on retail banking trends and predictions for the year ahead. I was invited back to share my thoughts (thank you Jim!) Although, looking back, I still stand by my ideas from the previous two years. I wanted to share the highlights from the report and also my contributions to this year’s list of trends/predictions. I also included ideas from previous years to help financial executives see the…

Defying Demographics: Generation-C, Today’s Hyperconnected Consumer ‘Generation’

Defying Demographics: Generation-C, Today’s Hyperconnected Consumer ‘Generation’

Not that long ago, I spent time with Kevin Delaney and the digital transformation team at Cisco’s Connected Futures to explore the evolving consumer landscape. My research and ongoing work with Google continues to show how and why people are changing and how businesses must transform through digital and also human approaches. Technology isn’t the answer, it’s a means to solve problems and create opportunities tied to how people are changing. As part of a deeper conversation and project with…

Moving Beyond Demographics: Today’s Hyperconnected ‘Generation C’

Moving Beyond Demographics: Today’s Hyperconnected ‘Generation C’

Several years ago as I was writing The End of Business as Usual, I researched how the customer journey was evolving. Specifically, I studied how traditional touch points compared to digital touch points and more so, how customers were hacking their way to desired outcomes. Along the way, I found that when it comes to “digital customers,” alignment in behaviors and preferences spanned generations beyond traditional demographics. At the time, I referenced this group of hyperconnected customers “Generation C” where…

To improve CX, companies must rethink the customer journey to cater to Gen C

To improve CX, companies must rethink the customer journey to cater to Gen C

A (r)evolution is brewing, and most companies are not prepared for it. It’s no secret how, with an overabundance of new devices and platforms available every day, customers are more empowered and finding new ways to either hack or completely ignore company touchpoints. With this complex customer journey unfolding, great marketing, products and services are not enough to win. Now, companies need to create and cultivate meaningful experiences for their customers. This starts with designing a more intuitive and efficient…

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