What an important notice for Hospitality businesses, which are scrambling for relevance and posture in such a competitive landscape.
Most of we citizens are pretty well whipped, exhausted with all the political campaigning, advertising, robo-calls, mailers, et al. It was like we owed a great deal of money to someone, and we were being hounded for that pound of flesh. Well, the political firestorm is over for the time being, as the sides lick the wounds and assess the effort. One very clear message did break through all the noise and offal – the Democrats had the better analytics. Therefore, no matter the disgusting amount of money thrown about, unless you knew your audience, you did not make much headway. Heads-up for 2016!
What an important notice for Hospitality businesses, which are scrambling for relevance and posture in such a competitive landscape. The Democrats, I understand, started with a major data bank – the latest Census and went from there, slicing and dicing the data every whichway. Then, it was regionalized and localized and “the feet on the ground” went to work to influence various blocs of voters and potentials. Obviously, with the outcome, this was extremely effective and shall be the model for the future. I can hardly wait for the next barrage.
CRM Magazine sponsored a White Paper this month, called “The Science of Success – how using Customer Experience Analytics today can help drive business tomorrow”. The premise, with which you should agree, is that Customer Satisfaction is the ultimate measurement of success, and that Customer is long term, loyal and profitable, as well as an advocate for your business. The key is that you need to deliver what they want and better than meet the expectations. Naturally, you cannot manage what you cannot measure. What does your methodology look like?
You still need to listen to and engage your Guest, but you also must quantify that successful experience, so you can make intelligent insights and be tactical and strategic moving forward. Measurement must be across all your touch points – web site, facility, mobile and social outlets, so you can act, improve and continue the successful relationship.
Analytics is here to stay and we need to grab a hold. Our Guests and Customers are very savvy and very connected, so any false step gets rippled. Make your Guest Campaign a success, too!
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