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Our way of sharing our thoughts and opinions. The content and categories varies from econometrics to creative, programmatic to coding and a metric ton of ideas about who the customer is and what she demands. Check it out and let us know what you think.

When Customer Journeys Do Harm - And How to Fix Them

By Guy Gouldavis Customer journeys are prevalent today for good reason. They’re a distinct improvement over the previous marketing era— one too corporately self-serving and not customer centric enough. The danger with anything that becomes accepted, however, is that it stops being questioned. Conceptually, customer and consumer journeys are not flawed, but the way they […]

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CXRM AND THE DRUG LIFECYCLE

By John Mullin How should a pharma marketer be thinking about CRM (or better, CXRM) across the life cycle of a drug? Early. And often. Of course there are inflection points when we use CRM to align with the brand: New indications or formulations New launches Clinical trial results Managed care or formulary wins But […]

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Solving For X

A prescription for the pharmaceutical industry By John Mullin Pharma’s blockbuster launches have trained marketing’s smooth muscle memory. Brands like Prozac, Plavix, Lipitor and Viagra exploded under a frequency model that combined strong sales forces with iconic advertising campaigns and forests of printed collateral to create fame. These brands reached icon status and entered the […]

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A conversation with David Anders

David recently joined Javelin to lead business development and strategic alliances. We sat down together to discuss what’s on his mind and to learn more about what keeps him energized outside the office. What drew you back to Javelin? More than ever, clients need help creating meaningful experiences for people that drive business results. They’re […]

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McCartin Named Vice-chairman of 4A’s Dallas Board of Governors

An Interview with Mike McCartin, CEO of Javelin Agency Mike McCartin, Javelin’s CEO, has been named as Vice-chairman of the 4A’s Dallas Board of Governors. We asked Mike to comment about this organization and the opportunity to serve its mission. What is the mission of the 4A’s Dallas Board of Governors? Our mission is to […]

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CXRM

If experience is the new brand, CXRM reflects this fundamental shift in the relationship between brands and customers. Once upon a time what we told people about our brand was the biggest influence on how they felt about us. Today a brand is the sum of people’s lived experiences with it. Experience is not only […]

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Trust (not greed) is good.

100 years ago, Wall Street was an unregulated bonanza, where regular folks got rich, the rich got richer, and swindlers gorged themselves on the mania that made the era roar. A few financial crises later, and The Wall Street Journal are only half-joking in referring to big banks as “regulated utilities,” in light of the heavy […]

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Open wide: This (journey) won’t hurt a bit.

Worried about your “customer relationships?” Don’t be. You don’t have them anyway. That’s one takeaway from Thunderhead research on Customer Experience (CX), in which 59% of respondents characterized their interactions with brands as totally one-way—not relationships at all. The fact is that enterprise-scale transformation toward CX excellence is a sprawling, years long initiative demanding executive […]

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Work sucks: Lessons from Sears + CES

Two dinosaurs of the old economy started 2017 gasping for breath, with at least one of them sure to die. Why? Neither one respects that axiomatic truth we all know intrinsically: Work sucks. Retailers who make their customers do work always get eaten by those that don’t. Cautionary tale Sears and Macy’s announced major store […]

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Insider's guide to CRM strategy

Insider’s guide to CRM strategy. The Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV) Journey. The convergence of CX and CRM creates a lot of interesting new and essential ways to think about audiences. This diagram shows you the 5 most important aspects of creating and managing the ultimate business outcome: customer lifetime value (CLTV). 1) Undecided customers: These […]

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