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About Spike Jones

Spike Jones is a results-proven communications professional, specializing in digital and offline word of mouth marketing. With more than 15 years of experience, the career path goes something like this: Baylor University; a decade at Brains on Fire; SVP of the Customer Experience team at Fleishman-Hillard; Group Director, Engagement at WCG; and now SVP, Managing Director SW Region at Edelman Digital. Spike is also a co-author of the book Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable, Word of Mouth Movements.

Do you start with the product or your customer?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. At Lands’ End we gave customers a guarantee to drive our own reliability. But we also imagined customers’ lives….

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Skills that drive culture change for the customer

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. There are skill sets specific to driving culture change that need to be present when doing this customer experience…

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Do you trust your customers and employees?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Beloved companies believe their customers and employees. This trust enables a company to encourage innovation and partnership. A beloved…

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It’s more than action, it’s intent and motivation

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Many companies try to copy the actions that result from beloved companies’ decisions. The fact of the matter is…

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Are your customers telling a beloved-company story?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Beloved companies blend commerce with their humanity, they blend their personal lives with their business lives, and they make…

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Who is listening to your customer?

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Often when a company talks about “listening” to customers, that notion is immediately collapsed into a “voice of the…

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Customers remember your “hello” and “goodbye”

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. We know through social media that customers remember your “hello” and “goodbye.” Are you deliberate in the memories you…

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Beloved companies deliberately build a culture of belief

This is a guest post from Jeanne Bliss — customer experience expert and author of “I Love You More Than My Dog.” See the original post this is adapted from and more like it on her blog. Beloved companies believe their customers. It’s the intent and motivation — the “what” and “why” behind decisions that bond…

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