About a week ago, Forbes published their annual list of The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams: “No sports league is as profitable as the NFL… and no one banked less than $26 million.” Four NFL teams made the top 10, with the other six being split across three other major sports. What is the National Football League doing differently to increase their loyal fans and profits?

They invest in their customers’ experiences, in and out of the stadium to start with. Here, BARE International shares an article by Steve Olenski for Forbes on how the NFL is Tackling Customer Experience.

‘Today’s brands know they have to have a successful game plan when it comes to creating and maintaining the customer experience (CX).  That’s because companies realize that is the playing field that involves a significant level of competition with customers at stake.

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‘The race to own customer experience is on! Companies are recognizing the importance of delivering an experience that makes them stand out from their competition. Some are learning the hard way. Here, BARE International shares an article by Shep Hyken for Forbes on Customer Experience Is The New Brand.

Last year United Airlines had a brand crisis, in which $1.4 billion in value was wiped out overnight when a passenger’s experience went viral on social media. And, you may not have heard about Juicero, but it fell victim to brand crisis when it was discovered the proprietary juice packets needed for its $699 juicer weren’t so proprietary, resulting in the company dropping the price of the juicer to $200, and then ultimately going out of business.

Be it customer service, product quality or just the way the customers feel about the companies they do business with, customer experience rises to the top of whether or not the customer will decide to keep doing business with a brand.

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The figures that show 80% of companies believe they are providing superior customer service, while only 8% of their clients agree with them. Confused about what customers really want? Want your business to be in that 8%? Here, BARE International shares an article by Mark Taylor for SuperOffice on 3 Ways to Exceed Expectations.

‘Customer expectations are difficult to meet. The higher they are, the more unlikely you are to exceed them. So, how do you exceed customer expectations? We will now cover the 3 main areas where most companies go wrong and discuss how to exceed customer expectations and provide examples of good customer service and how to improve them.

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‘Fireworks aren’t just a July 4th spectacle; they’re also a surefire way to win in business. We love the 4th of July because it crescendos into something epic, memorable, beautiful. It stirs the soul with a sensory experience that we don’t soon forget. 

Some businesses, believe it or not, create a similar effect. Here, BARE International shares an article by Peter Kozodoy for Inc on The Hidden Business Strategy Behind July 4th Fireworks.

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