Michael Maoz

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All that a CIO needs to know about CRM was said already by the Dalai Lama

by Michael Maoz  |  April 8, 2014  |  2 Comments

I am about to release the draft of the Customer Engagement Center Magic Quadrant 2014 for review to software vendors. This is the MQ that was formerly known as the CRM Customer Service Contact Center MQ. For two years we’ve been writing about Customer Engagement Strategies, and this new MQ focuses on the role of [...]

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What every CIO could learn from Tufts University about understanding the customer experience.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 19, 2014  |  2 Comments

Tufts University, with a campus on the outskirts of Boston filled with bright, eclectic students, has introduced an amazing program that every CEO should consider for their CIOs hoping to understand the business better.  Full disclosure: Tufts is a family Alma Mater. They do not excel at most sports. They do have a statue of a PT [...]

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Hey, Marketing leader, isn’t it time to share your social media strategy?

by Michael Maoz  |  February 27, 2014  |  2 Comments

We just published our 2014 Social for CRM Vendor Guide (if you are a Gartner client you can view it at  http://gtnr.it/1ft8B8o ), and among the interesting insights is our survey that shows that Marketing controls Social strategy in 41% of enterprises, compared to 8% IT and 7% Customer Service. The more interesting evolution of social media strategy [...]

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Why great CIOs focus on the customer more than the software and services vendors.

by Michael Maoz  |  February 3, 2014  |  2 Comments

As a lead up to our Customer Strategies and CRM Conferences* in April and May, we are beginning to receive and review entries for our 2014 CRM Excellence Awards. I first suggested the idea of an award for the businesses that best represent excellent customer service almost 12 years ago, based on what we saw the [...]

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How Marketing could torpedo the Digital Transformation of CRM

by Michael Maoz  |  January 28, 2014  |  2 Comments

Every winter for the past 12 I have begun researching the ideas that will go into my presentations for our Spring CRM-focused conferences. This year we have the Gartner Customer360 Summit, 19-21 May in Orlando and the Gartner Customer Strategies & Technologies Summit London 28/29 April in London. I love these events because they are intimate gatherings [...]

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Social Products and Innovative Business Models that the CIO Must Match.

by Michael Maoz  |  April 1, 2013  |  Comments Off

March Madness for me wasn’t watching as Louisville and Michigan blew threw the field, but about creating five conference presentations. Tomorrow starts the Gartner Business Process Management Summit at the National Harbor in Maryland, where I will be speaking on Customer Experience Management. Over the next few months it will be DC, NYC, San Francisco [...]

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Marketing and the CIO race to see who can waste more money on CRM initiatives.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Anyone whose job it is to improve the customer experience (unless you are a Chief Customer Officer reporting to the CEO with Board approval and support) has a tough mission. Almost an impossible one. You are playing the Role of Roscoe Arbuckle in the Keystone Cops, running about with seeming authority, sycophants in tow, but [...]

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What the CIO can learn about Social CRM projects from the Syracuse Orange

by Michael Maoz  |  March 19, 2012  |  2 Comments

We have a terrific Canadian client who is right now embroiled in a Twitter nightmare. Like in the example of a global fast-food purveyor, and a large construction-equipment company before them, Twitter tweaked their sense of themselves before a crowd of millions. To this I’d say that, like Doug Adams’ wonderful Hitchhiker’s Guide, your Social [...]

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Social embraces Customer Service. IT not invited to the dance. Sparks fly.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 15, 2012  |  3 Comments

Down here at the Gartner Customer360 Summit we have a house full of folks struggling with the concept of blending their existing Social Media ‘strategy’ into a more holistic Enterprise Social strategy. There is a problem: IT is off to the side, more than happy to help but often not wanted at the party. Marketing is [...]

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So, like, we’re the social media team and we don’t have to know about technology.

by Michael Maoz  |  February 29, 2012  |  1 Comment

I am in the middle of six weeks of travel. To keep my spirits bubbly I remind myself that I’m not in a bivouac and my meals don’t come in tin cans. Some of you know what I mean. Visiting clients and observing their operations first-hand is the only way to stay relevant, truly. On-site [...]

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