Everyone knows that technology projects are laden with risks. But, until now, has anyone ever proven that the anticipation and mitigation of risk is the #1 activity that is most highly correlated with outcomes? Well, it’s true. Donald Rumsfeld is famous for describing risks as the “unknown unknowns”: “[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know…. read more >
DCG research and articles about: digital agency
In an era where brands are finally getting more pragmatic in their digital pursuits, organizations must be conscious that pragmatism should not lead to corner-cutting, especially when it comes to technology implementations. According to over 1,000 respondents to our VOCalis Voice of Customer survey, project failure rates are highest when brands turn to their in-house IT teams to implement their enterprise technologies rather than… read more >
Of the following five “facts”, which one is ‘fake news’? Fact #1: The market for marketing and digital experience technology is hot. Fact #2: Experience technology depends as much on people and process as on its own functional capabilities. Fact #3: Nearly every marketing technology vendor on the planet talks about customer experience, and how it’s a top priority. Fact… read more >
Want your project to fail? Select the perfect technology, but the wrong digital partner. Want to ensure success? Select the right digital partner, and a less-than-perfect technology. Heck, go ahead and make a bad technology choice. If you’ve got a great partner that understands your business, is fluent in the technology and how it integrates… read more >
In their quest to improve the experiences they deliver to their customers and under pressure to move more business online, companies are increasingly looking at upgrading or replacing their existing web content management systems (WCMs) and their ecommerce systems at the same time. Due to the complexity of adding just one business-critical platform, let alone two, this… read more >
“They aren’t creative.” That’s the common retort from digital agency executives, when asked why they don’t see management consultancies and systems integrators (SIs) as competitive threats. This is despite the fact that consultancies and SIs are acquiring or building digital experience capabilities, and are competing directly with agencies for projects that just two years ago would not… read more >
It’s been a particularly busy couple of weeks for Wunderman, one of the largest digital agencies in the WPP network of companies. Since the beginning of June, the company has: acquired an agency in Spain called The Cocktail; forged a partnership with Salmon, a U.K. based commerce agency that is also part of the WPP network, to create… read more >
The largest global agency holding companies – Dentsu Aegis, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, and WPP – are competing more fiercely than ever in the face of multiple challenges. Three of the biggest challenges include downward pricing pressure for services, clients investing in building in-house agencies to replace external partners (i.e. Unilever), and increasing competition from systems… read more >
The race to create more global digital agencies continues apace as established agencies and consultancies continue to snap up smaller independents around the globe. Just this week, I received a message about Wunderman, a subsidiary of holding company WPP, buying a Spanish agency called The Cocktail (and surely I’m not the first person to wonder why it… read more >
Scott Liewehr delivers a business track keynote on “Achieving Customer Experience Success by Humanizing Your Approach” at NASSCOM’s India Leadership Forum in Mumbai. This is the 25th anniversary edition of the event, which attracts IT leaders and practitioners from around the globe. This year’s theme is “Digital Inflection Point: Re-Imagine Not Re-Engineer.” Sessions are organized around five topics: megatrends, technologies, imperatives, enablers, and dilemmas. The program features an impressive list of speakers: IBM’s Ginni Rometty; executives from digital partners and integrators including GE Digital, Deloitte Digital, Accenture, Tata Consultancy, and Cognizant; and CIOs and digital leaders from brands such as Philips. Pitney Bowes, Cisco Systems, Steelcase, and the City of Los Angeles.
Scott’s presentation at NASSCOM’s 2016 conference was entitled “Two Sides of the Digital Transformation Coin: Digital Inside and Outside.” View the video here, and read the DCG report on which his talk is based. Contact us to arrange a time to meet with Scott in Mumbai.
CEM is an imperative because you're either competing with superior customer experiences -- or you're not even part of the game.
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