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    Geert Fransen

    Geert Fransen

    Working for a company that puts customers first is a joy. At Inventive Designers, we don’t just sell you a product, we also help you to be successful with it. We take customer experience very serious.

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    How to reduce the workload of your IT team?

    “Hi Jerry, sorry to barge in here so unannounced. Could you do me a favor and adjust the logo on this invoice for me? Just a bit bigger, thanks, I’ll be back in five!” Two minutes later: “Jerry my man, what’s keeping my logo? Ah, that’s it! Or wait no, on second thought, leave it the same size, just put it a bit more to the right, will you? Be back in a sec! “One hour later: “Jerry! The logo is fine but management wants me to add in our new phone number as well. You got it? Cheers!” Another five minutes pass. “Jayjay, bad news! Forget what I asked, just change it back to the original, we need that communication asap! Keep me posted!”

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    What is Operational Efficiency?

    If your products are truly the best on the market and they have been all the rage for years, you can rest assured that everyone will patiently await your next release. Why should they spend money on let’s say a decent smartphone now, when they can buy yours in a couple months time to show to friends and family? Unfortunately for most businesses this scenario reads like a fairytale. It takes time, vision and the best assets in every department to get to this level that only few world famous companies have managed to achieve.

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    Analog, Digital and Interactive: The three media of communication

    Digital transformation is tough but it’s worth it. As digital slowly becomes more ingrained in our ways of working and engaging with each other, new opportunities driven by progress show themselves nearly daily. On the long road to digital transformation, the first step to take is customer onboarding, causing this digital transformation to go hand in hand with improving your customer communications. 

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    The road to digital transformation: we are only halfway there

    Although the concept of digital is about more user-friendliness, efficiency and loss of friction, digital transformation, ironically, proves to be hard work. Despite the pace of digital disruption, a lot of businesses are only taking digital baby steps. This is the conclusion of the ‘Digital Transformation Index II’ report, listing the results of an inquiry by technology companies Dell Technologies and Intel in collaboration with market research partner Vanson Bourne among 4.600 business leaders from medium and large enterprises in 42 countries.

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    Unleash the power of dynamic transpromotional communications 5.0

    In last week’s blog we talked about how combining transactional and promotional communications or ‘transpromo’ creates promising perspectives for businesses to reach out to customers. Today we’ll go beyond. When made interactive, transpromotional communications show their true potential. By combining transactional and promotional content within actionable communications, the possibilities for the receiver suddenly manifold as he can pick, chose, consult, review or buy what he or she wants or needs. This is transactional communications 5.0 and the future of digital customer engagement.

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    Transpromotional communications: A match made in heaven

    We all have read these stories or seen them on TV: Men madly in love and blinded by romance skillfully ruining the biggest moments of their lives. While one is turned down by his girlfriend in a packed football stadium, another one sees his life savings go down the drain as he gets on one knee only to drop the ring in the sewer. And then there’s the guy who cleverly hides the ring in the dessert only to see his darling swallow it whole or almost choke on the diamond.

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    A look back on a decade of customer experience management

    Today, doing business is all about pleasing the customer. Of course there is the quality of your services and products you wish to uphold and improve, but in the end, it all trickles down to keeping your customers satisfied. As a result there isn’t a modern company that doesn’t value the importance of customer service and invests time and effort in quality

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    Personalised vs. Individualised communications: Going the extra mile

    Every year since his wife gave birth to his son, our CTO David has been receiving emails from his health insurance fund informing him about breastfeeding and pregnancy ailments. Something’s off here. First of all, the department that sends out these emails should know that he’s a man. Secondly, he has been receiving this kind of emails for the past four years. His son is 3,5 now. They should know this as well.

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    Print vs. digital communications: How to choose the right channel?

    You know what you are all about. You have got the expertise, the know-how. You have confidence in your products or are certain of the fact that your services outweigh those of the competition. But how do you get this message across? Via what channel to reach out to your target audience in order to sway them to rely on your services or buy your products and yours alone?

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    How to achieve customer convenience in customer communications?

    Two weeks ago we discussed user experience convenience and why every business should invest time and money into optimizing their customer journey to maximize convenience. An important note to be made in defining UX convenience is the fact that convenience is a parameter that is perceived differently depending on the person and specific timing.

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