How about using the ‘No Track’ button we already have?

For as long as we’ve had economies, demand and supply have been attracted to each other like a pair of magnets. Ideally, they should match up evenly and produce good outcomes. But sometimes one side comes to dominate the other, with bad effects along with good ones. Such has been the case on the Web [Read More →]

Stop making cows. Quit being calves.

The World Wide Web that Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented in 1990 was a collection of linked documents. The Web we have today is a collection not just of documents (some of which we quaintly call pages), but of real estate we call sites. This Web is mostly a commercial one. Even if most sites aren’t [Read More →]

VRM and CCOs

In The Rise Of The Chief Customer Officer, Paul Hagen of Forrester begins, Over the past five years Forrester Research has observed an increase in the number of companies with a single executive leading customer experience efforts across a business unit or an entire company. These individuals often serve as top executives, with the mandate and power to design, [Read More →]

Ting rings the opening bell

Here, according to the ProjectVRM wiki, are the ideal characteristics of VRM tools: VRM tools are personal. As with hammers, wallets, cars and mobile phones, people use them as individuals,. They are social only in secondary ways. VRM tools help customers express intent. These include preferences, policies, terms and means of engagement, authorizations, requests and [Read More →]

Complaining vs. Buying

Q: “What’s the difference between a tweeter and a customer?” A: “One complains, the other buys.” Just had to write that down. The Q and the A came in the midst of a VRM conference call that also touched on CRM, VRM+CRM, sCRM, trust frameworks, identity and other stuff. Not saying that’s a fair characterization, [Read More →]