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Today, the customer experience is the brand experience. To stand out in a highly competitive market, you have to do more than appeal to the right target groups: you have to build a brand identity consumers perceive as supportive of their daily challenges and goals.
To remain relevant tomorrow as a business, speed is of the essence. When everything is equal, the faster company will win. Let our expertise and informed foresight support your ambitions. As an integrated team, we'll help you choose the right opportunities and cocreate the digital products and services that'll future-proof your organisation.
For any customer relationship to succeed these days, you need a digital ecosystem supporting the conversation with your customers - on all of your touchpoints. This requires a smart choice of technology and systems that can be scaled, linked and improved easily. So, we design, test, validate and refine your ecosystem with your customer in mind.
Together we spark interaction with your online audience, maximise your performance and fuel your growth. Making clever use of data and insights we define a holistic strategy that serves your business goals, drives your customer demand and converts in-market potential while building up tomorrow's demand.
We help you identify and seize the right opportunities that come with digital transformation. To ensure your brand and business thrive in the new era.
Serving 20+ industries
We have the privilege of serving organisations in a wide range of industries, some of which are listed below.
For the automotive industry, the need to reinvent itself was never been this urgent. We're here to help you shift gears, navigate this transformation and define the race in the new mobility era.more
Energy, Utility and Telco
The heat is on. Climate change is forcing you to invest in energy transition. And a churning customer base is demanding more transparency and digital convenience. With this last challenge, we can help.more
Together, we'll take on the challenge to adopt the technology and marketing strategy that will fully support the customer experience the new generation of bank and insurance customers demand.more
Healthcare and Life Science
A highly regulated industry needs a marketing partner with a strong technical backbone and the expertise to deliver correct solutions to complex organisational structures.more
Retail and distribution
Digital marketplaces, unexpected distribution channels and strong newcomers have disrupted the retail industry. We are committed to helping you regain your competitive edge.more
It's not only their interactions with citizens that Governments need to streamline and optimise. Internal optimisation is also important. We know how and here to help.more
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Over 1700 experts realise our end-to-end services every day. This is where they share their knowledge, visions, and experiences.
- The story of your brand may well be ground-breaking: but if you tell your story in a way that puts everyone to sleep, you're not going to leave a lasting impression. That is why your brand must have an attractive and appropriate tone of voice. Because a brand is much more than a logo. It's your personality. In this blog post you will discover why a clear tone of voice is so important and how to define this for your brand.
Customer Lifetime Value: how much is your customer worth to you and why do you need to know?If you want to grow your business or optimise your operating costs, you have to be aware of your Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). By comparing your CLV with the costs that you incur when attracting new customers, (the so-called Customer Acquisition Cost or CAC), as a business you can calculate the real return on your marketing investments. How do you calculate Customer Lifetime Value?
How to use SEO in your marketing strategy in 2022Find out what changes are coming to SEO in 2022 and use these insights to power up both your online and offline presence.
Is your organisation ready for MACH? 7 questions and answersMACH is nothing like a classic (on-premise or IaaS) platform in terms of organisational requirements. Before exploring the options of working with MACH or actually starting to work with it, every organisation should start by asking themselves various questions. Following the first blog: ‘How valuable is MACH for your organisation?’, in this blog iO Technology Director Friso Geerlings describes seven points to prepare your organisation for a MACH architecture.
The Enterprise Service Bus (ESB): is it still around?Applications and end users of applications require specific information, usually provided by apps such as for banking or shopping. The origin of the information shown in these apps is an underlying source system or a set of systems that compares and merges information. Many financial enterprises focus on providing clients with a modern app, which are, however, often cursed with a legacy system from the 1980s or even older as their information source. Consultant Rudy van Haandel explains the role that integration solutions such as an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and API Management can play in these situations.
Why challenging the status quo is an excellent innovation strategyToday, even innovation and transformation processes are highly subject to innovation and transformation. Uilke Duinstra, innovation strategist at the Utrecht campus of iO, is getting more and more questions from customers like: “We are a mobility company, but we also want to enter the energy market. How do we do that?” or “We are a B2B company, but how do we also become B2C?” More generally, it concerns questions such as “How can we develop relevant new services step by step, without immediately plunging into a multimillion-dollar project we’re not sure will work at all?” These kinds of issues, which show that domains and sectors are increasingly fading, require a new approach to innovation processes.
How a good personalisation strategy leads to a better customer experienceMost (digital) marketers are very aware of the impact that the customer’s perception of their contact environment – customer experience - has on the experience and the purchasing behaviour of their customers. At iO, we notice that we are being asked more frequently to make the customer experience richer through personalisation. We are all familiar with the examples of personalisation used by Netflix and Facebook, but that level of personalisation is not for everyone. What can you do now and how do you develop an effective personalisation strategy?