The WIFI User Experience – An Easy Way To Start Improving Your Customer’s Journey

I think you’d agree that access to the Internet has become second nature these days. When you check in at the hotel, receptionists know to indicate the wifi login even before telling where the gym or lifts are located or when breakfast … Continue reading

Eurostar Travels Through Virtual Reality – The Eurostar Odyssey

The debate rages on as to whether the future lies with Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR)? Or will it be more about Mixed Reality (including 360˚)? In any event, as far as VR is concerned, we continue to … Continue reading

In Return For Free Wifi? What Is And What Should Be Allowed In Terms of Value Exchange?

I did a social sign in the other night at the Cumberland Arms and did a double take before authorizing the ”permissions” in exchange for free wifi. Of the four “opt ins” requested, which one gets your hair up most? Update your profile? … Continue reading

Wifi On The Mend? Eurostar Wifi Heeds The Call!

Would you not agree that having wifi while you are travelling is beginning to feel more like a requirement than a gift? Being a regular traveller on the Eurostar wifi is important to me. I have forever been one of most vociferous passengers … Continue reading

The Customer Journey – How [Not] To Create The Customer Experience at the new Eurostar Lounge in Gare Du Nord

If being “customer centric” is still being bandied about in boardrooms around the world, the reality is that most companies struggle to marry the mindset of “the customer is always right” with the quest for optimal profits. One of the ways … Continue reading

Authentic Marketing – What If You Promised Less?

Promise Less. Deliver More. Promise Less & Deliver More. I know that this is a little counter-intuitive, but you do have to wonder how managers in head office continue to “sign off” on promises that are bound to disappoint their customers. … Continue reading

The New Eurostar e320 Train…. A Singular Example of Poor Design          

This winter, Eurostar finally started to roll out its new e320 train. Being a regular Eurostar passenger, I was very keen to experience the improvements. Notably, I was very excited to get wifi onboard…at last. According to their site, the design of the … Continue reading

Listening to mobiles in retail: interview with Guillaume de La Tour, Bluefox founder and CEO (MDE150)

Minter Dialogue Episode #150 This interview is with Guillaume de La Tour, a serial entrepreneur based in Silicone Valley, who is founder and CEO of Bluefox, a disruptive startup that detects phones in order to convert traffic information into useful … Continue reading

Want a Digital Restaurant? Le Bar à Huitres in Paris serves a digital appetizer

Using an iPad as a menu for a restaurant is hardly innovative today. That said, it certainly isn’t the norm (yet). As restaurants come to grips with the notion of becoming a “digital restaurant” and dealing with its ever connected customers, … Continue reading

Retail Trends – Looking at the challenges of digital in retail with Mark Brand of Thoughtworks (MDE137)

Minter Dialogue Episode #137 — This interview is with Mark Brand, Retail Analytics Director at Thoughtworks, a privately held company with 3000 employees, based out of Chicago and with offices in 12 countries. In this interview, Mark and I talk … Continue reading