About Mike Wittenstein

Since 1998, as IBM’s eVisionary, he has been designing and developing experiences that differentiate brands and deliver bottom-line results. Mike has worked on over 700 client engagements in 26 countries. He understands first-hand the value of properly translating across cultures. As a facilitator, Mike has been used as a board-level facilitator by LeasePlan (Europe and Mexico), Habasit, TELUS (Canada), PartnerTech (now Scanfil), Meeting Planners International, the Institute of Management Consultants and other organizations to develop strategy, articulate vision/direction, and encourage alignment. Mike founded StoryMiners, one of the world’s first experience design consulting agencies, in 2002. The firm is known for its ability to find the essence of a company, brand, or service and translate it into a compelling experience that helps clients shape their futures. The value of his work is estimated at over $1.6 billion in sales won, expenses cut, and brand value added. Mike is the world’s only working speaker, consultant, and experience designer to have earned the top designations in his chosen fields (CSP, CMC, CCXP). Mike earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He works in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and gets by in Russian ;-)

Brands That Deliver the Best #CX Achieve 54% Higher Revenue Growth

(This is a guest post from KPMG. It's included because it's one of the best reports in years on #CX.) To read the full KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence report: Tomorrow’s experience, today, please visit: www.kpmg.com/customerfirst   Brands that deliver the best customer experience achieve 54 % higher revenue growth, according to a new KPMG [...]

Better Experience = Better Business | a Case Study: Vacasa

Businesses designed with the purpose to deliver value for their customers have been the focus of my professional attention at StoryMiners® for more than 20 years. That’s why Vacasa, a vacation rental property management company, caught my attention. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at three key elements that make this company so successful. BUSINESS DESIGN A [...]

Work On Your Story on April 24th at a Story Workout™ in Atlanta

I'm doing a presentation/workshop for the Retail Design Institute at Gensler's new Expansion Space on April 24th from 6-8pm in Atlanta. Anyone with a professional interest in crafting better personal and professional stories is welcome. Here's what to expect: First, Meena Krenek, design director at Gensler will share the story of their new space on the 27th floor at 999 Peachtree Street, [...]

My Nimble experience just keeps getting better

Last year, I wrote an article about new ways to work. It was based on an interview with founder, Jon Ferrara. Both articles tie how Nimble, a new social selling platform, improves the lives of professional service providers. Today, Nimble just made my life easier (again) with the release of a new dashboard that saves me [...]

How We Reinvented Our Own CX

How We Reinvented Our Own CX Since our founding as a customer experience design consultancy in 2002, StoryMiners has helped over 500 clients on 700+ projects in over 20 countries (and in 4 languages). Clients rave about the business results we help them achieve with CX and story. But, last year, our own ‘rave meter’ [...]

If we understand our customers, how do we then improve customer experience?

This guest post is from Lisa Kenny of Maru/Syngro, exclusively for StoryMiners. If we understand our customers, how do we then improve customer experience? More often than not, an organization will analyze customer feedback, pick the most common denominator and seek to fix the problem quickly. If this is you, unfortunately, you are doing it [...]

Dynamic Branding Tools for Enhancing Customer Experience

When people think of branding, they tend to think of it in terms of attracting customers—showing off your company’s best qualities to acquire new sales. But branding doesn’t stop after a sale is made. It persists throughout a customer’s entire experience and beyond. And if it falters at any point, it could cost you a [...]

New Ways to Work

Change This new blog post series will help you deal with changes imposed by the new digital landscape. The kind that turns your world upside down when new tools, new technologies, and new methods force you to change the way that you work. Like you, I have been there. Technology Out of necessity (and curiosity), [...]

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Find and Build Meaningful Relationships in a Noisy World: NIMBLE

The Problem Nobody likes over-the-top communications or to feel 'pushed' through a seller's experience. People prefer being in control, so they prefer buyers' experiences. However, many organizations still treat their future clients in a one-size-fits-all, seller-centric way. It does not have to be like that. The Solution Nimble is a new, multi-category software-as-a-service that qualifies prospects, [...]

By | 2017-10-08T21:49:37+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Blog, New Ways to Work, Tips|0 Comments
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