Coronavirus – Solidarity message

In solidarity with what’s happening around the globe, I also want to encourage you to simply stay home.

Stay positive and creative.

And we can all get through this healthy, if we follow the rules. I count on you and this time the beautiful Swiss mountains, they can wait a bit.

Well cheers people from my home office, and I’m really looking forward to see you soon again.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

3 ways to understand better your customers

Hi people, a quick message from the beautiful Swiss and mountains. Still today many executives don’t understand their customers and how they come to the decision to buy their products or services.

Well, let me briefly provide you with three simple ways on how to understand better your audience. Everything starts with gathering basic information to avoid assumptions. Knowing their basic demographics such as age, location or sex, ensures you base your messaging on real facts. Use your analytic tools to get the information.

Number two is to start mapping out your customer journeys to learn as much as possible about your valuable customers from web browsing activities to their needs, and interests, to potential opportunities.

The number three you want to find out what online resources do they use to find information before making a purchase. Asking for their email address through a sign-up page is a great starting point for further email marketing.

And to get the most out of your findings you want to segment your audience to be able to send the right message to the right people at the right time.

Well, I hope this was useful. And I just want to go and catch up with my family and talk to you soon again. Cheers from the beautiful Swiss mountains. It’s freezing today, but the conditions are excellent.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How banks continue to adapt to digital disruption

Hi People,

let me just take a minute to share with you my observations in the banking industry. I mean, these days you hear many stories about how Finetech, startups or even the GAFA’s interrupt the banking industry.


Personally, I observed in a positive way, how banks continue to adapt to the constantly changing consumer needs. Today as a connected consumer, I’m obtaining more and more services via my online banking. TWINT, checking my balance sheet, and online transactions are the services I’m using most.

Now, what priorities should banks focus on from a simple user point of view?
In order to stay relevant today, you the banks need to focus on constantly improving the user experience. You want to offer the same quality onsite and online.
You want to embrace data and analytics to better understand your customer needs and make insight-led decisions. Apply a user-centered design principle to deliver an amazing user experience. You go mobile because more and more people embrace mobile. And last but not least, personalize the experience across all digital channels in order to enhance customer satisfaction.


Well, I hope this is useful to you, but remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Well cheers people from the Swiss mountains. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the mountains too over these days.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How to scale human impression – CHANEL case study

Hi people,

I just wanted to share with you a short story today from my work experience at CHANEL on how you can scale on human impressions. CHANEL, the luxury brand invites people to join their unique workshops. People joining the workshops are either staff members or B2B clients. The brand connects with people by providing an exceptional experience that turns them immediately into brand ambassadors. And what’s beautiful about this is that you can just do the same today.

Delight your most valuable people because they will spread their unique experiences with other people. And this is scaling on human impressions. And CHANEL is a great example of how you can create meaningful experiences to delight people, build long-lasting relationships and scale on human impressions.

I hope this is useful to you.

But remember as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers people from Gland. It’s getting windy and a storm is supposed to come up. So be safe and talk to you soon again. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

The key to digital communication overload

Often I’m hearing companies saying that they understand the importance of good online interactions with people. But many times the executive team looks at digital marketing, just as items on a checklist. Instead of looking at what connection is created with a digital asset, they only focus on the asset itself.

It’s a big mistake, and you and I are smarter. Therefore, let’s not misplace your focus because it can easily damage your overall brand reputation.

Now, what’s the goal of your digital communication?

Digital communication needs to provide a story that people are able to consume, understand and apply. Make the story more human and you will stand out.

Experts predict that social advertisement budgets will double in the next five years, digital communication will become saturated. Meaning the need for strong and concise digital content will be at an all-time high. A constant focus on the quality of your digital communication is key.

People it’s time to get your house in order in the digital space. If you need help, please feel free to reach out to me and I’m more than happy to help.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright.

Cheers people from a rainy day, but at least the forecast is that it’s about to snow in a few hours and looking forward to that.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

How to apply a human-centered marketing approach

Marketing is complex today and in times where we are moving towards a subscription-driven, emotion-driven, ad-free, big brand loyalty-free world, it’s just getting harder and harder to build relationships with people.
I bet you agree with me and today companies and the marketing firms need to learn the new rules to attract prospects, to convert creativity, content, and conversations into valuable customers.

A human-centered marketing approach addresses exactly this problem where you need to ask yourself;

How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

Let me repeat it. How can you help somebody by doing something that is important to them?

The next step is to keep the conversation going by creating a helpful user experience that brings them closer to make a decision at each stage of their journey.
This is creating human impressions instead of advertising impressions and imagine how much more efficient your marketing would be if we all applied a simple human-centered marketing approach.

I’m Claude Oggier and my goal is to serve and help companies to make better marketing decisions.

I hope you find this useful and please share this message has I think it’s important for any marketer to embrace a more human-centered approach in a marketing world today.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands everything is going to be alright. Well, cheers people from the Swiss mountains. It’s just a beautiful, sunny winter day and I’m just very grateful.

Talk to you soon again. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

The Power of Small Data vs Big Data

Hi people and hello from Lausanne. The city I moved to, let’s say in the 20th century but honestly, it still feels like it was yesterday. It’s just incredible how time flies.

Today, I would like to share with you my point of view regarding the hype around big data or machine learning. I mean, yes, big data offers a valuable but incomplete solution. Harvard Business Review studies and Martin Lindstrom, a branding expert and book author of small data agree that to fully understand your customers, you need to integrate both big and small data.

The power of small data is in teasing out clues to what consumers really want by spending time in focus groups listenings online research communities or most effectively, homes watching.

Martin Lindstrom says further; “intriguingly, we’re now turning the tables on the internet by circling back and finding human, not digital insights about ourselves based on our own unconscious online behaviors.”

Without understanding how your customers think, feel and act, you are unable to deliver an exceptional experience. Bottom line, today if you want to make the right decisions for your business, both small and big data combined, need to be applied in order to enhance the customer experience.

Hopefully this video is valuable to you. And as always, don’t be shy and reach out to me to discuss your marketing challenges. I would be more than happy to help.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands everything is going to be alright.

Well people, cheers from Lausanne and I talk to you soon again from another great location. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

A brand mission I feel connected to; Frontiers case study

I just wanted to take a minute to share with you why I feel connected to Frontiers brand mission and their open-source platform for scientists. First of all Frontiers mission is to make science open in order for society to have access to the latest research from topics such as climate change.

We all know, looking at what’s happening in Australia, we are simply out of time to debate climate change.

I’m their fan and support the brand mission because of their social commitments. I mean, research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier, and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history.

Connecting with people, communicating brand values, and social commitments, in a more human way, that’s a must today to stay relevant in the eyes of today’s connected consumers.

Which brand do you feel connected to? Which brand mission is resonating with you? Please let me know in the comments section. I would love to hear from you.

Well I hope this resonates with you and if you would like to discuss your marketing challenges, please feel free to reach out to me and I’m more than happy to help.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. Cheers, people. I’m in Lausanne and I talk to you soon again from another great location. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

Kick off 2020 by getting your digital house in order

If you are in marketing, communications or digital marketing, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on how grateful we are to be working in the world’s best field. The industry has certainly challenges but the opportunities are almost endless.

Kicking off my 2020 journey, my goal is to create value, to understand as much as possible about today’s constant changing consumers and to help people to succeed in marketing. If you are a brand, kick off 2020 by getting your digital house in order where you aim to be crystal clear about your ideal customers and your target audiences. Then delight them with engaging and exceptional experiences. People will respect and reward you for that.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. And yesterday, I had a fabulous day in Zermatt and I can ensure you that the Matterhorn still stands very well.

Well, cheers people from Steg, my home village where I was fortunate to grow up with my longtime friend Raphi, who is having an amazing career in football. I wish him and you only the best for 2020. In the back that’s basically the football pitch, where we used to play endless hours of football. It was so much fun and I talk to you soon again from another place. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

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