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.

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.

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.

In Which Direction Blows The Wind In Marketing in 2020?

Hi people,

and hello from Parc de Milan in Lausanne. That’s the place where I normally go for my daily lunch walks when I’m in Lausanne. I mean, you overlook “lac léman” and the mountains. It’s just beautiful. And to me, that’s just what I need to refresh my mind and to get some fresh air over lunch.

People, today, I wanted to take a minute with you to share with you my three marketing ideas for 2020. I think if you focus on these three ideas in 2020, you will contribute to the success of your company, no doubt.

First idea – marketers needs to continue focusing on providing exceptional customer experiences through innovative brand driving activities.

Second idea – know your customers better than your mother by understanding clearly your customer journeys from your on- and offline touch-points. For example, a prospect engages through a phone call, direct email or digital engagement.

The third idea – create exceptional emotional stories to inspire people and to propel your brand story forward through your customers, because
the customer is in control today.

These are my three main ideas for 2020. And this year, my source of inspiration was coming from Mark Schaefer’s new book called The marketing rebellion, where he predicts that the most human company wins, and I fully support his prediction.

Now it’s up to you who inspired you this year to make better marketing decisions? Let me know in the comments section, and I would love to hear from you.

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

Cheers people from Lausanne and talk to you soon again from another great location. Looking forward to it. 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.

Is technology hurting your marketing effectiveness?

Hi people,

I hope you’re doing well and I’m saying hi from a viewpoint I visit frequently during summer when I go cycling. I mean, look in the back. It’s a spectacular view today over lac léman (Lake of Geneva) and the Alps where it’s foggy today. And it’s just great to be above the fog and I feel very grateful.

Now people my question for you today is do you have the feeling that your marketing campaigns are less effective than they used to?

Do you have the feeling that your marketing is falling behind?

Well, I believe a problem today is the abusive use of technology where too many marketing messages have forgotten the human connection or human element. Everything seems to be programmed and automated by marketers, who seem to have forgotten about what makes actually good sense. It’s simply annoying, it provides mediocre results and simply we must do a better job if we want to keep people’s trust in our products or services.

And here is my take on what we should do.

Marketing to digital natives has to be consensual. I’m feeling concerned and I believe you too. Therefore marketing, in general, has to be consensual.

Somebody at the top of the organization needs to declare that building trust in a more human way is a top priority.

Make the success of your customers be your most important KPI.

Embrace technology and make the consumer path to your product or service fast and easy. By all means, use artificial intelligence to accelerate and automate repetitive processes.

Provide customer service value by informing consumers on their order status or to students about their program progress.

Create ongoing conversations with your biggest fans and stay relevant in the consumer’s eyes when they decide to make a purchase.

Last but not least, brand building and building trust with consumers has never been more important than today. People want to be respected, don’t abuse people’s trust with technology.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these insights and I would really love to hear from you about your marketing challenges.

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

Well, cheers people from this great, spectacular viewpoint.

Talk to you soon again. Bye 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.

My IMD digital journey will continue

Check out my Youtube Claude Oggier

Hi people,

I hope you’re doing well today. Look at the beautiful day that we have today in Ouchy, Lausanne, which is basically also to the place where I worked at IMD Business School for almost 10 years.

I mean, clearly, IMD enabled me to kick-off my marketing career. And I will be forever grateful to the people who supported me over all these years. And today, it’s my turn to look into becoming an IMD student. Because I’m interested in IMD’s digital transformation programs led by Michael Wade.

Well, it kind of feels like going back to the roots. And I’m really, really excited about this. And just like a human-centered marketing strategy, I believe that digital transformation starts foremost with people too. I mean, the first question you need to ask yourself is how willing is your company’s culture to change? Do you have to buy-in from the top of management?

This is a key fundamental to any digital transformation journey. The second question you need to answer is do you have analytics accurately in place? And are you measuring your consumers interactions with your brand and their various touch points? And last but not least, the third question is, are you using your data in a meaningful way?

It’s just not enough to have a lot of data. The secret sauce is in using artificial intelligence to optimize your business processes, which enable you to enhance the customer experience because the customer experience, making that exceptional, that’s what you have to do today.

I am super excited to go and learn to broaden my knowledge in the never-ending journey of digital transformation and I will not miss sharing with you my learnings along the way in my upcoming videos.

So stay tuned and I hope this resonates with you and if you would like to discuss your marketing challenges with me, please feel free to reach out to me I’m super happy to help you.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. Even in beautiful Ouchy and if you look in the back, there is Valais / Wallis. So I’m saying just cheers and it’s always great to visit IMD in Ouchy and you know what, talk to you soon again from another great place. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

Marketing questions ? Call me at 0041 78 637 4314

My authentic view on human-centered marketing

Human-centered marketing by Claude Oggier

Marketing can be overwhelming. It can be overwhelming to constantly try to optimize your marketing channels.

But what about if I tell you that today we have this great opportunity to connect again with our biggest fans, connecting with the people that we care, showing that your brand is human that there are humans behind it?

I think we need to go back to remind us that people they buy from humans. We have this really great opportunity to put the people at the center of everything we do in marketing.

But remember, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything will be alright!

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

My Marketing Friends Are Stuck

Join the marketing rebellion movement launched by Mark Schaefer and let’s face the truth.

The advertising industry is in trouble because more and more consumers feel disrupted with impersonal ad messages and use ad-blockers to avoid them.

Today’s customers are in control. The customers are the marketing department. Don’t believe me? Watch the video and judge yourself.

Reference: Mark Schaefer’s book called “Marketing Rebellion”

Share your thoughts.

I would love to hear from you.

#MarketingRebellion #MarkSchaefer #marketingwithpurpose #marketingmission

Greetings from Lake Geneva Area,

Claude Oggier

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