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Transform a Customer Into a Brand Ambassador

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About Experience This!:

Welcome to Experience This! where you’ll find inspiring examples of customer experience, great stories of customer service, and tips on how to make your customers love you even more. Always upbeat and definitely entertaining, customer retention expert Joey Coleman and social media expert Dan Gingiss serve as your hosts for a weekly dose of positive customer experience. This show will help you attract and keep more customers so you can grow your business, increase your profits, and have more fun in the process. A fun collection of quick-hit segments filled with deep learning and takeaways, you don’t want to miss this audio experience!

Apple Podcast Reviews:

Love these characters! Joey and Dan break down the customer experience, uh, experience, in a fun way.

by Brief is the New Black

Such a great pair! I have followed both of these guys online for a while and was stoked that they teamed up for a podcast. The podcast is super easy to listen to and provides a lot of insight that is actionable for my work. Excited for what is to come. Thanks Joey and Dan!


How one employee turned a customer into a brand ambassador, a photographer focused on experience, and how a luggage company dealt with surprise regulations.

Transform Customers Into Brand Ambassadors

Bite-Sized Delight From the Episode:

  • How one employee can turn a customer into a brand ambassador.
  • Why wedding photography is about more than just the photos.
  • One smart luggage company’s response to shifting regulations.
  • The improvements customers are looking for in the B2B experience.

DISSECTING THE EXPERIENCE: Wedding Day [03:58–11:13]

This week on the show, we’re hearing from listeners about their experiences. First up, we have Nate Brown, a CX professional who leads the CX Accelerator and also runs a wedding photography passion project with his spouse on the side. His customer recently reached out to say how wonderful a job they did—without even having seen the pictures yet—because they provided such a great experience.

Tweetable Quotes

It’s been neat having our customer experience background apply to this little photography business. #CX Click To Tweet
We have a tendency to become results-oriented and forget that it’s actually managing the perceptions of the people that are involved. #CX Click To Tweet
The experience is the product, that is actually what they’re paying for. #CX @thejoeycoleman Click To Tweet
The customer experience begins way before the product or service is delivered. @dgingiss #CX Click To Tweet


  • The customer experience begins way before the product or service is delivered.
  • When you are in a service business that caters to major life events like weddings or birthdays, remember that it’s all about the customer.
  • Don’t be afraid to share your successes—consumers value ratings and reviews highly when they make purchasing decisions.

THIS JUST HAPPENED: Banana Republic [11:13–18:46]

If you remember episode 25, we talked about Dan’s friend, Chris Strub, who wrote 50 States, 100 Days. Recently, he’s been using video to chronicle his customer experiences and had a standout time at a Banana Republic. We look at how a retail worker went above and beyond to help him find an inexpensive pair of pants and made Chris a brand ambassador.

Tweetable Quotes

We live in a world where your customers have the opportunity to broadcast to thousands of their friends and followers immediately after a customer experience. #CX @thejoeycoleman Click To Tweet
Banana Republic got a free video by creating a remarkable customer experience. #CX. @dgingiss Click To Tweet
It only takes one great employee to make a customer’s experience remarkable and create a brand ambassador. #CX Click To Tweet


  • It only takes one great employee to make a customer’s experience remarkable.
  • You never know who your customer is, so treat everyone like they can be a brand ambassador.
  • When customers sing your praises on social media, always respond and show your appreciation.

CX PRESS: Away Luggage [18:47–26:50]

We were pointed to an article by Grant Martin for Forbes called “Airline Smart Luggage Ban Goes Into Effect,” which served as a springboard for friend-of-the-podcast Lauren Fast to share her experience with Away Luggage. Their solution to the sudden problem created for their customers left her impressed, and she explains why.

Tweetable Quotes

When airline policies for smart luggage began to change, Away gave us the confidence to walk up to the gate with bag in tow. #CX Click To Tweet
I love how quickly Away started to teach their customers to avoid challenges. #CX @thejoeycoleman Click To Tweet
Away Luggage proactively alerted their customers that changes were coming. #CX @dgingiss Click To Tweet
Treat your customers well, and they will be loyal for life. #CX @dgingiss Click To Tweet


  • Sometimes industry or government regulations are going to throw a wrench in your plans, so get creative, and don’t let that destroy your business.
  • Technology is so advanced today that it can solve almost any problem. Away used that to help customers with the airline ban.
  • Treat your customers well, and they can become brand ambassadors—and so much more.

CHECK OUT THIS NUMBER: 56% [26:52–31:14]

56% of buyers feel there is a gap between traditional B2B buying experiences and their evolving needs. We talk about the opportunities for improvement that exist in the business-to-business buying market.

Tweetable Quotes

56% of buyers feel there is a gap between traditional B2B buying experiences and their evolving needs. #CX Click To Tweet


  • Customers want more flexibility, better digitization, and timely delivery across regions in the B2B market.

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