Very Grateful For 5 Wonderful Years!



Exactly five years ago, we launched Temkin Group with the blog post Introducing Temkin Group, Customer Experience Transformation Consultancy. It’s been a wonderful five years, and we’re very lucky to have had such great employees, clients, and collaborators.

Thank you to all of the people who have followed this blog, read our reports, purchased corporate subscriptions, attended our workshops, participated in our research, used our advisory services, followed the Temkin Ratings, and have recommended Temkin Group to your friends and colleagues. We’ve been very lucky to have you join us on this fantastic journey!

Join us in one or more of Temkin Group’s 5th anniversary celebration activities:

The bottom line: We’re truly grateful, and looking forward to the next 5 years!

Temkin Group: 5 Years of CX Thought Leadership (Infographic)

As part of tomorrow’s celebration of Temkin Group’s 5th year anniversary, we created an infographic highlighting some of our research over the previous five years. It was fun putting this together and reflecting on all that we’ve done.

Design 07The bottom line: We’re looking forward to the next five years!


5 Most Popular CX Matters Posts Over 5 Years

As part of our upcoming celebration of Temkin Group’s 5th year anniversary, I took a look at the readership levels on the Customer Experience Matters® blog over the previous five years. Here the five most popular posts:

The bottom line: Thank you to everyone who reads and shares content from this blog!

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Customer Experience Matters is a registered trademark of Temkin Group.

Join Us On April 28th to Celebrate Temkin Group’s 5th Anniversary

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Next Tuesday, April 28th, will be the 5th anniversary of this post: Introducing Temkin Group, Customer Experience Transformation Consultancy. That’s when we launched Temkin Group.

It’s been a great five years and we are looking forward to celebrating the day with all of our clients, partners, and research followers.

We invite you to participate in some of our activities to celebrate this wonderful milestone:

Tweet Chat Questions

When you answer questions during the chat, be sure to note which question you are responding to using A1, A2, etc. and the hashtag #TemkinGroupChat.

  • Q1: Leaders set the customer experience “tone at the top.” How do your leaders demonstrate their commitment to CX to the organization at large?
  • QDeveloping a clear mission is important for Purposeful Leadership. How does your organization’s mission support the customer experience?
  • Q3: Compelling brand values are created with promises. How is your brand translated into specific customer promises?
  • Q4: Brand promises are kept or broken when customers interact with your organization. How does your organization infuse its brand values into the design and delivery of customer experiences?
  • Q5: It’s critical to understand your customers in order to improve their customer experience. What’s a good example of how your organization embraced customer insights?
  • Q6: Engaged employees are valuable assets. What has been successful in engaging your employees in your CX journey?
  • Q7: The journey to CX maturity is tough. What are your questions about mastering the four customer experience core competencies?

See this page with more details about the Tweet Chat.


USAA Tops 2015 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings

Every organization makes mistakes, so forgiveness is an important element of loyalty. That’s why we just published the 2015 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings, the fifth year of the ratings. It uses feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate the level of forgiveness earned by 293 organizations across 20 industries (see .pdf with full list). You can see all of the company data on the Temkin Ratings website.

Download dataset for $295 (download sample file)

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USAA took the top three spots for each of its business areas, earning a Temkin Forgiveness Rating of 61% for its credit card division and a rating of 60% apiece for its banking and insurance divisions. ACE Rent A Car came in fourth place overall with a Rating of 57%, and and Publix rounded out the top six with ratings of 55% each.

On the bottom of the list, Consolidated Edison Company of NY and Coventry Health Care tied for last place, each with a Temkin Forgiveness Rating of 3%. Also in the bottom six were Comcast (for both its TV service and Internet service businesses) and Time Warner (also for both its TV service and Internet service businesses).

Only 13% of companies earned a “very strong” Temkin Forgiveness Rating (above 45%), while 42% earned a “strong” rating (35% to 45%). Meanwhile, 3% of companies received a “very weak” Rating (below 15%), and 15% received a “weak” rating (15% to 25%).


Here are some more highlights from the 2015 Temkin Forgiveness Ratings: Read more of this post

Data Snapshot: Media Use Benchmark, 2015

1504_DS_MediaBenchmark2015_COVERWe just published a Temkin Group data snapshot, Media Use Benchmark, 2015. This is our annual analysis of how much time consumers spend using different media channels (see last year’s data snapshot).

Here’s the data snapshot description:

In January 2015, we surveyed 10,000 U.S. consumers about their media usage patterns and compared the results to similar data we collected in January 2014, January 2013, and January 2012. Our analysis examines the amount of time consumers spend every day watching television, browsing the Internet (for both work and leisure), reading books (both print and electronic), reading newspapers (both print and electronic), listening to the radio, reading a print magazine, and using a mobile phone. This data snapshot breaks down the results by income level, education level, and, most expansively, by age.

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Use of mobile phones for internet or app-related consumption increased an average of 0.4 hours per day over the past year. This is the largest jump in average usage time over all 11 areas we examined in both 2014 and 2015. Respondents under the age of 35 dedicate the most amount of time to all of these activities, with the exception of TV watching, which is most heavily consumed by 65- to 74-year-olds.

Here’s a portion of the first figure from the data snapshot that contains 12 data-rich charts:


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The bottom line: Mobile use continues to rise

2015 Temkin Experience Ratings: 20 Industry Snapshots

We recently released the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 293 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Here’s a link to FAQ’s about the Ratings.

As a follow-up, we published blog posts that examine the results for each of the 20 industries over the five years of the Ratings. You can see links to all of those industry snapshots below:


> Airlines
> Auto Dealers
> Banks
> Computers & Tablets
> Credit Card Issuers
> Fast Food Chains
> Health Plans
> Hotels
> Insurance Carriers
> Internet Service Providers
> Investment Firms
> Major Appliances
> Parcel Delivery Services
Rental Car Agencies
> Retailers
> Software Firms
> Supermarkets
> TV Service Providers
> Utilities
> Wireless Carriers

Companies that are industry leaders or in the top 10% overall of the Temkin Experience Ratings can publicly display these badges.

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You can see the ratings of all companies on the Temkin Ratings websiteTemkin Ratings website

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