David Stallsmith

David has expertise in applying user insight and design thinking methods to solve complex customer experience, marketing, and employee engagement challenges. He’s an accomplished strategist with extensive experience across a range of industries, notably branded manufacturing, technology, financial services, retail, and healthcare.

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Address common barriers to delivering on customer expectations

What Did You Expect? Delivering Experiences that Meet Customer Expectations (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3: Delivering on Expectations Are you ever unsure of what your customers want? Would knowing what they expect help you drive business outcomes? If this sounds like you, read on as we explore the art and science of expectations in the wrap-up to this three-part series. Our story so far has explored the gap […]

Design for customer needs

What Did You Expect? Delivering Experiences that Meet Customer Expectations (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2: Keeping Up with Changing Customer Needs Are you ever unsure of what your customers want? Would knowing what they expect help you drive business outcomes? If this sounds like you, read on as we explore the art and science of expectations in the second installment of this three-part series. In Part 1 I […]

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What Did You Expect? Delivering Experiences that Meet Customer Expectations (Part 1 of 3)

Part 1: The Expectations Gap Are you ever unsure of what your customers want? Would knowing what they expect help you drive business outcomes? If this sounds like you, read on as we explore the art and science of expectations in the first of this three-part series. In marketing and design circles we often measure […]

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What Quibi’s Flameout Teaches Us about Behavior Change

The mobile TV platform seemed to have it all. Why did it lose everything? Last week mobile TV platform Quibi announced plans to shut down operations, just seven months after a promising debut. In its brief run, Quibi burned through $1.7 billion of investor goodwill, flubbed a turn on the Super Bowl ad stage and […]

Teams collaborating on digital strategy fundamentals

3 Fundamentals Every Digital Strategy (Still) Needs

How will you spend your COVID-19 bonus? No, not a fatter paycheck (sorry). I’m talking about the additional resources your CFO may be freeing up for new digital initiatives. A survey of U.S. executives by Duke’s Fuqua School of Business shows that due to pressures brought on by the COVID economy “nearly 2/3 of companies […]

Outlining Their Strategy

What Is Digital? – Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we explored the definitions of “digital” preferred by Perficient clients and other digital professionals. This episode continues our exploration into the nature of digital. We’ll look at the business benefits expected of digital, innovations associated with it, and attitudinal trends shaping investments in digital. Digital by Association In […]

The Way The Office Operates

What Is Digital? – Part 1

When you hear “digital,” what comes to mind? A smartphone? Your Twitter feed? Maybe this morning’s Peloton session you absolutely crushed? Or perhaps it’s live-editing a Google document with teammates in multiple time zones. Or using AI to coax meaning out of data that not long ago you thought to be worthless. Digital can be […]

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Essentials for Your Digital Strategy: Product-as-a-Channel

Delivering seamless, consistent, and engaging experiences starts with a customer-centered digital strategy. This ongoing series explores the characteristics that make up a great digital strategy and how to deliver powerful brand moments that solidify customer loyalty and drive differentiation for your organization. With apologies to Visa, it’s true that today’s successful marketer is everywhere their […]

Organizational Alignment

Essentials for Your Digital Strategy: Organizational Alignment

Delivering seamless, consistent, and engaging experiences starts with a customer-centered digital strategy. This ongoing series explores the characteristics that make up a great digital strategy and how to deliver powerful brand moments that solidify customer loyalty and drive differentiation for your organization. True alignment of your organization around digital ambition produces tremendous benefits. Communication, strategy, […]

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Strategy Ain’t Bean Bag: Lessons from Our CX Maturity Survey

My colleagues and I spend our time pulling the levers of design thinking, digital innovation, and customer experience to enable transformation for our clients. Our effort turns market insights into strategic initiatives, organized into comprehensive, multi-phase plans. We do this for organizations large and small, legacy and new, across many industries. When starting our work, […]

Founded on Experience: Ideas from IRCE 2018

Last week, a few thousand online retailers, suppliers, and I packed the halls at IRCE 2018, this year’s installment of the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition. Retailers large and small came to share and learn in Chicago, where almost 150 years ago Aaron Montgomery Ward founded his pioneering mail-order catalog business. Ward was spurred on […]

Digital Transformation: The Butterfly and the Fast Caterpillar

How is your company’s transformation going? Thought I’d ask, since it seems just about everyone is transforming their organizations these days — or at least talking about it. In fact, talk (and search) of “digital transformation” has been steadily rising since early 2014, when this phrase started moving up the charts. And like it or not, […]

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