Mark Polly

Mark Polly is Perficient's Chief Strategist for Customer Experience Platforms. He works to create great customer, partner, and employee experiences. Mark specializes in web content management, portal, search, CRM, marketing automation, customer service, collaboration, social networks, and more.

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Were online customers more satisfied during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic stressed everyone in 2020. Many of our clients had prepared their digital businesses ahead of time and survived.  Other companies who were late to creating digital customer experiences suffered as people stayed away from traditional stores and shopped online.  But even the best companies struggled to keep customer satisfaction levels high during […]

Post COVID-19 Customer Experience Imperatives

COVID-19 vaccines appear to be close to helping resolve the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic.  The pandemic exposed both good and bad customer experiences as companies reacted to the changing market and economic conditions.  As we start to emerge from the pandemic in 2021, what should customer experience practitioners focus on to begin to ramp back up? […]

Will Customer Experience Ever Rule the World?

I talk with a lot of companies who want to up their game in delivering a better customer experience.  Yet, I’m always struck by the impediments companies always put in front of themselves that negatively affect that experience.  “We can’t do that because…” is always the first part of a long set of internal issues […]

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Upgrade Your Mobile Experience With Mini Apps and App Clips

Have you heard about Mini Apps or Apple’s new App Clips feature?  I think these technologies have a way to dramatically improve the mobile experience if you can take advantage of them.  Both concepts are relatively new, with Apple’s App Clips becoming available in IOS 14 this month (see our Prepare Your App for IOS […]

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How to Use AI and NLG to Write Marketing Content

Back in early 2019, I became interested in how I could use Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Generation (NLG) to write content for my blog posts.  The idea was elementary: come up with a story idea and let an AI tool write the content!  I didn’t want to create a tool […]

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Jumpstart Your Platform Selection and Avoid Lengthy RFP

Let’s say it has been ten years since you last implemented your self-service customer portal and it’s starting to show its age. A lot has changed in the portal space since that time and you want to consider a new platform to support your ongoing digital transformation efforts. As you start to research what’s available […]

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Don’t Fall Short When Assessing Your Customer Experience Tech

Customer experience leaders continue to look for ways to improve their customer experience technologies. These leaders understand that as expectations evolve, competitors try to jump ahead, and other companies invent new capabilities, they must also evolve their capabilities. Assessing your technology stack with respect to customer experience is essential to making sure your technology is […]

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Help! I Need a New Web Content Management System

So, it’s probably been at least five years since you last implemented a web content management system (WCMS). More than likely, it’s been more than eight years. The old system is increasingly out-dated, slow, hard to use, and the people who picked it are long gone. Does this sound familiar? This is a common situation with anyone […]

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How Top B2B Marketers Build Experience Business with Content

In our recently published “Build an Experience Business” guide, we explored how content management systems can be a major force in building strong customer experiences. Content Marketing is one top-of-the-funnel technique that marketers use in the B2B space. It is used to educate buyers, promote their brand, and generate leads. More and more, content marketers […]

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3 Ways to Deliver a Consistent Customer Experience

Companies often pursue a digital transformation that only focuses on one aspect of the business while missing other areas that are equally important. This ultimately leads to failure because a successful digital transformation requires an understanding of how every facet of your business affects customers and how to incrementally change each area to keep customer […]

Does Digital Transformation Really Drive Customer Loyalty?

Every company wants to create “lifetime” customers, which is the very essence of customer loyalty. Likewise, everyone has opinions on how to create customer loyalty. Including delivering a great customer experience, building a great digital experience, maintaining a loyalty program, providing comprehensive digital self service, and on and on. When you hear about a digital […]

Personalization: How Individualization is the New Bar for Relevance

Brendan Witcher, VP and Principal Analyst from Forrester talked about relevance and individuality as the key to personalization. He went into depth on how individualization is the new bar for relevance. The digital buyer is mythical. In fact, buyers experience brands in digital and real-life experience. You can no longer compare yourself to your competitor, […]

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