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The 2017 Customer Experience Outlook

Kerry Bodine

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of our latest FREE eBook: The 2017 Customer Experience Outlook. My friends at Doberman and I recently reached out to our favorite customer experience authors, designers, and industry leaders shares to see what they’ve been thinking about at the beginning of 2017. The Customer JourneyTo communicate honestly.

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The 17-second customer experience strategy

Customer Bliss

I’ve been doing customer experience strategy and customer-facing, customers-as-growth-engines work for north of 30 years now. I’d never claim in reality that you can ‘hack’ the system in 17 seconds. You unite the silos and align the experience around the value of the customer. Align around experience. Let me explain.

Customer experience improvement program: 2017 assets

Customer Bliss

know most of you have already started 2017 strategy planning (or finished it), but I wanted to put together a bunch of customer experience improvement program assets in one place. Customer experience improvement program: The basics. I won’t get entirely self-promotional until the end of this post, I promise. Customer experience improvement program: Keynotes.

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Customer Experience Is… What, Exactly?

360Connext

What is customer experience? According to Wikipedia, it’s this: Customer experience  ( CX ) is the sum of all experiencescustomer has with a supplier of goods and/or services, over the duration of their relationship with that supplier. Yes, it’s the actual experience you have as a customer with a particular brand or organization.

Customer Experience Strategy: How to Measure the Immeasurable

How do you go about creating an awesome customer experience strategy that works for your own customers Take a second to reflect on the brands you love.

14 Articles to Help You Deliver Flawless Customer Experiences in 2017

Kayako

It’s easy to rush into 2017 without appreciating the good parts of 2016: there is now a lot of great content out there that supports you, the customer advocating superhero! There’s been a lot  of development around the customer support world this past year with more blogs, conferences, podcasts and consultancies popping up everywhere. Varun Shoor, Founder.

Customer Service Trends 2017: An Effortless Customer Experience is Vital for Loyalty

Kayako

Customers expect top-notch service, with no patience or loyalty for companies that don’t provide it. The result is that businesses lose customers instead of the growth they’d planned. Customers value the quality of customer service as much as price and quality of products. Yet, relatively few contact centers have focused on providing a consistent customer experience.

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Improve customer experience through design for reliability

Customer Bliss

“Proactive experience reliability and innovation” — which is another way of discussing design for reliability — is one of my five customer experience competencies , which I’ve developed over 30+ years of doing this customer-driven work with companies of all sizes. That’s a major aspect of customer experience.

Customer growth comes from experience reliability

Customer Bliss

When I was first thinking about working on a post about KPIs and experience reliability, some of my digital marketing and SEO friends recommended I call it “research-backed KPIs for customer satisfaction.” ” I actually  didn’t  want ‘customer satisfaction’ in the title or concept. How does experience reliability help grow your customer base?

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7 Steps to Elevate Your Customers' Experience

Learn how to walk through your customer's journey in order to improve their satisfaction and engagement

3 Powerful No-Sweat Customer Experience Quick Fixes

360Connext

Working day after day on the same set of projects and goals can make us a little complacent about what customers really need from us. Too often, we convince ourselves that what happens within our walls doesn’t have a direct impact on the experiences we deliver. Customer experience is huge and all-encompassing, so many think of improving it […].

Is silo mentality hurting your customer experience?

NewVoiceMedia

Silos may be a great way to store grain, but if you apply this idea to the organization of people, it can damage customer experience. What is avoidable, however, is “silo mentality,” in which departments are isolated, proprietary, and competitive, and which can have a negative impact on customer experience. Why Silos Exist—and How They Should Be.

How Emotions Impact Customer Experience

CX Journey

This has the potential to completely revolutionize the way we think about customer service. Comparing your breakfast choice to a customer’s purchase decision isn’t comparing apples and oranges. Customers with positive associations with a brand will spend up to 200% more and will also tell an average of eight friends about them. Isn’t science awesome? Everything. Think about it.

Customer Experience Podcast – Big Lessons From My First 12 Guests

Customer Bliss

That has been my intention behind my books, blog, speaking and work as co-founder of the Customer Experience Professionals Association. That Here we discuss the journeys and explore the roles of the most senior customer experience leaders around the world. Jude Donor experience to many for the first time.  St. Great customer experience isn’t about campaigns.

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Are Your Technology Decisions Killing Your Customer Experience?

Read this eBook to learn how your database technology decisions can affect your ability to deliver either a transformational customer experience or a lackluster, dissatisfying encounter that benefits your competitors, not your bottom line

What Customer Experience Is NOT!

360Connext

Did you know customer experience is the new: marketing customer advantage trend in business user interface answer ???? The post What Customer Experience Is NOT! appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting. Blog Customer Experience Featured leadership linkedin loyalty management marketingIt’s not. It’s not new.

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Value-add leadership development for customer experience

Customer Bliss

Every senior leadership team and every executive wants a good customer acquisition strategy, a good customer retention strategy, a strong lifetime value per customer, and a good overall customer experience. Why is leadership development important for customer experience? Silos and territorial markings do  absolutely nothing  for customer experience.

How to Build a Seamless Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

A seamless customer experience gets delivered when you answer the questions your customer is asking. Let’s focus on the role that customer journey maps play in a seamless customer experience. journey framework, even in its simplest form, when used with consistency provides a structure to understand the priorities in customers’ lives.

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The most important thing to know about customer experience competencies

Customer Bliss

because of CX Week , where I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Ramsey of Audi about their customer experience transformation.  I did want to create a quick blog post about customer experience competencies, however. came to these competencies over 30 years of observing customer-focused growth engines that worked — and many that didn’t work.

The Omnichannel Customer Engagement Playbook

The recent evolution of customer experience (CX) has been fast-paced and transformational

Is the Customer Experience Really Everyone's Job?

CX Journey

Pundits and experts alike say that customer experience is everyone's job. If you google "customer experience is everyone's job" and "customer service is everyone's job," you'll find endless articles, blogs, and webinars with that very title. So it kills me when I see so many job postings for "customer experience" roles. It's true. In this regard.

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

BlueOcean

Specifically, remember that moment you contacted customer service because of some error, mishap, or malfunction, only to hang up the phone feeling even more irritated. In our previous blog post, we took a look at customer mapping – we’re building on that in this post and asking how does the experience of the angry customer inform your strategy.

Customer Service; Customer Experience; Customer Centricity – what is the difference between them?

ijgolding

It is difficult to deny that these three terms are becoming increasingly visible in the language of business: Customer Service. Customer Experience. Customer Centricity. I say that they are becoming increasingly visible – in reality, organisations have been throwing them all around like ‘confetti’ for many years now. So what is Customer Experience?

Customer Experience Survival Guide

CX Journey

The book was compiled by Sprinklr , and it''s aptly titled, The Survival Guide to Customer Experience. In today’s world, the only thing that customers care about is the experience. Customers want a consistent brand experience each time they interact with your brand – and they want it across all channels. Through successful customer experience management.

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How Metrics Hide Serious Customer Experience Problems

360Connext

That’s what the customer service manager had just done. It was a billing issue that fooled the company’s CRM system into thinking a customer’s payment had been processed when it really hadn’t. The post How Metrics Hide Serious Customer Experience Problems appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

The Customer Experience Hokey Cokey! Why do companies find it so hard to commit to CX?

ijgolding

So what on earth has this got to do with the subject of Customer Experience?! If you have not yet guessed, the Hokey Cokey has actually become the perfect analogy for the way organisations around the world are attempting to put Customer Experience at the forefront of their strategic thinking. Short term focus – Customer Experience is a long term business strategy.

When Does Your Customer Experience Start?

360Connext

When I quizzed the group, here are a few ideas I heard: “The minute someone decides to buy, that’s when they become a customer.” ” “The first time the customer has a problem or […]. The post When Does Your Customer Experience Start? appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

Leadership accountability is killing your customer experience

Customer Bliss

Short post this week as I’m in the middle of moving, but I wanted to take a few seconds and discuss leadership accountability as relates to customer experience. The entire company, beginning with the senior leadership team, needs to be on the same page with regard to what the customer experience is — and why it’s important to the business growing.

Customer Experience Resolutions

CX Journey

Image courtesy of BazaarBizarreSF Are you into making customer experience predictions for next year? Let's resolve to improve the customer experience. analytics customer experience employee experience journey mappingPersonally, I'm over predictions! Any predictions! So let's forget about predictions. They never seem to be right. Good luck! Charles M.

Customer Experience: The Differentiation Battleground

ijgolding

Relying on the ‘reputation’ of the brand, they have just expected customers to come through the door because they sold what we wanted. From the minute we stepped foot in the showroom, it became clear how we were to be treated as customers. We were impressed – although at this stage, we thought that the experience we were having should be normal!

Customer Experience Isn't Just About Customer Service

CX Journey

One of the biggest mistakes that I see made by well-meaning folks in an effort to shift organizational thinking toward a greater focus on customers is the inability to distinguish between customer service and customer experience. Instead, I hear a lot of misplaced ideas and excuses; one that I hear often is: "But we have a customer service department. You ask.

A Great Customer Experience Isn't Enough

CX Journey

To excel in customer experience, you can't just rely on good design and solid execution. Your customer experience shouldn't just be great -- it should also be differentiated. Customer experience has evolved just as product and service did. The same thing has happened with customer service. Differentiation is just as important in customer experience.

Customer Experience Commitment – 2016 Customer Centricity Research Findings

ijgolding

When it comes to the subject of Customer Experience, there are many questions I would like to know the answer to. So this year, I wanted to explore another aspect of Customer Experience that I find extremely interesting. Describe up to three things (in your own words) that are either enabling your organisation to focus on Customer Experience or not (as the case may be)!

Customer Experience Design: 3 essential (design) skills for creating a great customer experience

ijgolding

One of the six competencies required in the armory of all Customer Experience Professionals is defined by the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) as ‘Experience Improvement & Design’ To become a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), you would need to have knowledge of the following: Design thinking and customer co-creation approaches.

How To Boost Customer Desire vs Tolerance Of Your Experience

Customer Bliss

Customer desire is an emotion, and emotions can bond you with your customer. Companies that understand the powerful emotional pull of customer desire obsess about getting to know their customers and learning their desires. Go back to listening to customers and learn how achievable customer desire may be.). This is the frontier of experience innovation.

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What makes the the worlds #1 Customer Experience brands?

ijgolding

As I quite literally travel the world talking, listening and working with individuals and organisations who have an interest in Customer Experience, I am regularly asked who the world’s ‘best’ Customer Experience brands are. Customer retention and loyalty CX Professionals CX Strategy # 1 Customer Experience Brands air new zealand Amazon apple bmw boden corporate attitude customer experience Disney First Direct John Lewis mercedes Starbucks ‘Who is good at CX?’ ’ is a pretty typical question.

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The Elusive ROI of Customer Experience

CX Journey

Have you been able to prove the ROI of focusing on the customer experience to your executives? When you're trying to get executive commitment for your employee and customer experience improvement initiatives, what's the first question they ask? Link your customer experience metrics to financial outcomes. Segment customers by type, age, NPS segment, etc.

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Execs Still Don’t Get Customer Experience

360Connext

Many executives are interested in improving  and understanding customer experience. When Oracle released their White Paper Why Customer ‘Satisfaction’ is No Longer Good Enough , the stats caused quite a stir, and rightfully so. 70% of shoppers have stopped buying goods or services from a company after experiencing poor customer service. We have been there. Be bold.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Customer Experience

CX Journey

Is your company committing the 7 Deadly Sins of customer experience? Of course, as I ran down the list and explained them (in a PG kind of way), I pondered sins of the customer experience. just hosted a webinar about the 7 Deadly Sins of Journey Mapping. I''ll take a broader stroke in this post and look at customer experience management overall. Who is he?