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Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

TELUS Realizes Direct Cost Savings and Churn Reduction

MaritzCX

TELUS is Canada’s largest healthcare and IT provider. They are also the fastest growing national telecom. However, in 2016, TELUS’ CX program was fragmented.

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

A day in the life of a Millennial. Ashley rolls over, checks her Fitbit Ionic to see the quality of REM sleep she experienced last night, and reaches for her iPhone to scan her messaging apps and social networks. She tweets about her sleep quality and messages her roommate that her share of the rent has been paid with Venmo.

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Today, I’m going to challenge you to go deeper.

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4 Customer Experience Potholes to Avoid

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

5 Steps to Understanding Customer Needs Through Mindset Data

Smarter CX

Businesses now live in the age of “experience” Thanks to the digital revolution, so much of a brand’s bottom line now depends on customer experience because consumers have more access to information (and therefore more access to alternatives) than they’ve ever had before.

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3 Ways to Become a Customer Feedback Brand

AskNicely

Your company’s brand is more than a cool or cute logo and colors meant to evoke emotions. Your customers start to care about your brand when they can connect the visual identity with a personal emotional response. Do they identify themselves amongst your audience as part of your “tribe”?

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience.

Webinar: Driving Action, not just Insights

CloudCherry

There’s a big gap that exists between asking customers for feedback and then taking relevant action. The Temkin Group recently reported that , while 60% believe they do well at soliciting feedback, only 24% of large firms believe they do a good job of taking action on these insights.

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How to Drive Brand Advocacy with Your Net Promoter Score (NPS) Survey

GetFeedback

In 2003, business strategist Frederick Reichheld published an article in Harvard Business Review in which he states that “the only path to profitable growth may lie in a company’s ability to get its loyal customers to become, in effect, its marketing department.”.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

Build a Data-driven CX Program Without IT: A Centriam Story

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Maggie had a problem. In addition to her "day job" as marketing director for a regional telecom, she had been assigned a pilot project to gather more customer experience data. She knew she could send out more surveys but was wary if that would have any lasting impact.

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Where Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Your CX?

MaritzCX

Remember when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was something from a science fiction movie or television show? Characters such as Rosie from The Jetsons, Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Ash from the movie Alien used to just be fantasy and so far-fetched that they could never feasibly become reality.

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3 Ways Convenience Store Retailers Can Collect More Customer Feedback

IntouchInsight

Gathering customer feedback can be a challenge even from your most loyal customers. Here are three strategies convenience store retailers should use to collect more customer feedback

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Traveling on a Budget: Top 5 Cities in the U.S.

QuestionPro Audience

Americans traveling solo is at an all-time high right now, particularly among millennials. Travel, in general, is easier than even a decade ago. With smartphones, we’re able to research and book travel plans, but once you’re there, activities cost money.

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Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

Find and Eliminate Dirty Data That’s Lurking in Your Salesforce CRM System

GetFeedback

Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) tool helps businesses support their customers in a powerful and efficient way by allowing them to combine big data with sophisticated customization. Yet, a tool is only as powerful as the hand that wields it, so it’s important to be cognizant of possible pitfalls that may occur when using a CRM system. Since data is the deciding factor of most strategic business decisions, it’s essential to prioritize the maintenance of CRM data integrity.

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Do Your Employees Add “Spice” to Make Special Experiences?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers today have higher expectations than ever. They expect speedy, frictionless treatment that telegraphs they are valued, special and unique, not just one of the masses.

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Episode 023 – The Difference Between Customer Success and Customer Experience - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… I am going to be delivering a webinar later this week for a partner and our initial conversations were around moving from Customer Success to Customer experience. It seems that Customer Success has a wide range of definitions, as does Customer Experience. So I thought it was important to differentiate the two and show you how they can work in tandem.

Delivering a Seamless Customer Experience: Lessons from Forrester CX SF

IntouchInsight

Read this blog for three key takeaways from Forrester CX SF that will help you design and deliver a seamless customer experience

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

[NEW RESEARCH] Can your Contact Center Keep Up with Changing Consumer Demands?

inContact

Companies of all sizes now compete in the experience economy to attract new customers and build customer loyalty and advocacy. No longer able to rely on product quality or price, companies must consistently deliver exceptional customer experience to drive bottom line growth.

Why is my smart device making me feel dumb? The challenges of onboarding IoT devices

TechSee

James wants to water his lawn. He picks up the hose, turns on the water, and a few minutes later…the job is done. Then James installed a smart sprinkler system.

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3 Ways to Leverage Customer Feedback

Andrew Mcfarland

(Guest post by Taylor McKinney, a Marketing Specialist at TrustRadius, a trusted website for B2B software reviews. When she is not writing about the latest tools and small business trends she is enjoying Austin’s beautiful scenery with her family.) You don’t. Customer Experience Guest Post

The New Trend in Petcare Healthcare: CBD

QuestionPro Audience

Over the past ten years, the relationship between pet and owner has taken on a new meaning. With Americans waiting until later, if at all, to start a family , the bond with their pets has grown stronger, and young Americans are leading in their rate of pet ownership.

Turning Your Contact Center into a Profit Center by Leveraging Chat

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Technology has allowed for more instant communications, creating a new opportunity for businesses to connect with customers. Live chat as a communication channel has significantly grown in recent years as the leading digital contact method, according to J.D Power. Join Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai and Heidi Rote, Director, North America Sales Center of Jenny Craig, as they present real case studies of how live chat drives engagement, order size, conversions, and allows agents to build relationships with customers.

How to Build in Experiences That Will Earn Customers’ Raves: Introducing the “Talk Trigger” with Jay Baer

Customer Bliss

The Best Companies Hire These 3 Positions

Steve DiGioia

…plus my 8 steps to great service. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. We must all be Service Ambassadors. But too many companies think only a specific department is the “service department” and that’s where they focus their customer service training dollars.

Implement Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center

inContact

Our recent CX Grand Slam Webinar Series is a four-part event loaded with insights from industry experts. In the second episode, Building Continuous CX Improvements in Your Contact Center, Nate Brown, co-founder of CX Accelerator, shared his expertise regarding how to build an all-star contact center.

Is a Strategic Contact Center Partnership Even Possible? [eBook]

BlueOcean

Your company is quick to outsource a handful of operational functions without a second thought – think: maintenance and cleaning crews, office supplies and equipment, and coffee and catering, among many others.

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Moving Customer Service to Customer Experience and How It Benefits Your Business

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Strategist, The Customer Experience Podcast for Business Leaders

This webinar will do a deep dive into the mindset, processes and methods of building a successful Customer Experience. The psychology behind consumer behavior and experiences will be addressed as a foundation leading to the methods to build connection with customers to drive loyalty. The specific actions and strategies crucial to driving a solid CX will be explained in relevant ways to enable attendees to make a difference in their own organizations.

Baseball Fans Lean To The Right

Experience Matters

As a die-hard Red Sox fan, I really enjoy watching the MLB playoffs. As a matter of fact, baseball is one of the two major U.S. sports that has gained TV fans since 2012 (see our Fan Experience Benchmark). But even with sports on TV, I couldn’t hide from the news updates full of partisan political bickering. So it made me think… what are the political views of baseball fans? I know that’s a pretty obscure question, but it turns out that we have the data to figure it out.

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How Does CX at Not-For-Profits Compare to For-Profit Organizations? A Conversation with Martin Hand of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Customer Bliss

I hope you had a fantastic CX Day last week! I was on the road, so I celebrated with my good friend Martin Hand , chief donor officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , where I gave a keynote to their team.

When Our Customers tell Overstated Stories and We believe Them

One Millimeter Mindset

Current and potential customers can tell us overstated stories. To attract our attention, negotiate business with us. And lead us on and on and on. So, why do we continue to believe them? Until we don’t, anymore? First of all, we are flattered that these customers contacted us.

Top Tips to Deliver the Best Customer Experience

Kayako

Every company wants to be customer-forward nowadays, probably because people know that, ultimately, it’s the customer that keeps them in business.

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel.