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Use This Checklist to Create the Perfect Customer Survey

GetFeedback

Creating a customer survey is hard work. Not only do you have to ensure your questions can deliver truly valuable insights, but you also have to consider design, distribution, and usability issues.

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The Role of the Relationship Survey in CX Programs

MaritzCX

Most comprehensive customer experience programs are made up of several different types of studies, the two most common of which are Transactional and Relationship studies. Here we will describe the differences between these two types of studies.

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6 Most Popular Customer Experience Metrics and KPIs Explained Simply

Lumoa

Introducing Centriam Telecom AI: Turning Comments into Insight

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Almost all customer feedback systems include surveys with open-ended questions. Indeed, in the popular Net Promoter System (NPS), the survey can consist entirely of just two questions: a likelihood-to-recommend score, followed by an open-ended question explaining the score.

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Four Ways to Increase Meaningful Interactions with Your Customers

CSM Magazine

Investing in overall brand experience for customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. By building a happy, loyal customer base that makes brand interaction easy and enjoyable, businesses can ensure that they have the edge over competitors.

Allow for Human Error: Design in Empathy & Care

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.

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A Valuable Commodity: Spend Less, Save More, and Win Customers Over

inContact

There is a commodity that you can’t see or touch, but it is very valuable. Everyone gets the same amount of it each day and can spend it as they choose. What is it?

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Five Powerful Employee Feedback Tips for Customer Experience Leaders

MaritzCX

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the MyCustomer blog. You can read it here. Companies often focus solely on customer experience, forgetting the actual driver for an excellent customer journey – their employees.

Is your brand customer first or do you just say that?

Vision Critical

We can all agree customers are critical to a brand’s profitability. Without them, there would be no brand. No business. No profits. You know they’re important. You know you should put them first.

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Best of the Podcast: Improve Your Customers’ Lives By Stepping into Their Shoes

Customer Bliss

Do you put the needs of your customers first and focus on the value you provide them? Today, we’re replaying an episode that many of you enjoyed, featuring Francis Cordon , the first Chief Customer Officer at Rigor , a SaaS company.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI

Interactions

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 When it comes to the customer experience, Read more » The post 3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

inContact

In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center.

CX Obsession Fall 2018: Seattle

AskNicely

You asked for more CX Obsession , and we’re making it happen. After two successful runs in Portland (with a combined event NPS of 66.7!) you had one question for us: when and where is your next event? We crowdsourced some location ideas and Seattle came out on top! We are thrilled to bring our CX love to the Emerald City. View details and register here! Join us at SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, December 12th for a (free!)

3 Credit Unions with an NPS higher than Apple

CloudCherry

Credit Unions are generally well-liked by their members – but did you know that some credit unions have stronger member loyalty than Apple?! Apple is well known for having some of the most loyal fans. People stream their annual product announcements during their breaks at work and line up for days to purchase the latest iPhone. This loyalty translates to an insanely high Net Promoter Score (NPS).

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The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

QuestionPro Audience - Untitled Article

QuestionPro Audience

The latest American Institute of Architects study predicts that nonresidential construction industry spending in the U.S. will increase by 4% through 2019. The institutional sector is expected to grow by 4.5%, compared to 3.4% for commercial/industrial.

Long-term RPA Success Requires a Break in the Proverbial Wedge Between Business and IT

Jacada

Today, if you scrolled through the latest news regarding RPA, whether it be around new funding, company announcements in this space or industry growth, you would think RPA is scaling at an unprecedented pace for whatever company just decides to take the plunge.

Thriving in the Experience Economy – Build Robust CX in your Contact Center

inContact

As we continue to see, customer experience (CX) has moved ahead of product and price as the #1 brand differentiator. True customer delight is shown to not just improve brand loyalty, but also increase customer lifetime value.

Top 3 Ways to Turn Customer Feedback into Customer Advocacy

AskNicely

Positive word-of-mouth, customers and clients who advocate for your products and services, customers who stay for life and tell everyone they know about your company — this is what all businesses strive to achieve. It is also something companies struggle with day in and day out. In fact, we all want the magic bullet that drives the customer advocacy growth flywheel.

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.

5 Customer Effort Villains and their Kryptonite

Kayako

Not Starting at Google. Unguided Experiences. Hard to Find Information. Basic Support Submittal Forms. Wounded Agent Experiences. The less effort a customer goes through to do business with you, the better.” — Shep Hyken.

Changes For the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

QuestionPro Audience

The U.S. packaged foods industry is a $378 billion year industry, and it is facing changes in the upcoming year, particularly in the packaged foods sector.

Why a VOC program is vital to your B2B business – by Kimberly Holbrook

ijgolding

In the ‘Customers 2020 Progress Report’ ( Walker ), it is predicted that Customer Experience (CX) will surpass price and product as the key differentiator by the year 2020.

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This Holiday Season will Belong to the Creative Contact Center Staffers

inContact

The U.S. Job market is on fire! Recently released data shows the unemployment rate is 3.7% , the lowest it’s been since 1969 when a good chunk of our population was removed from the work force in order to fight the war in Vietnam.

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

Is customer satisfaction really a KPI?

Astea

Customer Satisfaction is often quoted as being an important KPI for any business. While it is undoubtedly important, is it really a KPI? In this post from Steve Scott, Astea’s Managing Director – Asia Pacific , we consider how businesses can improve upon customer satisfaction.

SUPER AGENT – Helping Chatbots Work Smarter

TechSee

Customer Service centers have placed high hopes on chatbots, investing large sums in the technology’s automated ability to help customers help themselves.

Journey mapping has become a must-have approach to customer experience

Heart of the Customer

Journey mapping is now the go-to customer experience tool, and has been discussed in Forbes, the Harvard Business Journal, and countless other journals. The post Journey mapping has become a must-have approach to customer experience appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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Marc Benioff… I’d like to chat

NewVoiceMedia

Hello. My name’s Tom Furr and I’m Head of Brand for NewVoiceMedia. And today, I’m excited to bring you, CONVO — our brand-new magazine about the art of great conversations. It’s got interviews, it’s got features and it’s got some meaty questions to really get you thinking. But, before I tell you what you’ve got to look forward to, I’ve got a request. Marc Benioff, if you’re out there, I’d like to chat. And if anyone knows Marc Benioff (he’s the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce), let him know.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

7 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Experience

inContact

We are entering an experience economy where customers are not just looking for the right service at the right time but looking for one that is engaging and immersive.

How Your Content Marketing Effectiveness Measures Up

Joe Rawlinson

Getting quality content marketing on to your website is just half the battle. Once you’re convinced you’ve got your messages just right then it’s time to take a long, hard look at just how effective your content actually is and if it’s working exactly how it should.

Why is Customer Loyalty important to a business?

Customer Guru

What is customer loyalty? Customer loyalty is when a customer chooses a particular brand over the other similar providers in the market. This is so because he believes that the product and the experience have added value to him.

Too many see journey mapping as an employee workshop.

Heart of the Customer

What is journey mapping? That may seem like a strange question from a blogger whose title is “Mapper-In-Chief,” but there’s so much confusion on the topic that it’s a question that needs to be asked. This confusion is fueled by vendors who offer “journey mapping workshops.”

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.