Bathroom Blogfest 2010 – Stuck in the 60s?

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This is the 5th year of the Blogfest (4th year participating for me – now with 34 other bloggers in 2010), and we use this opportunity to focus on the customer experience in one of the “forgotten&# spaces, bathrooms!

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Focus on Customer Service in 2010 (Finally?)

Customers Rock!

2010 may just be the year that companies start to focus on their customers and serving them well. Those who are not will fall behind in 2010. Is 2010 the year for a focus on the customer? This may be it. This may be the year that it finally happens.

Engage Summit 2010 Wrap-Up

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The overall theme this year was “turn status quo into status go” and included presentations geared towards helping customers analyze their data, create actionable and deliverable insights, then implementing programs and processes to ultimately increase profitability

Engage Summit 2010 Wrap-Up

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The overall theme this year was “turn status quo into status go” and included presentations geared towards helping customers analyze their data, create actionable and deliverable insights, then implementing programs and processes to ultimately increase profitability

Engage Summit 2010 Wrap-Up

MaritzCX

The overall theme this year was “turn status quo into status go” and included presentations geared towards helping customers analyze their data, create actionable and deliverable insights, then implementing programs and processes to ultimately increase profitability

Iron Chef Skills: A Recipe for Survey Creation

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In Tamilnadu, South India, the chef is complimented following a well-cooked meal with the phrase “Kai Manam,” meaning the knowledge, care and soul the cook’s hands imparted to the meal. This is also true for Voice of the Customer champions who try to convey a similar sense to their customers through surveys, analysis and the action thereafter.

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ASIS 2010 Scavenger Hunt

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NICE Systems (booth #3836), and partners AXIS (#3103), Esri (#441), Infinova (#1447), and Quantum Secure (#1349), are teaming up to bring you an ASIS scavenger hunt. Join the hunt on October 12th for a chance to win some great prizes. Simply visit each booth on 10/12 starting at 9am, pick up the designated items, and bring them to NICE’s booth by 2pm. You’ll be entered into a special drawing.

Tweets Not All Sweet on Black Friday

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Social media has brought the customer experience more in-focus than ever before, and this became very apparent during the start of the 2010 holiday shopping season on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Allegiance Engage Summit Starts May 16

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The Allegiance Engage Summit 2010 will be held on May 16 – 19, 2010 at the Chateaux Resort at Silver Lake in Deer Valley, Utah

Allegiance Engage Summit Starts May 16

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The Allegiance Engage Summit 2010 will be held on May 16 – 19, 2010 at the Chateaux Resort at Silver Lake in Deer Valley, Utah

Allegiance Engage Summit Starts May 16

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The Allegiance Engage Summit 2010 will be held on May 16 – 19, 2010 at the Chateaux Resort at Silver Lake in Deer Valley, Utah

Growing Business the Old-Fashioned Way

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Here is a blast from the past, a classic Customers Rock! post on taking care of your current customers. Thanks to @Foundora for bringing it back to my attention. Enjoy! Many companies spend a lot of time and money on attracting new customers to their product or service.

Is Your “Lack of Remarkable” Preventing Customer Loyalty?

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Today we have a guest blogger with us here on Customers Rock!, Nate Bagley. Nate is the Social Media Expert at Mindshare Technologies. Mindshare is a leader in the Voice of the Customer industry, helping companies foster consumer satisfaction, build customer loyalty, and support employee retention.

The Latest at Customers Rock!

Customers Rock!

Fast forward two years to 2010. There has been a lot going on lately here at Customers Rock! October is going to be a busy month. BlogWorld. I will be moderating a panel again this year at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, October 14-16. My session this year is a special one.

Marconi and Social Media: Allegiance Radio Debuts!

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Join us for Allegiance Radio in 2011. Every week, Allegiance will announce the weekly topic and time along with the URL to connect to the live broadcasts. These will come as tweets on the Allegiance Twitter account or Allegiance on Facebook.

Marconi and Social Media: Allegiance Radio Debuts!

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Join us for Allegiance Radio in 2011. Every week, Allegiance will announce the weekly topic and time along with the URL to connect to the live broadcasts. These will come as tweets on the Allegiance Twitter account or Allegiance on Facebook.

The Invitation is Everything: Creating a Powerful Survey Invitation

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Email has become the major method for delivering survey invitations. With so many types of legitimate and junk email hitting inboxes every day, people have become more selective in opening and responding to email invitations.

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The Invitation is Everything: Creating a Powerful Survey Invitation

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Email has become the major method for delivering survey invitations. With so many types of legitimate and junk email hitting inboxes every day, people have become more selective in opening and responding to email invitations.

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Iron Chef Skills: A Recipe for Survey Creation

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In Tamilnadu, South India, the chef is complimented following a well-cooked meal with the phrase “Kai Manam,” meaning the knowledge, care and soul the cook’s hands imparted to the meal.

Survey 260

Iron Chef Skills: A Recipe for Survey Creation

MaritzCX

In Tamilnadu, South India, the chef is complimented following a well-cooked meal with the phrase “Kai Manam,” meaning the knowledge, care and soul the cook’s hands imparted to the meal.

Survey 260

Linking business performance metrics with survey data

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The core objective of your feedback program is not to drive improved survey metrics. The ultimate objective is increased business performance and improved results.

Customer-Obsessed Service

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I have been broadcasting my Customers Rock! Radio program now for 6 months, and I feel it is time to pull together a summary of information from some of those programs into a post (or two!).

Using social media to gain an advantage

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Social media has become the no. 1 online activity, so it’s essential for businesses to pay attention. When a small percentage of customers share their experiences with your company via social media, you have an opportunity to engage or re-engage these customers

Using social media to gain an advantage

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Social media has become the no. 1 online activity, so it’s essential for businesses to pay attention. When a small percentage of customers share their experiences with your company via social media, you have an opportunity to engage or re-engage these customers

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Panera Bread 2010 “25 Customer.

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Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

The Importance of Customer Listening

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(Note: This post is a reprise of an earlier Customers Rock! blog post, and one that was very popular with my readers. As customer listening has become a common topic recently, I felt it would be helpful to post it again, especially as it discusses NON social media listening.

Engage7 Product Updates

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New Features available late July include clickable/drillable charts, and new filter capabilities on standard reports

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Engage7 Product Updates

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New Features available late July include clickable/drillable charts, and new filter capabilities on standard reports

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Social Media: Ready… Fire… Aim

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As companies begin to embrace social media, many are using a ‘ready, fire, aim” approach. Companies should first create clear policies and determine if and how they will respond and what they intend to do with the feedback data

Social Media: Ready… Fire… Aim

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As companies begin to embrace social media, many are using a ‘ready, fire, aim” approach. Companies should first create clear policies and determine if and how they will respond and what they intend to do with the feedback data

From Reach to Relationships: microMarketing Chapter Review

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I was recently asked to participate in a review of Greg Verdino ’s book MicroMarketing: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small This is not to be an ordinary book review, however, although I enjoy doing those on occasion. I was asked to participate in a chapter-by-chapter review.

Five Voice of the Customer Pitfalls

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It’s now commonplace for companies to ask for customer feedback by email, phone or even the mail. But that’s just one factor in VOC success. CustomerThink research has identified the following five major pitfalls to VOC success: 1.

Five Voice of the Customer Pitfalls

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It’s now commonplace for companies to ask for customer feedback by email, phone or even the mail. But that’s just one factor in VOC success. CustomerThink research has identified the following five major pitfalls to VOC success: 1.

What Drives Banking Customers to Recommend Products to Others?

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Net Promoter Score (NPS) provides a simple and valuable way for businesses to measure customer satisfaction and promotion. The assumption is that the more likely customers are to recommend, the more likely those recommendations will turn into new business and revenue.

What Drives Banking Customers to Recommend Products to Others?

MaritzCX

Net Promoter Score (NPS) provides a simple and valuable way for businesses to measure customer satisfaction and promotion. The assumption is that the more likely customers are to recommend, the more likely those recommendations will turn into new business and revenue.

Expert’s Corner: Delivering Voice of the Customer

Customers Rock!

Recently on Customers Rock! Radio , I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Richard Owen, CEO of Satmetrix.

The Social Customer

Customers Rock!

I have been reading quite a few blogs and comments lately about how social media and customer service need to come together. There has also been a lot of talk about the Social Customer and its importance.

Expert’s Corner: Chip Bell on Unconditional Customer Service

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Today I am pleased to feature another guest post by Chip Bell. If you have seen the movie Ramen Girl (and even if you haven’t!), you will relate to this post. The parallels he draws between passionate cooking and customer service will be something you will noodle on for awhile.

Is dropping job satisfaction killing American productivity and innovation?

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Most of the CEO’s I speak with agree that innovation and improved customer service is the key that will help their company emerge from the recession stronger than their competitors. To accomplish this requires employees with good morale and solid productivity.

Is dropping job satisfaction killing American productivity and innovation?

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Most of the CEO’s I speak with agree that innovation and improved customer service is the key that will help their company emerge from the recession stronger than their competitors. To accomplish this requires employees with good morale and solid productivity.

Allegiance Awarded Highest Service Leader Award for Enterprise Feedback Management

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For the second year in a row, Allegiance was honored with the 2010 Service Leader Award for Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) by CRM Magazine. It is especially gratifying to receive this award since customer satisfaction is one of the top criteria. Click here to read the full article. The winner is selected through an extensive. View Article

Allegiance Awarded Highest Service Leader Award for Enterprise Feedback Management

MaritzCX

For the second year in a row, Allegiance was honored with the 2010 Service Leader Award for Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) by CRM Magazine. It is especially gratifying to receive this award since customer satisfaction is one of the top criteria. Click here to read the full article. The winner is selected through an extensive. View Article

Expert’s Corner: Kevin Stirtz on Real People Rock!

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I am pleased to have Kevin Stirtz as a guest blogger today here at Customers Rock! Kevin Stirtz is the Amazing Service Guy , a speaker and trainer who helps organizations of all kinds deliver Amazing Customer Service. His recent book: More Loyal Customers has won 5 star reviews at Amazon.com.