2014 Customer Experience Excellence Winners

Experience Matters

Congratulations to Temkin Group’s 2014 Customer Experience Excellence Award winners: Dell , EMC , and Touchpoint Support Services. Customer experience

Report: ROI of Customer Experience, 2014

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, ROI of Customer Experience, 2014. The research shows the connection between customer experience, loyalty, and revenue growth for 19 industries. Here’s the executive summary: To understand how customer experience corresponds to loyalty, we examined feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers describing their experiences with and their loyalty to 268 companies.

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Report: 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings of Tech Vendors

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings of Tech Vendors that rates the customer experience of 62 large tech vendors based on a survey of 802 IT decision makers from large North American firms. Here is the executive summary of the report: The 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings for Tech Vendors evaluates the customer experience of 62 large technology vendors. Benchmarks Customer experience Temkin Group Research

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‘Customer excellence is here: it’s just not very evenly distributed yet’. The Nunwood 2014 UK Customer Experience Excellence Report


Customer Excellence is here: it’s just not evenly distributed yet’ A fantastic quote that I wish I could claim was mine! The quote is in fact the very first line of the executive summary of this years Nunwood UK Customer Experience Excellence Report – a report that should be essential reading for any customer experience professional in the UK. Described by Nunwood as – managing, meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

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Report: The State of Customer Experience Metrics, 2014

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, The State of Customer Experience Metrics, 2014. Here’s the executive summary: We asked over 200 large companies about how they use customer experience (CX) metrics, and then we compared their answers with similar studies we conducted in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Companies are best at measuring customer service and phone-based experiences and worst at measuring the experiences of prospects and customers who defect.

Report: Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2014

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2014. Benchmarks Customer Connectedness Customer experience CX measurement Net Promoter Temkin Group Research Voice of the customer analytics text analytics This is the third year of this study that includes Net Promoter® Scores (NPS®) on 283 companies across 20 industries based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Belief, Growth and Sustainability – my perspective on the 2014 UK Customer Experience Awards


If you follow me on Twitter, it would not have escaped your notice that last week played host to the 2014 UK Customer Experience Awards. As an entrant, winner, judge and award presenter, I believe that Neil Skehel and his team have had a significant influence in evolving the UKs understanding of the ever increasing focus on Customer Experience across all sectors. The 2014 awards did not disappoint. UK Customer Experience Award for a Small Contact Centre.

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Customer Experience: Summing Up 2014

Maz Iqbal

Customer Experience: What Is The Default Setting? Why is that the floor at Paddington Station did not facilitate one of its primary roles: enable passengers (customers) to walk about easily, freely, quickly (if need be) around the railway station? My hypothesis, is that insufficient attention-consideration was given to the customer. Summing Up The State of Customer Experience As At 2014. Has management improved the customer experience?

1914 Vs 2014: When was the best time to be a customer?


An experience like no other, we were transported back in time to the turn of the 20th century to find out how life was like for our ancestors. Whilst there was not a focus on what life was like for the consumer, it is impossible for me not to consider the impact of Customer Experience – whatever the era!! Two years on, I am continually reminded about our Turn Back Time experience as commemorations for the start of World War I increase in visibility.

‘Sweeping the steps of Customer Experience in 2014? – out with the old and in with the new for 2015


As we approach the last 24 hours before the end of 2014, I feel it is time to reflect on the last twelve months in the world of Customer Experience. Twelve months is not a particularly long time in the context of a lifetime of experiences, yet it is remarkable what progress can be made in 365 days. Today is the 30th December 2014 – a day that I am pinching myself at the amazing advance that has been made in the profession that Customer Experience has become.

2014 State of Customer Experience: Who Are UK’s 2014 Leaders And What Can We Learn From Them? (Part 1)

Maz Iqbal

The 2014 UK Analysis put together by Nunwood ‘s Customer Experience Excellence Centre. Little Change In The State of Customer Experience Excellence From 2013. The clue lies in the adjective ambitious as in ‘ambitious leaders’ It turns out that of the 250+ brands surveyed by Nunwood only a very small number are ‘ambitious’ And as such little has improved overall as regards the state of customer experience excellence in the UK.

14 Worthy Customer Experience Reads for 2014

CX Journey

Image courtesy of ilya vinogradov How much progress did you make with regards to improving the employee experience and the customer experience this year? Did you stick with all of your CX resolutions for 2014? As we wrap up 2014 and say "Cheers" to another year, I thought it would be fun to take a look back on the year. What the Hell is Customer Experience? level of customer experience maturity. Customer Experience: Art or Science?

Customer Experience = Success + Effort + Emotion

Experience Matters

My definition of customer experience remains the same as when I introduced it in 2008 : The perception that customers have of their interactions with an organization. Our model for customer experience has always been built on three components — functional , accessible , and emotional – which are the underlying elements in the Temkin Experience Ratings. Emotion (formerly emotional ): How the interaction makes customers feel.

Norwegian – Customer Experience Review


I have heard many things about them from friends and colleagues and was keen to test the experience for myself. Having flown with a variety of airlines, I wanted to know if Norwegian ‘felt’ like any other airline or if it really did deliver an experience that I would actually remember for positive reasons – how would it compare with others? 11th December 2014. So are the plaudits that Norwegian is receiving reflective of the experience?

2014 State of Customer Experience: Who Are UK’s 2014 Leaders And What Can We Learn From Them? (Part 3)

Maz Iqbal

And find myself in a position to share with you the table that I have put together: What Does It Take To Be A Customer Experience Excellence Leader? Just about everyone I come across business is looking for the answer, the recipe, the formula for turning the ordinary into extraordinary, base metal to gold; Nobody has or makes the time to linger, to think and rethink, to grapple with, experiment, and finally arrive at a home made ‘solution’ to any serious challenge.

Report: The Future of Customer Experience Insights

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, The Future of Customer Experience Insights. The report identifies five trends that will redefine the value and role of customer feedback and insights. Here’s the executive summary: Although most organizations describe their voice of the customer program as a success, we’ve found that companies do not get nearly the value they should out of these efforts.

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Driving Customer Experience Transformation, Made Simple

Experience Matters

Do you want to build sustainable customer experience differentiation? 4 CX Core Competencies Customer experience Watch this video: The bottom line : You’re only as strong as your weakest CX Core Competency.

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2014 State of Customer Experience: Who Are UK’s 2014 Leaders And What Can We Learn From Them? (Part 2)

Maz Iqbal

The focus of this conversation is the customer experience themes that Nunwood call attention to in their 2014 UK Analysis Report. What Are The Primary Customer Experience Themes? I shared one of these customer experience themes with you in the last one. Employees Come First, Customers Come Second. Is it enough just to get the marketing, HR operational folks and let them cook up customer and employee experience excellence?

5 Reasons Why I Love Customer Experience Day

Experience Matters

In Temkin Group’s research, State of the CX Profession, 2014 (which is free for CXPA members), we found that 98% of CX professionals agree with the statement “customer experience is a great profession to be in.” That’s why we created Customer Experience Day (CX Day). It raises the visibility of customer experience. Our research shows that customer experience correlates to customer loyalty.

The magic of Disney – now that’s what I call a Customer Experience!


I have often said in the past how lucky I am to have so many people share their customer experience stories with me. In all cases I believe that through the use of storytelling, it is possible to bring to life the significance of the customer experience in the organisations we work and interact with. What a phenomenal way of dealing with a customer enquiry!!

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Customer Experience Review


The majority of readers of this Customer Experience Review are likely to have hired a car. Hiring a car should be a relatively simple and pain-free experience – yet the variation of experiences I have received in the last 2 years alone almost saw me lose my faith in the industry. I have written about a couple of these experiences in the past – from being taken for granted to struggling to get a VAT invoice. 15th August 2014.

What is wrong with Virgin Media? a story of pain, frustration and dreadful Customer Experience


If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will be aware that I am regularly referred to stories of both great and not so great Customer Experiences. As I am a big believer in the use of stories to bring Customer Experience to life, I feel that I am very fortunate to be allowed to share some of these stories with a wide audience. Over recent months, I have been increasingly made aware of customer dissatisfaction with Virgin Media.

Report: The Secret to B2B2C Customer Experience Success

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, The Secret to B2B2C Customer Experience Success. When a company doesn’t have sole control over the customer relationship, it has to recognize the entire system of relationships that influence the end customer’s experience, focusing on what we call B2B2C CX management. Temkin Group defines B2B2C customer experience as enhancing the end customer experience in a way that satisfies the needs of channel partners.

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The Value of Customer Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

This Best of 360Connext post was part of the Customer Experience Professionals Association’s 2013 Customer Experience Day celebration. The second annual #CXDay is October 7th, 2014. What’s the value of customer experience? Whether by your customers or from within your organization, the value of customer experience can be measured in so many ways. Value to customers.

October 7th is Customer Experience Day!

Experience Matters

I hope you’re making plans to celebrate Customer Experience Day on Tuesday. Customer experience See why I’m excited and what Temkin Group has planned.

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Congrats To Industry Leaders in Customer Service

Experience Matters

Since today is the last day of Customer Service Week, I’m give a shout out to industry leaders in the 2014 Temkin Customer Service Ratings. The bottom line : Happy Customer Service Week! Customer experience customer service Advantage Amazon.com AOL Apple bright House Networks Chick-fil-A Courtyard By Marriott Edward Jones Electrolux H.E.B

Emirates Vs Etihad – Customer Experience Review


Many dinner table conversations about customer experience will end up talking about the airline industry. An industry that appears to be amongst the most glamorous has consistently struggled over the years to deliver consistently good experiences. Some of the biggest customer experience horror stories have been served up by airlines. I am very fortunate to travel a great deal as I help and guide organisations on their customer centric journeys.

Announcing the Customer Experience Academy: helping you to become a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP)


The 3rd July 2014 was a significant milestone for me and my career. On this date I became a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). For the last twenty years I have been working across multiple industries to help businesses improve their ability to meet the needs of colleagues and customers. Since July, I have spoken to Customer Experience professionals all over the world about the qualification.

5 Ways to Sabotage your Customer Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Sure, you may not intend to, but there are probably ways you, as the leader of your department or organization, are sabotaging the experience your customers have. But if you’re not careful, these steps may sabotage customer experience, leading to more customers complaining, leaving, then telling their 10 zillion Twitter followers why your company (and you) stink! Watch out for these sneaky ways typical business methods lead to customer defection.

10 Ways Customer Experience Rocks Your World

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

A few years ago, I would utter the phrase “customer experience” and get the strangest looks from people. Here, without further ado, are the reasons I believe customer experience is the key to happy customers , employees and people in general. Poor customer experiences – those that frustrate, infuriate or plain irritate us – ruin our days as people. Great customer experiences can do that. CX Day 2014.

Customer Service – Which Comes First – the Customer or Your Staff?

Kristina Evey

Which Comes First – The Customer or Your Staff? Customer service is an obvious and crucial focus for any company looking for sustainable financial success. You MUST focus on customers. Customers today are leaving businesses that take them for granted. Customers are looking for those businesses that understand they are only one option and make it their goal to be the BEST option in terms of customer service and experience.

20 Most Popular Customer Experience Matters Posts in 2014

Experience Matters

Here are the 20 posts that were read by the most people in 2014 (in alphabetical order). 14 Customer Experience Trends for 2014 (The Year of Empathy). 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings. Don’t Confuse Customer Service With Customer Experience (2009). Five Questions That Drive Customer Journey Thinking. Free eBook: People-Centric Experience Design. Free eBook: The 6 Laws Of Customer Experience (2008).

SaaS Customer Experience Starts in the C-Suite

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

In 2003 there were 30 Chief Customer Officers worldwide according to the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Council, reaching 450 by 2011. Over time, however, there has been a gradual recognition of the importance of having an executive in the C-Suite responsible for elevating and growing the customer experience; as of this year, 22% of Fortune 100 Companies and 10% of Fortune 500 Companies have a CCO onboard.

15 Ways To Rock Customer Experience in 2015

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience is more than a full-time job. The best organizations spend plenty of time considering how to deliver exceptional experiences. Create or revise your customer experience mission statement. Deputize someone in each department as the customer advocate. It’s their job to truly represent the customer in every meeting. Include customer tasks in YOUR to-do list every day or week. Invite a customer into your board meetings.

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Report: Evaluating Mobile eGift Card Purchasing Experiences

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Evaluating Mobile eGift Card Purchasing Experiences. The report uses Temkin Group’s SLICE-B experience review methodology to assess the mobile sites of 10 retailers. Assessments Customer Connectedness Customer experience CX measurement Temkin Group Research Best Buy CVS Dunkin'' Donuts Home Depot Lowe''s RadioShack Starbucks Target Walgreens WalMart

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Accessibility is Key to Customer Satisfaction in 2014


When one thinks of providing a great customer experience, it’s easy to visualize some of the more common aspects of customer service – employees with customer friendly attitudes, giving the customer their money’s worth and promptly resolving any concerns or issues. These are all important; however, with the customer experience playing field being leveled by new technology and the almighty Internet, it’s important to focus on another key aspect – Accessibility.

2014 State of Customer Experience: Who Are UK’s Leaders And What Can We Learn From Them? (Part 4)

Maz Iqbal

Today’s conversation completes this four part series ( part 1 , part 2 , part 3 ) centred on Nunwood ‘s 2014 UK Analysis report. What Does It Take To Excel At The Customer Experience Game? Rather, the best dividends come from understanding how to accelerate the rate of customer experience change. . Which Four Critical Dimensions Do Businesses Need To Master In Order To Accelerate Customer Experience Improvement? .