Sat.Feb 25, 2023 - Fri.Mar 03, 2023

article thumbnail

Is CX the Loneliest Profession?

Heart of the Customer

My friend Dave Seaton’s recent CXPresso newsletter (highly recommended: you can get it at [link] included the lead-in, “CX Is the Loneliest Profession.” I’ve written similar posts in the past. Through our interviews with hundreds of CX leaders, we heard that same theme: being in a small team, the job can get lonely. You don’t […] The post Is CX the Loneliest Profession?

article thumbnail

CX Design: How It Creates Experience Improvement


CX Design: What It Is, How It Works, and How It Creates Experience Improvement If you’ve ever heard the terms “CX” or “customer experience.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

CX Leaders, Prove Us Wrong: Defy 2023’s Troubling Trends

Forrester's Customer Insights

Customer experience leaders will face an upward climb in 2023. But some CX leaders will succeed. Our practical advice can help you beat the odds.

Trends 26
article thumbnail

Why are We Still Talking About CX in Financial Services?


The past few years have witnessed a substantial increase in attention and investment in customer experience (CX) across various industries, including the financial services sector. But some important questions arise: How relevant is CX to modern financial services? How does a company remain committed to providing first-rate customer service in an economic downturn?

Financial 208
article thumbnail

The State of Customer Experience 2023 Report: Part 2

JUST RELEASED! The Northridge Group’s State of CX 2023 Part II research report reveals that nearly half of consumers surveyed had knowingly spoken to a customer service associate working from home—and almost 75% of those respondents felt the associate's location did not impact the service or experience. So why do more than ⅓ of business leaders want contact center associates back in the office?

article thumbnail

Is Your Customer Service Ready for Gen Zalpha?

CSM Magazine

As the newest generation of consumers enters the marketplace, companies have to ask themselves: is their customer service ready for Gen Zalpha? In this article, we’ll look at the importance of preparing for Generation Zalpha’s needs, and how businesses can make sure that their customer service is ready for them. Who is Gen Zalpha? The term “Gen Zalpha” is a combination of the terms Gen Z and Gen Alpha.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Eliminate the Trust Gap: Six Ways to Create Trust with Your Customers and Employees


There is a trust gap between customers and the companies and brands they do business with. The two questions to ask that will define this gap are: Do you think your customers trust you? (This is opinion.) Do your customers trust you? (This is fact.) The difference between the two questions is the trust gap. If you think your customers trust you, that’s a 100% score.

Customers 134
article thumbnail

CX Transformation in High Tech: Four Critical Rules


At Merkle, we get unique insight into industry-related nuances as we enable CX (customer experience) transformation across our diverse portfolio of brands. In the High Tech industry specifically, several key characteristics shape the needs and requirements of successful CX transformation projects.

article thumbnail

How to Prepare for a Job in Customer Service When Facing Life’s Challenges

CSM Magazine

Customer service jobs can be hard work but rewarding. Even the job application process can be difficult if you are facing additional life challenges. However, with the right preparation, you can make sure that you have the skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to succeed in a customer service role. To help you get ready, here are some tips on how to prepare for a job in customer service.

article thumbnail

Building Customer Loyalty Through Social Media


by Frik van der Westhuizen At the end of January this year, there were 28 million social media users in South Africa. Over the past 12 months, social media has become an integral part of people’s lives and has had a significant impact on how consumers perceive and interact with brands. It has become vital for companies to have a strong social media presence in order to build and maintain brand loyalty.

article thumbnail

How Government Services Can Provide Better Citizen Satisfaction & Experience

Attention government agencies and BPO partners! CXperts is your go-to solution for improving citizen experience. Our omnichannel and digital contact center solutions are designed to supply superior CX, reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. Plus, we are a Minority Owned Business (MBE). With our certifications, we are the perfect partner to help government agencies meet their CX goals and fulfill federal deal requirements.

article thumbnail

Embracing Consumer Duty to Deliver Positive Outcomes for the UK Financial Services Sector

InMoment XI

The new FCA Consumer Duty is intended to improve customer outcomes and promote better customer experiences in the financial industry in the United Kingdom (UK) by setting higher and clearer standards of consumer protection. By prioritising customer interests and designing products and services that meet their needs, firms can create more positive and beneficial experiences for customers.

Consumers 260
article thumbnail

Optimizing your customer feedback strategy in 2023


Your customers are sharing their experiences online. They’ve been doing it for years, but with the continuing proliferation of social media platforms, their voices are only getting louder. No matter what industry you’re in, your customers are eager and encouraged to share their feedback: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Businesses that want to grow in 2023 (and beyond) realize that this isn’t a problem—it’s an opportunity.

Feedback 208
article thumbnail

A Comprehensive Guide to 5-Star Surveys


There is nothing more important for a business than understanding the level of satisfaction and overall attitude of its customers. While talking to every customer personally is almost impossible, CX surveys take this function on. Still, although 71% of consumers expect a personalized experience, most of them are unwilling to spend time responding to an endless stream of questions.

Survey 144
article thumbnail

Retailers embed customer insights into their DNA


Successful innovators not only listen to their customers. They make their feedback an integral part of their decision-making process.

article thumbnail

Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

article thumbnail

XI Café Podcast, Episode 4: Launching a VoC Program With State Revenue Office Victoria

InMoment XI

Welcome back to the XI Café Podcast! In order to continue Experience Improvement, the XI Café Podcast was created so that CX program owners around the world could join the conversation and learn from global businesses and industry experts about the latest experience improvement innovations in technology and research services, industry and market expertise, and customer (CX) and employee (EX) engagement best practices.

article thumbnail

Seven Questions to Ask When Selecting Your Service Team’s AI Provider


With new AI capabilities and compelling use cases being demonstrated daily, the service industry looks forward to a new generation of AI providers that answer their needs for high-quality service automation. Better chatbots, self-service flows, virtual assistants, and AI avatars are being developed worldwide, so how can you find the right AI solution for your organization?

article thumbnail

6 Forces to Navigate the Changing Retail Industry

Blake Morgan

Looking at the consumer industry, it’s clear that things are changing. But what does that mean for businesses, and how can they navigate these uncharted waters? Deloitte recently published a report called Buying into Better , highlighting the changing industry’s markets, models, and mechanics. According to Kasey Labough, Chief Innovation Officer for Deloitte’s Consumer Industry, the report discovered 100 topics related to change and distilled them into six forces critical to navigating the next

Retail 111
article thumbnail

Virtual fashion styling with generative AI using Amazon SageMaker 

AWS Machine Learning

The fashion industry is a highly lucrative business , with an estimated value of $2.1 trillion by 2025, as reported by the World Bank. This field encompasses a diverse range of segments, such as the creation, manufacture, distribution, and sales of clothing, shoes, and accessories. The industry is in a constant state of change, with new styles and trends appearing frequently.

Fashion 105
article thumbnail

Improve Contact Center Outcomes with Key Insights

Contact center leaders are skilled at balancing competing day-to-day priorities. They help others make informed business decisions, all while working to keep agents and customers engaged in positive experiences. Rapid access to the most relevant and actionable information is critical to managing agents, supervisors, and communicating with executive leadership to improve efficiencies and business outcomes.

article thumbnail

The Battle For Customer Attention: How To Come Out On Top

Beyond Philosophy

Time is our most valuable resource. It’s a resource that you aren’t able to get any more of, no matter what you do, and you are losing more of it every second. When you look at it like that, asking people for their time a much bigger deal that you might have considered at first. Therefore, when you are spending it with them, you should make the most of it.

article thumbnail

How to take an evidence-based approach to building a scholarly community


International research collaboration is critical to scientific discovery. Just as the research landscape grows in complexity, the landscape of collaboration continuously changes, making it more challenging to track progress. At the University of South Florida (USF), the fastest rising university in the U.S. News & World Report’s U.S. rankings, maintaining the pace of global engagement, high-impact research and innovation is supported with a metrics dashboard that informs strategic planning a

How To 98
article thumbnail

Democratizing User Testing


Two decades ago, Centercode was bootstrapped by a small group of likeminded founders, collectively driven by our genuine passion to increase the positive impact of technology on the world.

Groups 98
article thumbnail

How Kakao Games automates lifetime value prediction from game data using Amazon SageMaker and AWS Glue

AWS Machine Learning

This post is co-written with Suhyoung Kim, General Manager at KakaoGames Data Analytics Lab. Kakao Games is a top video game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It specializes in developing and publishing games on PC, mobile, and virtual reality (VR) serving globally. In order to maximize its players’ experience and improve the efficiency of operations and marketing, they are continuously adding new in-game items and providing promotions to their players.

Data 104
article thumbnail

The Hidden Costs of Poor Customer Onboarding

Churn starts within the first 30 days of customers purchasing a product. A lot of it comes down to the first impression customers get through the onboarding process. A poor experience can result in losing current and future customers, and unnecessary overhead. It’s important to know what a poor onboarding experience looks like, the associated hidden costs, and how to build a top-tier onboarding experience for your customers so you can avoid losing hard-earned revenue.

article thumbnail

Introducing Sago: The Story Behind Our New Brand

2020 Research

The world evolves quickly. At Schlesinger Group, we’ve always made it our business to evolve alongside it. We began as a focus group facilitation provider, connecting business questions to real human answers. But over the past 57 years and through several acquisitions, we’ve expanded to become much more — today, we lead qualitative, quantitative and tech-enabled research around the globe.

Brands 98
article thumbnail

Understanding a rare disease through the lens of real world and prevalence data


Through a comparative analysis of published LHON prevalence data and real-world evidence, this article describes a study using multiple Clarivate TM data sets to better understand disease pathology and current drug utilization for this condition. The study was conducted collaboratively by Clarivate Senior Science Editor Shyama Ghosh, Senior Epidemiologist Shilpa Thakur, Managing Editor Stephen DuPraw and Senior Director Evelyn Davila.

Data 98
article thumbnail

The Customer Success Roadshow and You: Why CS Leaders Need to Go on Tour

Education Services Group

Customer Success leaders have a lot in common with rockstars. We’re all excellent storytellers. We are energetic about our work. We aim to deliver the absolute best experiences imaginable. We do well in front of crowds (i.e., customers). And we both go on tour. As a CS leader, you might not be as familiar with that last quality, but I can promise you that going on tour is an extremely valuable exercise that more of us can – and should – take advantage of.

article thumbnail

Build a GNN-based real-time fraud detection solution using the Deep Graph Library without using external graph storage

AWS Machine Learning

Fraud detection is an important problem that has applications in financial services, social media, ecommerce, gaming, and other industries. This post presents an implementation of a fraud detection solution using the Relational Graph Convolutional Network (RGCN) model to predict the probability that a transaction is fraudulent through both the transductive and inductive inference modes.

Training 101
article thumbnail

The Ultimate CX Solution: Combining Software + Service

In today's competitive business landscape, customer experience (CX) has emerged as a critical differentiator. Companies are increasingly investing in CX services to optimize customer satisfaction, drive customer loyalty, and ultimately, enhance their bottom line. Traditionally, businesses have had to choose between a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach or a full-service model, where an agency handles the entire CX program.

article thumbnail

What iGaming Operators Can Learn from The Super Bowl


As the dust settles after the big game, Optimove marketing data analysts dove deep into the data to find whether the much-anticipated Super Bowl had valuable insights for iGaming operators. We analyzed data on US sports bettors from dozens of iGaming operators across the globe between January and February 2023. After hours of crunching and sorting, here’s what we found.

Sports 94
article thumbnail

The Metaverse and Online Communities: Khoros 101


“Metaverse” is a term first coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, captured the imagination of emerging generations and has gained unsurprising traction in recent years. From fully digital lives in online worlds, like Second Life , to a plethora of movies like Ready Player One , each provide a glimpse into what the metaverse could mean and how it could play a part in our daily lives.

article thumbnail

Reporting on Bots – Why It’s as Bad as IVRs Ever Were

Upstream Works

By: Rob McDougall, CEO, Upstream Works Software Reporting on the performance of conversational AI applications is often challenging, as they must be tailored to a specific business and its needs. As a result, it is difficult to gauge the success of a chatbot in interacting with and meeting the needs of customers. To understand this issue, it’s helpful to look back at the history of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems.

Report 78