Wed.Feb 06, 2019

How to Use Online Surveys to Re-Engage With Customers


Are you struggling with the knowledge that there are many customers who have stopped engaging with your brand? Many businesses are. And they keep wondering what went so wrong that their once engaged customer completely stopped responding to their campaigns, emails and so on.

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Winning in the Experience Economy – Working up the CX Maturity Curve


In part 1 of the blog, we looked at the foundations of building a robust Customer Experience (CX), starting with contact centers. In this part, we will look at a framework to assess your organization’s CX maturity level and provide tips to move to higher levels. Everyone is excited about CX, given the direct correlation with revenue and margins. But it quickly becomes challenging; companies are often lost on where to start and how to improve CX.

Why focusing on CX is key at times of change


Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager Why focusing on CX is key at times of change. Published on: February 06, 2019. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager Most industries today are radically different compared to 20 or even 10 years ago.

Top 10 Tips for Gathering Event Attendee Feedback


Event planning is an adventure, to say the least. Locking down the venue, getting people registered, promoting it across channels, working out the logistics… the list goes on and on. Before you know it, the day arrives.

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To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Relating Customer Experience to Customer Loyalty Part 3 of 3


This is the last part of a three-part blog series based on the three questions I’ve been asked most frequently over my 20 years in various research consulting roles at MaritzCX. Last month I answered the question: “How do I set goals for my CX program?” If you are interested, that blog post is here.

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Migrating from Zendesk to Kayako with an Automated Service


When you consider switching from Zendesk to Kayako and don’t want to dive into the tech details of the process, an automated migration tool may be the best option. One of such tools is Help Desk Migration service. It provides an intuitive migration wizard to lead you through the process.

Customer Experience ROI: How You Prove You Understand Customer Experience Strategy

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Experience as an industry is at a crossroads. As I have written before , the results that we should be seeing are not there. It’s time to put up or shut up. If we as an industry do not turn it around, we might see our budgets and headcounts reassigned somewhere else.

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Top 7 Soft Skills Your Employees Need To Be Trained On

The DiJulius Group

Customer service and soft skills are not common sense, they are not innate, and people are not born with them. The quality of your customer service, and the level of your organization’s customer service, comes down to one thing and one thing only: The service aptitude of every employee you have.

How To Transform Your Company Culture In 2019 (7 Guaranteed Examples)

Michel Falcon Experience

Hey Everyone, Above is my video on how to transform your company culture in 2019. These are all strategies I’ve used in my businesses so I know they’ll work for you as well! If you prefer to read my company culture strategies, check out the transcript below. Hey team.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

What To Look For When Hiring a Customer Success Manager


Dear Louise, Although we have a lot of trial participants for our SaaS product, we are finding it difficult to convert them and we are experiencing some churn. I think it’s time, perhaps overdue actually, to bring a Customer Success Hero or two on board.

A Workforce Profitability Strategy gives Employees Permission to Shine

One Millimeter Mindset

A workforce profitability strategy is more than a hiring strategy focused on preventing employee churn. Instead of churn prevention as the objective, employee co-investment in business growth becomes the goal.

6 Powerful Tactics to Win Your Fight with Customer Churn


What is the biggest nightmare that most online businesses face? If you’re thinking customer churn then you’re right. Without managing churn it’s very difficult to grow. According to Bain & Company, a 5% improvement in customer retention can boost profits by 25–95%. What does it mean?

4 Reasons Why Call Tracking is Crucial to Your Customer Service Targets

CSM Magazine

The approach to customer service has completely shifted in recent years. Now, 54% of customers have higher expectations for customer service compared to one year ago, which has left many organizations reviewing their operations to meet targets. However, no two organizations are the same.

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

How can Well-Trained Service Agents Improve your Business


Outstanding customer service is more important to your business than you may realize. CX Culture

Customer Service Management: It’s Time to Change the Metrics

CSM Magazine

Customer experience (CX) has become a priority for the vast majority of organisations – or has it? With the large volumes of contact center advisors still incentivized based on speed – typically the Average Handle Time (AHT) – CX goals are quite often unachievable.

Creating Cultural Moments for Brands with Social Listening


As hinted in my last piece on the role of Diagnostic KPIs , creating rather than merely participating in, cultural moments is something many brands – and agencies – undervalue or miss out on entirely. And it’s too bad.

Introducing the Humans of DataStax


At DataStax, we pride ourselves on hiring the most innovative, collaborative, and hard-working people we can find, drawing on our highly distributed and global workforce to propel the company forward. With more than 65% of our employees being 100% distributed, we have the advantage of being able to pick from a global field of qualified candidates. This also gives us a diverse and interesting team, which we will now be featuring in a series of videos called “Humans of DataStax.”.

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Core Values are Decision Filters


I’m honored to be the keynote speaker later this year at Office Pride , a franchisor of commercial cleaning service companies. All of the franchisees will be attending their annual meeting to network and learn about the latest and greatest opportunities happening in their industry.

Tuft & Needle Disrupts the Mattress Industry with Exceptional Customer Experience


Traditional mattress shopping can be painful. You are trying to buy the perfect mattress that you will be spending one-third of your day on, but you have to deal with an aggressive sales rep who is trying to hit his/her quota, the many options that are available and pricing, which is typically quite high. In 2012, one mattress company decided to change these perceptions and disrupt the mattress industry.

Three Lessons Learned in Data Governance at DOTs

North Highland

In January, members of the North Highland transportation team had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting for the Transportation Research Board. It was an information-packed program with more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. One of the key topics discussed was data governance, particularly for Departments of Transportation. Data is one of any organization’s most strategic assets and this is no different for DOTs.

Are you Making Big Changes to Avoid the Customer Experience Rut?

Second to None

Research revealed little to no improvement in customer experience over the course of 2018 [1]. In his recent blog post, Colin Shaw expressed his concern about the precarious fate of CX and hypothesized the reason for the unimpressive statistics. [2] 2] His take? Companies are afraid to make big changes. Shaw argues that in order to see tangible improvements in customer experience, companies must be willing to disrupt the status quo of their organization.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Why Qualtrics – Katie Fortner – Analyst, Technical Account Manager – Provo


What is your ‘why’? How does Qualtrics connect to your ‘why’? In everything I do, I am passionate about helping people solve problems, remove barriers, and reach their full potential.

How Digital And CX Teams Collaborate To Deliver On Brand Promise

Forrester's Customer Insights

Take Practical Steps To Apply CX Disciplines To Digital Initiatives Odds are your firm is regularly seeking ways to improve customer experience (CX). You’re also likely embracing digital technologies to enable a more customer-driven, agile operating model.

One of 2019’s Top Retail Trends: Drop Culture

Smarter CX

From burger joints to boutiques, savvy retailers are focused on pampering their customers and not simply meeting — but exceeding — their expectations. Too much same-old, same-old makes retail seem stale. The drop model, one of the hotter retail trends in 2019, creates a buzz about products even before they are launched.

5 best open-ended questions for your customer survey – and what not to ask


Looking to improve your customer relationship survey? If you’re about to send your annual customer relationship survey, maybe you’re looking for new questions to ask, or wondering what type of open ended questions you should include. Here, we share the 5 best practice questions that we have found through research, which are the most powerful by far.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.