Mon.Sep 16, 2019

Customer Experience as a Shared Service

Vision Critical

Without customers, a business doesn’t mean much. Therefore, customer voice and experience need to be front and center in every organization. It’s imperative to have customer experience as a clearly articulated goal across the business and to solicit customer insights that are shared organization-wide to meet that goal. When customer experience is approached as a shared service, both companies and consumers benefit exponentially and you ensure longevity in the market. Customer Experience

How to Stay On-Brand for Better CX

Topdown

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Changing How Timeshares Think About Customer Acquisition

North Highland

Summer 2019 provided the timeshare industry with its first glimpses of a shifting consumer landscape. For the first time since the economic downturn, timeshare companies have struggled to meet summer marketing and sales goals. This shift sees all industry players reexamining product offerings, marketing, and sales processes as traditional consumers begin to wane and the next generation of buyers comes into view.

What Customer Churn is and How to Calculate it

Lumoa

What is customer churn? It means that your customer canceled their business with you, or decided not to renew the agreement they previously had. You calculate the churn rate by dividing the # of lost customers by # of customers at the start of the defined period. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Using the Customer Experience to Drive ROI

Anne Benoit

The heart of hospitality is all about human connection and creating experiences that are both genuinely memorable and authentic

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What Service Time is Acceptable to Your Customers?

Wired and Dangerous

The fact that time is a completely made-up component in nature was one of the hardest concepts to get your head around in high school physics class. All of nature knows night from day, but your dog is clueless about what 9:30 means. When we tell someone, “Why don’t we meet in an hour,” we are not only operating on a “made up” agreement regarding the precise moment of rendezvous, we are relying on a made up understanding of what “an hour” means.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 16, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Delta Just Gave A Simple, Stunning Explanation For Why It’s Successful (And Why American Airlines Isn’t) by Chris Matyszczyk. Inc,) A few basic, thoughtful decisions can contribute to lasting success.

How to Measure Customer Centricity the Right Way

C3Centricity

As a customer first strategist (hopefully just like you), I spend a lot of my time searching how to better measure customer centricity for my clients. I also do a lot of analyses on what customers really want today. I’m always trying to understand exactly the solutions customers need, desire and dream of having. My regular searches include customer service, customer satisfaction, customer care and similar topic areas. Google is my best friend!

Social Media Statistics for Australia (2019)

Genroe

No business can afford to ignore social media as part of its marketing mix. But, unless you are a global multinational, it is also impossible to effectively manage all of the social media networks that are on offer. To be most effective, organisations should look to be active in two or, at most, three networks. […]. The post Social Media Statistics for Australia (2019) appeared first on Genroe. General

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

ApacheCon 2019: DataStax Announces Cassandra Monitoring Free Tier, Unified Drivers, Proxy for DynamoDB & More for the Community

datastax

It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating the 20th year of the Apache Software Foundation. But here we are—and it’s safe to say open source has come a long way over the last two decades. We just got back from ApacheCon, where DataStax—one of the major forces behind the powerful open source Apache Cassandra database—was a platinum sponsor this year. .

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The complaining habits of public figures – Brad Burton

Helen Dewdney

A series of interviews by The Complaining Cow. In my series of interviews with people in the consumer world regarding their complaining habits, today is the turn of 4 Networking CEO and Business Motivational speaker Brad Burton. So how does the big guy complain? Brad Burton’s complaining habits. 1) Generally, do you complain to a company regarding a faulty item? Rarely do I complain.

Why avoiding Story Context derails Sales Decision Making

One Millimeter Mindset

Story context is a critical element to creating compelling stories. Stories which convince people to buy whatever it is you sell – and buy more than once from you. And, stories which inspire people, like you, to move one millimeter beyond legacy mindset, habits and behaviors. You know the saying: “The devil’s in the details” ? Well, those details are your story context: the environment surrounding the decision to be made.

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Telling a Better Story: How Conifer Delivers Presentation-Ready Deliverables

Conifer Research

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

How can Customer Service Agents Get the Most Out of Coaching Sessions

PlayVox

As a service agent for any business, you’re responsible for keeping customers happy. That might be harder in some cases than others (such as when policies prevent you giving someone exactly what they’re looking for) but, generally, you should always be looking to leave consumers with a positive image of your employers’ brand. HR Management for CX CX Culture

Best Thematic Analysis Software: How It Works & Why You Need It

Thematic

You know you need to collect customer feedback. You send out surveys and read reviews. But once you have customer feedback in-hand, what do you do with it? How do you identify common themes in customer responses — and turn that into actionable business insights? You could spend long hours sorting through walls of text, creating spreadsheets of themes and sentiments , and manually coding each open-ended question. But this takes precious headcount and a ton of manual effort.

How to Plan an Event That Will Get Attendees Talking

Influitive

Running in-person events—such as user conferences—is a great opportunity to put a face to the customer advocates you engage with digitally on a regular basis. It’s also no secret that conferences deliver immense business value by enabling your passionate customers to connect with one another and share their own best practices, by extension empowering them […]. The post How to Plan an Event That Will Get Attendees Talking appeared first on Influitive.

Easy Steps to Effective Lead Nurture Implementation

Genroe

Lead nurture campaigns are built to, you got it, nurture your leads. But what does that actually mean? Well once you’ve put together some gated content and you’ve managed to collect some email addresses from people who are interested in your content, you need to do two things with these new contacts: Determine which ones […]. The post Easy Steps to Effective Lead Nurture Implementation appeared first on Genroe. Inbound Marketing

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

New ADAPT Software Solution is Powered by Ascribe

Ascribe

ADAPT and Ascribe help market researchers quickly analyze verbatim comments with ADAPT CX Snapshot. Download the press release. The post New ADAPT Software Solution is Powered by Ascribe appeared first on Ascribe. News & PR

Helpware Receives Clutch Leader Award for Top IT & Business Services Provider in The Philippines

Helpware

Helpware was again recognized by Clutch , a leading B2B market research firm, for excellence in providing business services. According to the Clutch 2019 report , we are ranked among the top IT and business services providers in The Philippines , a designation that we do not take lightly. outsourcing

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AI IRL Podcast Episode 34: How AI Can Be Used to Drive Customer Conversion

Bold360

?. Subscribe via iTunes , Spotify and more. The world of customer conversion is complex. It has a lot of data inputs, a lot of unknowns. But there’s a lot of interest in using AI to drive customer conversion and there are some really exciting use cases out there. So, I’m excited to share some key takeaways from the latest episode AI:IRL , where Stephanie Plunkett joined me to talk about how AI can really transform customer conversion within your business.

Why You Should Invest in the Best Business Equipment

CSM Magazine

There are many reasons why a business owner needs to invest in high-quality equipment for their company. The most obvious reason is that it can help with productivity and speed up the operation but there is another reason which is often overlooked by business owners. This is the message that it communicates from the clients perspective which can have a huge impact on the company. A Positive Message to Customers.

Customer Communities Elevate the Customer Experience

Speaker: Rachel Happe

An online community is an increasingly vital part of many leading companies’ support strategies. Creating a branded place where your customers can ask and answer questions, interact with each other, and search for the information they need is a great way to decrease the burden on your staff and allow them to focus on the customers that really need their help. Join us at 9:00 am EST on Nov 18th for this talk by Rachel Happe, founder of industry-leading strategists, The Community Roundtable. You will learn the effectiveness of the community in empowering your customers and generating value for your business.

How to Use Sentiment Analysis to Improve Your Organization’s Satisfaction Scores

Ascribe

Whether it’s a rating, ranking, score, review, or number of stars/tomatoes/thumbs up, consumers have ample opportunities to report their experiences with businesses, service providers, and organizations in the form of survey responses and other user-generated content. The challenge for organizations remains processing this high volume of data, finding positive and negative sentiment, identifying opportunities for.

Beyond a buzzword, what does the ‘experience’ mean for Chinese luxury consumers?

John Paul

John Paul’s APAC CEO, Andrew Quake , was quoted in a recent article from The Luxury Conversation , an online publication and platform that focuses on luxury trends in China and the APAC region. The article explores the developing changes in consumer behavior: Chinese luxury consumers are still buying luxury goods, but have also expanded into investing in experiences. Businesses must therefore respond to this increasing demand for new and unique experiences, tailor-made for discerning clientele.

Countdown To Showdown: Domino’s Supreme Error And Why Businesses Should Do The Opposite

Forrester's Customer Insights

When you hear “Domino’s” and “supreme” in the same sentence, you could be forgiven for thinking we’re talking about the “Supreme” on its menu — a pizza loaded with pepperoni, bacon, beef, sausage, mushroom, pineapple, and onion. But no, I’m talking about a bad business decision — which any company with a website or app […]. age of the customer customer experience digital customer experience user experience accessibility CX inclusive design UX WCAG

Directing Traffic and Thwarting SEO Misconceptions

Grade.us

Michael Martinez did digital marketing before digital marketing was cool. He is the president and co-founder of Reflective Dynamics. He blogs over at SEO Theory , where he delivers top-notch advice week after week. He's widely known for questioning the SEO theories most of us take for granted. For example, he questions the value of many traditional link building approaches. He's known for a deep analytical approach, too.

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.