June, 2022

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What is Customer Journey and Why Is It Important?

Kayako

For many years, companies focused on customer touchpoints to gauge customer satisfaction. In recent years, companies have seen that touchpoints do not capture the whole picture. Management consulting firm McKinsey makes the point that customer touchpoints only measure satisfaction at a single point in time. They don’t necessarily guarantee the customer is happy with their overall journey.

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How to Write the Best Customer Onboarding Surveys & Improve the Experience

InMoment XI

It’s no secret that customer onboarding is one of the most crucial (and oftentimes challenging) stages in a customer’s journey with your brand. Indeed, the onboarding process usually ends up setting the tone for their subsequent interactions with your employees, their perception of your messaging, and even their product experience (PX). These and other variables make a well-designed onboarding experience of utmost importance to organisations and their customer experience (CX) initiatives.

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3 Reasons To Use A Professional Mystery Shopping Provider

IntouchInsight

When properly executed, mystery shopping programs enable businesses to objectively measure the execution of their brand promises and customer experience initiatives. Professional mystery shoppers provide eyewitness reports on physical environments, employee interactions, sales transactions, quality of services offered, and more.

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Guest blog: The Ultimate Guide to Launching and Branding a Successful Customer Experience Program

Comm100

If you want your brand to stand head and shoulders above the competition, developing an unbeatable customer experience is essential. However, consistently achieving customer satisfaction across all aspects of your business is a considerable challenge. In this guide, we will talk you through how to launch and brand a successful customer experience (CX) program to ensure your business is operating at the top of its game.

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Navigating the Future: Unveiling Trends and Bold Predictions in Customer Experience

Ready to explore 2024’s CX landscape? Join experts from SMG and guest Forrester as they discuss prominent trends actively shaping the industry and dive into a stack of bold predictions for the year ahead. Will the average customer experience improve? How can leaders leverage their CX metrics to establish financial linkage? What will global firms achieve using customer-facing generative AI?

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Reshaping The Future Of Digital Customer Service: 22 Influential Leaders to Watch in 2022

TechSee

Customers expect better and faster pre and post purchase services. Whether they need help setting up a new device or to repair a damaged product, the way in which these interactions are handled are at the heart of customer satisfaction. As companies embrace the digitization of customer support, the new standard is much more than a phone conversation with a call center representative or a visit from a field agent.

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Helping AI Help Agents: A Better Way to Use AI Applications in the Contact Center

Upstream Works

By: Rob McDougall, CEO, Upstream Works Software. I’ve been reading This I Know: Marketing Lessons from UNDER THE INFLUENCE by Terry O’Reilly, and something he said really stuck with me. When talking about a company’s mission – its reason for being – he said that you need to go back in time to when you first started the company.

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3 Highlights from Customer Experience Experts at the XI Forum Singapore

InMoment XI

This year, the InMoment team put together the first ever XI Forum Singapore—and what a day it was! With 100 delegates and five customer experience experts from the leading brands in Southeast Asia, this day was one to remember. On the main stage, customer experience experts from Alliance, HSBC, and Foot Locker taught delegates what to do to elevate their experience program.

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The Mystery Shopping Process in 5 Steps

IntouchInsight

With any good meal, the ingredients and the steps that go into preparing it are integral to the final product. And mystery shopping programs aren’t so different. Much like fine cuisine, it’s a mixture of art and science - a step-by-step methodology that, when executed correctly, enables brands to objectively evaluate particular aspects of your business from the customers' lens.

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Why do Universities & Colleges Choose Comm100 Live Chat?

Comm100

Today’s students have sky-high support expectations, but with a reliance on phone and email, many higher education institutions are failing to meet these needs. Students want fast and convenient digital support that matches their lifestyle and expectations, and that is why more and more schools are adopting live chat – the only channel that can deliver on this.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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How to Turn NPS Feedback Into Reviews, Recommendations and Referrals

Retently

Net Promoter Score® lets you measure and analyze customer satisfaction to learn more about what people like (and dislike) about your product or business. It’s a valuable metric – for most companies and it’s the most valuable metric available for measuring customer loyalty and satisfaction. A good Net Promoter Score can fuel your business growth, generate word-of-mouth referrals from Promoters and help you bring in more business without spending as much on traditional advertising or inbound

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The Top Social Media Monitoring Tools

Brandwatch CX

The key to making the most of social media is listening to what your audience has to say about you, your competitors, and the market in general. Once you have the data you can undertake analysis, and finally, reach social business intelligence ; using all these insights to know your customers better and improve your marketing strategy. If you are a social media rookie, this list of the top free social media monitoring tools might come in handy.

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IT IS TIME TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

The DiJulius Group

Do you know how to recession-proof your business? I am probably one of the few business owners who actually likes a recession, in some cases, prefers it over a booming economy. I know that may sound crazy, but when you really consider the advantages and disadvantages of both a great and poor economy, a poor. Read Full Article. The post IT IS TIME TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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How Two Companies Leveraged a Customized Social Listening Solution to Gain Game-Changing Insights

InMoment XI

Many organizations are drowning in pools of untapped social data. Why? Because options to structure and analyze that data can be limited and even if businesses are able to compile that data, it often remains siloed from other data, such as voice of customer (VoC), call center, and more. That’s where InMoment’s game-changing customer social listening solution comes into play.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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CX Tech Top-ups- New Features for the Summer!

IntouchInsight

Our team has been working hard to release new enhancements designed to make your life easier. This month, our featured releases are all about making your experience using the Intouch Platform and IntouchSurvey™ even better.

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4 Chatbot Customer Service Use Cases for Every Industry

Comm100

Digital customer engagement is always evolving. Just as live chat was a technological leap over telephone communication and is proving to be the most essential of all channels, chatbots are the latest technological milestone in customer support. Chatbots allow brands to offer cost-effective 24/7 support, while improving efficiency through automating up to 80% of all support queries.

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Journal Citation Reports 2022: COVID-19 research continues to drive increased citation impact

Clarivate

Today we release the 2022 update to the annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This year’s release demonstrates the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on scholarly publishing. We also identify and define a new type of anomalous citation behavior: self-stacking. The annual JCR release enables the research community to evaluate the world’s high-quality academic journals using a range of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations.

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Good Intentions Can Be More Important Than Perfection

ShepHyken

Not long ago, I wrote about calling your customer or an employee “honey.” It generated dozens of comments. One of our subscribers made a good point.? . He agreed that the lesson is about being “socially correct,” but perhaps we should look beyond the name that is used and instead consider the intent of the person using it. He was saying that the server may have intended to create a warm and friendly atmosphere, and calling a person “honey” was her way of doing it.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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What’s driving customer facing technology investment in local councils?

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager What’s driving customer facing technology investment in local councils? Published on: June 15, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager What’s driving customer facing technology investment in local councils? Digital technology offers local councils enormous potential in how they serve their local communities.

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The Answer’s Yes / AGT’s Golden Buzzer Winner Presenting at the CSRev Conference

The DiJulius Group

Many times, yes is the answer to a customer. Other times, rather than a flat-out no, the answer can offer an alternate version of what the customer needs or wants. I hate the word no. I truly do. I can’t believe how many people, in a vast number of companies, use it. It should be. Read Full Article. The post The Answer’s Yes / AGT’s Golden Buzzer Winner Presenting at the CSRev Conference appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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What is a Key Differentiator of Conversational AI?

Solvvy

You’ve probably noticed that your customers are impatient. When they search your website for answers or reach out for customer service or support, they want answers now. Chatbots help you meet this demand by allowing your customers to type or ask a question and get an answer immediately. But the relevance of that answer can vary depending on the type of technology that powers the solution.

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Enhancing Customer Engagement Through Interactive Communications

Topdown

Understanding that communication plays an integral role in our everyday lives aids in creating and executing on effective management strategies. Not only within a company, but this also is reflected in the way an organization communicates and interacts with their consumers and customers. Communication truly lays the foundation for any relationship. From there, trust is built, loyalty is developed, and other positives are able to stem, grow, and compound.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Journal Citation Reports 2022: A preview

Clarivate

Each year, the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) release provides a summary of the network of scholarly citations from the prior year of Web of Science coverage. It is a snapshot of the continually evolving research landscape. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”. Baseball player Yogi Berra. As we approach this year’s JCR release at the end of this month, we reviewed factors that may affect the published metrics.

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The Difference Between Good and Great

ShepHyken

If you had to have surgery, would you rather go to the most skilled surgeon or the nicest surgeon? . I was at a party the other night and someone I met shared his opinion of the difference between a good doctor and a great doctor. A good doctor makes you well. A great doctor makes you well and calls you the next day to see how you’re doing. . I thought about that all weekend.

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3 key CX gaps between companies and their customers

Eptica

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager 3 key CX gaps between companies and their customers. Published on: June 10, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Understanding the customer is the start point of delivering excellence in customer service. However, research covered in our latest blog identifies three disconnects between companies and their customers when it comes to the customer experience.

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Irrefutable Evidence: Great CX Brands Outperform Competitors & Stock Market Significantly, in Any Economy

The DiJulius Group

How do companies outperform competitors and the stock market by significant margins, in any economy? By being customer experience leaders in their industries. Make no mistake about it, there is a direct correlation between love, loyalty and profitability. According to Bain & Co., companies achieving the highest Net Promotor Scores (NPS) in their industry consistently.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Six Customer Success Email Templates to Save Your CS Team Time

Totango

Customer success email templates form a foundation for effective CS automation. While customer success management can result in a rewarding payoff, it can also be very time-consuming if you don’t use the right strategies. Keeping in touch with your clients is the best way to minimize churn, but it can take considerable time if you do it manually.

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6 Insights and 2 Themes to Help You on Your Customer Experience Journey

McorpCX

Fixing CX Potholes and Using Roadmaps for Your CX program: Insights from Forrester CX North America 2022. The presentations at Forrester CX North America 2022 , which took place June 7-9 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, were full of amazing insights and information. But as always, there were a few key takeaways that stood out for me.

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Community Engagement: How Citizen Feedback Can Help Local Communities

Opinionator

Feedback is essential for every business. The voice of a customer can help the business determine where it is succeeding and what it can improve on. Feedback not only helps companies daily but lets customers be valued contributors. Community government, though not a traditional business, benefits from community insights in exactly the same way. Citizens […].

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