February, 2023

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The Elements You Need for A Successful CX Program

InMoment XI

We’ve evaluated the pros and cons of primary reporting locations for the customer experience (CX) function and ideal CX leader qualities in previous articles, “ Where Should CX Live Within An Organization? ” and “ Does Who’s Driving the CX Bus Make a Difference? ” It’s now time to discuss the organizational elements that are necessary for CX to thrive in an organization (regardless of the reporting structure your organization chooses or the characteristics of the person leading the CX function).

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What is Voice of the Customer? [+ how to get data analysis]?

Lumoa

With all relationships, taking the time to listen is crucial to its success. Nowhere is this more true than with customer relationships. Without listening to the voice of your customer, you’ll be like a ship without a rudder or a compass…lost and drifting without direction. But listening isn’t always that easy. Customers don’t always take the time to express their feelings.

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Why a Customer-First Strategy Is Your Best Business Investment

C3Centricity

A lot has been written about the benefits to customers of a company that adopts a customer-first approach. But many companies still don’t understand why it is their best business investment for growth as well. So I thought I would (once again) explain why it would be a good idea for all organisations to adopt a customer-first strategy. At its simplest, putting customers’ needs and satisfaction at the heart of a company’s objectives lead to increased loyalty, positive word of mo

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Why The Metaverse Will Matter For Customer Experience (CX)

The DiJulius Group

According to research by Gartner, by 2026 one hour will be spent in the metaverse every day by at least 25% of us. And Bloomberg reports that metaverse technology platforms could become an $800 billion market as soon as next year. FOMO (fear of missing out), anyone? If you have put off educating yourself and. Read Full Article The post Why The Metaverse Will Matter For Customer Experience (CX) appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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Does Who’s Driving the CX Bus Make A Difference?

InMoment XI

The success of your CX effort is determined not only by where it lives within your organization, but also by who’s heading up the program and driving its goals, actions, and direction within your company. This job isn’t easy and not for the faint-of-heart; frankly, CX leaders often end up working against what is natural for an organization. Most businesses are organized into silos: marketing, sales, operations, customer care, HR, IT, finance, etc.

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4 Steps to Re-Engage Your Customers and Boost Retention

Blueshift

As marketers, we tend to focus most of our efforts on acquiring new customers. Although customer acquisition is certainly vital to future growth, retention also plays an essential role in a successful marketing strategy. After you’ve worked so hard to earn those customers, it’s vital to keep them happy by building customer loyalty and fostering long-term relationships.

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Differentiating Customer Success and Support

ClientSuccess

Have you ever wondered about the difference between customer success and customer support? While both are important for ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, they have different objectives and approaches. This article will explore the differences between customer success and customer support and how they work together to help businesses succeed.

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5 Ways Inspection Software Helps Hotels

IntouchInsight

How can you do more with less? This classic question is a real concern for hotel operators in 2023. Guest expectations continue to evolve while nearly 90% of hotels reported staff shortages in 2022.

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How to Create a Voice of Customer Template for Your Business

Lumoa

It’s important for your business to understand your customers. You need to know how they use your products or services and what they expect from you. Using a customer needs analysis and setting up a feedback loop are the key ways to make this happen. You probably know this. But where do you start? One of the best analysis techniques available is the voice of customer (VoC) template.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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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.

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ChatGPT in Higher Ed: Maximizing Benefits and Managing Risks

Comm100

It’s an exciting time in artificial intelligence. The release of ChatGPT has kicked off an AI battle among the tech giants, and public experimentation has already turned up some incredible applications for ChatGPT. While many future applications for this technology have yet to be imagined, higher education is an area that has already been impacted by ChatGPT.

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How Your Executive Team Can Ignite Enthusiasm for Your New Company Vision

C3Centricity

Rapid market changes are being witnessed in many industries, forcing many companies to adopt a brand new company vision.

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What Company Do You Admire Most??

ShepHyken

Do you remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When you’re a child, the typical answers are aspirational, such as being a doctor, a fireman, a superhero, an athlete, and more. I have a grown-up version of this question. It’s not about what you want to be. It’s not even about you. It s about your company. You may be grown up, but your company should always be developing and evolving, so the question is now about your company’s aspirations.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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CX Tech Top-ups: Driving Data Excellence

IntouchInsight

At Intouch Insight, we are constantly enhancing our software so that we can empower our customers to reach customer experience excellence. This month we have added new features to the Intouch Insight Platform and IntouchCheck™.

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Customer Experience in Retail Guide: Explanations, Strategies, & the Future of CX

Lumoa

Before the digital age, customer experience in retail was a completely different world. Success depended on creating an excellent physical environment for shoppers. Businesses focused on product arrangement, purchasing/return processes, and employee helpfulness. These elements, and others, are still significant today, of course. Where and how they take place has changed, of course.

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Maximize Your Investment in Upskilling Agents

TechSee

Today’s customer service personnel are being asked to deliver higher quality service across more products, more complex products, and at more significant volumes than ever before. In response, many leaders in the industry are investing in increasing the skill levels of their contact center agents, often referred to as upskilling. Most service organizations have found that visual support is a force multiplier when upskilling agents, helping them maintain their average handle time (AHT) and first

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Guest blog: 5 Customer Experience Trends for Financial Institutions in 2023

Comm100

To drive business, attract new clients, and retain existing ones, financial institutions must invest in improving their customer experience. One of the best strategies to achieve that is tracking and keeping up with emerging industry trends. Enhancing your customer experience is important not just because it will increase customer loyalty and satisfaction but because customers also expect it.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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How to Get Started with Customer Experience Research Now

PeopleMetrics

Picture this: your customer experience (CX) team has gone through your customers’ feedback, identified regular pain points in the customer journey, and found solutions to reduce friction and retain more customers. However, they did this several months ago and suddenly customer retention is starting to dip down again. What happened? Chances are that the change in customer needs wasn’t actually sudden but a gradual shift.

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

ShepHyken

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.

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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

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Optimizing your customer feedback strategy in 2023

Lumoa

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.

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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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The Canceling of Hustle Culture…Who is Right?

The DiJulius Group

I have a confession to make. As an entrepreneur, terms such as “the great resignation”, “quiet quitting”, and “the canceling of hustle culture” really made me angry, at least initially. They are the opposite of everything I have ever known to be the recipe for success. Everything I have ever done in my life to. Read Full Article The post The Canceling of Hustle Culture…Who is Right?

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Top 5 Use Cases for Universities Using Chatbots

Comm100

As Gen Z enters higher education, support expectations are rising. Today’s students have grown up accustomed to the speed and convenience that technology brings, and they now expect their schools to provide this too. To meet these lofty expectations, many schools are introducing university chatbots. With cost-effective automation from chatbots, schools are improving access to services and providing students with faster and more satisfactory support.

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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.

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Seven Ways to Show Your Employees Some Love on Valentine’s Day

ShepHyken

If you show your employees a little love this Valentine’s Day, they will reciprocate with a little love for you, your company, and your customers. Earlier this year, I shared a business prediction for 2023: Companies will focus as much – maybe more – on their employees as they do on customers. If you’ve been following my work, this isn’t anything new.

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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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2023 Customer Experience Trends

Blake Morgan

Are you feeling the strain of a strange new year? You’re not alone. In 2023, companies face a difficult crossroads. Inflation has consumers on edge, staffing shortages impact frontline workers, layoffs abound, and technology continues to grow and evolve. Consumer spending is stalling, and as the Wall Street Journal reported recently, consumers are starting to freak out.

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AWS and Hugging Face collaborate to make generative AI more accessible and cost efficient

AWS Machine Learning

We’re thrilled to announce an expanded collaboration between AWS and Hugging Face to accelerate the training, fine-tuning, and deployment of large language and vision models used to create generative AI applications. Generative AI applications can perform a variety of tasks, including text summarization, answering questions, code generation, image creation, and writing essays and articles.

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Why your business needs a social media manager

BirdEye

Having a social media presence is crucial for success in today’s market. Social media has become a primary way for people to discover and purchase new products, which means hiring a dedicated social media manager can seriously benefit your business. With help from a social media professional, your business can maximize its online potential, expand its reach, enhance customer engagement, create brand awareness, and ultimately increase revenue.