September, 2017

How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

360Connext

I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach.

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Companies showing great CX in the wake of natural disasters

Customer Bliss

Crafting a customer experience roadmap

Jacada

Delivering exceptional customer experience is the holy grail of modern business, but like King Arthur’s knights, you are unlikely to find what you seek without an effective map. Read More. Jacada Blog

13 stunning stats on the growing CX leadership gap

Vision Critical

Growth in customer experience (CX) innovation has flatlined, and it’s likely you’re on the wrong side of the widening gap. According to Forrester’s Customer Experience Index, 2017 , today’s businesses across 21 industries are plagued by a growing “CX leadership gap.”

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.

Report: Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017 (B2B)

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Tech Vendor NPS Benchmark, 2017. The research examines Net Promoter Scores® (NPS®) and the link to loyalty for 58 tech vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers in large North American organizations. We also compared overall results to our benchmarks from the previous five years. Here’s the executive summary: For the sixth year in a row, we looked at the correlation between NPS and loyalty for technology vendors.

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5 Top CX Trends For Survival in the Age of the Customer

360Connext

The way we create and deliver customer experiences is constantly evolving in this rapidly changing space. Keeping up with customer experience trends is now an essential part of running a successful business.

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The CX topic we need to address more

Customer Bliss

As I’ve been doing more episodes of my customer experience podcast , I’m increasingly hearing more stories about omni-channel collaboration and experiences. I love that.

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Why Customer Satisfaction Surveys Don’t Satisfy, and What to do About it

QuestionPro Audience

If you haven’t been docked in a space lab for the past 30 years, I’m sure you’ve been asked to complete a customer satisfaction survey, after a recent shopping experience, whether online or offline.

Top CX tips for delivering a ‘Branded Customer Experience’

NewVoiceMedia

Over the last 10 years we have had the pleasure of working with many global organisations, across many sectors; retail, financial services, telecoms, technology, hospitality, professional services on the design and implementation of their Branded Customer Experience * (BCE) programmes.

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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 Your Customers Love and Hate About Live Chat Support

Kayako

Are you looking to add live chat to your customer support arsenal? If you are evaluating this, you can’t help but pull out a notepad, draw a line down the middle, and write “pros” and “cons” on either side. Except you won’t need to. That’s exactly what we’ve done here for you today!

5 Steps to Kick-Start the Digital CX Transformation

MaritzCX

The digital revolution is just getting started. Technology that automates our lives is being developed at an ever increasing pace. The world has become a much smaller place due to our digital lifestyles. While our personal lives can quickly and easily be digitized, companies can take longer to do so.

Get a Pedicure While Your Car is Being Serviced? How One Lexus Dealership Grows Through Over-The Top Customer Service - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

Fresh Thinking at This Lexus Dealership Leads to Growth & Incredible Customer Loyalty. Bruce Kirkland, of Lexus of Edmonton West, demos the massage chair guests can enjoy while their car is being serviced.

It’s all about uniting silos for effective CX

Customer Bliss

I’ve been writing and speaking about uniting the C-Suite — i.e. uniting the silos, metrics, and accountability measures of various teams — for years.

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.

Why Going to a Baseball Stadium Is About More Than The Game

ReviewTrackers

Fans expect more than a win when they go to a baseball game, and that is evident when it comes to the New York Yankees. While the Yankees are one of the most successful sports franchises in history, Yankee stadium is rated No. 26 out of the 30 baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball.

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The Landline Survey: An Antiquated Methodology

QuestionPro Audience

Back in the 1990’s, virtually every household had a landline, and people would answer the phone and talk to survey research callers. However, times have changed, even though some researchers are stubborn about admitting the change.

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Building referral programs in Hubspot

AskNicely

One of the key business values of AskNicely is the ability to identify your happiest customers and turn them into advocates by driving them to your referral program.

Why CX Governance Matters

MaritzCX

As the type of person who is constantly seeking connections of all sorts – physical, emotional, strategic – I find myself drawing parallels between my personal and work life on a daily basis.

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.

Using Customer Intimacy with Today’s Wild & Dangerous Customer

Wired and Dangerous

Even in traditional manufacturing (and manufacturing-style services), where “careful is correct and rational is right” has long been the managerial axiom, service quality is being recognized as the competitive edge that can differentiate one commodity offering from another.

Celebrate Customer Service Week 2017 with This Easy Plan

Who's Your Gladys?

We've created a Customer Service Week celebration to make it easy-peasy for you to celebrate your team's service excellence and inspire them to amp up their skills. The post Celebrate Customer Service Week 2017 with This Easy Plan appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

Carlson Rezidor Delivers More Exceptional Customer Experiences, Even during Holidays

inContact

For most of us, Labor Day signals the end of the summer season. Families squeeze the last drops of vacation before school restarts and life resettles into ordinary time.

6 Levers For Executive Commitment to CX (Infographic)

Experience Matters

In the report Activating Executive Commitment to CX, Temkin Group introduces a blueprint that CX leaders can use to gain and strengthen senior executive commitment. It’s composed of six levers: Create Vision Clarity, Share Compelling Opportunities, Amplify Emotional Empathy, Feed Intrinsic Motivations, Enable First Steps, and Fuel Ongoing Confidence. Here’s an infographic that provides an overview.

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.

Hug Your Haters (Even If They Don’t Hug You Back)

AskNicely

Haters gonna hate. Don’t believe me? Ask Taylor Swift (or Ice T, if campy late-90s gangsta rap is more your flavor). In fact, there’s no escaping the occasional feedback from the world’s Negative Nancys. It doesn’t matter if you and everyone else you know is madly in love with your product.

The New Evolution of CX: Measuring and Assessing CX Maturity in the Modern World

MaritzCX

Editor’s note: This is a chapter from the ebook, Unlock the Value of CX. You can download the entire book here. Customer experience is the next competitive battle ground… because while features, functions, and materials are easy to replicate, experiences are not.

10 truths about social customer service

NewVoiceMedia

Social media has changed the rules of customer service. There was a time when if a customer wanted to complain, they’d have to dial the customer service number and then wait in a queue for 10, 20 or 30 minutes.

Why You Need to Treat Your Business Relationships Personally

The Upsell

Relationships: Personal, business and customer are all the same. Sure the intent is different but when it comes down to how we make those connect, it doesn’t really matter the situation, because people are people.

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.