August, 2017

Purposeful People Are More Loyal Customers and Employees

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labelled 2017 The Year of Purpose, so we have been examining the topic of purpose across many different angles. One of the areas we are interested in is the impact that a person’s level of purpose and meaning has on how they behave as an employee and customer. It turns out that it has a pretty significant impact in both of these areas. In our latest U.S.

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Southwest Airlines gets a CX kudos during Hurricane Harvey

Customer Bliss

About 500 Southwest Airlines customers were stranded at Houston’s Hobby Airport last Sunday morning once the Hurricane Harvey flooding began and the FAA shut down Hobby. What did Southwest do? Something great from a CX perspective.

Lessons From Leaders At Brands Where CX Is Working

Storyminers

I’m always curious about what makes leaders of customer experience and transformation projects invest in what’s new. Oracle , in its recent “ CX FACTOR PROGRAM ” has done much of that research for me (and for you).

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Driverless Cars: Are Consumers Ready?

QuestionPro Audience

The past few years have been a whirlwind for the autonomous automotive industry.

The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

Are You Prepared to Offer Customer Service via Text/SMS?

inContact

I am, by definition, part of the Millennial Generation, although I’m nearly as old as someone can be while still being lumped in with these young whippersnappers.

Creating a better in-store experience: 5 tips from Retail Prophet Founder Doug Stephens

Vision Critical

More than 8,300 retail stores are expected to close all over North America in the next 12 months. And yet, according to Doug Stephens , founder of the consultancy Retail Prophet, brick-and-mortar stores still have an important role in business today.

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Candidate experience is also customer experience

Customer Bliss

I have said this over the years, and recently, several of my podcast guests have also discussed it: there is an ever-increasing need to think of employees as customers as well, i.e. internal customers.

How to Know if Your CX Strategy Is Fake

360Connext

I’m getting calls from very well-meaning business leaders lately. They are well-versed in many areas of business. Perhaps they were in marketing, or technology or operations. Or maybe they were responsible for the learning and development of thousands of employees.

The Future of Vendor Risk Assessments for Data Security and Governance: A Zero Trust Approach

QuestionPro Audience

Data is the lifeblood of today’s digital businesses, and protecting it from theft, misuse, and abuse is the No. 1 responsibility of every data security professional.

{Infographic} Leading with the Good: A Must have for Customer Experience Success

Michelli Experience

__. Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and chief experience officer at The Michelli Experience. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, Dr. Michelli and his team consult with some of the world’s best customer experience companies. Follow on Twitter: @josephmichelli.

See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

Is Omni-Channel the Unicorn of Modern CX?

MaritzCX

Editor’s note: This is a chapter from the ebook, Unlock the Value of CX. You can download the entire book here. Customers Expect More Delivering omni-channel experiences has been a hot topic in the CX industry for a number of years.

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The Power of Customer Journey Thinking (Infographic)

Experience Matters

I hate to break this news to you, but your customers most often interact with your organization because they have to, not because they want to. And when they do connect with you, it’s part of a larger journey that they’re on to achieve something more important than the interaction with you. That’s why it’s critical for organizations to understand and to design experiences for their customers’ journeys.

More evidence that customer experience is about emotions

Customer Bliss

Some interesting, if not surprising, news from the customer experience world recently. Forrester recently released their US 2017 Customer Experience Index , which goes through data from 120,000 online consumers to rank 300 brands across 21 industries.

33% CSAT for Millennials – Is Your Contact Center Missing Something?

inContact

There is plenty of advice on what companies need to provide millennials during their customer experience journey, and none of it should be new news. Given millennial customer satisfaction is only 33%, there is definite frustration within this large consumer segment.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

How The Total Solar Eclipse Affected Americans

QuestionPro Audience

How Has the Total Solar Eclipse Affected Americans? There are very few truly great events in this world that sporadically take place. But like clockwork, just as quickly as these events come, these events also are disregarded as the immediate past.

How to deliver superb omnichannel CX in a digital world according to 24,000 consumers globally

OpinionLab

Omnichannel CX and how to optimize across channels is a huge challenge in today’s increasingly digital world. And with little wonder. A google of “omnichannel CX stats” and “omnichannel stats” quickly reveals that: 98% of Americans switch devices in the same day ( Google ).

Realizing the Value of Executive Alignment Around CX

MaritzCX

Creating better executive alignment can skyrocket CX program ROI Is your company still struggling with getting executive buy-in for customer experience initiatives? If so, you’re not alone.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Customer Experience Management

Jacada

The customer experience manager is key to delivering the kind of service offering that can truly differentiate an organization. Here are some of the most important things that a CEM should (and should not) do. Read More. Jacada Blog

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

CX Design Thinking in the Travel Industry, With Annette Höher-Bäuerle – CB64

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Annette Höher-Bäuerle went from being internal legal counsel at the Thomas Cook Group to leading all of Customer Experience globally.

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All Hands Support Will Never Work for Your Business

Kayako

All hands support has been a buzzword in the tech world for a few years now. Its premise—that everyone in the company from the CEO down to developers—spends time working as customer support agents, talking to customers, and answering questions.

Build the Right Customer Loyalty Program

QuestionPro Audience

It’s no secret that happy, loyal customers are your business’s most valuable asset; a loyal customer is worth up to 7x more than a new one! For that reason, consumer-facing companies find it essential to have some type of customer loyalty program.

Our Nation Needs More Purposeful Leaders

Experience Matters

I’m sorry about this somewhat political post (you can stop reading it now if you like), but I feel as though we all have a responsibility to speak up. I’ve become saddened by the apparent rise of hate across the U.S. Instead of embracing the strength of our diversity, our country seems to be giving rise to hateful rhetoric and policies that target minority groups. As an American, I believe that this is intolerable. We are a great nation because of our diversity, not in spite of it.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

Are your Customer Experience Programs Just Another “Check the Box”?  Or is CX in your culture, your very DNA?

MaritzCX

For the last couple of decades that I have been around corporate enterprises, there have been too many CEO fads to count.

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What are Bank Contact Centers Doing Right?

inContact

inContact’s research shows that banking was in the highest tier for customer satisfaction with 54% of respondents ranking it for the most satisfied recent interaction. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that banking customer satisfaction increased 5.3%

Humanity is the crux of organizations, but…

Customer Bliss

I don’t want to discuss my next book too much, as we’re currently doing some planning and development work around it, but — as you would probably guess — the theme is customer experience.

How An Automated Customer Service Email Saved Us 8 Unnecessary Replies

Kayako

Even if you’re the best writer or can provide detailed and helpful screenshots, emailing customers can go only go so far. This is why remote sessions are a vital ally in our support strategy. Sometimes you need to hop on a screen share to guide a customer to a solution.

Turning Your Contact Center into a Profit Center by Leveraging Chat

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Technology has allowed for more instant communications, creating a new opportunity for businesses to connect with customers. Live chat as a communication channel has significantly grown in recent years as the leading digital contact method, according to J.D Power. Join Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai and Heidi Rote, Director, North America Sales Center of Jenny Craig, as they present real case studies of how live chat drives engagement, order size, conversions, and allows agents to build relationships with customers.

How to Create Your Punch List for Quick CX Wins

360Connext

Have you ever lived through a major renovation project or lived through construction of a house or condo? I say “lived through” because it can be harrowing, on a #firstworldproblems level for sure, but harrowing nonetheless.

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How is the Internet of Things Affecting Customer Service?

Who's Your Gladys?

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). So what is it? According to Forbes, IoT is described as everyday objects that can be connected to the Internet and be recognized by other devices and contribute info to a database. The Internet of Things.

Are your Customer Experience Programs Just Another “Check the Box”?  Or is CX in your culture, your very DNA?

MaritzCX

For the last couple of decades that I have been around corporate enterprises, there have been too many CEO fads to count.

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Innovative Service: Can Your Customers Have It Their Way?

Wired and Dangerous

Early one morning I was in my side yard and walked up on a huge elaborate spider web complete with its designer-tenant. As I approached the artwork, the spider began to vibrate the web sending early morning dew drops everywhere. The next morning the web was gone without a trace.

Moving Customer Service to Customer Experience and How It Benefits Your Business

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Strategist, The Customer Experience Podcast for Business Leaders

This webinar will do a deep dive into the mindset, processes and methods of building a successful Customer Experience. The psychology behind consumer behavior and experiences will be addressed as a foundation leading to the methods to build connection with customers to drive loyalty. The specific actions and strategies crucial to driving a solid CX will be explained in relevant ways to enable attendees to make a difference in their own organizations.