May, 2016

Dashboards: Driving Your Business Like a Sports Car, Not a School Bus

AskNicely

Having the right dashboard can revolutionize your business in terms of success and your own enjoyment. A dashboard is meant to give you vital information and data at a glance, with users able to access everything from sales and marketing data to finance, inventory reports and website analytics. Essentially, a dashboard puts all your critical info into one spot in a neat and visual display so you don’t have to log into different systems to get all of the information you need.

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Voice of the Customer is More than Just Feedback Surveys

NICE inContact

V oice of the Customer is a hot topic at companies looking to become more customer-centric or improve their customer experience. For many, this term has become synonymous with customer feedback surveys, but that’s not exactly true. Voice of the Customer is a multi-faceted process to learn more about your customers. What do they want? What do they need? Are customers expecting something that you aren’t currently providing?

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The Exceptionally Easy & Profitable Uses of Customer Co-creation

C3Centricity

One of my clients, who is following the 50 weekly actions for customer centric excellence described in Winning Customer Centricity, asked me for some further ideas on co-creation. Since working more closely with customers is the best way to understand, satisfy and delight them, I am impressed that she is taking co-creation even further. In fact, I […]. The post The Exceptionally Easy & Profitable Uses of Customer Co-creation appeared first on C3Centricity.

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Kaiser Permanente and TriCare Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Health Plans

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Kaiser Permanente and TriCare deliver the best customer experience of any health plan, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based […].

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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!

2016 Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study

MaritzCX

Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study Background Purpose of the Study: To determine the relationship between dealership satisfaction, dealership customer loyalty and dealership revenues. This was a follow-up study of 2009 and 2010 model year vehicle purchasers who returned MaritzCX’s New Vehicle Customer Study. Customers were asked about their vehicle service behaviors and vehicle repurchase behaviors since. View Article

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Making the Customer Experience Magical – The Power of Surprising and Delighting Customers!

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A great deal of my work as a Customer Experience Specialist involves the recounting of stories. Contrary to popular belief, not all of the stories I tell are of the negative variety! As students of Customer Experience will attest, the use of storytelling to ‘bring to life’ the benefits and consequences of ‘operationalising’ Customer Experience is hugely beneficial.

5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

NICE inContact

Understanding customers’ needs would be much simpler with access to a fortune teller’s mystical crystal ball. Unfortunately, in the real world there are no shortcuts to this type of enlightenment. Or are there? Today more and more companies are utilizing speech analytics technology to gain customer insight and enhance the quality management (QM) processes. This new technology allows you to not only capture important data, but also give you the insight needed to take action on it.

Human-Centered Design at Northern Trust, With Scott Dille [CB3]

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. In this episode, Scott Dille of Northern Trust discussed his unusually broad Customer Executive Leadership role, and his path for leading an experience transformation. Scott is senior vice president of both partner (employee) and client experience. In this podcast, you will hear about the advanced human-centered design techniques Northern Trust is employing to improve both the client and partner experience.

Senator Corey Booker Shines Light On Darkness

Experience Matters

Senator Corey Booker delivered yesterday’s commencement speech at my son’s graduation from The George Washington University. Despite the unusually cold and windy setting, Booker was captivating and inspiring. He shared lessons that he had learned from his father, as well as from the death of Hassan Washington, a teenager who was shot and killed in Newark. I urge you to watch… One of the lessons […].

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!

2016 Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study

MaritzCX

Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study Background Follow-up study of 2009 and 2010 model year vehicle purchasers who returned MaritzCX’s New Vehicle Customer Study: Two Data Sets All Respondents (n=12,875) Weighted to 2009 and 2010 vehicle sales by model Used for Sales to Service Loyalty analyses and service usage analyses Vehicle Replacers (n=5228) 5431 had replaced their. View Article

The problem with customer satisfaction surveys—according to the inventor of NPS

Vision Critical

Renowned business author and strategist Fred Reichheld is sick and tired of customer satisfaction surveys. In an interview with Bloomberg Technology , the former Bain & Company consultant says CSAT surveys have become less meaningful now that they’ve become inescapable. The instant we have a technology to minimize surveys, I’m the first one on that bandwagon,” Reichheld told Bloomberg.

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Customer Experience in the Gulf Region – Ian Golding talks CCXP with Tim Elliott of Dubai Eye

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I am extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world talking to anyone who will listen about the importance and significance of Customer Experience. Last week, I was asked to talk about the subject with Tim Elliott – presenter of the Drive Time radio show for Dubai Eye in the United Arab Emirates. It is with great pleasure that I am delivering a series of Customer Experience Masterclasses in the region and Tim wanted to know what it was all about.

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3 Ways to Let Customers Guide Your Greatest Innovation

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customers can’t always tell us what they want, even when we ask them to leave feedback. So is there another way to learn what they will want next, before they take their business elsewhere? Customer data, feedback and market research can still help guide your next innovation. You just need to see the experience though a different lens, and be willing to […]. The post 3 Ways to Let Customers Guide Your Greatest Innovation appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

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 to optimize customer experience cross-functional teams

Customer Bliss

‘Cross-functional teams’ can often sound like a business buzzword. While teamwork and collaboration is no doubt important in business, most of the day-to-day work that most employees do tends to be either (a) individual or (b) within their silo. Who has time for cross-functional teams in a modern business environment? If you start talking about cross-functional teams and what that means for customer experience, the journey for your organization is even more nuanced.

Edward Jones and Fidelity Investments Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Investment Firms

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Edward Jones and Fidelity Investments deliver the best customer experience in the investment industry, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies […].

Great Customer Experience Requires More Than Just a Script and a Score

MaritzCX

It was the eighth week in a row checking into the same hotel in Downtown Philadelphia. I recognized the attendant behind the preferred status check-in counter – he had checked me in a few times over the last two months, and never missed shouting the obligatory ‘good morning’ in my direction as I started out. View Article

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Dashboards: Driving Your Business Like a Sports Car, Not a School Bus

AskNicely

Having the right dashboard can revolutionize your business in terms of success and your own enjoyment. A dashboard is meant to give you vital information and data at a glance, with users able to access everything from sales and marketing data to finance, inventory reports and website analytics. Essentially, a dashboard puts all your critical info into one spot in a neat and visual display so you don’t have to log into different systems to get all of the information you need.

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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!

The Transparent Customer Experience: how measurement can benefit both company & customer

ijgolding

Honesty and transparency – two words that warm the cockles of my heart but that are not often associated with the world of business. I am writing this blog having just watched a Hollywood movie about the 2008 banking crisis – The Big Short, featuring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt is a tough watch – not because of the quality of the acting, but because of the almost completely unbelievable plot.

5 Ongoing Challenges of Patient Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

#of hours/year: this is when health happens. markhymanmd #PESummit pic.twitter.com/ETpMikdraP — Jeannie Walters (@jeanniecw) May 16, 2016 Thoughts from the Cleveland Clinic Patient Empathy Summit (Part 2) In case you missed it, you may be interested in reading Part 1: The Intentionality of Patient Empathy. Considering the patient experience as an overall idea is relatively new […]. The post 5 Ongoing Challenges of Patient Experience appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

The most important thing to know about customer experience competencies

Customer Bliss

It’s been a busy week (aren’t they all?) because of CX Week , where I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Ramsey of Audi about their customer experience transformation. I did want to create a quick blog post about customer experience competencies, however. I write about this often because it’s the cornerstone of the work we all do. I came to these competencies over 30 years of observing customer-focused growth engines that worked — and many that didn’t work.

USAA, State Farm, and The Hartford Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Insurance Carriers

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. USAA, State Farm, and The Hartford deliver the best customer experience in the insurance industry, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of […].

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.

That’s some backwards research!… Or is it???

MaritzCX

A few years after graduating with my masters in marketing research, I returned to the University of Texas at Arlington to attend their semi-annual marketing research event. This is around mid-2000s. I had the great opportunity to watch a panel made up of representatives from two research firms and two client firms. The topic of. View Article. General

Announcing Klipfolio Integration

AskNicely

How is this for double-cheese pizza – we have teamed up with the guys at Klipfolio! So what the heck is Klipfolio you ask? Imagine this scenario. You’re in marketing, and you want answers to questions like, “which advertising channels are generating the most revenue?”. You want a way to see all your business metrics in one place – to be able to check in and monitor the health of your business, spot correlations and work to optimize them.

On Fear And Daring

Kerry Bodine

I stood unsteadily on the side of the mountain, desperately clutching a thick chain that had been anchored deep into the rock next to me. My vision narrowed. My breath became shallow. My legs started to shake violently. I found myself unable to move. Several feet away, the trail that I was on abruptly ended, and a sheer cliff met the ground 1000 feet below. I was supposed to be having fun.

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Customer Experience Measurement – Why it is Vitally Important BUT Badly Done!

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When it comes to the profession that Customer Experience has now become, one of the most important and significant competencies required by all organisations is that of measurement. The ability of a company to robustly and continuously capture a ‘fact based’ understanding of how capable they are of meeting customer needs and expectations is critical if they have a desire to achieve customer focused success. However….

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.