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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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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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

The History of the Word "Hacker"

According to one of the best English etymological dictionaries available, the word "hacker", with the sense of evil/good and brilliant computer programmer, was born in the halls of MIT. This fact alone reminds us that culture and words begin in actual places. At that time, to hack code, or hack out code, had a negative connotation. Where did this come from? Read this eBook to learn how the word "hacker" has evolved.

Reduce Churn and Win New Customers with Powerful or Flawless Onboarding

Kayako

When a potential customer visits your site, they’re already interested in your product. You’ve put lots of effort into testing the best homepage designs, optimized your branding to attract the right kind of customer, and you’re always trying to provide the right, helpful information at the right time. Customers don’t want to feel led down the sales funnel – they want to buy without feeling like they’ve been sold to. But after the transaction is done, it can often feel like the help stops.

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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.

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.

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 […].

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

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!

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

Alida

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

ijgolding

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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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.

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 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.

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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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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 […].

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

Leadership Panel: Lessons Learnt from a Global Support Community

Speaker: Panel hosted by Adrian Speyer, Head of Community, Vanilla Forums

Are you struggling to support your global community? Or, are you not even sure where you should start. Establishing a global support community comes with many many questions. How do you encourage your customers to help others? What are the key metrics to measure? What are the biggest challenges? Our super panel consists of community leaders from around the world, each of whom, have experienced and overcome the challenges of a global support community. They are ready to share the trials and triumphs, and everything in between, on the road to a successful community.

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.

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!

ijgolding

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….

The Value Of Building Bridges For Customer Experience, with Curtis Kopf [CB7]

Customer Bliss

Quick Episode Overview. I talk with Curtis Kopf in this episode. Curtis was deeply embedded with customer experience at Alaska Airlines before moving to Premara Blue Cross. We discuss the value of building bridges, listening tours, asking the right questions, using analytics wisely, and how conversations drive customer experience. . About Curtis . Curtis is a visionary leader and digital innovator who has built industry-leading customer experiences at Alaska Airlines, Microsoft and Amazon.com.

Customer Engagement Is a Two-Way Street

Two-way engagement means creating opportunities for conversation. Go beyond the obvious step of responding to complaints and comments; your customers want and deserve more than that. Implement these four tips to boost your two-way engagement.