October, 2023

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Looking to Update Your Customer Experience Program? Here’s How.

InMoment XI

As a customer experience (CX) professional, you’ve experienced the thrill of starting and growing the program in many forms whether it be: the beginning stage, getting those quick wins, and growing a reputation of excellence across your company. But then there’s the dreaded plateau. This can happen after you’ve been steadily gaining momentum, then all of a sudden, it seems as if your initiatives are no longer moving the needle.

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Not Just Another Blog Post on How to Improve Customer Experience

InMoment XI

Today, there are a lot of customer feedback management (CFM) companies talking about integrated CX. Integrated CX isn’t a new concept by any means, and InMoment is not so bold as to say we invented the concept. But, we are confident in saying that the strategies we are developing that view the customer experience as the sum of integrated feedback, insights, and actions are going to distinguish us from our competitors in a significant way.

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How to Gain Leadership Buy-In for Customer Experience: A Guide for CX Change Agents

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I speak with customer experience professionals every day. Some of them have fancy, customer-focused titles like Chief Customer Officer or Vice President of Customer Experience. Others have more common org chart regulars, like Chief Marketing Officer or Voice fo the Customer (VoC) Director. The one thing they all have in common? A desire to focus on listening to customers, doing right by them, and getting their organizations on board with the many, many benefits of a strategic customer experience

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How complexities prevent and improve employee and customer experience

eglobalis

How complexities prevent and improve employee and customer experience The post How complexities prevent and improve employee and customer experience appeared first on Eglobalis.

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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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Customer Experience Map Vs. Customer Journey Map: Diving Deep into the Intricacies

NobelBiz

Both the customer experience map and the journey map are essential tools for businesses aiming to understand and improve the interactions their customers have with their brand. While they often are used interchangeably, these maps serve distinct purposes, have unique elements, and offer varying insights. Let’s delve deep into the nuances of each to clarify their significance.

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Curiosity Makes a Better CX

ShepHyken

“Curiosity killed the cat.” According to Wikipedia , this saying first appeared in a 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour , by English playwright Ben Johnson. The following year, Shakespeare used a similar quote in Much Ado About Nothing. The intent behind this saying is “to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation. …” In other words, be careful pushing for more information.

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CX Leadership: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Brad Cleveland Blog

There’s a lot riding on customer experience leaders right now. Our organizations, our customers, our employees are counting on us. As you embark on new (or renewed) efforts toward improved customer experience, let me suggest a few questions to ponder: … Continue reading → The post CX Leadership: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself appeared first on Brad Cleveland.

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A Fascinating Time for CX

Brad Cleveland Blog

Recently, I was interviewed by Ziptone, the online resource for customer contact professionals in the Netherlands. It was a pleasure to talk with them about developments in customer experience, customer service and contact centers. Here is the beginning of the … Continue reading → The post A Fascinating Time for CX appeared first on Brad Cleveland.

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How to Improve the Contact Center Experience in 5 Easy Steps

InMoment XI

A lot of customer experiences hinge on your contact center’s effectiveness, which is why it’s important to ensure it’s a resource your customers find helpful, professional, and expedient. However, building an effective, consistent contact center experiences can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve taken everything we have learned by working with best-in-class brands and distilled those learnings into five simple steps you can follow to make sure you build a contact center that works for you, and wo

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Manual Call Reviews? Theres a Better Way!

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? 🤔 If so, this webinar is for you! What was once a common practice in the call center is now a barrier to success. Manual call monitoring is no longer an option if you want to proactively coach your agents to ultimately improve the customer experience using data-driven insights. Join this webinar with Angie Kronlage and April Wiita of Working Solutions to discuss how you can modernize outdated, manual call review processes through the power of autom

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New 2023 Benchmark Data for Drive-Thru Operators

IntouchInsight

For over two decades, the Annual Drive-Thru Study has provided restaurant operators with benchmark data to track trends and compare their performance against key competitors.

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Bilingual Customer Support: Where Live Agents and AI Coincide

BlueOcean

When one in five of your customers speak something other than English as their first language, providing bilingual customer support is critical. Without it, you risk taking a hit to your CSat scores, your brand loyalty, and your bottom line. But what mix of live agents versus AI is best for your business? And how do offshore solutions, interpreters, and texting play a role?

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[Experience Action Podcast] CX Pulse Check 2

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Are you ready for another CX Pulse Check? Join Jeannie and Paige, as they talk about what’s happening right now in Customer Experience (CX). What if you could tap into the secrets of how top retailers are adapting to the transforming world of customer behavior? Imagine the insights you could gain if you knew how these businesses are enticing customers with exciting new offerings like curbside delivery, sample boxes, and impulse purchases.

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ChatGPT Customer Service – Should My Team Be Using it?

Comm100

The sudden birth of ChatGPT into the mass market has created as many questions as it provides answers. Hailing from OpenAI’s cutting-edge technology, ChatGPT has rapidly risen to fame, offering an interactive experience that feels remarkably human. Its sophisticated ability to understand and generate human-like text has unlocked opportunities across sectors, one of the most intriguing being customer service.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

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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Customer service is a performance art. Are you Oscar-worthy?

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUESTION: Customer service is a performance art. Are you Oscar-worthy? Movie actors like Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson, and Keanu Reeves act to be happy, sad, scared, scary, or angry. Yet, we, as the audience, believe they are genuinely real. The actors may “act their part”, but they are so good that we, as the audience, believe they are real.

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When Does an NPS Response Expire and can be Dismissed?

Retently

One of the biggest benefits of Net Promoter Score® is that it gives you timely, relevant customer feedback when you need it most. With this feedback, you can make changes and improvements to your product or service. Do it right, and there’s a chance you’ll win back an uncertain customer or earn the long-term respect and loyalty of a valuable client.

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Alternative Sub Vendors and Holiday Purchasing Trends

IntouchInsight

With the first day of fall behind us, sweaters are coming out of closets and the smell of pumpkin spice is filling the air. So grab your favorite warm beverage and catch up on some of the latest bite-size data from Intouch Insight’s consumer Flash Points.

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The Customer Is NOT Always Right – Again!

ShepHyken

Whoever said “the customer is always right” didn’t hear this about this story. Fox News just posted an update to a 2021 story about a man arrested for pointing an AK-47 at an employee at a pizza shop in Knoxville, Tennessee. The short version of the story is this. A customer walked into a Little Caesars restaurant and became angry when he was told he would have to wait a few minutes for a pizza.

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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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[Experience Action Podcast] A Scary CX Story

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Get set for a chilling tale that will make your hair stand on end. Imagine a billing issue so terrifyingly complex it spanned three generations! Yes, you heard it right. That’s the horror our host, Jeannie Walters, unravels on this Halloween special episode of Experience Action. She not only narrates the spine-chilling saga but also provides insightful solutions.

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The Game-Changer: Why Omnichannel Comms is Critical for Gaming

Comm100

In the fast-paced, high-stakes world of the gaming industry, the phrase “adapt or perish” couldn’t be more relevant. As player preferences evolve and competition intensifies, gaming companies must leverage every technological advantage at their disposal. One area where the industry has witnessed a dramatic transformation is in player support and communication.

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Don’t be just good. Be GREAT out there!

Bill Quiseng

QUI TAKEAWAY: If you advertise “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, what would you do differently? Do more. Do better. Do it now. When it comes to your customers and customer service, don’t just be good. Be GREAT out there! You are happy because customers were satisfied with their purchase of your product or a resolution with your service. But that’s not good enough.

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Is the Net Promoter Score Metric Outdated?

Retently

In a 2003 Harvard Business Review article , Fred Reichheld introduced Net Promoter Score® as a new measure of customer loyalty and satisfaction. That makes the Net Promoter Score, as of 2023, 20 years old — an eternity for a customer success metric in the fast-paced world of technology. As a result, it’s understandable that some people might view Net Promoter Score as an outdated, overexposed, and overused system.

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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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Consumer Insights and the Annual Drive-Thru Study

IntouchInsight

At the beginning of October, we released the 23rd Annual Drive-Thru Study — the premier benchmark report for operators across North America. This report measures the performance of leading quick-serve restaurant brands across key areas such as order accuracy, timeliness, and food quality.

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Price Is Only Relevant in the Absence of Value

ShepHyken

The title of this article may sound like a lesson in sales, but it’s much bigger than that. It’s about the entire customer experience. If a promise to provide value in the CX is built into a company’s mission and values statements, it potentially becomes part of the culture. Imagine if your organization were bold enough to state that the value it delivers to customers would make price irrelevant.

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ReviewTrackers Integrates with Apple Business Connect to Enhance Customers’ Listings Accuracy and Consistency

ReviewTrackers

ReviewTrackers integrates with Apple Business Connect, empowering businesses to achieve higher accuracy and consistency of business data on location place cards within Apple Maps.

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Use AWS PrivateLink to set up private access to Amazon Bedrock

AWS Machine Learning

Amazon Bedrock is a fully managed service provided by AWS that offers developers access to foundation models (FMs) and the tools to customize them for specific applications. It allows developers to build and scale generative AI applications using FMs through an API, without managing infrastructure. You can choose from various FMs from Amazon and leading AI startups such as AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Stability AI to find the model that’s best suited for your use case.

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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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Frightening Issues That Haunt Marketers: From Marketing to Mobile 

Optimove

As Halloween looms closer, there are some chilling challenges lurking that can send shivers down the spines of marketers — but fear not – there are solutions as well. Below are six of these “horrors.” Many were uncovered in our 2023 Marketer’s survey that are below. Respondents included 221 executives at companies, and included CEOs, CMOs, and SVPs of marketing.

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Podcasting Power: Elevating Brands & Speakers

Doing CX Right

Why does podcasting matter? Award-winning podcaster, Stacy Sherman, highlights its role to amplify speakers, boost brands, and enrich customer engagement. The post Podcasting Power: Elevating Brands & Speakers appeared first on Doing CX Right.

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Subway Reigns, but Competitors are Stepping Up

IntouchInsight

Whether you’re hankering for a hoagie, grinder, or hero, subs are popular among sandwich lovers everywhere. And, in Intouch Insight’s recent Flash Points survey of 1465 consumers across North America, 58% of respondents included Subway among their favorite sub shops.

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