June, 2016

USAA and Publix Top 2016 Temkin Customer Service Ratings

Experience Matters

USAA earned the highest score in the 2016 Temkin Customer Service Ratings for the fourth year in a row. These Ratings evaluate the customer service of 277 companies across 20 industries based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers (see.pdf with full list of companies). You can see all of the company data on the Temkin Ratings website. […]. 2016 Temkin Ratings Customer experience customer service

Marketing Solutions to More Actionable Insights

C3Centricity

Marketing depends upon actionable insights to satisfy and delight their customers. How comfortable are you with your own process and the actionability of the results? Insights are the holy grail that all businesses seek but rarely find. Are you one of them? If so then I have some tips on how you can get better [.]. The post Marketing Solutions to More Actionable Insights appeared first on C3Centricity.

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Are Your Bad Sleep Habits Ruining Your Contact Center Career?

BlueOcean

Humor us for a moment and set down that mug of steaming coffee before you keep reading. You know as well as we do that no amount of caffeine will perk you up if you’re feeling sleep deprived. Whether it’s late night work, midnight Netflix bingeing, a crying baby, or snoring partner, stress, or any other regular disruption to quality sleep, it’s likely your bad sleep habits are ruining your career. The importance of sleep is a big topic these days.

The Social Media Customer Service Opportunity

NICE inContact

Earlier this year I had an issue with an airline so, as many of us would do, I called them. I was greeted with an automated message telling me that the wait time is expected to be 90 minutes. Naturally, I did what many of my fellow millennials would do and took my issue to social media. Twitter was my platform of choice and I simply posted something to the effect of, “Hey @airlinename, I’m stuck here and need you help to resolve this, please talk to me.”

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!

The 3 Customer Service Skills of Brilliant Support Teams

Kayako

This is a guest post by Lindsay Willott, founder of Customer Thermometer. I recently read the unputdownable The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, famed founder of tech VC Andreessen Horowitz. In one chapter Ben describes how, during his time at Netscape, he became frustrated with his product managers.

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Whirlpool and Samsung Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Major Appliances

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. Of the 10 major appliance companies we looked at, Whirlpool earned the highest score with a rating of 60%, putting it in 153rd place overall out of 294 […]. 2016 Temkin Ratings Customer experience Bosch Electrolux Fujitsu GE Haier Hitachi LG Samsung Toshiba Whirlpool

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New Thinking, New Ideas, New Successes!

C3Centricity

Things have been pretty hectic for me these past few weeks. As you read this, I am in New York presenting at the CASRO Technology and Innovation Event, 6th to 7th June. If you’re attending the event, please stop me and say “HI”; it would be awesome to meet some of my Amercian readers! I [.]. The post New Thinking, New Ideas, New Successes! appeared first on C3Centricity.

20 Customer Service Training Ideas and Activities for Busy Teams

Comm100

Whether you’re planning a training course or using external courses, it’s important to take a break and have some fun in order to keep your team members engaged. The following games may seem trivial, but they do more than simply drive a concept or point home: they help foster a sense of teamwork and shared direction. Planning activities can take a lot of time that your training instructor might not have to spare.

Call Quality Monitoring Dos and Don’ts

NICE inContact

Customer experience is a huge factor in bringing consumers back into the fold as repeat customers. A major facet of a customer’s experience is the customer service exchanges they have with your company’s representatives. Any employee that a customer talks to is the face of your business during that interaction.

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 3 Customer Service Skills of Brilliant Support Teams

Kayako

This is a guest post by Lindsay Willott, founder of Customer Thermometer. I recently read the unputdownable The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, famed founder of tech VC Andreessen Horowitz. In one chapter Ben describes how, during his time at Netscape, he became frustrated with his product managers.

4 storytelling devices to enhance your research reports and presentations

Vision Critical

The days of data tables, 100-slide presentations and 300-page reports are done. Today, storytelling is the key to communicating research findings in ways that create impact. Storytelling is the best way to engage your audience and ensure that your message is received, understood, passed on and acted upon. One challenge researchers have to address is using storytelling in the context of evidence-based decision making.

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Personal Brand Vetting – THEY are Listening

Michelli Experience

As I help business leaders deliver branded customer experiences, I often start with the premise that brands are nothing more than what people say about us when we’re not around. From there, I work with leaders to determine what they want to be known for and what they want to hear their customers say about them. For years companies have been trolling social media to see what customers post about brand experiences.

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UPS Earns Top Customer Experience Ratings for Parcel Delivery Services

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. Of the 4 parcel delivery service companies we looked at, UPS earned the highest score for the third year in a row with a rating of 70%, putting […]. 2016 Temkin Ratings Customer experience DHL FedEx U.S. Postal Service UPS USPS

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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.

15 Top Customer Service Training Courses for Your Agents (Half Are Free)

Comm100

Time and time again, we see evidence that great customer service experiences are critical in maintaining customer loyalty and satisfaction. According to research conducted in 2015 by Aspect Cloud Solutions , 76% of respondents see “customer service as a ‘true test’ of how much a company values them.” ” And customer service training is vital to maintaining excellent customer relations. But not every team has the resources or time to create their own training regime.

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Speech Analytics: Changing the Game for Contact Center Technology

NICE inContact

Speech Analytics allows customer support organizations to analyze audio of customer interactions for mentions of keywords or phrases, call themes, as well as the sentiment and emotions of callers. In the past, organizations have relied on humans (i.e., agents and employees) to listen and score calls and conduct this type of analysis. The highly manual nature of this process has meant the scope has been limited to small samples of overall call volume.

Marketing Research and Single Women Buying SUVs

MaritzCX

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported on insights that a MaritzCX program provided to the auto industry – that single women were responsible for an increasing percentage of small SUV sales. I’m a college student, interning at MaritzCX and part of the CX Café team. Last semester I took my first marketing research class (for the. View Article

These 3 obsolete market research practices are on their way out

Vision Critical

Ray Poynter, director of Vision Critical University, is no stranger to the Customer Intelligence Summit. One of the top influencers in market research , Poynter has delivered some of the most popular and most provocative presentations at the past Summits. We’re delighted to announce that Poynter will once again join our star-studded lineup of keynote speakers this year. He’ll be appearing in Sydney on July 21 , in London on September 15 and Chicago on September 22.

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 Muhammad Ali Experience: 5 Lessons to Win By

Michelli Experience

Muhammad Ali was not only a civil rights advocate and exceptionally talented boxer – he was and will be an enduring brand. From an advertising perspective, his equity extended in commercial endorsements of brands like Louis Vuitton, Porsche, Apple, Coke, Gatorade, and Pizza Hut. So what can every business leader learn from the brand experience consistently delivered by Muhammad Ali?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Airlines

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. Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airlines deliver the best customer experience in the airline industry, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking […].

Changing Customer Behavior: Your Brain Loves a Story

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The following is a Best of 360Connext post Brains are fascinating. The very thing that allows me to write this blog is both an abstract idea to me and a very concrete part of my anatomy. They are simple muscles in one regard and totally complex, almost spiritual, machines in another. The more we learn about […]. The post Changing Customer Behavior: Your Brain Loves a Story appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

The Customer is Changing: Decipher the Clues

NICE inContact

No, this is not another story about how customers are changing because of iTunes, hands-free calling, mobile shopping, show-rooming or what Zappos and Amazon are doing now. This is a story about finding the hidden gems in your customer interaction data. And the good news is you don’t need “Big Data” to find them. Every customer interaction has value from an intelligence perspective. So, what should you do with it? Digging into daily interactions can bring new meaning to your business.

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.

Communication, communication, communication! Why you cannot ‘over’ communicate when it comes to Customer Experience

ijgolding

I have written many times in the past about the importance of effective communication if an organisation has an intention to deliver consistently better Customer Experiences. Whilst much of my writing has been focused on the importance of the communication relationship between a company and the customer, I have not been as vocal about the almost equal criticality of the communication between a company and it’s employees.

Customer retention: 35 data-backed approaches

Customer Bliss

I talk often about customer experience , but recently I’ve heard from some followers that they’d like a bit more on customer retention. The first thing to understand about customer retention is that obviously it comes straight from customer experience. In short, if the customer experience is good, the customer retention is there. Also there: referral. These are paths to growth in most industries.

Reflections of A Practitioner: CX Maturity, Customer Expectations and the Use of Predictive Analytics

MaritzCX

Following my four years leading the CX practice for, arguably, the best airline in the Americas, JetBlue, the transition to the “provider” side of things since last May has been very interesting. My experience has provided a unique perspective into the various levels of CX maturity in organizations across many different industries. It has also. View Article. General

Report: Economics of Net Promoter Score, 2016

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Economics of Net Promoter, 2016. Here’s the executive summary: Net Promoter® Score (NPS®) is a popular metric that companies use to analyze their customer experience efforts, but how does it actually relate to loyalty? We asked thousands of consumers to give an NPS to 294 companies across 20 industries, […]. Business impact Customer experience ROI of Customer Experience Temkin Group Research

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.