March, 2017

{Infographic} Revisiting Convenience – Lessons from H2O

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Why Exceeding Customer Expectations Can Make or Break a Business


Identifying the service our customers want can be like trying to hit a clay-pigeon. We want to do our best to deliver the best support to our customers. But your customer and their desires can be moving targets.

Brainshark B-B Chief Customer Officer Diane Gordon – CB42

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Diane has an interesting background for a CCO — she actually began as a technical writer.

4 Social Media Monitoring Tools for Tracking Your Brand


Given the realities of today’s customer-led market and real-time customer feedback , it’s more critical than ever for brands to track, monitor, and listen to what customers are saying online. It’s not always easy, however, to get a handle on what they’re saying — and where they’re saying it.

Best Practice Webinar: Conquering Attrition in the Contact Center

3 Imperatives to Engage and Retain Employees. Your frontline employees make or break your customer experience. Yet, attrition can mean delivering customer service with fewer and less-tenured employees, directly affecting your quality of service and forcing you to rethink your customer experience strategy. Join industry expert Lori Bocklund and Genesys experts to examine the root causes of contact center turnover. Learn how to conquer attrition with a hyper-focus on these key areas: Increase focus on coaching and development. Become more strategic in hiring and training. Discover new ways to engage your employees. Presented by. Lori Bocklund, President, Strategic Contact Inc. Cameron Smith, Global Director of Solution Strategy, Genesys. Steve Kosiba, Product Marketing Manager, Decisions & WFO, Genesys. March 21st, 2018 11 AM PST, 2 PM EST, 7 PM GMT. This webinar will be presented LIVE in North America! Not sure you have time to join the live session? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording afterward!

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How to Build Customer Trust One Interaction at a Time


In the age of disloyalty , it’s easy for your customer to jump ship from one subscription business or ecommerce store to another. How do you make a customer feel respected and gain their trust? Customer trust is a reciprocal behavior to what they receive.

Why Values Matter to Your Customers

Customer Bliss

Guest Post by Rocky Romanella, author of Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership. Your character and reputation are a direct reflection of your values. Rocky Romanella, author of Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership.

How Contact Center Customer Experience Will Evolve in 2017


Contact centers will continue to evolve and improve as the need for better customer support continues to grow. And, since the need for customer support has never been higher than in 2017, it’s unlikely that improvements are going to slow down anytime soon.

3 Myths that Prevent You from Understanding Customers


I get a lot of “what a cool job!” when I describe what I do. It sounds so glamorous. And everyone is a customer, so of course I hear about the worst customer service they ever had, or less frequently, the very best they’ve experienced. It is awesome. I love what I do.

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Study: The Health of the Contact Center

What does it take to engage agents in this customer-centric era? Download our study of 1,000 contact center agents in the US and UK to find out what major challenges are facing contact center agents today – and what your company can do about it.

Digital Engagement on the Voice Channel


Jacada is dramatically improving the experience of customer service at contact centers around the world. By providing the option to pivot an inbound call to a digital session, customers are able to bypass long hold times and effectively self-service their inquiry.

{Infographic} McMobile – Will McDonald’s Mobile Strategy Kill the Drive-thru?

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Customer Success Story: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital


There is a vital shift happening right now in healthcare. People are bringing technology-fueled expectations to their patient experience, and they are demanding innovation in the way care is delivered and managed.

How does a customer-focused CEO make decisions?

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We’ve talked before on this blog about the need to be a customer-focused CEO. But since CEOs are often the major decision-maker within an organization, it’s important to understand the decision-making styles of customer-focused CEOs.

Customer Experience Transformation in Telecoms

Transforming CX: Critical success factors mobile operators are looking for.

8 Customer Service Skills to Boost Your Career


Continuous professional development can transform your career trajectory. For a customer support rep, you can become better at your job in ways you never expected by developing the right skills.

What’s the State of Work-at-Home in Customer Care in 2017?


About five years ago, we entered a discussion with a prospective client. They had been outsourcing their customer service to a call center with a predominantly “work-at-home” (WAH) model and one of the first questions they asked us was about work-at-home agents.

Increasing the Efficiency of Digital Customer Service


Today, digital innovations have sparked a transformation in the rules of customer engagement, a new age of customer service being driven by the customers, themselves.

{Infographic} When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel.

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: What’s the Difference?


So many companies are talking about customer experience (CX). They’re putting it at the top of the corporate agenda. They’re creating new positions within their organizations and hiring customer experience representatives. They’re making CX software part of their investment priority.

Chief Customer Experience Officer – San Antonio International Airport, With Karen Ellis – CB44

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Episode Overview. Some people love flying, but many view it as a hassle — and a big part of said hassle is the airport itself.

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You’re Probably Measuring Customer Satisfaction Incorrectly


How satisfied your customer is can depend on a lot of things: your product, your customer support team, your marketing and advertising, your branding, their interactions in your store, your website, your in-store staff… the list goes on.

The importance of employee autonomy


The case for giving employees autonomy in how to carry out their work has been backed up by psychological and management research for more than half a century.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

Artificial Intelligence and Better Customer Service go Hand in Hand


For over a century we have been using machines, and as technology has advanced, they have taken on an increasing role in our lives, carrying out a variety of daily tasks. Today, it is safe to say we are even dependent for many things on machines designed to act intelligently.

When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

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In 1909 Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, is credited with saying, “The customer is always right”. Through the years, a number of my colleagues and I have emphasized that the customer is not always right but they are always the customer.

The Top Trends in Technology at SXSW


South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals in Austin, Texas, continues to amaze its attendees. This year, the ReviewTrackers team once again conquered SXSW.

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Customer Experience Labs: Your Strategic Weapon

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When I work with clients, I always set up a “customer room,” which is another way of thinking about customer experience labs. I’ve written about this idea a few times , including in Chief Customer Officer 2.0.

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.

Customer Experience: it goes both ways… or does it?!


I am often asked how I can conjure up a topic to write about on a weekly basis. Do I have a plan? Do I keep a long list of pre-defined article subjects? Is there a website to stimulate blog ideas? The answer to these questions is ‘no’!

Customer-led rebranding: How Price Chopper uses customer insight to thrive in the grocery industry

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What do you need to succeed in a traditional and established multi-billion dollar industry like the grocery market? Price Chopper Supermarkets, an American grocery chain with 136 stores, has one answer: customer insight.

CX Journey™ Musings: No Budget for #CX Improvements

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Image courtesy of aliceheiman No customer experience budget? I haven't written a CX Journey™ Musings post lately, but I found a topic that warrants a bit of reflection.

{Infographic} The ABCs of PCT & Its Critical Role in Outstanding Customer Experiences

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5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

Begin or improve your customer satisfaction program with these 5 ready to use templates.