February, 2019

Why most companies miss the biggest financial benefits of customer feedback – by Guy Letts

ijgolding

Customer experience is important, that much we know. Readers of this blog won’t need persuading of the link between a company’s success and a great customer experience. Happy customers stay longer, buy more, they tell their friends, and your company grows.

Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

BlueOcean

Quick, how many services or memberships do you subscribe to? Twenty?

Are Your Customers Free to Come and Go?

Wired and Dangerous

Growing up on a cattle farm is a chance to see both the promise and perils of freedom. For months cows leisurely graze, sleep in the shade, and drink water from a nearby pond. In the winter when there is no grass, bales of hay are delivered to their “doorstep.”

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

The VMware Culture Journey to Inspire Customer Centricity

MaritzCX

VMWare Inspires a Customer-Centric Culture Customer centricity is a hot topic in business these days, as more and more companies challenge themselves to foster a “customer-centric culture.”

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The 5 Things You Need to Know About Great Service

Steve DiGioia

While celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday at a local steak restaurant – yes, the chicken finger & fries meals are a thing of the past, I was reminded that great service and experience doesn’t happen by accident.

Are You Using 1999 Metrics to Measure 2019 Customer Care?

BlueOcean

It’s 2019, which means contact center metrics from 1999 are almost old enough for their first legal beer (and already knocking them back in Canada.) Those metrics were born in an era when customer service was a race, where whoever got to the finish line first (i.e.

Make Memory Creation the Currency of Your Brand

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

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Top 10 Tips for Gathering Event Attendee Feedback

GetFeedback

Event planning is an adventure, to say the least. Locking down the venue, getting people registered, promoting it across channels, working out the logistics… the list goes on and on. Before you know it, the day arrives.

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To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

AI and ML are Taking Digital Marketing to the Next Level

C3Centricity

I presented last week at an exciting, forward-looking conference in Fort Lauderdale, USA. It was ITEXPO , a successful conference celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year! The huge turnout of thousands clearly shows the value that both attendees and exhibitors get from it.

Migrating from Zendesk to Kayako with an Automated Service

Kayako

When you consider switching from Zendesk to Kayako and don’t want to dive into the tech details of the process, an automated migration tool may be the best option. One of such tools is Help Desk Migration service. It provides an intuitive migration wizard to lead you through the process.

5 Quick-Win Customer Experience Strategies To Put Into Place

Lumoa

Check the latest easy quick-win loyalty-boosting customer experience strategies to power up your CX in 2019! Feed generated with FetchRSS

The Engaging Power Of Employee Feedback

Experience Matters

Does your organization listen to its employees? I mean, really listen and act on what they say. Based on what our research has uncovered, it’s likely that the true answer is “no.” ” Check out some data from our recent research: In our Q3 2018 Consumer Benchmark Study, we found that 40% of full time U.S. employees strongly agrees with the statement, “My company asks for my feedback and acts upon what I say.”

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Turn “Gotcha” Moments into “We’ve Got Your Back” Moments

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

Introducing SMS Invitations

GetFeedback

Collect real-time, quality feedback from on-the-go customers. Today we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our suite of survey distribution channels: SMS.

How the Most Important Touchpoints Get Ignored, And How to Fix It

360Connext

Touchpoints aren’t what they used to be. There was a time in our history when touchpoints were…finite. We could list them easily and agree easily to what they were. The list might have 5-6 things on it for a sophisticated organization.

Customer Experience Tips by Lisa Bodell

Kayako

We recently interviewed Lisa Bodell, award-winning author and CEO of FutureThink, and picked her brain on customer experience tips and innovative approaches. At FutureThink Lisa works with organizations to kill complexity, create space for innovation, and get to the work that matters.

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The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

5 Questions About Building A Customer-Centric Culture - Dennis Snow

Lumoa

We asked Dennis Snow how to build customer centric culture and what customer experience means when working at Disney World. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Engage Customers, Solve for Hassles, Earn Their Loyalty

Kristina Evey

Where are the hassles your customers encounter when using the product or service you provide regardless of who they buy … Read More Engage Customers, Solve for Hassles, Earn Their Loyalty. The post Engage Customers, Solve for Hassles, Earn Their Loyalty appeared first on Kristina Evey. customer complaints customer feedback Customer loyalty Perception

What Is a Virtual Call Center Agent?

inContact

At first glance, the term “virtual call center agent” sounds like a Siri-like creature who exists in the ether, saving the day for troubled customers. Is it a bot? No, a virtual call center agent is a regular human being. “Virtual” modifies the call center, so the call center is virtual but the agent is very real. Most call centers still have a brick and mortar presence. However, cloud technology has enabled call centers to hire more remote, or “at home,” agents.

10 Email Marketing Tricks to Re-Engage Your Customers

GetFeedback

There’s no point in having a huge email list if half your subscribers aren’t clicking. But that’s exactly what happens. Most email lists decline by about 25% a year according to Email Monks. There are lots of reasons for this. Sometimes it’s about the number or frequency of emails.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

How to Create the Best Customer Experience Solutions

360Connext

Customer experience solutions are readily available these days. There are robust platforms that promise a seamless journey for your customers. There are feedback tools to help you gather JUST the perfect, most meaningful insights. And there are data sets and analytics and pivot tables, oh my!

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5 Trends Set to Define Next Generation Customer Experience in 2019

TechSee

If 2018 was a year when customer experience professionals came under intense pressure to map out tangible results from heavy investment, 2019 is shaping up to be the year when next generation customer experience will deliver on the promise of a wide range of new technologies.

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Behavioral Science Can Reveal Your Customers’ True Feelings

MaritzCX

Insights Come Hand and Hand with Listening There is no feedback more important for companies to utilize than the candid, true thoughts and feelings of employees and customers.

Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty

Kristina Evey

I’m often asked what I consider the single most important thing to do in Customer Experience work. Lately, my response … Read More Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty. The post Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty appeared first on Kristina Evey. employee engagement internal customers Leadership Team Uncategorized

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.