June, 2019

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

It’s common for blogs related to customer service and customer experience to talk about how the increasing ubiquity of social media requires fundamental changes in the way that brands should conceive of customer service. That’s a good thing. Social media is a relatively new medium of communication, and brands certainly must tailor their tone of voice and style of interaction to social channels.

Customer Experience vs. User Experience vs. User Interface

GetFeedback

I’ve lost count of the number of meetings that I’ve had with copywriters, marketers, and designers where the terms customer experience (CX) , user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) have been used in an interchangeable manner. In those meetings, I’ve always gotten the gist of what they were trying to explain, so I’ve overlooked the terminology.

Leveraging the Innovation Process to Improve the Customer Experience

MaritzCX

The term “innovation” conjures up a multitude of visions. Most people associate innovation with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.

My History Of Enterprise Transformation And XM

Experience Matters

I’m frequently asked to share my views about the evolution of experience management (XM), so I’ve spoken (and written) about topics such as CX establishing the foundation for XM.

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Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Humanizing the Customer Experience

IntouchInsight

In this recap of Forrester's CX NYC conference, we share what analysts and top brands are saying about the importance of humanizing the customer experience

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

BlueOcean

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process.

Ask NPS Questions Using a Storytelling Approach

GetFeedback

When you write a story, what is the first thing you should think about? Your audience. The same holds true for your Net Promoter Score survey. Really, writing a survey question is just another type of storytelling.

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Techniques to Improve the Survey Experience on Mobile Devices

MaritzCX

The information in this article was originally shared in the MaritzCX webinar, Mobilize Me! Click here to listen to the webinar now.

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Service NSW Tops My Worldwide XM Tour

Experience Matters

I’m on my way back from Australia; the end to a very long, but wonderful road trip.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

How Positive Emotions Keep Customers Coming Back

NICE inContact

Wouldn’t it be great if there was one single, relatively simple thing brands could do to motivate customers to stay loyal and spend more over the long-term? Talk about a silver bullet. There is a way that brands can encourage loyalty with demonstrable results: Make customers feel good — again and again. Customer decision-making and motivation — how customers act and why — is at the core of customer experience.

Honor Your Customers: How to Build a Respect Delivery Machine

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share an excerpt from a keynote I presented recently that focuses on the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

Guiding Principles of Customer Advocacy

Vision Critical

As business and technology evolve, it’s vital that companies move from being business-driven, product-driven, or sales-driven to being customer-driven. Customers have more platforms on which to voice their opinions and share their experiences, positive or negative.

7 Samples of Feedback Forms for Customers That Actually Work

GetFeedback

We know that customer’s opinions and feedback are important because they impact the sustainability of a company throughout its lifecycle.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Vehicle Manufacturers’ Secret Sauce: The MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study 50-Year Anniversary

MaritzCX

Look Who Turned 50! 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study (NVCS)—the automotive industry’s largest and longest running buyer behavior consumer survey. The NVCS provides monthly consumer feedback about vehicle shopping, buying patterns, and feature preferences.

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How Visual Engagement Tools Can Streamline Online Banking Experience

CloudCherry

Online banking has been transforming customers’ behaviors, expectations, and needs. Why is that so? It’s because it provides a more comfortable life for the customer, which is what they want precisely.

Keep Your Contact Center in North America Without Breaking the Bank

BlueOcean

A quick trip down memory lane reminds us that the 1990s saw a massive rise in the practice of offshoring call centers. With the convergence of economic factors and technological advancement, it was seen as the cheap alternative for companies who required basic customer support solutions.

4 Steps to Assessing the CX Work That Needs to Be Done at a Young Company

Customer Bliss

As a CCO at a startup, how do you assess the work that needs to be done to begin the CX transformation? In today’s episode, we’re revisiting conversations with two CCOs who have implemented CX programs from the ground up: Chelsie Rae Lee of SnackNation and Allison Pickens of Gainsight.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

7 Simple Ways to Get Repeatable, Consent-Based Feedback from Millennial Women

Vision Critical

Bustle Digital Group 's Trend Group team are experts in engaging Millennial and Gen Z women. The BDG Hive is an extension of their brand, so ensuring an exceptional experience through all interactions is paramount.

Creating a Questionnaire That Drives Responses

GetFeedback

Staying competitive in business today requires meeting and exceeding customer expectations. To do that, you first need to know what their expectations are. One of the best ways to find out exactly what your customers want is by collecting customer feedback through questionnaires. . By sending questionnaires to your customers, you can gather insights that will help you improve their experiences and move your business forward.

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Stop Obsessing About Organizational Alignment

Experience Matters

I was recently asked a question that I hear a lot, how do we get alignment across our large, complex organization? This is an important question since the path to Experience Management (XM) often requires large-scale change. I’m now just saying: Stop focusing so much on it.

The Real Key to Customer Loyalty

IntouchInsight

CX thought leader, Colin Shaw, talks about the combined impact of your customers' most prominent memory, and their last memory with your brand

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Customer Experience Trends by MaritzCX CEO Mike Sinoway

MaritzCX

Introducing the first CX Café customer and employee experience podcast: CEO of MaritzCX, Mike Sinoway, talks about emerging trends and technologies being seen in the customer experience industry.

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Give Trust to Get Trust: Let Two-Way Trust Define Your Actions

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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5 Ways Live Chat Improves Your Customer Support

Kayako

At Kayako, we’re big proponents of live chat customer support. That’s because we know how powerful it can be at helping boost your customers’ experience—and your business in the process.

CX Tools: Why Few is Better Than Many

GetFeedback

CX tools are dominating the software space. In fact, according to Capterra , there are over 300 different customer experience tools currently on the market. This isn’t surprising, considering customer experience is becoming a more important metric year after year. This is because, within most industries, customers have more than one (sometimes dozens) of similar options to choose from right at their fingertips.

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Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

The Evolution of Customer Advocacy at VMware, Inc.

Vision Critical

Introducing the voice of the customer into every facet of VMware’s business is one of the most profound and exciting opportunities of my career. My team’s mission is to ignite systemic business improvements across VMware to maximize the customer (and partner, and employee) experience.

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Is Your Business Overestimating Your CX Success? If So, You’re Not Alone

NICE inContact

In today’s omnichannel customer service environment, savvy organizations offer their consumers multiple ways to interact with them, including agent-assisted and self-service methods. Being customer-centric means meeting customers how and where they want to be met. But are all channels equally effective at delivering a high-quality experience? And do companies understand consumer perceptions about their actual experiences?

Linkage Analysis: Connecting the Voice of the Customer (VoC) to Positive Business Outcomes (ROI)

MaritzCX

In today’s industry, there’s a constant demand for corporations to deliver a positive ROI (Return of Investment) from their business initiatives.