September, 2018

Connecting Customer Experience Goals to Financial Metrics to Prove ROI

CloudCherry

Social media, online reviews, product ratings—these platforms have transformed into the customer’s soapbox, empowering them to speak freely about a brand’s strengths and faults.

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Using Your NPS Data to Build An Ideal Customer Persona (and then 10x your growth with personalization)

Promoter.io

I’m going to teach you a little trick — one you can use to impress your friends at dinner or your co-workers at your next meeting. What you’re going to do is draw four shapes on a piece of paper: A triangle, a circle, a square and a squiggly line. Don’t let your friends see [.].

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4 Steps to Launching a VoC Program

GetFeedback

Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. Everything you do, you do it for them (Bryan Adams style). Since customers are the ones who affect your bottom line and act as your brand advocates, think of the benefits of keeping them in the driver’s seat.

How to Use Customer Insight to Drive Business Growth

Vision Critical

In a landscape full of disruption, growing your business could take a backseat to hedging your risks. New competitors can sprout when you least expect it, and choosing a growth strategy that fits your business model can be risky.

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 Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

Customer Bliss

In my new 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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Lesson #8: VoC Is Not The Same Thing As Market Research, But They're Converging

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, P hD. Market research was developed a century ago to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and products.

Best Practices of Setting up Case Management Programs

MaritzCX

Customers who complain and receive good resolution to their complaints are usually more loyal than customers who never complained at all. With that in mind, how do we identify and properly follow-up with customers who return a customer experience survey that indicates they had a problem?

How to Systematically Decrease Customer Churn

GetFeedback

Our best customers are the ones who stay with us. The proof is in the numbers: a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to a 25-95% increase in profits , according to a Harvard Business School study.

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You want talent, but can you manage it?

CX University

Can you think of a business that wants untalented workers? And yet, how many businesses have figured out how to reward ambitious tendencies with real opportunity and career growth? The difference is staggering.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Three Keys to Effective Customer Journey Mapping

Michelli Experience

This the third in what I am planning to be a four-part series on service design, persona-based customer journey mapping, activating customer journey maps, and optimal future experience visioning.

How to Disrupt Your Competition

ShepHyken

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Do You Know the Power Core of Your Company? How to Determine and Dance with the Power Core

Customer Bliss

In my new 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.

How Can You Provide Better Service For Your Clients?

C3Centricity

How Can You Provide Better Services For Your Client? This is a great question isn’t it? It was asked recently on Quora and I answered it, as I do many posed on topics such as brand building and customer understanding.

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.

Better Service Begins with Better Surveys

GetFeedback

It’s no longer a secret that excellent customer service is the new competitive advantage. When you’re looking for ways to improve your business’s customer service, there’s no better resource than customer feedback.

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Why the retail apocalypse is really a renaissance, and what your company can do about it

Vision Critical

The retail apocalypse may just have to wait.

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5 Things Customers Expect from Customer Service Interactions

Help.com

Customer service is not supposed to be reactionary. According to Gannett CMO Andy Yost , “2018 will be the year of servicing consumer needs before they even arise. Brands leveraging the right data and analytics to deliver impactful customer experiences will rise to the top.”

3 reasons why you should collect and analyse customer feedback in real time 

Lumoa

How often should you collect customer feedback? This question is raised more and more often, especially now, in the “era of customer feedback”.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

3 Steps to Communicate Your CX Plan with Leaders, Stakeholders, and Outliers

Customer Bliss

A Hopscotch Client Retention Strategy will not boost Client Success

One Millimeter Mindset

If you practice a hopscotch client retention strategy, do not get your hopes up. Making clients successful is hardly child’s play. Co-partnering in your client’s success involves more than adhering to a mostly-linear protocol.

10 Surveys for Actionable Data

GetFeedback

When it comes to collecting customer feedback, most people think of a traditional Net Promoter Score survey. However, there are key touchpoints throughout the entire customer journey where you can be listening to your customers.

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You Can’t Give Good Service When You Don’t Know What It Is

Steve DiGioia

no wonder why today’s service is so poor! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. One of my biggest frustrations is that today’s “ younger generation ” doesn’t have a decent point of reference to what we call good customer service.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

10 Customer Experience Best Practices for all B2B Sales Teams

Kayako

In the current climate, customer experience is one of the main battlegrounds for sales organisations, often out-ranking factors like product and price.

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Customer Irritation Can Erode Customer Experience - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Frustration Drives People Away. I was recently at a business conference at a highly regarded venue. The presenter was wonderful and provided lots of strategies, techniques, and solutions for those in attendance.

How Two Leaders Use Customer Journey Mapping As a Tool to Unite Leadership and Address Customer Retention Concerns

Customer Bliss

In my recent vlog, Jeanne’s Daily Dose…Of Reality , I discuss the importance of customer journey mapping and how you can use it to break down silos and unite your leadership team.

Confusing Customer Service Delivery with Customer Experience Delivery?

One Millimeter Mindset

Do we really understand the difference between customer service delivery and customer experience delivery? Or, do we use the two terms interchangeably? At times, our self-focused perception leaves customer service delivery up to everyone with “service” as part of their job titles.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Four of the Most Successful Employee Engagement Strategies Also Drive Customer Experience

CX University

There are hundreds of best practices for employee engagement, and all of them are being practiced by firms across this good, green Earth: at some growing businesses, at some failing businesses too.

11 common customer journey mapping mistakes to avoid

Vision Critical

In a recent webinar on customer experience , we had the honor of hosting Annette Franz , founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc, for an in-depth talk about the why and the how of customer journey mapping. According to Franz, customer experience improvements have stalled.

4 Things Customers Hate When They’re Looking for Help

Kayako

Usually, when your customers reach out to you, they are already in a bad state—they’re having problems with their product or service and they want your help. Ideally, they wouldn’t have to talk to anyone.