March, 2016

2016 IDC MarketScape Identifies inContact as a Cloud Contact Center Leader

NICE inContact

Last month, IDC released the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Hosted and Cloud Contact Center 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40732515, February 2016 ). In the report, the research firm presents an assessment based on quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the market.

Are Smart Things Really Smart?

C3Centricity

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Why You Aren’t Getting Responses With Survey Monkey

AskNicely

Are you sending surveys with Survey Monkey? Getting a single-digit response rate? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Actually, it’s not Survey Monkey’s fault either. A sub-ten-percent response is pretty typical with conventional web-based surveys.

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The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support Metrics

Kayako

When it comes to customer support, the ability to experiment, tweak, and improve your service is a huge part of making your customers’ experience great.

The 2020 Community Trends Webinar Series

Speaker: Vanilla Forums

Is your community program up to the standards of 2020? Save your seat for this webinar series, and don't miss your chance hear from five of Vanilla Forums' community experts as they respond to your pressing questions and dive into some of the biggest community trends identified for 2020!

The British Airways pilot who got off his bum! How to wow customers with the unremarkable

ijgolding

Last week I witnessed something that I consider to be incredibly unusual. In a world where it is more uncommon than not for consumers to have their expectations exceeded, I was actually bowled over by what I experienced.

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14 Critical Call Center Metrics You Should be Tracking

NICE inContact

As a contact center manager, you’ve got a lot of metrics to choose from as your key performance indicators (KPIs). In this blog, we help narrow down this long list to help you focus on the metrics that, when improved upon, will really help your contact center thrive.

3 Leading Companies’ Method for Listening to Customers

Customer Bliss

In order to understand how customer-focused companies design processes for listening to customers, we need to start by thinking about the three types of listening: Unaided or volunteer listening. Aided listening. Experiential listening.

Customer intelligence in the mobile world: How to achieve mobile-first research

Vision Critical

At Vision Critical, we’ve been focusing on the challenges created by the central role that mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, now play in people’s lives. While the shift to mobile has created challenges for marketers and researchers, we believe the opportunities are even greater.

G2 Crowd names AskNicely as High Performer in Enterprise Feedback Software category

AskNicely

Business software review platform G2 Crowd recently named AskNicely as a “High Performer” in the Enterprise Feedback Software category where it topped competitors on every measure of customer satisfaction.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Irrelevance & Ignorance? NPower, BHS & Moonpig add fuel to the CX Fire!

ijgolding

I am still regularly asked if this ‘Customer Experience thing’ is really a ‘thing’ at all.

What do Trends from SXSW 2016 Mean for Customer Experience?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It was my 7th? year attending the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, and yet again, it didn’t disappoint. The old-timers will lament the days of easy navigation and fewer crowds, and I’m certainly one of them.

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Avoid These Roadblocks to Achieve a High Performing Contact Center

NICE inContact

Every day we go to work with the objective of helping our companies improve. Each day is shaped by the goal of success. As we all know, high performance of employees is what makes this goal a reality. If there is low performance, improvement is scarce.

How To Boost Customer Desire vs Tolerance Of Your Experience

Customer Bliss

Customer desire is an emotion, and emotions can bond you with your customer. Companies that understand the powerful emotional pull of customer desire obsess about getting to know their customers and learning their desires. And sometimes those desires can be simple.

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

What is customer intelligence? How a deeper customer understanding drives revenue and sales

Vision Critical

The following is an excerpt from The Enterprise Guide to Customer Intelligence , an ebook that explores the different tactics companies use to gain a deeper understanding of the customer. Get your copy of the ebook to learn more. The balance of power has shifted from companies to their customers.

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Why You Aren’t Getting Responses With Survey Monkey

AskNicely

Are you sending surveys with Survey Monkey? Getting a single-digit response rate? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Actually, it’s not Survey Monkey’s fault either. A sub-ten-percent response is pretty typical with conventional web-based surveys.

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Report: 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings

Experience Matters

We published the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, the most comprehensive benchmark of customer experience. In the sixth year of the Ratings, we analyze feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate 294 organizations across 20 industries. Here’s the executive summary: 2016 marks the sixth straight year that we’ve published the Temkin Experience Ratings, a cross-industry, open standard benchmark of customer experience. This year, […].

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5 Ways One-on-One Customer Communication Builds Loyalty

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Consumers have power. In the old-school approaches to business, companies thought they were essential if they sold goods and services people wanted. Nowadays, the abundance of competition means that no single company can afford to become complacent.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

16. Using Empathy to Build HUMAN Business Relationships - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Empathy is crucial in building business relationships that separate us from a world of process and automation. This podcast gives detailed examples of exactly what empathy is, why it is important in business, and how to develop it within your staff and business. link].

Why businesses need to use social media as a customer service channel by Elena Lockett

ijgolding

Is it just me or do you find it weird when you search for someone on social media and you can’t find them? The same goes for businesses. If you don’t offer your customers numerous ways to contact you, the likelihood is the customer’s opinion of you is going to go down.

The 3 Big Old Secrets Of Accountable Leadership

Customer Bliss

I talked a bit about this in my book Chief Customer Officer 2.0 , but when discussing the idea of accountable leadership in terms of developing a customer-first, customer-obsessed culture, it all comes down to three major themes (which can further be broken down into a series of actions).

No Culture, No Customers

MaritzCX

How many times have you seen the quote “Culture eats strategy for lunch” (or breakfast, as the original Peter Drucker quote reads)? I’ve seen it everywhere for years. On more presentations that I care to remember, on more blog posts that I care to admit I’ve read. It seems to be the rally cry to.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

Make More Human Emotional Connections (Video)

Experience Matters

In a recent speech I gave at the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org) CustomerSpark event in Dallas, I talked about the importance of focusing on emotion. Give that we’ve called 2016 “The Year of Emotion,” this will be a popular topic for Temkin Group this year. Here’s a short snippet from my speech where I discuss the […]. Customer experience Emotion

How to Improve Customer Service Training with Simple Metrics

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

For most businesses, improving customer service is a constant aim, as it is one area where they can separate themselves from competitors.

SLAs – More Than a Service Level Agreement?

Kayako

Service level agreements, or SLAs, are integral to any service-based industry. Most customer support teams have to adhere to SLAs, which are contractual agreements to provide service within an agreed time frame.

Best Slack Communities For Customer Service Pros

Help.com

Slack. Ever heard of it? It’s hard to imagine anyone discovering the platform for the first time. CEO Stewart Butterfield took to Twitter last week to announce the app’s major growth. His tweet indicates that 460,000 of the 2.3

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

8 Customer Experience Quotes You Need To Know

Customer Bliss

In the course of working with different companies throughout my career, I’ve found that leaders focused on serving customers’ lives as a way to grow their business often begin with an uncommon attitude. This attitude, in turn, leads to uncommon behaviors that build beloved companies.

No Culture, No Customers

MaritzCX

How many times have you seen the quote “Culture eats strategy for lunch” (or breakfast, as the original Peter Drucker quote reads)? I’ve seen it everywhere for years. On more presentations that I care to remember, on more blog posts that I care to admit I’ve read. It seems to be the rally cry to.

Communication & collaboration: essential ingredients for all great Customer Experiences

ijgolding

On Monday this week I had the absolute pleasure of spending a couple of hours talking about the subject I like best – you guessed it – Customer Experience.