February, 2018

Customer Feedback Is Never Just a Score.

Lumoa

There's a company X that collects customer feedback. Company X prefers the Net Promoter Score® ( what is NPS? ), yet it could be any other metric. They ask the very familiar NPS question: " How likely is it that you would recommend [brand] to a friend or colleague? (on

Take These 3 Actions to Prevent Customer Experience Implosion

Customer Bliss

Customer Experience implementation within an organization is a major undertaking. It often involves multiple departments, and of course, the organization’s leaders and C-Suite.

A Dozen Crazy Customer Touchpoints Translated

360Connext

No matter what language they speak, there’s typically a barrier between the language brands use internally and the language customers use while trying to get something done. Yet it really isn’t what they hear, but how it makes them feel and what it makes them want to do next.

Reduce Repetition with an Omnichannel Customer Experience

inContact

Watch first-hand how the customer experience differs for customers using a traditional, multi-channel routing customer service solution, compared to a true omnichannel customer experience in this video.

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.

5 Ways to Keep Survey Respondents Engaged

QuestionPro Audience

Surveys are powerful tools that businesses rely on to learn the motivations of consumers and gain insight into their feelings towards brands.

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15 CX Experts Talk about the Future and Challenges of Customer Experience in 2018 [part 2]

Lumoa

The future of customer experience is decided. Isn’t it? Probably not. We asked 15 experts with world reputation in Customer experience the same question and the results might surprise you.

Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

Kayako

There are so many different ways to onboard new employees with a training program. It can be hard to know which way to start, especially if it’s your first time.

Do You Know Your Customer Journey Map & the Emotions Overlay?

C3Centricity

A recent post by John Ollila on Loyalty Lobby about customer journey maps and touchpoints in the leisure industry prompted me to share with you, an experience I had recently with the Hilton Group. And more importantly the lessons we can all learn from such disasters!

It’s All About The $$$ – How Much Money Can Chatbots Actually Save You?

Comm100

Source: Alex Knight. It’s hard to remember a time when Chatbots weren’t a hot (albeit, polarizing) topic in the customer service and tech industries.

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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.

How the Smart Speaker is Revolutionizing the Home

QuestionPro Audience

2017 was predicted to be the year of the smart home, and consumers are slowly integrating the new technology into their homes.

A Map to Unlock the Financial Treasure Hidden In Your Customer Experience Business Case

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

To help you build or improve your business cases, Centriam built a single page summary — a map of sorts — which outlines twelve different financial gains resulting from customer experience improvements. These twelve drivers are aggregated into five categories. Financial Drivers

How to Improve Customer Experience: A Step by Step Guide

Lumoa

Customer experience plays an important, if not the most important role in success of any business. Nearly all companies (89%) believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition. How do you stand in that competition?

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Customer Service Coaching: Your Recipe to World-Class Support

Kayako

Support reps get tons of training from the moment they start their job—whether it’s on products, new feature launches, or soft skills like communication. This is great. Training gives new hires a solid baseline to start their jobs and do them well.

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.

Why Learning CX Will Make You Happy and Successful

360Connext

Research on everyone from millennials to senior citizens shows how learning is tied to happiness. So those who prioritize picking up new skills (shout out to those learning CX right now!) or just enjoy learning in general, tend to be happier, more satisfied people.

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The importance of customer culture – an interview with Chris Brown

ijgolding

This year, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people.

Is Your Social Customer Service Already Stellar?

BlueOcean

If you answered the headline with a yes – give yourself a major pat on the back. You are out there setting the standard for others to follow (And please, get in touch so we can get you signed on for a guest blog spot).

Market Research: Why Every Small Business Needs It

QuestionPro Audience

Attention, small businesses! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration , there are currently 28.8 million small businesses in the United States. These businesses have played a major role in economic growth because they create so many jobs (1.4 million in 2014!),

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

The complete methodology to improve CX in Banking [Infographic]

CloudCherry

The modern-day banking customer has evolved over the years. The dawn of the Digital Age has not only made it easier for customers to engage with banking institutions but also given them more choices. Customers are also more aware today. They’re looking for unique and delightful experiences.

CRM, Social Media, Marketing and More — Everything You Need to Know About Customer Engagement Software

Comm100

Customer engagement software is a modern invention that takes care of a modern problem. After all, it wasn’t until the rise of the internet that media became democratized , and the one-way communication model between companies and customers was shattered.

Customer Experience Is All That Matters

Solvvy

The post Customer Experience Is All That Matters appeared first on Solvvy

Build the Business Case to Invest More in Customer Experience

inContact

This is part one of a four-part series on the economic value of NICE inContact CXone. We are now entering an experience economy. Price and product are no longer considered key differentiators. Customer experience is now becoming the new tool to compete in this experience economy.

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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.

Going the Extra Mile…or Not?

MaritzCX

A few months ago, I flew to Europe. I had booked the flight only two weeks early, and thus paid top dollar for my ticket. Upon returning home, I noticed that I hadn’t received any of the outstanding reward miles in my account. I didn’t think much of it, concluding that they were likely still.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Data Quality

QuestionPro Audience

Every good idea should be supported by extensive research. Businesses can’t afford to go to market with a new product that hasn’t been properly researched. If you’re unconvinced, let us remind you of “new Coke”, which was launched in 1985 after Coca-Cola lost market share to their rival, Pepsi.

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The 7 habits of Companies with successful customer-centric cultures

CloudCherry

Companies today want to delight customers at every interaction. However, little do they realize that great customer experiences start from the inside. Yes, the experience you provide your customers is only as good as the culture you build within the company.

The State of Social Customer Support in 2018

BlueOcean

Remember when social media was the young upstart of the customer care channels and voice was still king? Way back in the good old days of the early 2010s… It seems like a lifetime ago that we were asking ourselves how to handle customers in such a public forum.

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.

The Future of VoC: Insight & Action, Not Feedback

Experience Matters

The vendor market for Voice of the Customer (VoC) products and services has been heating up, with numerous acquisitions and mergers. All of this is happening as companies are trying to figure out how to run successful VoC programs. It appears that we on the verge of the next stage in evolution for VoC. So I decided to step back and look at the overall market.

Contact Center Resolution Number 2 – Improve AHT and Agent Engagement with Screen Pops

inContact

“Hello Lauren, thank you for contacting customer service, what can I help you with today?” Doesn’t that start your customer experience off right? In order to customize your communication, companies use agent screen pops to aid in the journey.

Going the Extra Mile…or Not?

MaritzCX

A few months ago, I flew to Europe. I had booked the flight only two weeks early, and thus paid top dollar for my ticket. Upon returning home, I noticed that I hadn’t received any of the outstanding reward miles in my account. I didn’t think much of it, concluding that they were likely still.

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