Sat.Dec 22, 2018 - Fri.Dec 28, 2018

Don’t Let These 4 Factors Hold You Back from Omni-Channel CX in 2019

Hero Digital

Today, the customer journey spans across digital channels (websites, mobile apps, smart TVs) and physical ones (in-store shopping, face-to-face financial planning meetings, doctor-patient appointments).

The Nightmare After Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for Augmented Reality for Retailers

TechSee

You’ve heard of the Nightmare Before Christmas, but for retailers, especially those carrying consumer tech products, the real horror begins after gifts are opened. Here’s why some companies are hoping augmented reality will help them sleep easy. This holiday season, Santa will be delivering hot consumer products all across the globe. And if the big guy doesn’t come through?

Why rely on customer told stories for your business future?

One Millimeter Mindset

It never ceases to amaze me how many local businesses – particularly micro and small businesses – rely on customer told stories to attract and retain customers. Social word-of-mouth, via reviews on sites like Yelp.

How to Measure Customer Satisfaction With CSAT

GetFeedback

Do you really know how your customers feel about your products and services? How about the quality of your customer service? The only way to really find out is to ask, which is why so many companies measure customer satisfaction regularly.

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.

Improve Your Customers’ Lives, Then Earn the Score

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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19 Customer Experience resolutions for 2019

Customer Guru

As we bid goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, we have made some customer-centric resolutions for this new year. As we move ahead, customer experience will be the only differentiator between brands. So, it is imperative that all brands focus more on the customer.

Write the Perfect Customer Thank you Email

GetFeedback

We all want to feel appreciated, and your customers are no different. In fact, according to research conducted by the Peppers & Rogers Group , up to 60% of customers will stop dealing with a business that they feel is indifferent to them. So how can you make your customers feel appreciated?

Best of the Podcast 2018: How A Telecommunications Organization Earned the Right to Customer Growth

Customer Bliss

Today’s “Best of 2018” episode features Patricia Pedhom Nono , who was previously the general manager of customer service & customer experience at MTN Cameroon , one of the biggest telecommunications companies in Africa. This was a really great conversation.

Increase NPS Survey Response Rates with Great Subject Lines

AskNicely

Having top-notch NPS survey response rates help ensure a true representation of loyalty and sentiment along your customers’ journey. An advantage of a simple, quick NPS survey is that it garners higher response rates from customers and clients. While the average email click-through rate ranges from 3 to 9% , done correctly NPS survey click through and response rates can be as high as 40% or more. We’re going to explain why and how to make your response rates even better.

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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.

My 12 (XM)AS Wishes For You

Experience Matters

Since tomorrow is Christmas, I decided to share 12 wishes for you and your experience management (XM) efforts. Here goes… During the upcoming year, I hope that you: Celebrate successes. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about the next milestone to achieve, but make sure to regularly take account of the great things that you and your team have already accomplished. You’ve earned it! Stay positive.

Everything You Need to Know About Survey Response Rates

GetFeedback

Customer feedback can reveal opportunities for major business growth—what customers want, straight from their own mouths. Instead of relying on hunches, companies can make confident, data-driven decisions that save time and money. Customers benefit from sharing feedback too.

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Ten Reasons WHY Customers Choose to Do Business with You

ShepHyken

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” That quote comes from Simon Sinek, author of the book, Start with Why. This quote makes me think about the different reasons behind why a customer chooses to do business with a company.

What is an Outbound IVR?

inContact

An Outbound IVR is one of multiple different outbound tools – others are Predictive Dialers and Robocallers – that can be part of a contact center solution. Essentially, an Outbound IVR is used to proactively reach out to a large number of customers in a personalized manner using different interaction channels, such as voice messages, SMS / text messages or emails. .

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Closing And Welcoming The Year Of Humanity

Experience Matters

Last year Temkin Group labelled 2018, The Year of Humanity. With all of the discord and tension throughout the world, it seemed like a good time to promote the following mindset: Embrace diversity. Recognize our differences and find ways to treat people as individuals. Extend compassion. Tune into the condition of the people around us and care about their well-being. Express appreciation. Proactively look for and acknowledge the positive aspects of the world around us.

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Why Brand Perception Matters and How You Can Measure It

GetFeedback

Business is built on customer relationships, and brand perception sets the tone. Today’s consumers share their opinions and experiences widely, and their peers trust them when it comes time to buy or pass.

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4 Key AI Innovations That Made a Splash in 2018

Smarter CX

As 2018 draws to a close, we’re looking back at the year’s biggest AI innovations. Companies have applied artificial intelligence and machine learning to everything from customer success programs to healthcare.

Transform No into Yes by Modernizing Your Call Center Technology

inContact

Contact centers looking to create a short list of vendors to consider when modernizing their contact call center technology are looking to the cloud to modernize their operations. How many times each week do your conversations start with “If only” or “What if”? As in, “If only we could personalize our customer experience (CX) more easily” or “What if we could consolidate routing across our entire contact center operation?” And how often are those requests met with a resounding “no”?

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Live Chat vs Chatbots: What You Need to Know

ProProfs Chat

You must have heard this a lot: Customers want their issues resolved, and they want it done now. And why shouldn’t they? They are aware that organizations use tools like live chat software , ticketing systems, and online repositories to make the support process seamless.

How to Measure Net Promoter Score (NPS) With Salesforce

GetFeedback

Since its inception, Salesforce has focused on giving organizations a holistic view of their customer data. The platform’s robust offerings and ease of integration have long set it apart from competitors, and the numbers prove it—the software giant saw $10.48

Top Marketing Quotes of 2018

Smarter CX

2018 was a year of significant innovation within the marketing world. Marketing thinkers, practitioners, and business leaders shared great insights this year. As part of our year in review , here’s a closer look at some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking marketing quotes from 2018.

Summarizing Optimove Connect’s 2018 Workshops

Optimove

Optimove Connect 2018 is behind us and we’re already directing our efforts into the preparation for next year’s event. This two-day conference, held for the fourth straight year in Tel Aviv, drew the attention of 450 CRM enthusiasts.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Successful RPA Implementation: What You Need to Know

Bizagi

So, you want to deploy Robotic Process Automation in your business? Great! It can boost efficiency, help to ensure compliance, and free up employee’s time to focus on value-add tasks. But beware, the failure rate of RPA implementation and adoption is 30-50%, according to EY.

How to Distribute Surveys to Get Quality Responses

GetFeedback

The benefits of online surveys are vast. In fact, Pew Research noted that online surveys are one of the cheapest, most convenient means of data collection that include very limited influence from social bias.

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5 Customer Experience Trends That Shaped 2018

Smarter CX

In 2018, the customer experience was front and center for businesses. Whether you’re focused on building stronger relationships with existing customers or attracting new prospects, brands are taking their CX strategies, technology, and approaches to the next level.

Guest Blog: How Millennial’s are Changing the Customer Service Landscape

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pradeep Rathinam who writes about how we must understand what the large population of millennials expect when it comes to customer service. – Shep Hyken.

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.