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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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. .

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.

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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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.

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”?

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

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.

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

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.

Christmas And New Years Message

Beyond Philosophy

Thanks for all your support! Please do a review and tell your friends and colleagues about the podcast. The post Christmas And New Years Message appeared first on. Podcast

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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.

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.

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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How SaaS Help Desk Software Helps in Achieving Business Goals

ProProfs Chat

Lead generation, sales, and operations continue to be the top business goals, but customer service is the foundation of organizational success.

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.

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.

Change Vision: Getting Employees on Board with Your Transformation Journey

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud. It appeared on their blog on March 28, 2018. Change is hard. But it’s even harder when you don’t have a clear sense of the outcome – and how you’ll achieve that outcome.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Employees Make When Giving Bad News to Customers

Myra Golden

Telling customers what they don’t want to hear is one of the hardest things customer service employees will ever have to do. Giving bad news is hard because of the fear of backlash and because so many customers will just escalate to a supervisor in hopes of getting a different response.

Essential Tactics for Creating Valuable Customer Surveys

ProProfs Chat

There is nothing more effective than a customer survey when it comes to knowing if your customers are satisfied with your products and services. It gives your customers a chance to voice their concerns and praise or criticize the offerings that they’re dealing with.