Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Data is the Key to Unlock Great CX

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Retailers across the industry are coming to the same conclusion : customer experience is the best way to differentiate a brand. It provides increased cross-sell and upsell opportunities. It drives engagement through personalized interactions.

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What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

360Connext

It’s that time of year. We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. What will happen in 2019? Which trends will matter? Which will fade away? One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort.

The Power of Listening

MaritzCX

A colleague of mine often shares this sage advice whenever the opportunity arises; “God gave you two ears and one mouth, use them appropriately.” It seems talking is easy and listening is hard. Why is that?

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Use This Checklist to Create the Perfect Customer Survey

GetFeedback

Creating a customer survey is hard work. Not only do you have to ensure your questions can deliver truly valuable insights, but you also have to consider design, distribution, and usability issues.

Survey 247

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.

Is your brand customer first or do you just say that?

Vision Critical

We can all agree customers are critical to a brand’s profitability. Without them, there would be no brand. No business. No profits. You know they’re important. You know you should put them first.

Brands 228

Temkin Group, Qualtrics, And SAP

Experience Matters

Well, this has been a crazy month. In case you missed it, Temkin Group was acquired by Qualtrics. We weren’t able to discuss it too much, because Qualtrics was in a pre-IPO quiet period. And then SAP acquired Qualtrics. Can you say Pac-Man?!?! A month ago, I would have provided my independent analysis of these acquisitions. I can’t do that anymore, I’m now biased. But here’s my read of the general environment that led to these moves.

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A Valuable Commodity: Spend Less, Save More, and Win Customers Over

inContact

There is a commodity that you can’t see or touch, but it is very valuable. Everyone gets the same amount of it each day and can spend it as they choose. What is it?

Hotels 195

7 Proven Strategies to Boost Survey Response Rates

IntouchInsight

Create surveys your customers will want to complete with these 7 strategies that will boost your survey response rates

Survey 191

The Role of the Relationship Survey in CX Programs

MaritzCX

Most comprehensive customer experience programs are made up of several different types of studies, the two most common of which are Transactional and Relationship studies. Here we will describe the differences between these two types of studies.

Survey 260

Why every CX team needs to plug into the power of integrations

CloudCherry

A CEM platform is nothing without a little help from its friends. And we at CloudCherry say this as a full-featured CEM platform ourselves. We’ve invested a ton of time and energy into building the easiest, quickest integrations with the tools our clients already rely on. And here’s why. Businesses collect and store a lot of customer data during normal operations, but it’s stored across multiple teams, systems, and servers.

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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.

Virtual Agents in the Contact Center: Data Gathering Made Easy

inContact

When it comes to reducing expenses within contact center operations, one of the best ways to do so is to reduce the amount of time that live agents spend on the phone. With that being said, one of the biggest time-consumers of live agent minutes comes from repetitive and tedious data gathering.

CX Myth #4: Net Promoter Score Is The Best/Worst Metric

Experience Matters

Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. In this series of posts, we debunk these myths. CX Myth #4: Net Promoter Score Is The Best/Worst Metric What’s Wrong: People often argue that Net Promoter Score (NPS) is the greatest metric, while other people argue that it’s a terrible metric. Both of those points of view are off the mark.

3 Ways to Convey CX Needs to Your Executive Leadership Team Using Research and Empathy

Customer Bliss

Long-term RPA Success Requires a Break in the Proverbial Wedge Between Business and IT

Jacada

Today, if you scrolled through the latest news regarding RPA, whether it be around new funding, company announcements in this space or industry growth, you would think RPA is scaling at an unprecedented pace for whatever company just decides to take the plunge.

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.

Thriving in the Experience Economy – Build Robust CX in your Contact Center

inContact

As we continue to see, customer experience (CX) has moved ahead of product and price as the #1 brand differentiator. True customer delight is shown to not just improve brand loyalty, but also increase customer lifetime value.

Why is Customer Loyalty important to a business?

Customer Guru

What is customer loyalty? Customer loyalty is when a customer chooses a particular brand over the other similar providers in the market. This is so because he believes that the product and the experience have added value to him.

Journey mapping is still happening in silos.

Heart of the Customer

This is ironic. Journey mapping is a fantastic tool to break down silos by creating a shared view of the customer experience. Except when it isn’t. The post Journey mapping is still happening in silos. appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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From Axes to Handbags: Why Customer Like Conspicuous Consumption

Beyond Philosophy

I just bought a new Mont Blanc pen. I like writing with it. I have a couple more, too; one is a pencil, and the other is a rollerball-type. However, the reality is, I sometimes look at my fancy pen and think, “It’s writing; I could write this stuff with a Bic or a regular pencil.”.

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.

Quantify your Contact Center Success with CCaaS and KPIs

inContact

In our last post we talked about how using a “Contact Center as a Service” (CCaaS) may be a better use of resources as opposed to purchasing and maintaining contact center technology in your own data center.

Why a VOC program is vital to your B2B business – by Kimberly Holbrook

ijgolding

In the ‘Customers 2020 Progress Report’ ( Walker ), it is predicted that Customer Experience (CX) will surpass price and product as the key differentiator by the year 2020.

B2B 112

Too many see journey mapping as an employee workshop.

Heart of the Customer

What is journey mapping? That may seem like a strange question from a blogger whose title is “Mapper-In-Chief,” but there’s so much confusion on the topic that it’s a question that needs to be asked. This confusion is fueled by vendors who offer “journey mapping workshops.”

SUPER AGENT – Helping Chatbots Work Smarter

TechSee

Customer Service centers have placed high hopes on chatbots, investing large sums in the technology’s automated ability to help customers help themselves.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

7 Tips to Improve Contact Center Customer Experience

inContact

We are entering an experience economy where customers are not just looking for the right service at the right time but looking for one that is engaging and immersive.

5 Sales to Customer Success Handoff Tips

Amity

This article was originally published on WnTD's blog. With Elizabeth's permission, we are republishing and sharing it with our community. The sales to customer success handoff is one of the most important intersections in the customer journey.

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Journey mapping has become a must-have approach to customer experience

Heart of the Customer

Journey mapping is now the go-to customer experience tool, and has been discussed in Forbes, the Harvard Business Journal, and countless other journals. The post Journey mapping has become a must-have approach to customer experience appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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15 Best Marketing Campaigns of 2018, Ranked by Data

Brand Watch

Marketing 15 best marketing campaigns best marketing campaigns of 2018 marketing campaigns

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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

Marc Benioff… I’d like to chat

NewVoiceMedia

Hello. My name’s Tom Furr and I’m Head of Brand for NewVoiceMedia. And today, I’m excited to bring you, CONVO — our brand-new magazine about the art of great conversations. It’s got interviews, it’s got features and it’s got some meaty questions to really get you thinking. But, before I tell you what you’ve got to look forward to, I’ve got a request. Marc Benioff, if you’re out there, I’d like to chat. And if anyone knows Marc Benioff (he’s the founder and co-CEO of Salesforce), let him know.

The Comcast eXperience Transformation: How They Did It

The DiJulius Group

Nearly five years ago, Comcast had a bad year—a really bad year. One that the internet world along with a Customer eXperience (CX) consultant and author like myself capitalize on for great content and examples of what not to do.

Journey mapping tools don’t address the most critical challenges.

Heart of the Customer

There are a ton of journey mapping tools out there. They all excel at certain components of journey mapping, but they don’t address some of the largest problems. The post Journey mapping tools don’t address the most critical challenges. appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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Does Twitter Conversation Have an Effect on Tesla’s Stock Price?

Brand Watch

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Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.