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What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Brand Image, Equity, Personality & Archetypes

C3Centricity

Your brand is not what you think it is! It is what your customers think it is; its brand image, personality and its value to them. I was lecturing at Miami University a couple of weeks ago on brand image and personality. These are two vital elements of branding. They need to be clear and [.].

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Your Customer Service Team Can Win or Lose you Business

Kayako

When you call in to speak with the customer service team of a cable company to cancel your contract, you might expect some hiccups, but overall would expect it to be relatively easy.

Building Your Training Team from the Ground Up

NICE inContact

One of the most vital components of any contact center is the training department. No matter what kind of center you operate, it’s critical that those interacting with customers possess and maintain a solid understanding of the overall business, as well as its practices and procedures.

4 growth predictions for market research

Vision Critical

Growth in market research spending has been modest for the past few years, according to ESOMAR’s annual Global Market Research (GMR) report. Revenues being generated a year ago have broadly been maintained,” ESOMAR reported in its 2015 edition, saying the industry’s market growth is 0.1 percent.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

What Every Marketer Needs to Know about Brand Image, Equity, Personality & Archetypes

C3Centricity

Your brand is not what you think it is! It is what your customers think it is; its brand image, personality and its value to them. I was lecturing at Miami University a couple of weeks ago on brand image and personality. These are two vital elements of branding.

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31 Questions to Help You Craft the Perfect Customer Satisfaction Survey

Comm100

Customer satisfaction is a crucial metric. Knowing how your customers feel about your product, services, and support team is critical to understanding how to grow as a company. Customer satisfaction surveys can help you yield useful data that otherwise could be hard to quantify.

“Oh when you smilin’, when you smilin’ The whole world smiles with you” – do happy customers = better customer experiences?

ijgolding

I make no secret of the fact that I am a fan of ‘old fashioned values’ in the delivery of great Customer Experiences.

3 Ways to Survive Dangerously Casual Customer Reviews

360Connext

Customer feedback is customer experience gold. That’s why there are transaction surveys, experience surveys, customer interviews, customer focus groups (although you know I’m not a fan) and many, many formal ways to gather feedback and use it to improve the experience.

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Customer Experience Podcast – Big Lessons From My First 12 Guests

Customer Bliss

My goal in coaching leaders and bringing them together is to create an engaged community that learns from one another. Fearlessly, with no holds barred. That has been my intention behind my books, blog, speaking and work as co-founder of the Customer Experience Professionals Association.

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.

What Cable Providers Can Teach Your Business About Customer Service

Calabrio

When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, most people would say the cable industry isn’t exactly a shining example of customer satisfaction. Historically, their reputation in this arena has been acceptable at best, and more often described as “nightmarish.”

What’s the State of Social Customer Care in 2016?

BlueOcean

In our world, it’s a little bit soul crushing to know that one third of people in the US would choose to clean a toilet over talking with customer service. But it is also a call to action.

Resources To Prepare For Your CX Certification

Experience Matters

I’m extremely proud to be a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). One of the reasons is that this certification encourages CX professionals to build and maintain their expertise at a high level, which will raise the overall quality of CX across organizations. So my hope is that more qualified CX professionals will join the ranks of CCXPs. If you’re thinking […]. Customer experience

Three Lessons in Branding from Will Smith {Infographic}

Michelli Experience

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Tactics that Kill Customer Relationships

Who's Your Gladys?

While many companies like to combine stellar customer service with a subtle up-sell to grow their sales, there’s a fine line between an up-sell and a turn-off. Here’s a great example of what not to do. I had 10 minutes to squeeze in a quick call.

Because We Were Willing to Build a Business Back Then

Steve DiGioia

the almighty dollar was not the driving force for every transaction This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. I remember the local hardware store when I was a kid.

Report: State of Employee Engagement Maturity, 2016

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, State of Employee Engagement Maturity, 2016. Here’s the executive summary of this annual review of employee engagement activities, competencies, and maturity levels for large companies: Engaged employees are critical assets for any customer experience effort. As engaged employees are critical assets, it’s not surprising our data shows that customer […].

Brand Independence Day: Staying in the Black from One of the Men in Black

Michelli Experience

While I have many mentors when it comes to business success, branding, and customer experience delivery, seldom do I look to actors or actresses to give me wisdom in these areas. Recently, however, I was taken aback by the succinct and powerful branding perspective offered by Will Smith.

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Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

How Emotions Impact Customer Experience

CX Journey

Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Vit Horky of Brand Embassy. Isn’t science awesome? As Bill Nye said, the great thing about it is that it’s true, whether you believe it or not.

A Big Trend in Customer Experience (CX): Convenience

ShepHyken

Competitive Strategy. What is one of the most valuable commodities in the world? There is an old saying that goes something like this: “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.”

Uncovering CX in China: They’re Ready, Are You?

Beyond Philosophy

As a Customer Experience consultancy, Beyond Philosophy , we have worked in China on a few occasions. We learned a few things about what to do and what not to do there, as it pertains to Customer Experience. Three Truths Every Marketer Should Know about CX in China.

All you need to know about complaining to telecom providers

Helen Dewdney

Telecoms and Energy – the worst sectors. dreadful. I get asked a lot about how best to complain in these sectors.

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5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Customer Experience and the Bottom Line

CX Journey

Image courtesy of dizzycage Still trying to show executives how your proposed customer experience improvement initiatives impact the bottom line?

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of July 4, 2016

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. 3 Tips for Using Twitter as a Customer Service Tool b y Joe Wadlington.

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The best (and worst) uses of journey mapping workshops

Heart of the Customer

We often get calls from organizations who want to hold a journey mapping workshop, but have no time or budget for research. Our willingness varies depending on what the client is looking to accomplish.

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Employee Engagement (Infographic)

Provide Support

Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. Timothy R. Clark. Are your employees passionate about their jobs and committed to contribute to your company’s goals?

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

How To Transform Your Customer Into Your Partner

Amity

These days, customers expect a lot from businesses. Simply offering a great product or service at a competitive price isn’t enough. You need to go beyond that to really stand out from your competitors and bag yourself a loyal customer.

Amazing Business Radio: Dan Gingiss

ShepHyken

Dan Gingiss on How to Leverage Social Media to Create a Better Customer Experience.

Digital Transformation in Retail Banks: Potential Impact on Brand Equity, Customers, and Employees

Beyond Philosophy

Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC Thought Leadership Principal, Beyond Philosophy. Discussion of the myriad and varied ramifications of Digital Transformation is, seemingly, everywhere (and unavoidable).