Sat.Sep 29, 2018 - Fri.Oct 05, 2018

Data quality (or the lack thereof) and its influence on your CX

Quadient

In the age of the empowered consumer, if you don't really know your customers then they're going to find a competitor who does. High quality, managed customer data will help you keep your customers, because it enables you to make the right offer to your customer at the right time and through the channel that they prefer

What Kind of Customer Experience Leader Do You Need to Be?

360Connext

The job descriptions for a customer experience leader vary between tactical analyst and strategic overlord. Defining just what a customer experience leader does can be tricky. But what’s even trickier is when you may not have customer experience or customer insights in your title.

AI and the Customer Experience: 3 Situations Where Customers Prefer AI

Interactions

OCTOBER 3, 2018 These days, you can’t turn on the. Read more » The post AI and the Customer Experience: 3 Situations Where Customers Prefer AI appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence Customer Care

4 Keys To Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

Omnicus

Customer service improves customer retention and boosts your bottom line. Here’s how to win the customer service game: Customer Service Customer Experience

The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

Customer Experience and Customer Service: What's the Difference?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of CXPA It's that time of year again. This week, we are celebrating CX Day and Customer Service Week. I love that they land on the calendar at the same time, and yet, let's just keep adding to the confusion!

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Creating buzz to boost engagement: A Q&A with BuzzFeed’s Ashmeed Ali on getting more out of Member Hubs

Vision Critical

Pioneers of audience engagement, BuzzFeed is a business that never waits for change: they create it. For BuzzFeed, finding emotional connections to the content they create and share is?fundamental?to fundamental?to to their success.

CRM + CEM: The Perfect Pairing to Empower Frontline Agents and Uncover Predictive Insights

CloudCherry

Combining the data from a CRM and a CEM is a perfect pairing – like wine and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Great by themselves, but amazing when combined. Together, a CRM + CEM can provide a well-rounded picture of what your customers are doing, and help to predict what they do next.

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A Look Back at Dreamforce 2018

GetFeedback

Last week, we joined nearly 200,000 Trailblazers for 4 days of learning and exploration. Dreamforce 2018 was a blast from start to finish. It was our biggest year yet—with 9 sessions, 3 booths, and a Demo Jam to boot.

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Building the Contact Center SOW: The Framework for Success

BlueOcean

You’ve heard it before – stress is the outcome of reality not aligning with expectations. And nothing takes a toll on relationships quite as quickly as stress. When outsourcing your company’s customer support – whether for the first time or the fifth time – the relationship is understandably complex.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

NextGear Capital Drives Growth and Improves CSAT 10%

inContact

For more than a decade, floor-plan financing provider NextGear Capital has been helping independent automotive dealers—now over 23,000 of them in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland—with customized inventory finance solutions. NextGear’s lines of credit, in fact, give dealers the buying power they need to be successful. But NextGear also provides dealers much more, including responsive, reliable support by email, phone and chat.

3 Ways Digital Twin Technology is Transforming Customer Support

TechSee

A Digital Twin refers to a virtual replication of a physical object – with the two linked together dynamically – enabling insights to be learned and actions to be taken within the virtual environment that can be applied to the physical object — ultimately to meet business goals.

What Would Happen If You Offered a Service Guarantee?

Wired and Dangerous

Lifetime warranties are a common feature of the product world. They essentially say “we guarantee that the object you bought will work as long as you own it. If the product ever fails, we promise to replace it or repair it to your satisfaction.”

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Ameren Missouri’s Gains CX Success Through Culture Change

MaritzCX

In today’s service-obsessed world, community and citizen expectations are rising. Ameren Missouri has been acutely aware of the fact that they need to compete with new trends, employee needs, control operational costs, and implement modern technology to help them better serve their customers.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

4 Strategies to Improve Customer Experience in the Airline Industry

Customer Bliss

Though many of us may enjoy out-of-town excursions that require a flight, we’re often a little less enthusiastic about the thought of the airport or the in-flight experience.

eBook: Humanizing Customer Experience

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labeled 2018 “The Year of Humanity.” To support this theme, over the past year we have conducted research and developed content – such as this eBook – specifically aimed at helping fellow CX professionals improve the world around us. In this eBook, Humanizing Customer Experience, you will learn about: The Six Key Traits Of Human Beings that are important to understand how people think, feel, and act.

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5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Customer Satisfaction Rates

Kayako

With the use of technology on the rise, the customer experience landscape has changed forever. Long wait times and slow responses are no longer acceptable and have a huge impact on customer satisfaction. Immediate gratification and meeting high customer expectations are paramount.

Celebrating CX Day Superheros

MaritzCX

Happy CX Day 2018 from all of us here at MaritzCX! On this day, we love to celebrate the tireless efforts of those who make great customer experiences happen. Our customers and employees deserve recognition for their outstanding CX efforts and expertise, because not all heroes wear capes!

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

One Brand Who Used Market Research to Crush the Competition

QuestionPro Audience

I’m going to let you in on a deep, dark secret: there are still companies who do not conduct market research. They actually launch new products without having the research to back up their assumptions.

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Get your CX transformation right the first time

Vision Critical

The state of customer experience (CX) is languishing because companies are making seven critical CX transformation mistakes.

How to Improve CX at Every Level of the Organization Through Personal Responsibility

Customer Bliss

CX is Served “On the Rocks”

MaritzCX

Thursday night in August, all the stars had aligned. I was sitting at dinner with four of my treasured girlfriends for the first time in months, drinking margaritas and catching up on life. Between all of us, we have 18 kids, so combine all our schedules (and my work travel schedule) and you soon realize. View Article. General

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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.

Report: Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2018

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Net Promoter Score Benchmark Study, 2018. This is the seventh year of this study that includes Net Promoter® Scores (NPS®) on 342 companies across 20 industries. Here’s the executive summary: Many large companies use Net Promoter® Score (NPS®) to evaluate their customers’ loyalty. To compare scores across organizations and industries, Temkin Group measured the NPS of 342 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Your Guide to Choosing the Best NPS Software

AskNicely

How to Choose The Best NPS Software For Your Customer Feedback Program. You understand NPS best practices and have a plan in place to create an awesome program that will automate voice of the customer and parlay that into advocacy. You are ready to go from customer conscious to customer powered. That means you need to select an NPS software solution that will help your team execute this great plan and help you hit every best practice along the way. You’ve done a search — and wow!

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The Best Infographics of September

QuestionPro Audience

September may have gone by in the blink of an eye, but we can still learn something interesting from it. We’ve compiled the top 5 infographics, with a wide variety of topics.

To Serve Your Customers Better, Know Yourself Better - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

The post To Serve Your Customers Better, Know Yourself Better appeared first on Frank Reactions.

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.