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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 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.

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!

The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018

Experience Matters

Once again, Temkin Group is publishing a new infographic as part of our CX Day celebration. Take a look at last year’s ultimate CX infographic. Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018 appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. Customer experience Infographic ROI of Customer Experience

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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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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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.

The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

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.

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!

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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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 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.

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

Customer Bliss

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.

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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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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How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

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.

Why I Fired Allstate

Customer Enthusiast

On June 19 th of this year there was a significant hailstorm in my neighborhood that damaged dozens of roofs and automobiles. My Allstate agent texted me on the same day – impressive – and asked me whether or not we had been affected by the storm.

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.

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.

The Rise of Customer Service RPA: Whitepaper

Jacada

In order to step up to the seemingly impossible challenge of enabling deeper customer engagements, support organizations are turning to automation. It expands self-service from responding to questions, to actually completing customer requests such as returning a product or changing a flight.

How Does Time of Day Affect How Much We Sell?

Beyond Philosophy

Each of us has a time of day when we are at our best. Likewise, we have times when we are not at our best. These times affect how we behave, and that can have repercussions for your Customer Experience. For example. I am a morning person.

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How to Create Your Customer Journey Map and Optimize the Touchpoints

Retently

Research from Vision Critical shows that the total annual cost of unhappy customers for businesses can go up to $537 trillion. And if those numbers aren’t a huge concern, consider this – it normally takes 12 positive experiences to make up for a negative one.

All Things Omnichannel – Join the Inner Circle

inContact

It seems like the “adoption of omnichannel” has appeared on all of the annual industry prediction lists for at least the last four years. And I predict it will appear on those lists for at least four more. This is because omnichannel isn’t a quick win, passing fad. It’s typically a multi-year business strategy that requires a significant investment of resources, time and money.

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.