Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

Improving B2B Customer Experience: Is It More Personal Than B2C?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The term “customer experience” usually conjures up images of individual customers in retail or other business-to-consumer (B2C) environments. I am often asked about business-to-business (B2B) as a separate experience.

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How to Earn the Right to Ask for Ongoing Customer Feedback

Vision Critical

“How do you keep people engaged when you’re collecting ongoing insight?” is a common question we get asked.

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Predictive Customer Support

ShepHyken

In the old days – and even in modern times – if a customer wanted help or support, they picked up the phone and called for help. A (hopefully) friendly and competent customer service professional, also known as an agent or representative, would answer the question or resolve the problem.

Ask NPS Questions Using a Storytelling Approach

GetFeedback

When you write a story, what is the first thing you should think about? Your audience. The same holds true for your Net Promoter Score survey. Really, writing a survey question is just another type of storytelling.

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Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

Techniques to Improve the Survey Experience on Mobile Devices

MaritzCX

The information in this article was originally shared in the MaritzCX webinar, Mobilize Me! Click here to listen to the webinar now.

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Guiding Principles of Customer Advocacy

Vision Critical

As business and technology evolve, it’s vital that companies move from being business-driven, product-driven, or sales-driven to being customer-driven. Customers have more platforms on which to voice their opinions and share their experiences, positive or negative.

Keep Your Contact Center in North America Without Breaking the Bank

BlueOcean

A quick trip down memory lane reminds us that the 1990s saw a massive rise in the practice of offshoring call centers. With the convergence of economic factors and technological advancement, it was seen as the cheap alternative for companies who required basic customer support solutions.

Vehicle Manufacturers’ Secret Sauce: The MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study 50-Year Anniversary

MaritzCX

Look Who Turned 50! 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study (NVCS)—the automotive industry’s largest and longest running buyer behavior consumer survey. The NVCS provides monthly consumer feedback about vehicle shopping, buying patterns, and feature preferences.

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Ask NPS® Questions Using a Storytelling Approach

GetFeedback

When you write a story, what is the first thing you should think about? Your audience. The same holds true. Articles

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3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

7 Simple Ways to Get Repeatable, Consent-Based Feedback from Millennial Women

Vision Critical

Bustle Digital Group 's Trend Group team are experts in engaging Millennial and Gen Z women. The BDG Hive is an extension of their brand, so ensuring an exceptional experience through all interactions is paramount.

Honor Your Customers: How to Build a Respect Delivery Machine

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share an excerpt from a keynote I presented recently that focuses on the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

Goodbye Temkin Group Website…

Experience Matters

Well, it has finally happened. After being acquired by Qualtrics this past October, we have decommissioned the Temkin Group website. And yes, I have mixed feelings. To quote a line from Winnie-the-Pooh… How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. It’s hard to say goodbye to a site and a brand that we built and nurtured since May 2010.

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Enter the Super-Agent: Three ways AI enhances the agent experience

Comm100

AI-powered chatbots are so 2018. This year, it’s all about agent-facing AI. The ironic thing about this statement is that it makes it sound like agent-facing AI is just a fad. No doubt there has been a lot of talk about how AI can be used to help improve customer-facing interactions – but there’s more to AI than meets the eye. Truth be told, internal uses of AI have just as much disruptive power as chatbots if not more – and are also far simpler to deploy and far quicker to generate positive ROI.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Digital Omnichannel: Most Businesses Aren’t Where They Need to Be

NICE inContact

The line between traditional and digital communications has blurred, and savvy customers are demanding more from the companies they do business with. One top demand is for true omnichannel customer service , no matter the channel. We reported in the 2018 NICE inContact Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Benchmark that 91% of consumers expect a seamless omnichannel experience.

4 Steps to Assessing the CX Work That Needs to Be Done at a Young Company

Customer Bliss

As a CCO at a startup, how do you assess the work that needs to be done to begin the CX transformation? In today’s episode, we’re revisiting conversations with two CCOs who have implemented CX programs from the ground up: Chelsie Rae Lee of SnackNation and Allison Pickens of Gainsight.

AI Customer Service: Today’s Most Transformative Technologies

TechSee

Artificial intelligence (AI) – the science that deals with the creation of human-like learning and reasoning capabilities – has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent years.

How Manulife Is Improving Customer Experience from the Outside-In

Vision Critical

Established in 1980, Manulife Singapore provides insurance, retirement, and wealth management solutions to meet the financial needs of customers across various stages of their lives. Their mission is: Decisions made easier. Lives made better. Customer Experience

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Honeywell Transforms Its Business with the CXone Solution

NICE inContact

As a multi-industry manufacturing company, Honeywell develops solutions around energy and efficiency. The company determined that customer experience excellence could be the catalyst for many of the business transformations it wanted to achieve. Honeywell not only established customer experience as a top priority but made it a corporate initiative. And the business focuses on making it easy for customers to do business with the company and on creating customer experiences that are memorable.

Amazing Business Radio: Ford Blakely

ShepHyken

A Passion for Convenience. Striking a Balance Between Business and Consumer Needs. Shep Hyken interviews Ford Blakely. They discuss pursuing your passion, creating convenience, and balancing technology with a human connection.

Has Your CX Lost The Human Touch?

PeopleMetrics

The CX space has seen significant movement over the last few years – between multibillion-dollar acquisitions, advancement in AI, and continuously evolving core software, the industry is experiencing a renaissance.

Episode 57 – Thomas Hollmann Discusses CX Services Growth

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… This episode addresses Services Growth – transforming an organization’s focus from selling products to building and establishing customer relationships … Read More Episode 57 – Thomas Hollmann Discusses CX Services Growth. The post Episode 57 – Thomas Hollmann Discusses CX Services Growth appeared first on Kristina Evey. Customer Experience Management Journey Mapping Leadership Perception Podcasting Uncategorized

Vanilla Conversations: A Virtual Conference on May 19-21

Communities are important. They help us learn, grow, share and most importantly, connect—which is especially important during these difficult times. But creating great communities that serve this purpose, or any purpose, can be difficult to perfect, even for the seasoned community manager or enterprise organization. That's why we've created The Virtual Community Expo. Join Vanilla Forums for their free 3 day expo, where you'll hear from nearly 30 speakers on all things that matter in the community space. We can't meet in person, and so, this is where the conversation continues.

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

NICE inContact

It’s common for blogs related to customer service and customer experience to talk about how the increasing ubiquity of social media requires fundamental changes in the way that brands should conceive of customer service. That’s a good thing. Social media is a relatively new medium of communication, and brands certainly must tailor their tone of voice and style of interaction to social channels.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 24, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various 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.

ReviewTrackers Partners with PeakSpan Capital on $10 Million Series-B Fundraise

ReviewTrackers

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The Benefits of Customer Lifetime Value: Why It Matters

Totango

What do America’s longest running companies all have in common? They focus on the big picture: customer lifetime value. If you want your business to last, you need to prioritize customer lifetime value, too.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.