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Again, about how CS is NOT CX

Zeisler Consulting

It’d be a little melodramatic (not beyond me, mind you) to call it the bane of my existence , but yes it’s a bit of a task that complicates my days: Explaining, when I say I’m “in CX” or that I “do CX” that, no, I’m not a ‘contact center guy.’ I don’t do Customer Support or Service. I’m not in “Customer Care” or whatnot. There’s always a bit of a word-shuffle differentiating that, well, yes, all those things are part of a Customer’s Experience, and yes, they do play a huge—and important—part

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Discover the 7 Powerful Rules that Will Transform Your Customers’ Habits

Beyond Philosophy

I buy everything on Amazon. Suppose I want something; that is where I go first. Not only that, it’s usually the only place I go. It’s habitual, and breaking it would be difficult for anyone. But not impossible. Today, let’s look at seven ways you can change habits to improve your return on investment. Before we launch into that, let’s review what is happening with habits at a psychological level.

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[Experience Action Podcast] What is the Value of Customer Feedback?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Ever wondered why negative customer feedback, as prickly as it can be, might actually be the secret weapon to your business’s success? In this episode, our host, Jeannie Walters, peels back the layers of this complex but vital aspect of customer experience management. We dive into the heart of the matter, debunking the myth that only positive feedback should get the spotlight.

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B2B Customer Experience: The Complete Guide

InMoment XI

Managing the B2B customer experience is a key growth strategy for organizations across a wide variety of industries. For good reason: delivering great customer experience (CX) leads to increased loyalty, lower churn, more referrals, positive word of mouth, and higher-value customers. B2B (business-to-business) transactions often involve ongoing relationships and partnerships.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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The Contact Center of the Future’s Role in Customer Experience

Brad Cleveland Blog

Recently, Blake Morgan invited me to be a guest on her podcast. I’ve admired the work Blake has done for years and was excited to have the chance to sit down with her to discuss customer experience, contact centers, and the future. We discussed the … Continue reading → The post The Contact Center of the Future’s Role in Customer Experience appeared first on Brad Cleveland.

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Mastercard Leads the Charge in Customer Experience

COPC

Interview with Lance Gruner, Executive Vice President of Mastercard Global Customer Care Mastercard recently achieved certification to the COPC Customer Experience (CX) Standard for Customer Operations , a first for a Fortune 500 company. This achievement, which includes its business-to-consumer locations in the United States and Australia, marks a pivotal moment in Mastercard’s ongoing commitment to customer service excellence.

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Phygital Retail At Canada Goose: The CMO On Blending Physical & Digital Customer Experience

Blake Morgan

                                      Do you find the ongoing debate between physical stores and online shopping tiresome? Penny Brook, the former Chief Marketing and Experience Officer of Canada Goose, has an important message for you: the future of retail involves both. In this podcast episode, we explore the exciting world of omnichannel experiences, where the physical and digital seamlessly combine to create personalized and captivating journeys fo

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Supporting vulnerable customers through the energy price cap increase

MyCustomer

The UK energy price cap is rising – but what does this mean for customers? Martin Brown discusses the ways in which energy firms can support their vulnerable customers through further financial hardship.

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BrandGPT and the future of CX

Adrian Swinscoe

This is a guest post by Jay Wolcott, CEO and co-founder of Knowbl. Statistics show that 81 percent of US consumers shopped online in 2022, but […] The post BrandGPT and the future of CX first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Text Analysis Software for Your Business

Lumoa

So, you’re eyeing growth and a healthy ROI for your business, right? I’m guessing that’s a big ‘yes.’ It’s a common goal, after all. And, if you’re nodding along, I’m also betting you’re savvy enough to know that the future of business success is tightly intertwined with embracing Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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A Deep Dive into Conversational Intelligence

InMoment XI

The advent of conversational intelligence has become a catalyst for transformation in the way that businesses communicate with consumers. More than just a technological innovation, conversational intelligence represents a paradigm shift how organizations understand, interpret, and harness the power of human conversations. What is Conversation Intelligence Conversation intelligence refers to the ability to understand, analyze, and optimize human conversations, particularly in the context of busin

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IRS Will Enforce 1099-K Reporting Of Cash App, Venmo, Zelle, And PayPal Transactions

Steve DiGioia

IRS Implements 1099-K Reporting Requirement for Payment Apps in 2024, Targeting More Accurate Financial Disclosures In 2024, the IRS is set to implement the long-expected 1099-K revealing prerequisite for outsider installment applications, like PayPal, Venmo, Money Application, or Zelle. At first scheduled for 2022, this standard orders detailing profit more than $600 to the IRS; notwithstanding, announcing will apply just to pay surpassing $5,000 for the impending year.

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3 key takeaways from Innovation Day to carry into 2024

Alida

Imagine yourself at this time next year. Your insights program is humming along like a precision engine. New products are exceeding their targets after being shaped and named by studies you ran. Leadership recognizes your team for saving money, improving customer satisfaction, and helping to set the company’s direction.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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How To Find The Right Balance Between Fraud And The Customers Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Per Statista , the amount of e-commerce losses to online payment fraud in 2022 since 2020 is $41 billion. If you think that is bad, get this: it’s supposed to rise to $48 billion by the end of this year. But wait, there’s more. Messente , a dedicated business messaging platform, notes the surge in package delivery scams. TransUnion’s published a study that unveiled a staggering 1500% spike in shipping fraud between 2019 and 2021, likely spurred by the flourishing ecommerce landscape and th

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Thriving Senior Living: Mastering Reputation Management Strategies

InMoment XI

Guiding a loved one through the customer journey of senior living is an intimately personal and emotional endeavor. At the heart of it; senior care is more than finding a place for a loved one to reside. It’s about fostering a community steeped in care, safety, comfort, and boundless joy. In this context, maintaining a sterling reputation in the realm of senior living becomes pivotal—it’s the bridge aligning with the aspirations of those seeking unparalleled care for their cherished

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Inference Llama 2 models with real-time response streaming using Amazon SageMaker

AWS Machine Learning

With the rapid adoption of generative AI applications, there is a need for these applications to respond in time to reduce the perceived latency with higher throughput. Foundation models (FMs) are often pre-trained on vast corpora of data with parameters ranging in scale of millions to billions and beyond. Large language models (LLMs) are a type of FM that generate text as a response of the user inference.

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KeyBank’s Obsession over Client Experience Sends their NPS and CSAT Scores Soaring

The DiJulius Group

Cleveland, OH-based KeyBank has earned the distinction of Customer Experience Organization of the year, awarded on Oct. 12, 2023, at the 15th annual Customer Service Revolution Conference. Past winners include Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and NewDay USA. KeyBank Branch & Contact Center Leaders KeyBank planned to enhance its already successful customer experience culture in January 2022 when.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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Top 8 Zendesk Features Teardown: Advantages & Disadvantages

Kustomer

Zendesk is still a dominant player in the customer support solutions market — most commonly compared against Kustomer, Freshdesk, Gorgias, Intercom and several other alternatives. Zendesk is best known for its ticketing system, automation features, and integrations, making it a fan favorite for thousands of SMBs globally. While Zendesk Suite provides seemingly everything you need from a help desk software, it does come with some hefty drawbacks.

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Using Omnichannel Contact Center to Drive Customer Satisfaction

InMoment XI

Contact centers are not new by any means. As a matter of fact, the first employed call center agents date back to the 1950s. But, these agents only made and received phone calls. It wasn’t until the turn of the century that these call centers evolved into multichannel contact centers. However, even these are quickly becoming obsolete. The future of the contact center lies in the omnichannel contact center.

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Three Customer Service Lessons from a World Traveler?

ShepHyken

I’m always looking for good customer service stories that teach or remind us about creating an amazing customer experience. I experienced something worth sharing recently, and we can take at least three lessons from it. I booked an international trip for a speaking engagement. On the day of departure, I was dropped off at the airport and went directly to the ticket counter.

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Build an Amazon SageMaker Model Registry approval and promotion workflow with human intervention

AWS Machine Learning

This post is co-written with Jayadeep Pabbisetty, Sr. Specialist Data Engineering at Merck, and Prabakaran Mathaiyan, Sr. ML Engineer at Tiger Analytics. The large machine learning (ML) model development lifecycle requires a scalable model release process similar to that of software development. Model developers often work together in developing ML models and require a robust MLOps platform to work in.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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12 Best Intercom Alternatives & Competitors Heading Into 2024

Kustomer

Intercom has earned a respectable brand name as an AI-powered messaging and help desk system. And we give them a lot of credit — over the years, Intercom has evolved into an innovative customer service software with all the bells and whistles, offering best in class tools like real-time chat support, proactive messaging, guided product tours, resolution bot, omnichannel support and tons of integrations.

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Unlocking CEO Mental Fitness: Imagine ”NPS” as a Custom Gauge for Effective Leadership or Not

eglobalis

Unlocking CEO Mental Fitness: Imagine ''NPS'' as a Custom Gauge for Effective Leadership or Not, Customer Gauge The post Unlocking CEO Mental Fitness: Imagine ”NPS” as a Custom Gauge for Effective Leadership or Not appeared first on Eglobalis.

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Best Practices for Continuous Performance Testing

Cyara

When it comes to customer experience (CX) in the contact center, performance is everything. Whether it’s a dropped call, an extended wait time, or a frustrating handoff across channels, customers will remember these bad experiences.

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How AI Will Transform Customer Support

ShepHyken

This episode of  Amazing Business Radio with Shep Hyken  answers the following questions and more:    How does AI play a role in streamlining repetitive tasks? What types of customer support tickets can be automated with the help of AI? How are large companies incorporating AI into their customer support platforms? What is the impact of AI automating simpler customer support tasks?

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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Neil Hoyne, Renowned Customer Analytics Expert and Best-Selling Author to Keynote Optimove’s Connect Conference, March 20-21 in London

Optimove

Renowned customer analytics expert and best-selling author of “Converted: The Data-Driven Way to Win Customers’ Hearts,” Neil Hoyne, will deliver the keynote address at Optimove Connect titled The Data-Driven Way to Win Customers’ Hearts. As one of the foremost authorities on customer relationship marketing, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School and Chief Strategist at Google, Hoyne will share valuable insights and practical tips with top marketers during the c

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Contact Center AI Maturity Model

MiaRec

In 2023, contact center leaders caught the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bug, realizing the many benefits that Conversational and Generative AI can bring. According to Gartner , the "global conversational AI and virtual assistant market represents the fastest-growing segment in the contact center forecast, helping to spur 24% growth in 2024." Furthermore, the report explains that contact center decision makers are planning to invest heavily in conversational AI as they are trying to reduce the re

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The Importance of Customer Effort Scores

Cyara

Will the company resolve any issues I have quickly and easily? This question is one of customers' primary concerns when first purchasing from a new business. In this blog, we’ll dive into the importance of this and why you should measure and understand your customer effort scores.