Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

How Customer Success Teams Should Navigate the Complexities of Customer Handoffs


When it comes to dealing directly with customers, is there anything more anxiety-inducing for customer success teams than the dreaded handoff? Probably not, but it really doesn’t have to be this way.

Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Conduct Market Research


If you commission or conduct market research, then this post is a must-read. It shares ten important reasons I have learned over the years for NOT doing research, but which are unfortunately still prevalent today. Which, if any, are you guilty of? Leave your comments below – I dare you! #1.

Enable Graceful Departures for Your Customers

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

5 Support Tools to Improve Customer Experience


Today’s customers have high expectations for support. They want answers to their questions—and they want them quickly. In order to meet this demand, your team needs modern customer support tools that aid their efforts in providing the best customer experience possible.

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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.

Which 2019 Consumer Trends Will Impact Your Customer Experience Strategy?


Let’s get real: once-transformative technologies that allowed businesses to respond to consumer needs with speed and agility no longer elicit the oohs and aahs they once did.

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The Basics of Establishing and Operationalizing Your CX Foundation

Customer Bliss

How to Create Customer Surveys for Content Marketing


A successful content marketing strategy relies on good customer feedback. Without knowing what your customers want, it’s impossible to develop valuable content that generates brand loyalty and business leads. The better your content, the bigger impact you’ll have on the bottom line. .

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Blue Ocean Specialty Team Named as Finalist in 2019 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service


Blue Ocean, a world leader in customer care solutions, was named a finalist in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” category in the 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

Setting Attainable CX Goals: Part 2 of 3


This is the second part of a three-part blog series. In this blog series, I’m focusing on the three questions I’ve been asked the most over my 20 years in various research consulting roles at MaritzCX. Last month I answered the question: “How do I increase response rates? Should I shorten my survey?”

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.

6 Winning Lessons From The New England Patriots (For All Organizations)

Experience Matters

The New England Patriots just won the AFC Championship, earning a trip to their third straight Superbowl. As a Patriots fan, I’m thrilled. I know that many people don’t like the team, but there’s no denying that the Patriots have built a dynasty and are one of the most dominant teams in recent history (across any sport). How do the Patriots keep achieving success? By implementing a system that creates winning teams.

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Watch Jeanne Bliss’s Webinar: How to Provide Customer Service That Would “Make Mom Proud”


Customer experience expert Jeanne Bliss joined us for a webinar where she spoke with us about her new book ‘Would You Do That to Your Mother’, and how businesses can provide customer service that would quite literally “make mom proud!”.

IntouchCheck: New Year, New Features


Learn more about some of the exciting new IntouchCheck features that have just been released


Setting Attainable CX Goals: Part 2 of 3


This is the second part of a three-part blog series. In this blog series, I’m focusing on the three questions I’ve been asked the most over my 20 years in various research consulting roles at MaritzCX. Last month I answered the question: “How do I increase response rates? Should I shorten my survey?”

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.

Is Your Customer Service Team Still Wearing Blinders?

Steve DiGioia

Blinders. They’re used on racehorses to keep their focus on running straight ahead and to not be distracted by the horses on either side. For most horses, blinders are a good and productive means to an end. But for some of us humans working in the customer service industry, we’ve decided to wear blinders too. We focus on our job with little interaction with our fellow co-workers. We think this “laser focus” is our key to success until we’re shown the door. Then we ask, “Why am I being fired?”.

Step up Customer Assistance with Live Video Support


Innovative ways to provide customers with immediate assistance, guidance and support lies at the heart of every customer-centric organization.

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Great Teams = Great Customer Experiences

Wired and Dangerous

Customers today are picky, fickle, vocal and vain. They are Vain –expecting treatment that telegraphs they are special and unique, not just one of the masses.

Convergence and What It Means to CX


I wish we had a crystal ball but we don’t. Despite that, we made a prediction back in the fall that the worlds of CX and CRM would continue coming together since it results in many benefits both for customers and organizations.

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.

What is Call Queuing and Why Does It Matter?


Let’s face it, no one enjoys waiting in line. Whether we’re getting a coffee, a car wash, or checking into a hotel, we all just want fast and easy service, so we can get on with our day. . This same rule applies when people call into your contact center. . And if you think that more people are contacting you via your digital channels instead of calling you, think again.

Get the Right People on Your Customer Experience Team

Kristina Evey

Successful teams are made up of the right people. This is true in sports and it is true in Customer … Read More Get the Right People on Your Customer Experience Team. The post Get the Right People on Your Customer Experience Team appeared first on Kristina Evey. Planning for CX Team

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4 Vital Concepts of Behavioral Economics Every CX Manager Should Know

Beyond Philosophy

Your customers are people and people’s behavior is complicated, especially as customers. Many psychological theories exist to help explain why people do what they do, and when those theories apply to how people behave as customers, they are called Behavioral Economics.

Tough Customers


Colin Greenwood and Richard Ogley are here to help. Specifically, they’re here to help you; the customer.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Florida’s City Furniture Gains Reliable Data and Performance Visibility


Meaningful data and reporting are critical elements for any contact center. Without an accurate read on performance and the quality of the service being provided to customers, managers can’t know where—or how—to improve. That’s the situation City Furniture, a leading home furnishings and accents retailer in Florida, found itself in with an on-premise Cisco system that consistently provided inaccurate information.

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Episode 35 – Tips to Successfully Onboard Your Customers

Kristina Evey

Shownotes : Plan Your Customer Onboarding – Leave Nothing to Chance The way you onboard your new customers sets the … Read More Episode 35 – Tips to Successfully Onboard Your Customers. The post Episode 35 – Tips to Successfully Onboard Your Customers appeared first on Kristina Evey. Onboarding Planning for CX Podcasting

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How Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the Humanity in CX

Smarter CX

Leading economists say that the world is experiencing a technical revolution at a never-before-seen level of complexity. Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the center of this shift and is changing the way that people work, live, and relate to one another. These trends tend to scare people.

Seamless Customer Experience Requires Smart Integrations

Upstream Works

Customer experience journey management and optimization will take precedence in 2019 as organizations continue to focus on driving greater productivity and efficiency and improved customer experience.

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.