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Successful Customer Experience: 3 Critical Things CX Leaders Get Right


When we look at customer experience leaders today , it’s unsurprising there are a number of things they have in common. When looked at from a macro level, we see that many of the individual strategies and tactics that these leaders deploy roll up to three high-level areas of strategic focus.

Differentiate your CX with emotional connections


3rd Apr 2019. We’re experiencing an explosion of choices. The digitalisation of industries allows consumers to source nearly anything they want from. Peter Dorrington. European Director of Customer Insights

What Customers Really Want When They Leave a Bad Review

It's really easy to get caught in the mindset that says 'a customer who leaves a bad review just needs you to placate them with a refund or a freebie of some kind.' Yet when I set out to ask customers what they really wanted when they left a bad review, the responses were surprising.

Don’t Let Lack of Customer Trust or Feeling Valued Undermine Marketing Engagement


Article by Ernan Roman Featured on Let’s discuss two factors that will derail your marketing: lack of trust and lack of feeling valued. If consumers do not have a perception of trust regarding your company, they’ll have no interest in anything you have to say to them.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Guest Blog: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Experience


This week we feature an article by Irina Kirnos who writes about how chatbots are customer experience tools that are changing the way that companies interact with their customers. Chatbots are more than just automated FAQ answer generators.

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3 Ways to Serve a Customer Even When We’re Not at Our Best

Steve DiGioia

As I lay in bed, coughing and sneezing from a cold, dreading even going to the kitchen for a glass of water because of aches and pains from my unseen tormentor, I’m comforted knowing, “boy, I’m sure glad I didn’t have to go to work today”. But what if I did?

How YETI Stays Ahead with Feedback


Today, YETI’s top tier coolers and drinkware have become a symbol of status and trendiness for outdoor enthusiasts. And with good reason! After all, how often can you boast about having a cooler that is bear-proof , fortified from the elements and can withstand even the roughest elements ?

How A Legacy Organization Embraces Digital Media to Engage Audiences in a Meaningful Way

Customer Bliss

How does a legacy organization integrate digital media in a way that facilitates a meaningful customer experience?

How To Write A Winning Marketing Plan: 8 Questions Every Marketer Should Be Prepared To Answer


How hard is it to write a marketing plan? After all, every marketer writes one every year, so how difficult can it be, right? Well, writing a marketing plan isn’t hard at all, but writing a winning plan is very difficult. And time consuming.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Selling


Successful call center agents are trained to pinpoint customer needs and resolve their pain points. This service-oriented approach to the customer experience uniquely positions call center agents to become successful upsell representatives, ultimately contributing to helping their company achieve revenue goals and improve sales effectiveness. . Here are 5 steps organizations can take to improve call center selling . Differentiate between upselling and cross selling.

3 Scenarios Where Email Surveys Are the Best Option


With all this focus on alternative survey distribution channels, you may think that emails are going the way of the rotary phone, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Email surveys are still the tried-and-tested avenue most brands use to collect feedback from their customers. .

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Episode 45 – Customer Experience Futurist Blake Morgan Shares Her Insights

Kristina Evey

Episode 55 Show Notes – Blake Morgan Discusses Customer Experience Customer Experience expert Blake Morgan joins me on this episode … Read More Episode 45 – Customer Experience Futurist Blake Morgan Shares Her Insights. The post Episode 45 – Customer Experience Futurist Blake Morgan Shares Her Insights appeared first on Kristina Evey. B2B Customer Experience Customer Experience Management Employee Experience Podcasting

How to Create Better Surveys: Your Business Depends on it


Find out what it takes to create effective customer surveys and start sending customer surveys right away! Feed generated with FetchRSS

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

5 Tips to Improve Call Center Agent Productivity


Agents are the biggest asset in any contact center. Ironically, agent turnover is seen as the number one challenge for contact centers. Contact center executives are always looking at ways to invest in agents – hire the best agents, train them better and retain them longer. An increased agent productivity is a proven formula to drive better employee motivation and hence retention. . Here are some tips to improve agent productivity in your contact center. .

Computer Vision AI: The Secret Ingredient for Contact Centers


Today’s contact centers face a daunting challenge. The explosion in connected devices and the prevalence of online shopping mean that millions of products are now shipped daily, With online commerce projected to pass the $3 trillion mark in 2019.

How to Turn Surveys from Being a Chore to a Choice


This article was written by Gillian Mackay, Strategic Consulting Director at MaritzCX, and originally published here. Engaging Customers with Creative Technology You’ve just finished a call to your bank about a fairly mundane matter when you are asked to stay on the line to complete a telephone survey. Sound familiar? What do you do? View Article. General

Designing The Customer Experience for Marketers


Gartner reports from 2018 that 52% of marketers with CX responsibility expect their budgets to remain the same or decrease. However, expectations with the importance of CX is continuing to grow. 23% of B2B CMO’s see CX as a top 3 objective. So how do Marketers that assume CX responsibility address this with less budget without giving up important technology needed for other aspects of Marketing? This research appears to demonstrate a clear truth: it is often easier to say something than to do it.

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.

Athens Services: “How Did We Go for So Long” Without WFM?


Athens Services continues to expand its trash- and recyclables-hauling business to include partnering with communities and other groups on disposal and other environmental communities. The company’s growth has exploded, especially after winning a contract with the city of Los Angeles, in addition to serving residential and commercial customers in communities across Southern California. Before NICE inContact, Athens Services did not have an IVR.

The Power of a Smile


“Smile and the world smiles with you.” That is part of a longer quote attributed to Stanley Gordon West. It became the topic of conversation while on a New York subway with my daughter, Alex, when I noticed her smile at someone who, in turn, smiled back.

Video Brings Your Customer’s Insight to Life


At 12:01AM on August 1, 1981 MTV took to the air waves and forever changed the music industry. Video offered a new perspective and changed how the world experienced music. Today, video is revolutionizing CX programs by offering a new perspective on how organizations see, hear, and respond to their customers. Join MaritzCX and LivingLens. View Article

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Customer Experience Questions to Challenge Yourself Every Day

Kristina Evey

Want to improve your Customer Experience in one easy step? Ask yourself- did you do everything you could for the … Read More Customer Experience Questions to Challenge Yourself Every Day. The post Customer Experience Questions to Challenge Yourself Every Day appeared first on Kristina Evey. Customer Experience Management Customer loyalty Perception

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.

Collaborative Solutions Deliver for Engaging Solutions


As a growing management consulting firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Engaging Solutions provides a variety of customized services to government agencies, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Its contact center solutions are focused largely in the Medicaid managed care sector. New contracts typically require the company’s 100-175 contact center agents to process a plan’s entire membership in a very short window of time—often 90 days.

Don’t Just Automate: Orchestrate


Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to practice mindfulness. More specifically, trying to be a little bit more cautious in the way that I use my phone. But every now and then, you find a real gem during those mindless roams, like this funny thread on Reddit, seen a few weeks ago.

Video Brings Customer Insights to Life


Bringing Insight to Life: Enhancing CX with Video In 1981, MTV changed the music industry forever by offering a new perspective with music videos. In this day and age, video is continuing to revolutionize, only this time with CX programs; by offering a new perspective on how organizations see, hear, and respond to their customers. View Article. General

4 Ways Omnichannel Customer Experience Will Change in 2019

Smarter CX

Today, the omnichannel customer experience (CX) is quickly evolving into the core brand CX. Consider: Forbes notes that both B2B and B2C transactions have more touchpoints than ever before.

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.