Sat.Sep 08, 2018 - Fri.Sep 14, 2018

5 Things Customers Expect from Customer Service Interactions

Help.com

Customer service is not supposed to be reactionary. According to Gannett CMO Andy Yost , “2018 will be the year of servicing consumer needs before they even arise. Brands leveraging the right data and analytics to deliver impactful customer experiences will rise to the top.”

How to Systematically Decrease Customer Churn

GetFeedback

Our best customers are the ones who stay with us. The proof is in the numbers: a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to a 25-95% increase in profits , according to a Harvard Business School study.

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How Two Leaders Use Customer Journey Mapping As a Tool to Unite Leadership and Address Customer Retention Concerns

Customer Bliss

In my recent vlog, Jeanne’s Daily Dose…Of Reality , I discuss the importance of customer journey mapping and how you can use it to break down silos and unite your leadership team.

You want talent, but can you manage it?

CX University

Can you think of a business that wants untalented workers? And yet, how many businesses have figured out how to reward ambitious tendencies with real opportunity and career growth? The difference is staggering.

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.

Customer Irritation Can Erode Customer Experience - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Frustration Drives People Away. I was recently at a business conference at a highly regarded venue. The presenter was wonderful and provided lots of strategies, techniques, and solutions for those in attendance.

3 reasons why you should collect and analyse customer feedback in real time 

Lumoa

How often should you collect customer feedback? This question is raised more and more often, especially now, in the “era of customer feedback”.

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How Healthcare is Embracing the Digitally-Empowered Consumer

Smarter CX

The last few years have seen a proliferation of digital health tools including apps and wearables. “Doctor” Google is often a first port of call when looking for health information. We digitally count our steps.

Streamlining Support with Salesforce Case Forms

GetFeedback

Pretty much every business has a contact form on its website. Simple and effective, they give customers and leads an easy way to reach you. But if you’re using a traditional form that doesn’t integrate with Salesforce, you may be missing out on key data and costing your team more time and energy.

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Social Communication is not ever Permission to Sell

One Millimeter Mindset

Social communication etiquette is going over the top. Have you noticed? In spite of the topics I scheduled on my editorial calendar, the theme of this week’s posts is rapidly becoming Communication. Communication between leadership, management and front line employees.

How Culture Transformation Leads to Amazing CX Programs

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.

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.

How to Send the Message That You Care to be Your Best Every Day

Steve DiGioia

can a crooked sign ruin your business? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You have a great product, so that’s done. Next comes finding the perfect location to set up shop and after almost a year you’re finished. Now, you’re finally open and business is flowing.

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Reduce Customer Effort, Increase Loyalty: A Recipe for Growth

GetFeedback

Customers churn for a lot of different reasons. In today’s world of subscription-based business models and limited trial periods, many brands risk losing a large swath of customers after a certain time frame has passed. No brand is immune from customer churn, either. This means that companies need to pay attention more than ever to the customer experience. By understanding why customers churn, you can identify which areas of your business need the most improvement.

How the voice of the customer can future-proof your business

Vision Critical

In a fast-moving world where customer expectations are constantly changing, the best way to future-proof your company is to orient your business around the voice of the customer.

Grooming Customers for Advocacy

Wired and Dangerous

For today’s customer CONSISTENCY, RELIABILITY and MAKING A STRONG EMOTIONAL CONNECTION brings value and is the key to building LOYALTY which drives ADVOCACY and GROWTH!

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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.

Top 5 Processes that RPA can Master Best

Jacada

Top 5 Processes that RPA can Master Best.

Fall Food + Drink Trends of 2018

QuestionPro Audience

September is upon us. With it comes sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and hearty crock pot meals. Consumers are looking for warm comfort food and substantial drinks, and we are talking the top trends for fall 2018. PACKAGING.

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4 Reasons Why Live Chat Drives Sales and Loyalty To Your Business

Kayako

If you take a look at Kayako’s website and blog, it’s obvious that we know live chat customer support is a big difference-maker for businesses large and small. Our study of 500 consumers and businesses proves it. After all, more than 41% of the consumers we talked to said they prefer live chat over email, phone, and social media support.

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The Critical Conversation You MUST Have When Developing Your Customer Journey Map

Customer Bliss

In my new 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.

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.

How to Reduce Customer Service Friction with Live Chat

Comm100

Friction is everywhere in life, and it impacts us from the time we wake up until we go to sleep. But how can friction be defined?

DiscoverOrg: Finding the Peppermint Bark Moment

AskNicely

?. For Katie Bullard — Chief Growth Officer at DiscoverOrg , the leading marketing and sales intelligence provider — it took years of miserable holiday shopping experiences to recognize a truly great one. That moment came from a simple gesture at a busy Crate & Barrel store.

Report: Tech Vendor NPS & Loyalty Benchmark, 2018 (B2B)

Experience Matters

We just published Temkin Group’s annual Tech Vendor NPS & Loyalty Benchmark Study.

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Boost Growth and Lower Costs with AI and Cloud Contact Center Solutions

inContact

Today, contact center leaders who embrace the cloud are quick to see its benefits – powering engaging customer experiences while positively impacting business outcomes.

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.

Do Our Professional Labels create Positive Customer Experiences?

One Millimeter Mindset

Are we a bit too devoted to and obsessed by our professional labels? The awards we collect. The Top List of This or That we are on. Those accomplishments, honors, certifications, academic degrees in which we revel. Our professional labels are What We “Do”, for Other People, Right Now. Hmmm……. Really?

A New Website And A Whole Lot More!

Kerry Bodine

We’ve spruced things up a bit around here — and the changes include much more than just a fresh coat of paint. Here’s an overview of the new features you’ll find on our site: The State of Journey Managers, 2018: Our latest report is the industry’s first comprehensive research study into the emerging role of journey managers. Download it now. The Always Up-To-Date Guide To CX Events: We’re aiming to deliver your definitive guide for customer experience networking and education.

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FREE Temkin Group Industry CX Webinars

Experience Matters

Temkin Group publishes a large amount of industry- and company-specific research, so we often do webinars that highlight what’s happening in customer experience in those industries.

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How Retently Automated Customer Feedback Analysis Using MonkeyLearn

Retently

Our product team makes use of all possible means to get hold of actionable insights for roadmap improvements.

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.

Introducing MapTrack.One: Adding accountability & predictability to the organisational approach to CX

ijgolding

Having worked with my good friend, Stefan Osthaus, for many years, it is never a surprise to constantly find him looking for new, innovative ways to help others improve their effectiveness in the field of customer experience.

How Does Time Of Day Affect How Much We Sell?

Beyond Philosophy

Does the time of the day that you sell or deal with your customers affect how much they buy or how they see your customer experience. The answer is yes, but why is this the case and what should you do about this? The post How Does Time Of Day Affect How Much We Sell? appeared first on. Podcast

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by David Olson who shares tips on how to use live chat software correctly. – Shep Hyken. The modern marketplace offers many different ways to make your business and employees more productive.

The Dealership Service Call Center: Not Ready to Prevent Future Breakdowns

MaritzCX

The sale of a product marks the beginning of a business relationship – a relationship that only becomes truly profitable through the service relationship that follows. Ideally, that relationship would last throughout the product and customer life cycle.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.