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A Successful Customer Experience Strategy Means Keeping it Consistent


Sam travels often for business. On his last trip to London, he stayed at the Lord Rochester Hotel, since his tried-and-trusted Hotel Miranda Grand was overbooked. The receptionist at the Lord Rochester upgraded his room, comped him for food and spa services, and generally treated him like royalty. On his next visit to London, he insisted on being put up – along with his entire team – at the Rochester.

So You’re a New CX Leader? 5 Tips to Succeed in Your Role

CX Accelerator

We’ve all been there. It’s your first day on a new job and you’re trying to figure out how things work. There’s lots to be done – relationships to be built, goals to be set and plans to be drafted. You’re learning how to work in a new environment, and trying to battle the exhaustion that comes with that while remembering everyone’s names and figuring out what your priorities should be.

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Three Ways to Create Greater ROI in Your CX Program


During an event in Las Vegas I was lucky enough to share three key ways to create greater ROI from a CX program by leveraging our clients’ experiences around driving business success. In my role as a MaritzCX Client Success Practice Lead, I spend time meeting with practitioners in business reviews, reading through CX Program. View Article. General

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Don’t Make Customers Do Extra Work!

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share a short video inspired by 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. There’s not much that can give me an immediate stomachache like watching that airport conveyor belt slow down and halt without my bag on it. How about you? Make It Easy to Get Help When Needed. I understand that bags can get lost, but why add pain to misery?

The History of the Word "Hacker"

According to one of the best English etymological dictionaries available, the word "hacker", with the sense of evil/good and brilliant computer programmer, was born in the halls of MIT. This fact alone reminds us that culture and words begin in actual places. At that time, to hack code, or hack out code, had a negative connotation. Where did this come from? Read this eBook to learn how the word "hacker" has evolved.

How Powerful CRM Can Help You Delight Customers

NICE inContact

The last couple years have seen an important turning point for customer service and customer experience. Think about it: we’ve witnessed vast improvements in digital customer service technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and live chat, both of which are certain to continue evolving. Many companies recognized the importance of digital customer service and CX as key differentiators. 89% of businesses are soon expected to compete mainly on customer experience.

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Get Inspired at the Experience Management Event of the Year


EXPERIENCE FORUM 2019 NYC Whether your focus is customer, employee, or patient experience, join us for this action-packed event. This one-day free event is hosted in New York, designed to deliver best practices, inspiring idea exchanges, case studies, and expertise from top thought leaders and practitioners of experience management programs. You don’t want to miss! View Article. General

Not All Customer Data Are Created Equal: Why You Should Move Toward High-Quality Consent and Declared Data


With new privacy regulations and a greater public awareness of online privacy rights, we marketers have had a fire lit under us. We must be more careful and thoughtful than ever when deciding how to access and utilize customer data. This environment, coupled with the desire for more targeted information to help maximize marketing dollars, is leading businesses to focus less on the amount, and more on the quality of data used to reach customers

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4 Steps to a Streamlined Digital Customer Service Workflow

NICE inContact

Agility and ease are key concepts in digital customer service , regardless of your industry or the size of your business. We recently collaborated with T-Mobile, one of our clients, to learn more about how they offer better, more efficient digital customer service. Here’s what we found out. T-Mobile was facing a commoditized market and needed to differentiate beyond price and promotion.

Prove Your Customer Experience Value to Earn the Headcount You Need

Customer Bliss

Are you lacking headcount in your organization? If so, you’re not alone, and I want you to view this as a challenge and a test. You will need to establish, with tactics, what the work will be to garner headcount. Headcount allows you to have more order and structure within your organization. You need it to have a better understanding of who does what in the company and how it trickles down to the customer experience.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

ahm Improves NPS Scores with Interactive Voice Response (IVR)


ahm is a no-nonsense health insurance company that has been doing business for over 40 years and has over 700,000 ahm members. Addressing Systemic Issues and Using NLP Analytics with Unsolicited Feedback to Eliminate Failure Demand ahm has one of the most sophisticated voice of the customer programs in Australia and is always looking. View Article. Financial Services

Not All Customer Data Is Created Equal: Why You Should Move Toward High-Quality Consent and Declared Data


With new privacy regulations and a greater public awareness of online privacy rights, we marketers have had a fire lit under us. We must be more careful and thoughtful than ever when deciding how to access and utilize customer data. This environment, coupled with the desire for more targeted information to help maximize marketing dollars, is leading businesses to focus less on the amount, and more on the quality of data used to reach customers.

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Empire Today Moves to CXone, an Easy Decision

NICE inContact

With an outdated, on-premises Cisco call center system, Empire Today was facing a $1 million price tag to upgrade to modern functionality. The move to NICE inContact and the CXone cloud platform came soon thereafter. “It It was a no-brainer,” said Philip Bennett, Empire Customer Service Operations Manager. By the time the home improvement and furnishings company made the switch, there had been plenty of frustrations with the old system.

AI Chatbots: The Dream vs. The Reality (Pt. 1 – Delight)


The concept of “artificial intelligence” often gets invoked as a buzzword by enthusiastic tech theorists or marketers, but in this series, I’ll show you how AI chatbots are used right now by real companies with real business objectives. I’m not a theorist or a marketer, I’m someone with experience implementing AI chatbot solutions which provide value to businesses, as well as their customers. So what could your AI Chatbot do for you?

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

3 Ways to Realign Your Organization to Focus on Customer Experience

Melissa Henley

Employees who feel cared for care for your customers. And that starts with having a defined culture

The Future of Customer Experience — And Where Leaders Can Focus Today

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Let’s talk about the future of customer experience. I’m often asked about it, and I’ll tell you this universal truth: Customers will expect more than we can give them. You heard that right. We are reaching a point when expectations will become so high that it will be challenging for us to keep up with them. What can we do? Just build a bunker and wait it out, I suppose.

Seamless CX Meets Strategic AI

NICE inContact

Here’s the problem: 91% of customers expect a seamless experience when moving from one method of communication with a company to another (e.g., chat to phone). Yet only 24% of businesses give themselves an excellent rating in providing this seamless customer experience (CX). So, what are these stand-out organizations doing that the other 76% aren’t? You can bet it has something to do with strategic artificial intelligence (AI). Let’s start by looking at why businesses are turning to AI.

Automated NPS for Salesforce


This playbook is designed to help you set up your Automated NPS program and integrate it with Salesforce. It provides. Guides

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Managing Moments of Truth: Engineering a Better Member Experience at Credit Unions (Part 1)


Photo by Van Tay Media. Managing Moments of Truth: Engineering a Better Member Experience at Credit Unions (Part 1). A credit union is one of the only organizations that manufacture a product with the recipient of that product—the member—present. And because a credit union’s product is service itself, service is really the one true way for credit unions to differentiate themselves in a competitive banking space.

5 Ways to Deliver Better Service Just in Time for National Customer Service Week


National Customer Service Week is coming up soon. Every year it is the first full week in October. This is a week to celebrate and appreciate not only our customers, but also the people who make our customers happy. In fact, the original intent was to focus more on employees than customers, but I’m happy to celebrate both. In customer service, there are so many ways to do things right.

AI in Contact Centers – IT Gets the Driver Seat

NICE inContact

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics today and nearly every C-level executive is eager to understand how AI will transform their business. Contact centers are no exceptions. Only about a third of the customers are willing to use bots and virtual assistants to interact with companies AI is not a customer pleaser, yet! But it shows high potential. Contact center execs are keen on leveraging AI for the right use cases and the one team they rely heavily is IT.

How to Earn Executive Support for Your VoC Program


Learn how to earn executive support for your Voice of the Customer (VoC) program through these proven-to work strategies and tactics. Articles

Leadership Panel: Lessons Learnt from a Global Support Community

Speaker: Panel hosted by Adrian Speyer, Head of Community, Vanilla Forums

Are you struggling to support your global community? Or, are you not even sure where you should start. Establishing a global support community comes with many many questions. How do you encourage your customers to help others? What are the key metrics to measure? What are the biggest challenges? Our super panel consists of community leaders from around the world, each of whom, have experienced and overcome the challenges of a global support community. They are ready to share the trials and triumphs, and everything in between, on the road to a successful community.

Roadblocks on How to Fix Customer Retention


‘L-eh eh eh- t’s…Let’s stay together (‘gether)’. Whether a customer is ‘shiny and new’- a phrase used by this week’s ‘Sweets of CX’ guest, Jeannie Walters – or a loyal, long-time supporter of your brand, it’s all about keeping the healthy relationship going. In her conversation with our own James Gilbert, Jeannie- author, speaker, consultant, owner of Experience Investigators by 360 Connext , and CX Expert for 20 + years- educates us on the ins and outs of Customer Retention.

Guest Blog: Shock and Awe – A Guide to Creating a Customer Experience They’ll Talk About for Life


This week we feature an article by Jessica Wise who shares a story to illustrate how you can develop a lifelong relationship with your customers by creating a customer experience they will never forget. It was the Thursday before Memorial Day 2019. In less than 36 hours, my parents were headed to Texas for a two-week vacation. Their unruly, horse-sized Bernadoodle was ready to ship out on a two-week trip of his own. He was all set to head off to doggie boot camp … or so we thought.

Winning in the Cloud – How Businesses Achieve CX Success

NICE inContact

What do companies report after they move their contact center technology to the cloud? Many of them have achieved superior customer experience outcomes – like better customer satisfaction and likelihood to recommend. We surveyed more than 900 contact center leaders in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia about key customer experience topics, including contact center plans and metrics.

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How to Earn Executive Support for Your VoC Program


A Voice of the Customer (VoC) program is an essential tool to collect valuable customer feedback and take proper action to improve customer experience (CX). A successful program leads to higher return rates, fewer churns, and more loyal customers. . Although many CX professionals understand the importance of VoC and its impact on experience and customer loyalty, many are unable to quantify the business value of their initiatives (75% to be exact, according to CustomerThink research ). .

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Customer Engagement Is a Two-Way Street

Two-way engagement means creating opportunities for conversation. Go beyond the obvious step of responding to complaints and comments; your customers want and deserve more than that. Implement these four tips to boost your two-way engagement.