Sat.Jan 04, 2020 - Fri.Jan 10, 2020

A Customer-Centric Culture Needs a Customer-Centric Leader

Customers That Stick

Here it is! Our first official blog post of the 2020s.

When CX Is a Matter of Life or Death

Heart of the Customer

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that customer experience (CX) is important. But even the staunchest CX advocates might not realize that CX done right can save lives.

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Want to Win at Personalization? Let the Customer Lead

Think Customers

Increasingly, customers expect personalized experiences as a standard of service. But as consumers, we all know that the quality of personalized experiences is not equal. As customer expectations rise, the margin for error is rapidly shrinking.

The Differences Between B2B and B2C Customer Journey Mapping

GetFeedback

After Voice of the Customer (VoC) , nothing is more closely associated with Customer Experience Management (CXM) than a customer journey map (CJM). .

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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!

How to Improve Your Customer Expansion Strategy

Totango

Every business needs to grow. However, in today’s customer-centered economy, simply seeking out new customers is not enough. Companies today are instead looking to implement a customer expansion strategy.

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Be Wary of “The Year of the Customer”

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Charging into the new year, it’s easy to want to name what’s ahead of us. I am seeing a few enthusiastic sorts claiming 2020 will be “The Year of Experience,” “When Experience Finally Wins” or “The Year of the Customer.” ” I ask you to greet these well-meaning mantras with appropriate suspicion. For one, a quick Google search will bring you articles that claim 2019 was “The Year of the Customer.”

The Meaning of CX – not that CX – this CX – the Colleague Experience

Innovative CX

There’s been plenty written about how to improve your customer experience. Lately it seems like we are all talking about the importance of the employee experience as well. The linkage between the two is imperative to improving both experiences. The Colleague Experience differs from these two.

6 Emotional Drivers in the Retail Shopping Journey

Gold Research

With the 2019 retail season just closing, our New Year’s wish for 2020 is that retailers take the time to focus on the emotional journey that shoppers take and deliver an experience that makes the shopping trip productive, eventful and referral-worthy.

Which 5 Traits Would You Choose to Build the Ideal Customer Service Agent?

Steve DiGioia

We scour resume after resume in search of the best candidate. But, as a service provider, we never truly know the applicant’s skill set until they’re hired and in contact with your precious customers. Sometimes we’re lucky and hire a gem who goes on to build customer relationships lasting years.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

BlueOcean

Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution.

Why Journey Mapping Is A Team Sport — And How To Get Your Team Involved

Kerry Bodine

I was talking recently with the head of marketing at large consumer products company. Several years ago, a major digital agency she was working with presented her team with customer journey maps.

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Customer retention in the telecom industry – new thinking

TechSee

With the telecommunications industry at saturation point, and with services largely commoditized, providers suffer from exceptionally high rates of churn.

Creating a Customer-Centric Agency at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Heart of the Customer

I heard Lee Becker, Chief of Staff of the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) of the VA speak at a recent Medallia conference and was blown away by his remarks.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

Six Types Of Experience Data (X-Data)

Experience Matters

One of the key building blocks of Experience Management (XM) is X-data, which helps establish an understanding of how people think, feel, and behave. In almost all circumstances, organizations lack the X-data they truly need.

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The Power of Empowerment: Agents and CX

Upstream Works

So far, this series has addressed the impact of digital transformation and the importance of personalization as key contact center trends to follow in 2020. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but these are the core building blocks for delivering a great customer experience – CX – all the time.

Intraday Agent Inspiration Techniques You Must Consider

PlayVox

According to Glassdoor, appreciation is the single most critical element for motivating customer service teams.

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Five Consumer Lessons From The 2010s: #2

Forrester's Customer Insights

This is the second installment in a series of five blog posts highlighting important lessons about consumer behavior and attitude that emerged from the past decade.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Power of Moderation – A 2020 Perspective

Horizon CX

Here we are—January 2020—another new year just beginning—and an election year as well. Excitement abounds. And here I am, as you may well be, in a moderate reflection of the past year and moderately optimistic about the year ahead. I’m using the word “moderate” quite intentionally. I consider myself a very moderate person in my approach to life and business and especially within my current role as a customer experience consultant.

Guest Post: Turn Customers into Fans by Telling the Truth, Especially When It Hurts

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by David Meerman Scott who has written a new book, Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans about turning customers into customers and customers into fans.

A checklist for starting to measure customer experience

Lumoa

We share a simple checklist you can use to quickly start measuring your customer experience. Even if you’re already measuring customer experience, the checklist will make sure you’re hitting all the right points along the way. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Why Brand Perception Matters and How You Can Measure It

GetFeedback

How can companies understand consumer brand perception when they’re looking at it from inside the box? We’ll cover some tools and methods that capture it. Articles

AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

Evolving the Customer Experience Industry by MaritzCX CEO Mike Sinoway

MaritzCX

Introducing the second CX Café Customer and Employee Experience Podcast: CEO of MaritzCX, Mike Sinoway, talks about innovations that are emerging in the customer experience industry.

How Canadian Tire and Salomon Achieve CX Success through Data Integration

Vision Critical

According to a recent Forrester report , “consumers are more aware than ever that companies collect and use their personal data for marketing and advertising purposes.”. Customer Experience

Why Journey Mapping Is A Team Sport — And How To Get Your Team Involved

Kerry Bodine

I was talking recently with the head of marketing at large consumer products company. Several years ago, a major digital agency she was working with presented her team with customer journey maps.

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40 Customer Retention Statistics You Need to Know

GetFeedback

Churn can cripple any organization. These 40 customer retention stats reinforce the growing need for effective customer experience management. Articles

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Live Chat Benchmark Data 2020

Comm100

Organizations know that providing great customer experiences (CX) is no longer optional in today’s competitive business landscape. Four years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2019 more than 50% of organizations would invest more money into their CX strategy than ever.

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5 Ways to Leverage Technology to Reduce Call Center Costs

NICE inContact

In this video, the next in our series on Transforming Customer Experiences, Glen Remy, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, discusses call center agent costs and how technology can be used to manage and mitigate these costs. Call Center Best Practices Customer Experience

Why Journey Mapping Is A Team Sport — And How To Get Your Team Involved

Kerry Bodine

I was talking recently with the head of marketing at large consumer products company. Several years ago, a major digital agency she was working with presented her team with customer journey maps.

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