Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

Bold360

Comparing customer acquisition to dating isn’t a huge leap – you bring someone in with attractive offers and witty repertoire, but are you thinking about how you keep them? Are you putting in the same level of effort after prospects become customers? It’s at the point of conversion that most companies turn their focus to their next objective: landing another customer. Here’s why that MO is a no-go for your bottom line. You meet someone new — and you put your best foot forward.

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6 Most Popular Customer Experience Metrics and KPIs Explained Simply

Lumoa

Four Ways to Increase Meaningful Interactions with Your Customers

CSM Magazine

Investing in overall brand experience for customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. By building a happy, loyal customer base that makes brand interaction easy and enjoyable, businesses can ensure that they have the edge over competitors.

How to Take Local Brands to Global Success: The 5 Rules to Fortune

C3Centricity

I remember reading an article in the Financial Times a couple of years ago, that challenged companies to search for a new style of marketer. They weren’t speaking about the current need for marketers to be both creative and comfortable with data.

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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.

Introducing Centriam Telecom AI: Turning Comments into Insight

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Almost all customer feedback systems include surveys with open-ended questions. Indeed, in the popular Net Promoter System (NPS), the survey can consist entirely of just two questions: a likelihood-to-recommend score, followed by an open-ended question explaining the score.

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Introducing Anthropology & Ethnography to your Customer Room: An Inside Look with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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.

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Five Powerful Employee Feedback Tips for Customer Experience Leaders

MaritzCX

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the MyCustomer blog. You can read it here. Companies often focus solely on customer experience, forgetting the actual driver for an excellent customer journey – their employees.

This Holiday Season will Belong to the Creative Contact Center Staffers

inContact

The U.S. Job market is on fire! Recently released data shows the unemployment rate is 3.7% , the lowest it’s been since 1969 when a good chunk of our population was removed from the work force in order to fight the war in Vietnam.

Best of the Podcast: Improve Your Customers’ Lives By Stepping into Their Shoes

Customer Bliss

Do you put the needs of your customers first and focus on the value you provide them? Today, we’re replaying an episode that many of you enjoyed, featuring Francis Cordon , the first Chief Customer Officer at Rigor , a SaaS company.

6 Essential Qualities of the Best Customer Service Reps

Omnicus

Acquire and retain more customers with an outstanding customer service team. Customer Experience Customer Service

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.

Indiana Farmers Insurance Talks CX

MaritzCX

Best Practices Create Business Results Customer Experience Manager at Indiana Farmers Insurance, Jennifer Rulon, talks about how customers became core to their business through cultivation of their CX program with platform use and market research analysis.

How to Use Your Customer Journey Map to Increase Business Productivity

GetFeedback

If the teams in your organization appear productive, but you’re still having a hard time pushing the needle, the problem might be with how you’re measuring business productivity. The Harvard Business Review did some digging and found that analyzing the productivity of departments and individuals is not a reliable measure for the productivity of an entire organization. The article notes that although individual teams perform well overall, there is often a lot of redundancy across departments.

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3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI

Interactions

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 When it comes to the customer experience, Read more » The post 3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence

3 Credit Unions with an NPS higher than Apple

CloudCherry

Credit Unions are generally well-liked by their members – but did you know that some credit unions have stronger member loyalty than Apple?! Apple is well known for having some of the most loyal fans. People stream their annual product announcements during their breaks at work and line up for days to purchase the latest iPhone. This loyalty translates to an insanely high Net Promoter Score (NPS).

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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.

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QuestionPro Audience

The latest American Institute of Architects study predicts that nonresidential construction industry spending in the U.S. will increase by 4% through 2019. The institutional sector is expected to grow by 4.5%, compared to 3.4% for commercial/industrial.

Five Tips for Improving Contact Center Management

inContact

Contact center management is hard. Very hard, actually. You need to keep up with constantly growing and shifting customer expectations. You manage employees in an industry that has one of the highest turnover rates out there.

Can Your Employees See the Details Critical for Delivering Innovative Service?

Wired and Dangerous

Next week we celebrate Veteran’s Day and we deeply thank all those who have served for their service! We both had the distinct honor and privilege to serve our country. Chip is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran. .

5 Customer Effort Villains and their Kryptonite

Kayako

Not Starting at Google. Unguided Experiences. Hard to Find Information. Basic Support Submittal Forms. Wounded Agent Experiences. The less effort a customer goes through to do business with you, the better.” — Shep Hyken.

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.

Changes For the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

QuestionPro Audience

The U.S. packaged foods industry is a $378 billion year industry, and it is facing changes in the upcoming year, particularly in the packaged foods sector.

What is Digital Engagement?

Truthlab

Customers drive your business, and their happiness supports your business. Making your customers happy starts within your business, meaning you have full control over the situation.

Five Ways to Improve Contact Center Performance – What Every Customer Wishes You Knew

inContact

Too often, efforts to improve contact center performance are based business goals like increasing labor efficiency, or lower operating cost. But contact centers are not built to serve managers, they are built to serve customers. We surveyed over 2000 consumers in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Here are some of the things we learned: Nearly half of all inbound contact center interactions are for the purposes of asking for help.

Is customer satisfaction really a KPI?

Astea

Customer Satisfaction is often quoted as being an important KPI for any business. While it is undoubtedly important, is it really a KPI? In this post from Steve Scott, Astea’s Managing Director – Asia Pacific , we consider how businesses can improve upon customer satisfaction.

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.

How to Make Your Customer Experience Convenient

Beyond Philosophy

Convenience has a significant influence on the outcome of your Customer Experience. It is crucial you ensure you are making it as easy as possible for your customers to do business with you. Today, we are going to discuss some areas you can look at to do just that. I didn’t like shopping for years.

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‘Tis The Season – Your Customers Might Need A Little Nudge

Forrester's Customer Insights

On November 5, in line with tradition, a huge array of sparkling displays took place across the UK to celebrate Guy Fawkes night (“Remember, remember, the fifth of November. ”).

“Are We Efficient?” Five Metrics for Tracking Efficiency KPIs

inContact

“How efficient are we? And where can we more be more efficient?” If you are a call center manager, you likely ask these questions on a regular basis. But where do you find the answers?

CX Obsession Fall 2018: Seattle

AskNicely

You asked for more CX Obsession , and we’re making it happen. After two successful runs in Portland (with a combined event NPS of 66.7!) you had one question for us: when and where is your next event? We crowdsourced some location ideas and Seattle came out on top! We are thrilled to bring our CX love to the Emerald City. View details and register here! Join us at SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, December 12th for a (free!)

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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

Seven Key Strategic Questions Critical to CX That You Must Answer

Beyond Philosophy

I went to Bahrain for the first time recently. I was a keynote speaker there for a Customer Experience conference. I was fascinated by the country. There is a lot of Customer Experience activity happening there. Rami Sweis, the CEO of GolfCX invited me to speak at the conference.

DataStax and the Cassandra Community

datastax

DataStax’s contributions to the Cassandra community cover a wide range of needs, all oriented towards your success in building Cassandra-based applications. I think of these as the “Three C’s of Community”: Code, Coaching, and Conferences. Cassandra.

Interactions 2019 Welcomes Ashton Kutcher as Keynote Speaker!

inContact

Interactions 2019 welcomes actor, investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ashton Kutcher, as keynote speaker!

Top 3 Ways to Turn Customer Feedback into Customer Advocacy

AskNicely

Positive word-of-mouth, customers and clients who advocate for your products and services, customers who stay for life and tell everyone they know about your company — this is what all businesses strive to achieve. It is also something companies struggle with day in and day out. In fact, we all want the magic bullet that drives the customer advocacy growth flywheel.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.