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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.

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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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.

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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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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Do Your Customers Believe in You?

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. My cat is diabetic. Domino” was diagnosed 3 months ago and since then must receive 2 insulin shots per day, 12 hours apart. That’s my job. Domino. On those times when I’m not available, the job falls on my wife or daughter.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

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.

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!)

QuestionPro Audience - Untitled Article

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Top types of customer communication channels

Comm100

Top Types of Customer Communication Channels. Customers are the lifeblood of your business, so it makes sense that they should also be the motivating factor behind any major business decisions. Adding a new customer communication channel can seem like great business sense, either to embrace a new section of customers, or deflect from other channels. And customers themselves may be vocal about the need for new channels to be added.

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.