2023

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Do More In ‘24: Ten Customer Service and CX Tips for the New Year

ShepHyken

Happy New Year! I want this year to be your best year ever for creating amazing customer service and experiences. And for everything else, too! But as it applies to the customer experience, I thought it would be fun to share some ideas we need to do more of. With that, here are 10 ideas. Many, if not all, will apply to you and your business. Do more in 24!

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Not Just Another Blog Post on How to Improve Customer Experience

InMoment XI

Today, there are a lot of customer feedback management (CFM) companies talking about integrated CX. Integrated CX isn’t a new concept by any means, and InMoment is not so bold as to say we invented the concept. But, we are confident in saying that the strategies we are developing that view the customer experience as the sum of integrated feedback, insights, and actions are going to distinguish us from our competitors in a significant way.

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Customer Experience = Seeing + Being + Doing

ECXO

Customer Experience = Seeing + Being + Doing Customer Centricity is the umbrella for concepts like Customer Experience, Customer Intimacy, Customer Advocacy, Customer Loyalty, etc. With their 1998 Harvard Business Review article “Welcome to the Experience Economy” (and 1999 book), Joe Pine II and James Gilmore introduced the term Customer Experience as the next competitive battleground.

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Guest Post: Employee Engagement and CX: 5 Strategies to Build Synergy

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by Tarek Kamil, CEO and Founder of Cerkl, an internal communication software that helps teams connect. He writes about how employee engagement and customer experience can enhance business performance. Achieving success in business goes beyond offering quality products and services. Both employee engagement and customer experience are vital elements, and with some effort, it isn’t difficult for companies to build meaningful synergy between them.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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What Most CEOs Get Wrong About Customer Experience

The DiJulius Group

If your employee disappoints your Customer, whose fault is that? Typically, the blame is placed on the employee for using poor judgment or being indifferent to the Customer. However, ninety-nine percent of the time blame should be placed on the company or supervisor for putting someone in a position they were not qualified to handle. Read Full Article The post What Most CEOs Get Wrong About Customer Experience appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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Improving CX though Continuous Loop

ECXO

Improving Customer Experience though Continuous Loop Improving Customer Experience though Continuous Loop Although the concepts of Continual Service Improvement and Closing The Loop have different roots they share the fundamental focus on gathering input and feedback for insights on how to improve the way organizations create and deliver products and services to customers.

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How CX can impact the buying journey

MyCustomer

Martyn Lewis explores the unique role CX teams can play in positively influencing and managing the buying journey.

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Why you need to be providing a global customer experience

MyCustomer

Voice of the Customer Why you need to be providing a global CX

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Best Customer Experience Books 2023 in Digital Data, Design and Centricity

eglobalis

Best Customer Experience Books 2023 in Digital Data, Design and Centricity The post Best Customer Experience Books 2023 in Digital Data, Design and Centricity appeared first on Eglobalis.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Communicating CX: 15 Tips for Talking About Customer Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience is not a fad or a trend or a buzzy phrase. And yet, organizations often treat it like it is. They hang a banner, then ignore it. They announce it as an annual theme, then forget it by February. Or they simply talk about it without actually putting any rigor or discipline or even real goals to it. That’s why the foundational work of defining CX at your organization — through a CX Mission Statement and CX Success Statement — is so critically important to accomplishing real ch

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5 Customer Experience Predictions for 2023  

Comm100

2023 looks to be a year of great change in customer experience (CX). With economic uncertainty ahead, some organizations are asking employees to make do with fewer resources, while others are increasing CX investment. This is all occurring against a backdrop of incredibly high CX expectations across industries and ever-developing technology. To help make sense of the year ahead and plan for the ever-shifting CX landscape, we’ve asked five experts in the field for their CX predictions for 2023. 1

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Power up Your Productivity to Drive Experience Improvement

InMoment XI

Elevating Customer Experience Through Strategic Productivity Insights In a recent workshop conducted at the XI Forum 2023 in London by industry experts Simon Fraser, VP, Insights and Consultancy at InMoment, and Simon Hedaux, Founder of Rethink Productivity , the focus was on enhancing productivity to drive experience improvement within businesses. This hands-on workshop emphasised the significance of integrating customer and employee perspectives into experience enhancement strategies, whilst l

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Customer service is a performance art. Are you Oscar-worthy?

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUESTION: Customer service is a performance art. Are you Oscar-worthy? Movie actors like Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson, and Keanu Reeves act to be happy, sad, scared, scary, or angry. Yet, we, as the audience, believe they are genuinely real. The actors may “act their part”, but they are so good that we, as the audience, believe they are real.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The Reasons Behind Tesla’s High Net Promoter Score

Retently

Tesla currently holds a satisfaction rating of 96 , outscoring every other car manufacturer company in Net Promoter Score® ratings. Tesla has also claimed the top spot in the Consumer Reports’ annual owner satisfaction survey , where 91% of Tesla owners stated that they would buy another Tesla vehicle in the future. Total pre-orders for Tesla Model 3 surpassed many expectations at more than a quarter of a million in less than three days.

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Win the Customer, Not the Argument

ShepHyken

In a confrontation with a customer, you have a goal: win the customer , not the argument. I’ve written about this before, and it’s worth coming back to this topic from another angle with a different example. First, an interaction with a customer should never result in an argument. The best people in customer service, sales, or any frontline customer-facing job avoid escalating a confrontation to the level of a dispute.

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Supporting integrity of the scholarly record: Our commitment to curation and selectivity in the Web of Science

Clarivate

We have the important responsibility of providing our customers with trustworthy intelligence to help them transform the world for the better. The need for high-quality data from rigorously selected sources is becoming ever more important as the scholarly record becomes increasingly polluted. A trusted record of research is essential for the global R&D community to effectively use published research outcomes to elevate ideas that will benefit everyday life.

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Want Your Leaders To Be More Successful? Encourage Them To Fail More

The DiJulius Group

At most companies, policies and processes are put in place to deal with employees who exhibit sloppy, unprofessional, or irresponsible behavior. But if you avoid or move these people out, you don’t need so many rules. If you build an organization made up of high performers, you can eliminate most controls. The denser the talent, Read Full Article The post Want Your Leaders To Be More Successful?

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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7 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2023

Tricia Morris

Contact center leaders, your time is now. Customer service and customer experience analysts and thought leaders are suggesting that the contact center is “the next big tech frontier.” Investment in the contact center is increasingly—finally.

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Effective real-time marketing

ECXO

Real-time marketing is about engaging with the customer whenever and wherever they are in their buying journey. Making the most of customer data by using analytics to better understand who your customers are (and what they want) can help you create better real-time customer experiences. Harvard Business Review Analytic Services surveyed more than 500 leaders to help determine how fast and far along the real-time analytics maturity scale businesses are moving.

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The beauty (and challenges) of European cultural differences in CX

eglobalis

The beauty (and challenges) of European cultural differences in CX The post The beauty (and challenges) of European cultural differences in CX appeared first on Eglobalis.

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[Experience Action Podcast] 5 Must-Do’s to End the Year Strong

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Are you ready to end the year with gusto, and enter the next with a customer-centered game plan? This special episode will guide you through five essential actions every customer-focused leader must take to finish the year strong. Join me, Jeannie Walters, as we reflect on the highs, lows, and even the whimsical customer requests of the past year. We’ll discuss how to gather, categorize, and utilize feedback to identify areas of improvement and celebrate successes.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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The Game-Changer: Why Omnichannel Comms is Critical for Gaming

Comm100

In the fast-paced, high-stakes world of the gaming industry, the phrase “adapt or perish” couldn’t be more relevant. As player preferences evolve and competition intensifies, gaming companies must leverage every technological advantage at their disposal. One area where the industry has witnessed a dramatic transformation is in player support and communication.

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Surveys Are Boring, It’s What You Do with Them That’s Exciting: Three Ideas for Beating Survey Fatigue

InMoment XI

In the world of customer experience , surveys have been a reliable feedback-collecting source for decades. As we make our way forward with new CX technologies and approaches, survey fatigue remains a key operational concern. CX professionals are finding it more challenging than ever to keep program momentum alive. Today, I’m going to share some tips for reviewing your survey program for better response rates, higher program engagement, and better representative results.

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QUI QUOTES Reminders about Leadership and Employee Engagement.

Bill Quiseng

English writer Samuel Johnson said, “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed”. So, I encourage you to remind yourself and your colleagues every day about each one of these fifteen QUI QUOTES about leadership and employee engagement. ASSETS Your employees are not your most important assets. It is about how your employees FEEL about you and your company.

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ISO 42001: A new foundational global standard to advance responsible AI

AWS Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformational technologies of our generation and provides opportunities to be a force for good and drive economic growth. The growth of large language models (LLMs), with hundreds of billions of parameters, has unlocked new generative AI use cases to improve customer experiences, boost employee productivity, and so much more.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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The Customer Is NOT Always Right – Again!

ShepHyken

Whoever said “the customer is always right” didn’t hear this about this story. Fox News just posted an update to a 2021 story about a man arrested for pointing an AK-47 at an employee at a pizza shop in Knoxville, Tennessee. The short version of the story is this. A customer walked into a Little Caesars restaurant and became angry when he was told he would have to wait a few minutes for a pizza.

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Highly Cited Researchers 2023: The evolution of our evaluation and selection policy to support a robust scholarly landscape

Clarivate

Every year, the unveiling of the Highly Cited Researchers list sparks anticipation within the global research community as both researchers and their affiliated institutions or organizations scrutinize the list. Today, we present our 2023 list , recognizing 6,849 individuals from more than 1,300 institutions across 67 countries and regions. These Highly Cited Researchers stand out for their significant and broad influence in various scientific and social science domains, representing a small fra

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Staying Ahead of the Curve: Optimove’s 2024 Marketing Trends & Predictions

Optimove

Enhance your customer segmentation with our advanced guide Download Now Informed by our work with thousands of marketing experts representing 1,200+ brands and exclusive insights from our surveys of more than 2,000 consumers, here are the pivotal latest marketing trends we see shaping the landscape in 2024. Get ready for our top digital marketing trends for 2024.

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