2022

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How to Kickstart the Next Digital Experience Trend

InMoment XI

Digital experience trends are the new road maps of modern day business. Are you still using a paper map to direct you when you’re driving to work? Of course not, you’re using your smartphone that tells you where you are, when to turn, and if there is an accident up ahead. Think of digital experience trends being the new maps application in your business.

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Can Conversational AI Make Your CX More Human and Empathetic? | Creative Virtual

Customer Experience Update Submitted Articles

Often criticised for removing the human touch from customer experiences, conversational AI virtual agents can help employees be more human and empathetic

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5 Lessons from the 2022 CX “Global Gurus” on Future-Facing Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

As we head further into 2022, it’s apparent that companies are picking up steam and looking ahead to the future of their experience practices (customer experience, employee experience, and beyond). If you’re looking for resources to share with your team on experience leadership, I encourage you to take a look at the authors on this year’s Global Gurus list of customer experience leaders for inspiration (a sincere thank you to Global Gurus for including me in the list once agai

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Contact Center Location Strategy in a Remote World

BlueOcean

How do you continue to offer seamless customer service and experience in this new world of remote work? Blue Ocean offers some insights on how to create a contact center location strategy in a remote world.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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CX Education for Employees: Why it Matters & How to Develop Your Program

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Why does Customer Experience Training Matter? It’s common for Customer Experience (CX) to be misunderstood as reactive customer service, support, or even ‘just being nice to customers.’ CX is much more than these, though. I like to define Customer Experience as: A mindset. A strategy. A business discipline. Customer experience is more than one area, product, service or person.

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Reshaping The Future Of Digital Customer Service: 22 Influential Leaders to Watch in 2022

TechSee

Customers expect better and faster pre and post purchase services. Whether they need help setting up a new device or to repair a damaged product, the way in which these interactions are handled are at the heart of customer satisfaction. As companies embrace the digitization of customer support, the new standard is much more than a phone conversation with a call center representative or a visit from a field agent.

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It’s time for a Customer Service Culture Transformation to Customer CARE

Bill Quiseng

Is customer service the frontline? Really? Are we called to duty on the frontline battling customers? Doctors and nurses don’t serve their ailing patients. They care. So shouldn’t customer service be customer care? Or even better …. We are the Customer CARE team. We CARE for each member of our team: We COMMUNICATE with each other. We listen to our team’s questions, concerns, and complaints with empathy and compassion.

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What Is a Journey Health Score?

Heart of the Customer

Visualize, monitor, and manage your journeys with a customized metric designed around your needs, your organization, and your customers.

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How to Be Funny and Use Humor in Business to Your Advantage

Beyond Philosophy

When I was ten, the teacher wrote on my school report, “Colin is the clown of the class.” To this day, I am still proud of that report card. Humor matters and can provide business benefits. Today we will talk about how to be funny and use humor to your advantage. When we make people laugh, it’s disarming. People are often more willing to listen after someone makes them laugh, making way for us to be more persuasive.

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From Data to Decisions: Maximizing Retail Potential with AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and guest speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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Five Lessons On How To Personalize the Customer Experience

ShepHyken

I love to receive great examples of outstanding customer service. I’m always on the lookout for great stories, whether I personally experience them, or they are sent in by our followers. What I share with you today is a great example of personalized and proactive communication. While I provide the lessons, the example comes from one of our subscribers, Dawn Mushill, who shared a letter that BarkBox wrote to one of its customers.

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Digital Intercept: How to Collect Customer Feedback Without Ruining the Experience

InMoment XI

We’ve all been there. You’re shopping for something online and you start to compare options on different websites. You’re excited to explore a particular item, but as soon as you click into the brand’s website, a little window pops up asking you what you think of the website experience. “What experience?” you think. “I barely just entered the page!”.

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Protecting Valuable (Customer) Assets In M&A Field

Customer Experience Update Submitted Articles

A series of reports produced by various firms over the last 10 years show that the average success rate of M&A deals is 20% or less. Most of them talk about “shareholder value destruction”.

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Never Give a Bad Surprise in Public - The Second Commandment of CX Influence - Seaton CX

Seaton CX

The Second Commandment of CX Influence: Never Give a Bad Surprise in Public. Meg slammed her Sharpie down in the strategy meeting. Some blunderbuss in Product just unloaded a dumptruck of blame on her support team, and things were about to get western.

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Navigating the Future: Unveiling Trends and Bold Predictions in Customer Experience

Ready to explore 2024’s CX landscape? Join experts from SMG and guest Forrester as they discuss prominent trends actively shaping the industry and dive into a stack of bold predictions for the year ahead. Will the average customer experience improve? How can leaders leverage their CX metrics to establish financial linkage? What will global firms achieve using customer-facing generative AI?

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How to Launch a Successful Outsourced Contact Center Implementation

BlueOcean

The launch of your outsourced contact center implementation may be a strenuous time – there's so much at stake for your business. That said, it shouldn’t be a headache.

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5 Things Great CEOs Understand About Customer Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Your CEO understands how important customer experience is to the success of your organization. They invest in resources to provide great experiences because they understand the immense return they get on those investments, right? . If this describes your organization, I hope you know how fortunate you are. I talk to customer experience leaders every week who share how they might have heard talk about how important customer experience is for their organization, but they rarely see the action to b

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7 Customer Expectations and Why I Shouldn’t Have to Ask for a Napkin

Steve DiGioia

We all speak about expectations, customer expectations. They can be reasonable or extreme, and sometimes achievable or bizarre. But usually, they are appropriate. As a customer, I expect a basic minimum such as: The product or service should work as expected. The product or service should be reasonably priced and in line with similar products. The product or service should be safe to use.

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CX vs. Customer Success: Are They the Same?

ChurnZero

Are Customer Experience and Customer Success really the same? If not, what are the differences that set them apart? Perhaps, more importantly, how can businesses leverage both of these practices to improve customer retention and reduce churn?

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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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QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations.

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations. When you are working in customer service, you have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You have sold them a product or service that meets their wants or needs. Or you solved their problem for them. You were happy because, in the end, you met their expectations and they were satisfied.

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Survey Says: Close the Loop!

Heart of the Customer

Show business impact quickly by mplementing a closed loop feedback system. You probably already have the tools you need to get started!

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Why Your Measurement is Killing Your Customer Experience And What to Do About it

Beyond Philosophy

I am surprised daily about how many organizations can’t articulate how their improvement in various experience measures, like Net Promoter Score® , will benefit the organization. This connection is essential to understand to create a winning customer strategy. . The same is true for customer data. Too often, an organization is excellent at collecting data to measure the effects of their efforts but has no idea how they will use it.

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Guest Post: Find Ways for Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Customers

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by David Meerman Scott adapted from the new 8th edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR to be released on May 3, 2022. He shares how organizations can use data and AI-powered tools to benefit customers. As I write this, I’m using web-based artificial intelligence (AI) transcription software called Otter to help me turn recorded audio interviews into a text transcription.

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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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The Importance of Employee Loyalty in the Workplace

InMoment XI

We all know that employee loyalty is important , but oftentimes we forget how employee loyalty is connected with customer loyalty and how loyal employees contribute to the success of the entire business. “Profit and growth are stimulated primarily by customer loyalty. Loyalty is a direct result of customer satisfaction. Satisfaction is largely influenced by the value of services provided to customers.

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Maximising Value and ROI from Data

Customer Experience Update Submitted Articles

If you think about it, data is a lot like food. There’s a huge choice. Some of it is good and much of it is mediocre. Your enjoyment of it, and the value you assign to it, can be impacted by many factors – how well it has been sourced, the quality of the various elements, the care with which it is handled and prepared, the ultimate presentation to you and how it makes you feel after you’ve consumed it.

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How to Measure the Return On Investment (ROI) Of Your Contact Center Solution?

NobelBiz

NobelBiz | Blog. How to Measure the Return On Investment (ROI) Of Your Contact Center Solution?

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The Best Customer Experience, Data and Design Books of 2022

eglobalis

The Best Customer Experience books 2002 list, Data and Design Readings of 2022, CX, experience design, cx strategy. The post The Best Customer Experience, Data and Design Books of 2022 appeared first on Eglobalis.

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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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Creating a framework for digital transformation

Eptica

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Creating a framework for digital transformation. Published on: August 05, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager A lot has been said about the importance of digital transformation in business today, including in customer experience. But many transformations fail to deliver the benefits they promised.

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Is It Really That Important That I’m Wearing a Name Tag?

Steve DiGioia

There’s always that one employee who refuses to follow directions. It seems that no matter how many times you talk to him, he continues to “forget” to do what he’s told or at worst, intentionally refuses to do it. So, what do you do with an employee like this? Sure, we can give him a kick in the rear and show him the door, but you never want to lose an otherwise half-decent employee if you can help it.

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The Top Social Media Monitoring Tools

Brandwatch CX

The key to making the most of social media is listening to what your audience has to say about you, your competitors, and the market in general. Once you have the data you can undertake analysis, and finally, reach social business intelligence ; using all these insights to know your customers better and improve your marketing strategy. If you are a social media rookie, this list of the top free social media monitoring tools might come in handy.