2017

How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

360Connext

I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach.

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Follow the CX Tea Leaves

MaritzCX

Capitalizing on Small Wins for Agility and Growth Unifying the customer experience across every channel doesn’t necessarily have to start with a fully baked, end-to-end CX plan.

Companies showing great CX in the wake of natural disasters

Customer Bliss

Listening to Customers Tells You Everything You Need to Know… - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

LISTEN to your Customers. Listening. We all know how to do it… but few know how to do it well … and it could be driving your customers away if you don’t do it well. Listen well and you’ll increase sales and customer loyalty.

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.

Mastering the Public Apology: The Most Epic Apology Letters of Our Time, and What Your Business Can Learn from Them

Comm100

rawpixel.com. From Papa John’s NFL apology to Louis C.K.’s s apology (or non-apology ) for sexual assault; brands in every industry are learning that the apology letter is an extremely difficult art form to master.

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Purposeful People Are More Loyal Customers and Employees

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labelled 2017 The Year of Purpose, so we have been examining the topic of purpose across many different angles. One of the areas we are interested in is the impact that a person’s level of purpose and meaning has on how they behave as an employee and customer. It turns out that it has a pretty significant impact in both of these areas. In our latest U.S.

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Text Analytics as Future of Customer Experience? We Asked Jim Tincher.

Lumoa

The topic of customer experience has been trending throughout this year. More and more companies put a customer at the centre of their business operations. At Lumoa, we believe that it’s only the beginning.

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Is Emotional Intelligence Key To Outstanding Customer Service?

Kayako

Working in customer support can leave you feeling like an unrecognized or unsung hero. Praise is often in short supply and there is a lack of awareness about areas of responsibility and how much work the support team does.

Crafting a customer experience roadmap

Jacada

Delivering exceptional customer experience is the holy grail of modern business, but like King Arthur’s knights, you are unlikely to find what you seek without an effective map. Read More. Jacada Blog

Lessons for How to Swim in a Blue Ocean from the Girls Auto Clinic

Michelli Experience

Often entrepreneurs reach out to me to discuss “customer-centricity” and the likely viability of their innovative products or services.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

13 stunning stats on the growing CX leadership gap

Vision Critical

Growth in customer experience (CX) innovation has flatlined, and it’s likely you’re on the wrong side of the widening gap. According to Forrester’s Customer Experience Index, 2017 , today’s businesses across 21 industries are plagued by a growing “CX leadership gap.”

How to Implement Experiential Marketing and Brand Loyalty Into Your CX Strategy

MaritzCX

Today’s connected world and ever-present technology have changed the way we think about engaging with companies. Whether you’re a major corporation, or a bustling startup, people expect their interactions to be something that wows them.

Develop and Commit to a Set of Core Values to Elevate Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

Last month, Forrester released a new report, “ Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response, ” and it was a great read – it confirmed many of the things that myself and other CX experts alike have been touting for years.

Customer Experience Lessons from a Crew Regatta -

Kristina Evey

Crew Takes Teamwork – Just Like CEX. Customer Experience Requires Teamwork. Teamwork was the focus of my weekend recently. Two of my kids just finished their last crew regatta of the fall season. We were up in the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan and the scenery couldn’t have been better.

The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

Why Are Customers So Rude, Stupid, Entitled? (Or Important!)

Comm100

Many of you will be familiar with Google’s autocomplete feature – the suggested phrases which pop up when you start to type in a word or phrase, based on phrases other people have searched for.

Report: Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program. A robust customer experience (CX) metrics program allows an organization to systematically measure the quality of the experience it delivers to customers and provides insights that help companies spot improvement opportunities, prioritize investments, track CX progress, and unify the organization around a common goal. Despite these benefits, few organizations have actually built a strong metrics program.

Declaration of War? North Korea and What Americans Think About Recent Threats

QuestionPro Audience

In July 2017, North Korea announced that it had fired the first intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States’ mainland. President Trump responded by using his favorite social media platform, claiming that the North Korean leader and its government had nothing better to do.

Customer Effort: How to Make Things Difficult for Customers, by Premier Inn

ijgolding

This is the not the first article I have written about the subject of Customer Effort. In 2014, I wrote a story that still makes me break out in a cold sweat today. On that occasion, Vauxhall provided the case study to bring Customer Experience ‘theory’ to life. You can read the story here….

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.

How to Write a Compelling Customer Support Email

Kayako

When you’ve worked in support for a while, especially for the same company, it can feel like Groundhog Day. You feel like you answer the same questions day in and day out. That’s because you probably are! But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

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Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

…here’s 7 ways to get you started This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You still haven’t learned how to speak up, huh? Maybe you’re just afraid of confrontation? I know, you don’t want to offend anyone, right?

{Infographic} Revisiting Convenience – Lessons from H2O

Michelli Experience

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Long-term care needed: The cure to health care’s patient experience problem

Vision Critical

This article is a guest blog post from Ed Bennett, a digital strategy expert and president and CEO of Ed Bennett Consulting. To hear more insight from Ed on patient experience, watch our webinar, Diagnosing disruptions: De-risking decisions in health care’s digital age. .

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

How Voice Interaction and the Internet of Things are Changing User Experience

MaritzCX

Voice input and connected devices are changing how people interact with software and each other, altering our notions of UX Design. If you grew up watching Star Trek you saw Captain Kirk speaking directly to his ship. Not only did he give the ship commands, but the ship would speak back.

The CX topic we need to address more

Customer Bliss

As I’ve been doing more episodes of my customer experience podcast , I’m increasingly hearing more stories about omni-channel collaboration and experiences. I love that.

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What marketers can learn from #fakenews

AskNicely

Bruce Springsteen believes that his whole career has been built on the back of 1000 true fans.

How to Use Continuous Improvement Strategies for Customer Experience Improvement

Comm100

In this day and age, all companies who want to get an edge over the competition must embrace customer experience continuous improvement as a strategy to ensure their customers receive great customer experiences.

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.

Customer Centricity Requires All Four CX Core Competencies

Experience Matters

As most readers of this blog will likely know, customer-centric organizations must master Four CX Core Competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Compelling Brand Values, Employee Engagement, and Customer Connectedness. It turns out that you’re only as good as your weakest link. Here’s what it looks like when you fall short in one of these areas: Without Purposeful Leadership the company is Stagnant. Lacking alignment, very little progress is made.

The Changing Face of Customer Journeys

CloudCherry

One of the most important things a company can do is to map the customer journey. Not long ago, mapping that path was relatively easy. However, the consumer is evolving at the speed of light, and, thanks to technological advancements, the customer journey is changing just as quickly.

Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)

ijgolding

I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment.

Why Support Should Have a Voice in Product Development

Kayako

Where do you begin when you develop a new product or feature? Product development can seem overwhelming. There are so many moving parts that trying to create something valuable from nothing can seem impossible. And with so many stakeholders to please, whose opinion should you seek?

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.