2017

A Moment of Truth in 47b

MaritzCX

Recently, I was traveling from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington DC on a major airline. As I boarded the plane and took my seat (47B), the flight attendant was broadcasting a welcome message and bragging that this was a “new” state of the art passenger jet, the most advanced aircraft on the planet.

Customer Service Trends 2017: An Effortless Customer Experience is Vital for Loyalty

Kayako

“In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.” ” – Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon. Customers expect top-notch service, with no patience or loyalty for companies that don’t provide it.

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How 6 marketing leaders plan to improve customer experience

Vision Critical

Two-thirds of CMOs are now on the hook for improving customer experience (CX). Despite all the recent buzz about CX becoming a bigger part of the marketing function, however, CMOs have yet to really step up to the plate.

Lessons From Leaders At Brands Where CX Is Working

Storyminers

I’m always curious about what makes leaders of customer experience and transformation projects invest in what’s new. Oracle , in its recent “ CX FACTOR PROGRAM ” has done much of that research for me (and for you).

Forbes Insights: Data Elevates the Customer Experience

New ways of discovering and applying customer insights

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Yes, good CX is tied to revenue gains

Customer Bliss

A question I get sometimes: “Of course we want to value customers, but is doing so definitely tied to revenue?” ” The answer is unequivocally yes. I’ve been talking about this for years, as have many of my colleagues, professional acquaintances, and friends.

3 Ways to Win Big When Customers Are Furious

360Connext

Have you ever had to deal with a customer who was really angry? While most days aren’t perfect, if generally takes a lot for us to get red-in-the-face angry. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, and some people are just plain nasty.

How Mobile is Transforming the Customer Experience

ReviewTrackers

These days, it’s hard to imagine how we ever got along without smartphones. Calculators, road maps, databases, photo albums, and even credit cards can all live in a single space the size of our hand.

Top 20 Customer Service Experts to Follow on Twitter Right Now

Comm100

Like customers, customer service experts come from a wide range of backgrounds, each with their own unique perspective and take on the industry.

5 Tips for Hiring a Great Customer Support Team

Customer support is the most important job in your company, so it pays to hire right

Breaking down silos in the multichannel contact center

Calabrio

One of the most confounding challenges for modern contact center leaders is reporting on any performance metric that requires information from more than one system or application, each of which is a self-contained silo of data.

Customer-to-Employee Recognition: A Revolutionary Approach to Engagement

MaritzCX

Customer centricity is the idea that organizations should not only serve their customers, but also get “close to them” — understand what they value, deliver exceptional experiences and memories, and work to build relationships.

How to Be 2 Steps Ahead in Anticipating Your Customer Needs

Kayako

This is a guest post from our friends over at FieldBoom. Josh Brown will walk you through ways to analyze your customers and their needs. Consistently exceeding expectations is what any entrepreneur or startup should aim for to increase customer bookings and enjoy growth.

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Can You Train Contact Center Agents in Empathy?

BlueOcean

We already know most people hate calling tech support and even in basic customer service scenarios, consumers prefer to use self-serve options over contacting a customer service agent directly.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel.

Handling a Social Media Customer Service Crisis

Who's Your Gladys?

Could a social media customer service crisis happen to your company? Here are some tips for managing one. The post Handling a Social Media Customer Service Crisis appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

Feeling Overwhelmed By Journey Mapping? You’re Not Alone

Kerry Bodine

Whenever we conduct one of our open enrollment journey mapping workshops , we start by asking attendees to list three words that describe their current feelings toward journey mapping. As you can see above, the top two responses are curious and excited. But overwhelmed is a close third.

Increasing the Efficiency of Digital Customer Service

Jacada

Today, digital innovations have sparked a transformation in the rules of customer engagement, a new age of customer service being driven by the customers, themselves.

Silos don’t have to hurt your CX, but they often do

Customer Bliss

Let’s talk about silos for a second. The concept of silos is so pervasive in business that I don’t even need to define what they are for you — there’s nearly a 100 percent chance you already know. And, to be honest, they’ve been around for years.

How to Build Great Customer Journeys

Make Each Touchpoint a Meaningful Experience

What Makes a Successful Customer Experience Leader?

360Connext

I’ve been so fortunate to work with some really great people. Many of these were clients who were charged with leading customer experience change within large companies. There are so many challenges in these positions.

Customer Service vs. Customer Experience: What’s the Difference?

ReviewTrackers

So many companies are talking about customer experience (CX). They’re putting it at the top of the corporate agenda. They’re creating new positions within their organizations and hiring customer experience representatives. They’re making CX software part of their investment priority.

Do All Your Touch Points Need to be Perfect?

Steve DiGioia

or, does allowing a little "customer pain" actually help? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia.

Customer Journey Management – it’s not just about the mapping!

ijgolding

Customer Experience is now recognised as a profession – as I am sure many are bored with hearing me repeat over and over again!

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

Align CX to Drive Tangible Business Results

MaritzCX

Depth of Insight + Breadth of Influence = Speed of Success Register Now – June 22, 2017 Based on the 2016 CXEvolution Survey by MaritzCX, only thirty-eight percent of customer service (CX) professionals say their programs are successful.

14 Articles to Help You Deliver Flawless Customer Experiences in 2017

Kayako

Narrowing down to a handful of posts to round up a year is tough. It’s easy to rush into 2017 without appreciating the good parts of 2016: there is now a lot of great content out there that supports you, the customer advocating superhero!

Customer Relationships and Moments That Matter

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Corporate Traveller Are you challenged at developing lasting relationships with your customers? I was recently sent a copy of KPMG Nunwood's report titled B2B Customer Experience: Winning the Moments That Matter.

What’s on Your Service Menu?

Wired and Dangerous

Menus can tell you a lot about a restaurant. Some menus have limited choices; some have way too many. Some have language like “no substitutions,” “salad bar extra,” or “breakfast only served until 10:30 a.m.”.

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.

How To Choose A Persona For Your Journey Map

Kerry Bodine

In a recent post, I tackled the common question of which journey(s) an organization should map. But equally important is the question of which persona should be associated with that map. Before I go any further, let me make this point clear: EVERY JOURNEY MAP NEEDS AN ASSOCIATED PERSONA. Why is this?

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Top 5 Customer Service Expectations in 2017

Jacada

Customer service trends are today driven by the need to meet consumer expectations. However, the evolution of technological innovation together with the shift in the demographics of consumers has led to quickly changing expectations.

Candidate experience is also customer experience

Customer Bliss

I have said this over the years, and recently, several of my podcast guests have also discussed it: there is an ever-increasing need to think of employees as customers as well, i.e. internal customers.