2021

7 tips for designing a seamless checkout funnel

GetFeedback

How to enhance your digital checkout funnel and increase conversion rates. Articles

Tips 333

New CXone Branding for a New Era of Smart Customer Service

NICE inContact

With NICE, it’s never been easier for organizations of all sizes around the globe to create extraordinary customer experiences while meeting key business metrics. Featuring the world’s #1 cloud native customer experience platform, CXone, we’re a worldwide leader in AI-powered contact center software.

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What Can the Mandalorian Teach You About Your Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

The Mandalorian. The blockbuster hit on the Disney Channel. A keen and faithful observer can see many takeaways that relate to the way we offer service. I’ve already written about Bigfoot Customer Service and Landscaper Customer Service.

How L&Q improves customer experience by listening to diverse voices

Alida

Over the last 16 years, the barriers to change between competitors have decreased due to the rapid digitalisation of companies. With competitors being only one click away, having competitive pricing and high-end product quality is no longer enough.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Here’s why the experts think empathy is the key to customer experience

Comm100

Buzzwords come and go in the customer experience world, but while we lose our patience with most, there are some that rightfully stick around. In 2013, Forrester Research landed on one such phrase – the ‘age of the customer’.

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Celebrating Tony Hsieh's Contribution to CX

CX Accelerator

by Jeremy Watkin and Community. The all-too-sudden and tragic passing of former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh has sent a ripple through the business world, and the customer experience (CX) community is no exception.

Bias Check: Do Your Personas & Journey Maps Reflect Customer Diversity?

Kerry Bodine

I’m a strong proponent of including a short description of the customer persona on each journey map. Otherwise, how do you know whose journey is being represented?)

Plotting the right (Green)Path: Calabrio Customer is a Finalist in the 2021 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards

Calabrio

Leadership has certainly had its challenges this past year—as face-to-face meetings have been replaced with virtual interactions and team camaraderie turned into sending emojis over chat.

The 23 Keys to Creating Raving Fans Part 1

C3Centricity

This week we have another guest post from Alan Hale of CMG (Consight™ Marketing Group) in Chicago. Exceptionally, I am publishing it as two separate posts because its length and value deserve the detail and effort he has put into it.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

5 Leadership Actions to Build Trust With Those Who Serve Customers

Customer Bliss

Today’s guest post is from Donald Hicks , a Silicon Valley tech executive, industry thought leader, consumer experience architect, and operations veteran whom I had the pleasure of interviewing recently.

GetFeedback simplifies CX for Salesforce customers with a new integration and a new app

GetFeedback

New Salesforce integration for feedback from digital channels and new GetFeedback app for Salesforce. Product & News

CX excellence award winners stand out in CXone community of winning customers

NICE inContact

Learn more about how CXone’s smart technology, strong partners and deep expertise can be the winning combination for transforming your organization’s contact center and CX. CXone NICE CXone Events General

These 10 Phrases Will Make Someone’s Day Better

Steve DiGioia

Along with all the responsibilities of your job and the myriad of tasks you must do each day, I want to add a few more things to that list by asking you to use these 10 phrases that will make someone’s day better.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Alida Summer ‘21 Release Provides Richer Insights to Elevate CX

Alida

Summer is here, and the Alida team has been hard at work to deliver our third quarterly product release of the year—and it’s a big one! Customer Experience

4 Ways Small Businesses Use Free Chatbots to Drive Sales

Comm100

For many small businesses, the idea of launching a chatbot to handle customer support and sales questions seems out of reach. The cost to run it, the expertise to set it up, and the time to manage it – all this needs a level of resource that they can only dream of.

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Social Media Study: Stress Hurts Call Center Employees and the Customer Experience

Jacada

Atlanta, GA – July 1, 2021 – Jacada, a leading provider of AI and RPA powered virtual assistants , recently released key insights on why contact center employees are stressed and how their stress negatively affects the customer experience.

Creating a Voice of the Customer Program: Don’t Miss These 5 Steps Before Starting

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Voice of the Customer: An Overview. Businesses who do well with customer experience initiatives do so because they know exactly what their customers are feeling and experiencing. . No, the secret to success isn’t mind-reading. It’s a Voice of the Customer program (VoC).

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

FREE eBook: The 2021 CX Outlook

Kerry Bodine

Never in my life have I witnessed so many people collectively anticipate the turn of a calendar page. Yet many of the challenges from 2020 still remain.

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Storytelling in driving change

Storyminers

It’s a misconception to believe that stories can drive change or make it happen. The root of that belief is that leaders can ‘make’ people change to do new things in new ways. The fact is that nothing is farther from the truth.

The Gig Economy is Paving the Way for Agile Customer Service

TechSee

The Gig Economy – Work On-Demand. In recent years, the world has been trending toward a gig-based economic format.

3 Actions to Take on the Road to Leadership Bravery

Customer Bliss

“The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”. Ernest Hemingway. Companies that practice what I call “ leadership bravery ” are choosing to reverse the trend on business practices that have defined their industries.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

What Are Customer Touchpoints?

GetFeedback

Identify customer touchpoints, map out a complete customer journey, and optimize the customer experience. Guides

Strategies to Hire and Work from Anywhere

NICE inContact

Aside from the negative outcomes of the past year, there's one shining example of a positive consequence - the seismic shift towards a work from home model in the general workforce and more specifically among contact center agents and staff.

Top 10 Customer Service Acronyms to Use Every Day

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service. That’s what our customers want and that’s what we wish to provide. But it’s difficult remembering all the different steps to take to provide it. Thankfully, many have developed useful acronyms to help.

Customer Experience for Insurance Providers Requires a Human Touch

Alida

Eighty-five percent of insurers are deploying customer experience (CX) initiatives throughout the customer journey, according to an IBM study. Yet, 42% don’t fully trust their insurer. So, why aren’t current CX efforts building trust?

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!