2019

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

The VMware Culture Journey to Inspire Customer Centricity

MaritzCX

VMWare Inspires a Customer-Centric Culture Customer centricity is a hot topic in business these days, as more and more companies challenge themselves to foster a “customer-centric culture.”

How are Omnichannel and Artificial Intelligence Changing Quality Management?

inContact

The current decade has brought many changes to quality management, including the increase of treating customer interactions using omnichannel – the ability to handle queries flexibly across self-service and agent-assisted media channels with full context.

The True Cost of Losing a Customer

BlueOcean

One negative customer experience may seem like a drop in the ocean of all your customer interactions, but it’s never that simple.

The Difference Between Customer Experience and Customer Feedback

Managing the CX is vastly different from soliciting customer feedback. Here’s why traditional customer feedback approaches (CSAT, NPS) are not enough to affect positive, customer-centric change.

3 Downloadable Resources to Help You Earn Customer-Driven Growth

Customer Bliss

Are you doing all that you can to help your company earn customer-driven growth? The key word here, is, earn. You can earn customer growth by anticipating their needs, extending patience, and showing respect at all times. This is a topic I address in my latest book, Would You Do That To Your Mother?

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Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Conduct Market Research

C3Centricity

If you commission or conduct market research, then this post is a must-read. It shares ten important reasons I have learned over the years for NOT doing research, but which are unfortunately still prevalent today. Which, if any, are you guilty of? Leave your comments below – I dare you! #1.

The lost suitcase – the sad reality of customer experience evolution

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According to Wikipedia , the term, ‘seven year itch’ can be described as follows: The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage.

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CX Q&A with Diane Magers & Ben London of Experience Catalysts

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Diane Magers and Ben London are the powerful duo that head up Experience Catalysts, a consultancy at the forefront of customer and employee experience. They are on a mission to help customer experience (CX) professionals transform how their organizations work to grow business value.

The Inextricable Link Between CX & EX

Experience Matters

If you’ve followed our research, then you know that we’ve always viewed employee engagement as a fundamental component of customer experience. One of our Six Laws of Customer Experience is that “Unengaged employees don’t create engaged customers.” ” It just makes sense. How can you possibly expect to consistently deliver great customer experience with apathetic or disengaged employees?!?!

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

A Single Customer Experience Prediction for 2019

Vision Critical

In 2018, Experience Management (XM) arrived. Customer centricity is now a long-term, strategic imperative at the executive level.

Top 10 Tips for Gathering Event Attendee Feedback

GetFeedback

Event planning is an adventure, to say the least. Locking down the venue, getting people registered, promoting it across channels, working out the logistics… the list goes on and on. Before you know it, the day arrives.

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The 5 Things You Need to Know About Great Service

Steve DiGioia

While celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday at a local steak restaurant – yes, the chicken finger & fries meals are a thing of the past, I was reminded that great service and experience doesn’t happen by accident.

Our Top 10 Customer Experience Posts of 2018

Kerry Bodine

It’s the beginning of a new year, which is always the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and make grand plans for the future. And just in case you’re wondering, that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Kerry Bodine & Co.)

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

BlueOcean

Quick, how many services or memberships do you subscribe to? Twenty?

Looking Ahead: the State of Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

What to Learn from the Best Customer Experience Companies in 2019

Lumoa

There are clear reasons why companies should create an outstanding customer experience for their customers. Take a look at what you can learn from the best customer experience companies of 2019 and find out how to apply it to your customer experience work. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Even the Police Can Get it Right! Adopting a Customer First Strategy

C3Centricity

In most countries, the Police have a love / hate relationship with their population. You can imagine my surprise, therefore, to find myself writing about how they appear to be adopting a customer first strategy in Switzerland! Let me explain.

The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

Why most companies miss the biggest financial benefits of customer feedback – by Guy Letts

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Customer experience is important, that much we know. Readers of this blog won’t need persuading of the link between a company’s success and a great customer experience. Happy customers stay longer, buy more, they tell their friends, and your company grows.

5 things to look for in a customer experience tool

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Managing customer experience has become increasingly difficult because an organization's experience is impacted by nearly every department.

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Migrating from Zendesk to Kayako with an Automated Service

Kayako

When you consider switching from Zendesk to Kayako and don’t want to dive into the tech details of the process, an automated migration tool may be the best option. One of such tools is Help Desk Migration service. It provides an intuitive migration wizard to lead you through the process.

Hear Your Customers Tell Their Stories

MaritzCX

Engaging Customers with Video Many brands are now choosing to tell their stories through video, and it’s not surprising to see why. 90% of customers say video helps them make buying decisions and 64% of customers say that seeing a video makes them more likely to buy (Forbes).

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Introducing SMS Invitations

GetFeedback

Collect real-time, quality feedback from on-the-go customers. Today we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our suite of survey distribution channels: SMS.

Customer Expectations are Changing. Here’s How to Keep Up.

inContact

Customer experience has never been more important in earning loyal brand advocates — and customers expect excellence when they engage with a brand. Customer expectations are changing, are you prepared to keep up? Consider these statistics: 8 in 10 consumers will switch brands after a bad customer experience. But, on a positive note, a top-tier customer experience is equally impactful. 9 in 10 customers are willing to buy more from companies with an excellent customer experience.

The Human Experience Cycle

Experience Matters

As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

Blue Ocean Specialty Team Named as Finalist in 2019 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service

BlueOcean

Blue Ocean, a world leader in customer care solutions, was named a finalist in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” category in the 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.