2017

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.

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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 “T-Rex Arms” Help Uncover Rich Customer Insights

Kerry Bodine

Half an hour after the first round of introductions and ice breakers, our customer journey mapping workshop was in full swing.

Forbes Insights: Data Elevates the Customer Experience

New ways of discovering and applying customer insights

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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!

The Value Of Experience Design Improvement Is On The Rise

Storyminers

In the last decade, many brands have used customer experience processes and perspectives to complete corporate turnarounds and experience make-overs. Some have seen their fortunes rise. Some have even stayed at elevated levels. They all use the six customer experience pillars.

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.

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.

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

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.

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 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!

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.”.

What Makes a Successful Voice of the Customer Program

Learn how to build, maintain, and sustain an effective results-driven VoC program.

Why The World is NOT Full of Guys

Steve DiGioia

please use the correct words This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Respect. We all want it, need it and deserve it. But when we use words that have “no meaning” we carelessly speak with disrespect to our customers. Why do we continually refer to “everyone” as a guy?

How U.S. Bank Successfully Keeps Track of Reviews

ReviewTrackers

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.

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.

How to Build Great Customer Journeys

Make Each Touchpoint a Meaningful Experience

Is the Customer Really Always Right?

BlueOcean

It may seem outrageous to those in the customer service business, but the answer is most definitely “no.” Nowhere in the call center industry is this more evident than in insurance claims support scenarios.

Customer Experience Labs: Your Strategic Weapon

Customer Bliss

When I work with clients, I always set up a “customer room,” which is another way of thinking about customer experience labs. I’ve written about this idea a few times , including in Chief Customer Officer 2.0.

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?

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.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

3 Powerful No-Sweat Customer Experience Quick Fixes

360Connext

Working day after day on the same set of projects and goals can make us a little complacent about what customers really need from us. Too often, we convince ourselves that what happens within our walls doesn’t have a direct impact on the experiences we deliver.

The Human Experience (HX) – the result of all other experiences

ijgolding

There are certain things in life that are indisputable. Money does not grow on trees, is just one example. The earth is round, is another. Additionally, it cannot be denied that we – that is you and I – in fact all people on the planet – are human beings.

The social media dilemma: how to get the most dangerous customer service channel right

NewVoiceMedia

Social media: a platform that allows consumers to say anything they like about a brand – and broadcast that message to the world. When you think about it, it’s not surprising that many businesses consider social media to be one of the dangerous communication channels.

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.

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.