February, 2018

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Is Your Social Customer Service Already Stellar?

BlueOcean

If you answered the headline with a yes – give yourself a major pat on the back. You are out there setting the standard for others to follow (And please, get in touch so we can get you signed on for a guest blog spot). If you answered “no, our social customer care is most definitely not kicking ass” – don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated five thought-provoking blogs that will help you get on the path to best-in-class social customer care.

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Take These 3 Actions to Prevent Customer Experience Implosion

Customer Bliss

Customer Experience implementation within an organization is a major undertaking. It often involves multiple departments, and of course, the organization’s leaders and C-Suite. I always stress to my clients that CX work has to be done in bite-sized pieces, because it’s an initiative that becomes a part of the company’s long term strategy; therefore, you can’t try to tackle it all at once.

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A Dozen Crazy Customer Touchpoints Translated

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

No matter what language they speak, there’s typically a barrier between the language brands use internally and the language customers use while trying to get something done. Yet it really isn’t what they hear, but how it makes them feel and what it makes them want to do next. Does it drive the next best action, or leave them scratching their heads and dropping out of the journey? We’re all guilty.

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5 Things That Can Sabotage Your VOC Program

CloudCherry

Companies with the best-in-class Voice of Customer (VoC) programs achieve 10 times higher YOY increase in revenue compared to other firms. Furthermore, they retain 55% more customers, experience an average drop of 23% in YOY customer service expenses, and boast employee engagement rates that are 292% higher. So, if your Voice of Customer isn’t delivering noteworthy results, then it’s time to take a hard look at what’s going wrong.

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The 2023 Customer Experience Management Value Index

Ventana Research named Verint an Exemplary Leader in the 2023 Customer Experience Management Value Index, leading in multiple categories including Adaptability, Manageability, Usability and Product Experience. Download the Index.

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Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken. What is the most important thing you can do to improve relationships with your customers? The answer is as obvious as it is overlooked: improve customer service.

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Improve Customer Experience by Introducing Friction

ServiceDock

It sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? How can you optimise a journey with friction when for many it is considered the nemesis of growth and success? It is annihilated at every opportunity in the digital world for fear the customer might abandon a purchase or fail to sign up for a newsletter. This is not necessarily the case in physical locations like stores, restaurants and service centres. Sometimes a little friction can be a good thing. Customer Service Customer Experience

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How to Create Power Moments That Rise Above The Rest with Dan Heath

Customer Bliss

“ Our customers’ lives and our lives are made up of moments,” says Dan Heath , co-author of The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact in today’s episode. Do you think about how you can create remarkable moments for your customers? Dan and I talk about what a power moment is, the recipe for creating one, and how these experiences affect us in our personal and business lives. Create Peak Moments for Your Customers.

2018 168
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Why Learning CX Will Make You Happy and Successful

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Research on everyone from millennials to senior citizens shows how learning is tied to happiness. So those who prioritize picking up new skills (shout out to those learning CX right now!) or just enjoy learning in general, tend to be happier, more satisfied people. Those who continue to focus on their own education also understand the world is changing at an incredibly rapid pace. This means the skills or principles learned a few years ago may not apply.

2018 173
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The complete methodology to improve CX in Banking [Infographic]

CloudCherry

The modern-day banking customer has evolved over the years. The dawn of the Digital Age has not only made it easier for customers to engage with banking institutions but also given them more choices. Customers are also more aware today. They’re looking for unique and delightful experiences. Experiences that make them want to keep going back to the same company. So, what can banks do to ensure that they keep heading in the right direction?

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How to Leverage the Top CX Trends of 2023

Want to know where CX is heading in 2023? From the Metaverse and Web3 to how macroeconomic influences are impacting CX, this Trend Report will give you a taste of what is to come in the year ahead and beyond.

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Five Keys To Driving Voice of the Customer Success

CX Accelerator

We now live in the age of the customer, where customers expect consistent, high-value experiences. If customers don’t get immediate value, they will likely leave and go to a company who will deliver an experience that meets their expectations. To be able to know and understand what customers want, companies must listen to their customers. That’s why companies are implementing some type of voice of the customer (VoC) program.

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How to Improve Customer Experience: A Step by Step Guide

Lumoa

Customer experience plays an important, if not the most important role in success of any business. Nearly all companies (89%) believe that customer experience will be their primary basis for competition. How do you stand in that competition? Customer experience management brings discipline to this somewhat vague and soft area: by establishing a systematic process for collecting, analyzing and acting on the customer feedback, you’ll be able to start taking the customer experience in control.

2018 150
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Is Customer Experience Exempt from “One Size Does Not Fit All?” Not Really!

InMoment XI

I’ve written about this experience before, and amazingly, my experience hasn’t improved in the past couple years. It’s the coffeehouse slow and inefficient service that I’m talking about. On Saturday mornings, I frequently go with my son to grab a quick breakfast before we get to his early-morning music lesson. He always orders the same. View Article. Retail

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My Rock, My Story: Building a Customer Journey Map from Scratch at the Smithsonian

Customer Bliss

The following post is an excerpt from my book: Chief Customer Officer 2.0. Below, I share a “My Rock, My Story” snippet – which is one of many featured throughout the book. These stories come from CCOs who have faced numerous challenges, yet persevered in pushing their metaphorical “rock up the hill” by uniting their leadership teams, working through challenges, and ultimately achieving success in doing so.

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How Mature Are Your Digital Experiences? A Step-by-Step Guide to Improved CX

Read about Verint’s Digital Maturity Model, where we share real tactics and strategies to improve CX, based on what has worked for our clients around the world.

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Treat Your Current Customers Better than Your New Customers

ShepHyken

It drives me a little crazy when I receive an advertisement in the mail from my cable TV or phone company offering me an incentive to sign up with them. First, I’m already a customer and can’t understand why they can’t figure that out. Second, why is the price they are offering a new customer lower than what I’m currently paying? This concept, offering a new customer a better deal than an existing customer, is nothing new. (I’ve I’ve even written about this before.)

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[Infographic] What stops you from running the perfect VOC program?

CloudCherry

Companies have forever been collecting feedback from customers. It’s never the intent that is under question. It’s the outcome – which is where most companies haven’t covered themselves in glory. Despite listening to customers endlessly, they still don’t know how to act on all that feedback.

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Enhancing Customer Service Interactions With DiSC

CX Accelerator

Using DiSC in a customer service context to enhance both the customer and the agent experience. There is a plethora of training options available to service leaders who are looking to enhance the communication skills of their agents. Having had exposure to many of these, DiSC is my top choice with the most significant impact. Having now studied DiSC and received my credentials as a certified facilitator, there is no mystery why the tool is so great for a customer service environment.

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4 Ways Customer Effort Score Can Help Improve the Customer Experience

GetFeedback

When it comes to improving CX, not all KPIs are created equal. Measuring customer effort score can prove to be the most potent source for CX insight. Articles

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Is Your CX Program Delivering the Results You Had Hoped?

When you launch a CX program, there is often an air of exuberance. A year or two later, however, it can feel like your program has flat-lined and you find it hard to make improvements. If your CX program is struggling, check out our latest whitepaper for tips on how to reverse the trend.

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Is Customer Experience Exempt from “One Size Does Not Fit All?” Not Really!

InMoment XI

I’ve written about this experience before, and amazingly, my experience hasn’t improved in the past couple years. It’s the coffeehouse slow and inefficient service that I’m talking about. On Saturday mornings, I frequently go with my son to grab a quick breakfast before we get to his early-morning music lesson. He always orders the same. View Article. Retail

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How Does Best Buy Combat High Turnover and Digital Competition? Investing in Employee Experience

Customer Bliss

Is your organization taking the time to improve its employees lives? When you improve the lives of your employees, you’re also taking the right steps to improve the lives of your customers. In an article recently featured in Retail Drive, “ Why Best Buy is Investing in Employees ,” Corinne Ruff shares how Best Buy’s determination to invest in its employees is driving growth and success for the company.

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Customer Feedback Is Never Just a Score.

Lumoa

There's a company X that collects customer feedback. Company X prefers the Net Promoter Score® ( what is NPS? ), yet it could be any other metric. They ask the very familiar NPS question: " How likely is it that you would recommend [brand] to a friend or colleague? (on on a scale from 0 to 10) " after each customer purchase or interaction. But guess what? The company X doesn't ask why the customers are giving the score. A number, a score is all what they track.

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The 10-step checklist to create Voice of Employee programs

CloudCherry

Markets and businesses today are evolving rapidly. What doesn’t change is that building loyalty and retaining customers in the long-term is the only way brands can drive profitability. The attention span of customers is dwindling as a consequence of stiff competition. Delivering great customer experiences has become a lot more integral to improving loyalty. But to do this consistently, perhaps the most important pre-requisite is investing in your employees and their experience.

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your CX Strategy

Want more from your customer experience program? This whitepaper outlines 5 tactics to improve your CX strategy and take your program to the next level. Download your copy now!

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How To Create WOW Experiences For The Customers At All Times: CX Lessons By Mr. Premanshu Singh, CEO, Coverfox

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally. Thus, we are on a mission to spread this awareness, inspiring and guiding professionals to adopt and inculcate a customer-centric approach. We are certain that this is a first step to help organizations WOW their customers and create raving fans for themselves.

2018 106
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The importance of customer culture – an interview with Chris Brown

ijgolding

This year, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people. A significant amount of support came via my crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. I feel genuinely blessed that so many people believed in what I am doing enough to pledge their support to make my dream come true.

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Dräger BRIDGE

InMoment XI

Dräger – An innovative platform leads to an improved customer experience Dräger, an international leading company in medical and safety technology, has carried out customer satisfaction studies worldwide for a number of years. At the beginning, only relational surveys were conducted in intervals of up to three years. The survey was in the form of. View Article. Healthcare

2018 200
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How Leadership Impacts Customer Service and Experience at Samsung Electronics America

Customer Bliss

“Brands need to do things that build trust and reliance, just like you would in interpersonal relationships,” says Josh Ives , the VP of Customer Experience Management and Strategy at Samsung Electronics America. Josh has always been interested in the relationship between marketing and services.

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