May, 2023

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The Key to a Great Customer Experience Design

InMoment XI

Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and providing them with a great experience can lead to increased loyalty, higher satisfaction, and improved brand reputation. It’s simple: every company needs customers, but what happens when there are so many brands to choose from? How can brands stand out? The customer experience (CX) is crucial for any business that wants to succeed in today’s highly competitive market.

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Please Put Me Back On Hold!

ShepHyken

“Please put me back on hold. I want to keep listening to the music,” said nobody, ever – unless they were listening to the hold music at the Kansas City Foot and Ankle medical practice. The owner of this four-office podiatry practice with seven doctors and 25 staff members, Dr. Mark Green, has always focused on creating a positive, unique and frictionless patient experience.

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Stop using Customer Engagement as jargon and let’s truly understand it

Beyond Philosophy

We have been remiss. In the past five years, we have talked about the Cleveland Browns, a struggling team in the NFL, several times but we haven’t discussed customer engagement once. I became aware of this deficit after receiving an email from Vijay, one of my podcast listeners, asking me what we had on it. So, to remedy that, today we will focus on what customer engagement is and what you can do to promote more of it in your experiences.

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Growth via Massive Customer Experience Savings

ClearAction

Growth via Massive Customer Experience Savings Lynn Hunsaker Customer experience savings are NOT about automation or slashing value to customers! That’s a recipe toward many unexpected costs. Whenever you think about savings, think about value expansion. Your enterprise goals are to continually increase value to investors, so by definition, you must continually increase value to customers.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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Learning about customer service should not be seen as an event, but rather as a process.

Bill Quiseng

A wife walks into the living room where her husband is reading. She leans over and whispers “I love you.” Nothing. She repeats louder, “I love you.” Complete silence. She stares at him and asks, “I say I love you a LOT to you. You NEVER say I love you back. Why is that?” Her husband turns to her and declares, “Look, I told you I loved you when we got married.

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How to Navigate (and Strengthen) Your Customer Experience Strategy in Turbulent Times

InMoment XI

Read a blog by Phil Sager, Expert Partner and Daniel Moellerhenn, Expert Partner, Bain & Company, speakers at the XI Forum in Cologne on June 13 & 14 Reports of record inflation, ongoing labor constraints, rising capital costs, and other macro trends are ongoing and have compounded in unique ways. As in previous cycles of historical uncertainty and downturns, these increased headwinds across the globe mean customers and companies are behaving differently.

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Incorporate CX Surveys into Your SaaS Customer Journey

Retently

The key to success for SaaS companies lies in prioritizing the positive experience of their clients through a customer-centric approach. While there are many ways to do that, measuring satisfaction levels and actively seeking relevant feedback is critical to improving customer journeys. Without a strong focus on these aspects, SaaS companies risk falling behind the competition and losing valuable customers.

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Lets really understand what Customer Engagement is and how to improve it

Beyond Philosophy

Vijay, one of our listeners, drew my attention to a deficit in my content regarding customer strategy. He asked if we had anything on customer engagement. After a search of both my hard drives (computer and memory), I realized that I didn’t. To remedy this giant hole in our content, we recorded this podcast. Now, part of not having any content on the subject means I didn’t have a definition ready for the term.

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Sometimes Customers Are Just Having a Bad Day

ShepHyken

You’ve probably experienced this. No matter how hard you try to please some customers, they aren’t happy. It’s frustrating, but at the same time, it’s reality. And speaking of reality, no matter how good you are at creating an amazing customer experience, the customer’s perception counts. Their perception is their reality. I once went to an amazing restaurant – at least, I was told it was amazing.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Be Magnificently Boring to CARE!

Bill Quiseng

Business leaders are happy because customers were satisfied with their product or service. But that’s not good enough. Satisfied customers feel that their experience was good, not better, just average. Nobody raves about average. And satisfied customers will not return as soon as they find an experience that is better or a price that is less expensive.

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Designing a differentiated B2B experience – a 22 step challenge

eglobalis

Designing a differentiated B2B experience – a 22 step challenge The post Designing a differentiated B2B experience – a 22 step challenge appeared first on Eglobalis.

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Kustomer Embarks on a New Chapter as a Standalone Company

Kustomer

Today marks a significant milestone for Kustomer as we begin our next chapter as an independent company. We’re poised for even greater success with the backing of our original partners who have invested $60M in capital to ensure Kustomer’s growth for many years to come. More importantly, we bring a core team of dedicated professionals who believe in our mission to elevate every customer experience by transforming the way businesses and consumers communicate.

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A Guide to NPS for Brand Management and Customer Success Consultants

Retently

If you’re part of a brand management or customer success consultancy, Net Promoter Score® could be the all-in-one customer satisfaction metric you’ve been looking for. Designed to accurately assess customer sentiment, Net Promoter Score has several benefits that other customer satisfaction metrics don’t. It’s short and simple, built around a one-question survey.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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Explore the 11 best customer feedback tools of 2023

BirdEye

Microsoft’s State of Global Customer Service Report showed that 77% of customers view brands more favorably if they seek out and apply customer feedback. If your business isn’t actively gathering feedback, it may be time to rethink your stance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best customer feedback tools you can use to quickly gather, manage, analyze, and action customer feedback.

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Customer Service Is Like Dating

ShepHyken

I like the title of this article, but perhaps a more appropriate title might be: Customer Service Is Like Being Married. The buying cycle for a customer typically includes a little research, talking to a salesperson, making the purchase, and whatever happens after the sale. This can include follow-up from the salesperson, dealing with customer service for a problem, or any interaction you have with the company or brand after the sale is made.

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The Three Principles to Build Customer Loyalty

Bill Quiseng

Every week, in the month of June, I will offer each one of the Three Principles to Build Customer Loyalty. Why only three? Because nobody can remember Number Four. Who is the first President of the United States? Surely, George Washington. Who is Number Four? Who is the first person to walk on the moon? Neil Armstrong, of course. Who is Number Four?

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Winning the Game: Why Global Professional Development in Customer Experience and Employee Engagement Are Key

CX University

In today’s global business environment, customer experience (CX) is one of the most important factors that determine the success or failure of a company. A positive customer experience can lead to customer loyalty, repeat business, and positive word-of-mouth advertising, while a negative experience can have the opposite effect. Therefore, it is crucial for companies to focus on improving customer experience by investing in global professional development with online courses.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Ticket Deflection: The Key To Increasing Customer Support Efficiency

Team Support

Ensuring that customers have a superior experience using a product or service is a top priority for most companies. Customers expect to have access to fast and easy customer support when and where they need it. As a matter of fact, research shows that 40% of customers stopped doing business with a company due to poor service. However the current economic climate is forcing more companies to make tough decisions regarding where to focus their resources.

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Bilingual Answering Services: Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Customers

Magellan Solutions

Are you ready to make your brand more appealing to diverse customers ? Businesses deal with different types of customers every day, including those with foreign languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, etc. If you want your business to be more competitive, consider hiring one of the best bilingual answering services. What Are Bilingual Answering Services?

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Unveiling the secrets behind a successful brand strategy

BirdEye

Are you looking to build a successful brand? Do you want to create an engaging and memorable customer experience? If so, then developing a strong brand strategy is essential. A well-crafted brand strategy can help your business stand out from the competition, allowing it to reach its full potential. But creating such a plan isn’t easy — it requires knowledge of marketing techniques, research into customer behavior, and understanding how people interact with brands.

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Seven customer community building tips for SaaS CSMs

ChurnZero

There’s a closely held growth secret among large B2B professional services firms, like consultants, accountants and law firms, that Customer Success Managers (CSMs) might appreciate: The more relationships a client has across a firm, the lower that client’s flight risk. Multiple relationships benefit clients and service providers since they get to know each other on a deeper business level.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Customers care about their metrics, not yours.

Bill Quiseng

Customers pay for their experience, not your product or service. They buy with emotion and justify their decision with reason. Customers seek the best emotional value in their experience, not your logically reasonable price, product, or service. The value to your customers is in their personal interactions, not your “cash or credit” business transactions.

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Customize invoice QuickBooks Online: How to personalize your invoices

Method:CRM

Everyone knows that sending invoices is crucial to getting paid for your products or services. So there’s nothing more frustrating than doing everything right in the invoicing process but still having to wait forever for payments. But here’s what many businesses don’t realize. When you send a generic invoice with nothing on it but the total amount due, you miss out on your full revenue potential.

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Chatbots: Empowering Customer Service Amid Turbulent Times

Team Support

Chatbots are fast becoming part of the digital core of tech tools that companies utilize as a secret weapon to increase their competitive advantage in the customer service arena. At the same time, chatbots are solving a very real problem taking place today: of a decrease in available customer service agents and positive customer experiences due to an economic downturn.

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What Are Answering Services and Why Do Businesses Need Them?

Magellan Solutions

Excellent customer service can lead to a more powerful sales funnel, which means more customers and business revenue. But not all businesses provide a fantastic job in this area. Everyone can share a horror story about poor customer service. According to Salesforce Research, 89 percent of consumers said that they’re more likely to become repeat buyers after a positive customer service experience.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.