January, 2018

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Forget About the Wow. What Should You Fix NOW?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience repair and improvement can be completely overwhelming! There are so many areas to tackle. Those surveys don’t develop and send themselves. Then you simply must understand the journey by undertaking a robust customer journey mapping process. And of course, don’t forget to educate the executives and employees throughout your organization! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, right?).

2018 273
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Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it. Customer experience encompasses the entire end-to-end journey a customer takes. That involves a whole lot more than just your customer service or support team.

2018 179
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Why predictive analytics is integral to the future of CX

CloudCherry

Customers today expect brands to be one step ahead of them. That implies that they are looking for experiences that are accompanied by the ‘ wow ’ factor. To deliver on these expectations, however, the pre-requisite is that organizations need to be proactive. More than having the ability to understand what customers need today, brands have to predict what customers want tomorrow. Sounds tricky but this is a core differentiator in the marketspace.

2018 231
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15 CX Experts Talk about the Future and Challenges of Customer Experience in 2018 [part 1] 

Lumoa

Customer experience has been already a hot topic in business during 2017 and is promising to be even of higher importance in 2018. “CX CX transformation is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a necessity” – concludes Forrester , one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. It’s predicted, that by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator when making consumer choices.

2018 141
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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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Take Action Against These 4 Culprits That Hinder Customer Experience Growth

Customer Bliss

As we start off 2018 with the focus of continuously improving customer experience work, talking about the role of the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) is a great place to start. According to an AdAge article from 2016, this position has been on the rise since the early 2000s – and as of 2014, nearly a quarter of Fortune 100 companies had a CCO (or something akin to it). Why is the CCO role so important?

2018 168

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3 Tips to Make You Overcome Fear of Disruption

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Disruption is a word that can inspire fear. After all, disruption is what led to the fall of many companies who considered themselves “too big to fail.” ” Disruption is what led to the doors closing at chain bookstores across the nation and left the taxi industry wondering what happened. Your business, today, as you read this, is being disrupted. Are you thinking about that? Disruption, at its core, is about customer experience.

2018 164
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11 Examples of Exceptional Customer Service From Companies That Walk the Walk

Promoter.io

At one point or another, most of us have had an experience with a company that we would classify as exceptional customer service. Maybe it was a pizza restaurant that threw in an extra order of breadsticks to show you that they appreciate your repeat business. Or, maybe it was a software company that built […]. The post 11 Examples of Exceptional Customer Service From Companies That Walk the Walk appeared first on Promoter.io Case Study Customer Success Featured General

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Bringing Emotion into the Credit Union Member Journey

CloudCherry

Earlier, customers bought products, chose services and established opinions about brands based on various factors such as cost, quality of product and so forth. Today’s market, however, is a different ball game. Some businesses flourish and prosper, while some find it hard to sustain over the long term. The one aspect that strings these two opposite cases is the element of EXPERIENCE. This applies even for Credit Unions.

2018 225
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B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

InMoment XI

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups. However, recent research is indicating that this expectation gap is evaporating at an alarming rate. This should not come as a. View Article.

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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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Whats the Key to a Strong CX Foundation? Be Obsessed with Your Customers

Customer Bliss

Is your company customer obsessed? If not, it should be! Tamar Cohen , Head of US Customer Experience for Zoetis , a leader in animal health services, shares how she led the leadership team in building the company’s CX platform and organization from the grounds up. Tamar and I chat about how she’s been able to d efine Zoetis as a truly c ustomer obsessed company , where every decision is led by how it will benefit the customer base.

2018 175
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Marketers plan to prioritize customer loyalty, but doing so comes with challenges

Alida

It’s always been easier to keep existing customers than land new one, but keeping loyal customers doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. A new report backs this up: “ For Love or Money 2017: Customer Loyalty – The Marketers’ Point of View ” found marketers plan to focus on customer loyalty in the next few months because it takes precedence over acquiring new customers.

2018 127
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Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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Setting up Customer-Centric Organizations across Industries: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Ajay Nambiar, Customer Service & Facility Management Head, L&T Realty

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 started the initiative of sharing a series of interviews of top-notch CX experts in India to spread this awareness. Our guest for this week is Mr. Ajay Nambiar, a leading CX enthusiast in India.

2018 110
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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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Everything You Need to Know about Text Analytics

Lumoa

If you work in a big company with large number of customers (or users), you most probably receive a lot of feedback: people write about their experiences, complain about the things that do not work and tell about the things they love. Most companies collect feedback in some specific format, such as Net Promoter Score. Some companies use other metrics , such as Customer Effort Score or Customer Satisfaction.

2018 121
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Most CX Elite of Them all?

InMoment XI

Do you, your team, or company exemplify exceptional customer experience? If so, the nomination period for the second annual CX Elite Awards from MaritzCX are now open. Celebrating Exceptional CX Efforts The CX Elite Awards celebrate the achievements and exceptional impact practitioners and companies are making in their customer experience efforts. Each award recognizes and. View Article. General

2018 227
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Best of the Podcast: How to Create A Path for CX Leadership with Google’s VP of Ads and Commerce UX

Customer Bliss

Happy New Year! I’m still on vacation from new podcast recordings, and during this interim, I’m replaying 3 of my most popular podcast episodes of 2017. Have you listened to The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show ? As you get ready for the year ahead, I highly suggest you dig into the archives and listen to more episodes. Bill Carmody of Inc Magazine recently listed my podcast as binge-worthy !

2018 188
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The Customer Service Gap

ShepHyken

I’ve written about the customer service gap before. The first version referred to the gap between you and your competitors. You want the gap to be wide. It means you are putting yourself further ahead of your competition and picking up market share. The second version of the gap focused on narrowing the distance between you and your customers. The closer you are to your customers, and the more you are meeting their needs, the narrower the gap is between you and your customer.

2018 116
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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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Will You Compete on Customer Experience in 2018?

Customers That Stick

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2018 137
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Customer Service Lessons from The Best 22 Toons of The Shepard Letter

Customer Guru

Happy customers play a major role in bringing repeat business and business through word-of-mouth and referrals. When a customer service agent resolves a customer’s grievance with immense care and attention, the customer will talk about it to his friends and family. For this, your customer service skills must be par excellence. On the other hand, if your customer service team is indifferent to the customers’ issues, they will fail to impress the customers.

2018 116
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4 Tech Trends Driving CRM Software in 2018

Oracle

Customer Relationship Management, or CRM software, has come a long way since its beginnings in the 70s and 80s. It continues to evolve to incorporate new technology, features, and innovations to help organizations build and nurture personalized customer relationships. Here are four tech trends that are driving innovation in CRM in 2018, and helping organizations reach and engage their target audiences across channels. Artificial intelligence.

2018 111
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NextGen Healthcare’s VoC Program Improves Client Retention and Strengthens Client Loyalty

InMoment XI

Editor’s note: This is a chapter from the ebook, Unlock the Value of CX. You can download the entire book here. NextGen Healthcare helps ambulatory care organizations transition to value-based care by empowering them to nurture and build healthier patient communities at a lower cost with its technology-enabled solutions. Named as one of the top five electronic health. View Article. Healthcare

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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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Problem Solving and Customer Experience Transformation in the Australian Postal System with CCO Christine Corbett

Customer Bliss

Overview. How do you transform customer experience within the postal service – an industry that affects the whole nation? In this episode, Christine Corbett , a hybrid CCO of Australia Post , shares how she’s using her background in operations and communications to unite the organization and reinvent the Australia Post customer and employee experience. Solve Problems and Go Beyond Customer Expectations.

2018 165
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Five Customer Service Must-Do’s For 2018

ShepHyken

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading about predictions and trends for 2018. It got me thinking about the actions we must take to be competitive. Regardless of your industry, everything has changed about the way we do business. There are some businesses that claim they’ve done things the same way for years, decades, even a century. They claim they do business just as their fathers and grandfathers did. Nothing has changed. I disagree. Take a taxidermist, for example.

2018 122
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Remove the Weak Links in Your Customer Experience: Part 1

Customers That Stick

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2018 119
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15 Customer Experience Trends for 2018 (Infographic)

Experience Matters

Last month, Temkin Group published its annual list of CX trends and we labelled 2018 “The Year of Humanity.” ” Here’s an infographic showing the 15 trends (also available in poster form): Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post 15 Customer Experience Trends for 2018 (Infographic) appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®.

2018 129
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