December, 2021

Elves Rule: Employees ‘Make’ The Customer Experience, and Should Be Recognized for It

InMoment XI

This article was originally published on CustomerThink. Santa Claus (with the help of Mrs. Claus) gets much of the credit for spreading Yule joy; but, isn’t it really the elves who are most responsible? Several years ago, business consultant Matthew T.

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Forrester and Alida Come Together to Improve CX With This Recipe

Alida

At Alida Activate 2021, industry leaders around the world gathered to share the latest and greatest in customer experience (CX) best practices, thought leadership, and more.

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Always Available, Always Informed Service: How Chewy.com Proves They Care About Your Pet As Much As You Do

Customer Bliss

If you have a pet, it’s likely that you have become a “Pet Parent.” Your pet is a member of your family, and you seek out the best of everything for them. Most important, you want smart, knowledgeable people guiding you to the right food and equipment.

Guest Post: 4 Ways to Transform Customer Experience While Growing Rapidly

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Dan Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Xpress Global Systems , an organization focused on innovation, efficiency, and scalability of shipping and distribution of flooring products.

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AI Insights Playbook––Understand Your Customer Experience To Improve It

The biggest challenge facing Contact Centers is understanding what customers expect. With today’s changing customer expectations, dynamic market realities and aggressive competitors, organizations must understand where they are successful and where they fall short. Download this eBook to learn how you can improve your customer experience with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Karen Hertzberg: Improving Customer Retention Through Great Customer Service

Bill Quiseng

Customer loyalty is not by offering discounts, upgrades, or subscriptions to repeat customers. Real customer loyalty is built on service so great that customers return again and again, raving to others along the way.

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InMoment’s Modern Market Research and Data Analytics Approach Ranks in Top 50

InMoment XI

In the latest 2021 Insights Association Top 50 Market Research and Data Analytics report, InMoment ranks in the top 20 established industry reports and market research or market experience (MX) brands, alongside other powerhouse brands such as JD Power, Gartner Research, and Forrester Research Services.

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5 Ways to Deliver Extraordinary Experiences for Every Audience

Alida

The best decisions are made with customers, not for them. But this isn’t always easy. During Alida Activate—Fall ‘21 , however, we got to hear from two pioneers in this area who showed us that type of transformation is entirely possible. Customer Experience

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3 Reasons Why Your B2B Business Needs Live Chat In 2022

TeamSupport

In today’s world, a proactive and communicative customer experience is a necessity. Companies can no longer afford to be aloof in the digital space.

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How Much Do You Trust Your Customers?

Shep Hyken

One of our loyal subscribers, Darrell Grant, The CXO at Hightower Wealth Advisors, shared a great story that provides an excellent learning opportunity. . Darrell stopped by a local bakery to pick up some treats for a client.

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Wow Your New Employees

Bill Quiseng

It is really disappointing to new employees that the first day of orientation is spent on defining the rules and restrictions, usually required by the legal department, that, if not followed, will result in termination. At the end of the day, someone is asking, “How was your first day at work?”

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Seven CX Tips to Help Weather the 2021 Holiday Season ‘Everything Shortage’

CSM Magazine

Holiday season performance is ‘make it or break it’ for the entire year for most retailers, and Holiday 2021 is certainly no exception. Mike Myer, CEO and co-founder of Quiq looks at the challenges ahead.

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Digital Customer Experience: The Value of “Slamming” Your Assumptions

InMoment XI

In the world of experience (especially when we’re talking about digital customer experience), we’re constantly making predictions or hypotheses about what the customer is expecting from their experience.

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EMEA Delta Award Winners 2021

Alida

Every year Alida holds the Delta Awards, a ceremony in which we highlight and praise the year's achievements in customer experience and insights by our esteemed customers.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

The New Retail Customer Experience: How Humans + Machines Optimize the Conversation and Outcomes

Uniphore

Today’s retail customers have higher expectations than ever—particularly when it comes to digital customer experience. Shaped by the global pandemic, which forced billions to adopt new shopping behaviors, customers are notably less patient, more demanding and more proficient online.

Here’s a New Word: Skimpflation

Shep Hyken

The other day my friend asked me, “Is mediocrity the new customer experience?” He mentioned how he’s had to wait longer when he called customer support and that there weren’t enough cashiers at the grocery store. . I said, “You are a victim of skimpflation.” .

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6 Essential Messages for Customer Success Manager Automation

Totango

Building out customer success manager automation depends on the effective use of email and in-app messaging. Planning strategic emails at key milestones in your customer journey can help you deliver a smoother customer experience, yielding higher satisfaction and better retention rates.

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Top 4 Customer Experience Trends for Financial Services to Expect in 2022

Comm100

In 2021, evolving customer experience trends shook up the financial services industry. Customers demanded digital services to meet their needs, and as organizations rose to the demand, these high customer expectations led to innovative new services.

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Driving Business Value with Contact Center and UC Integration

With the growth of hybrid work models and work from home, one thing is more important than ever: integration. But, how are companies leveraging it - both technically and operationally? In this whitepaper, you’ll get in-depth insight into how companies are utilizing integrated platforms in their day-to-day operations, and which success metrics they are measuring. Download your copy now to discover how companies are future-proofing their contact centers as they adapt to remote and hybrid workforces.

Loyalty Marketing Programs: How CX Insights Can Inform Incentives

InMoment XI

It’s easy to confuse loyalty marketing programs with customer experience (CX) programs; both seek to drive positive customer relationships and retention.

Overcoming the Great Resignation with Lessons Learned from CX Best Practices

CSM Magazine

The Great Resignation is a topic receiving plenty of attention in 2021 and for good reason. According to one Gallup poll , nearly 50 percent of America’s working population was actively job searching or monitoring job opportunities this past summer.

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3 Customer Experience Ideas for 2022

Experience Investigators

It’s time to wrap up another year. 2021 was another strange, unpredictable, not-quite-back-to-normal trip. When it came to customer experience, leaders dealt with all sorts of changes and challenges. The introduction of vaccines led to some employees coming back to the office.

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Don’t Cut What Is Obvious to the Customer??

Shep Hyken

Last week I covered the concept of skimpflation. In case you missed it, the short definition is that skimpflation is the result of a labor shortage, some say due to The Great Resignation , and higher business costs that come from inflation and supply and demand issues.

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

The MOST Important Customer Success Metrics

ClientSuccess

Any customer success leader worth his or her salt isn’t making strategic, department-wide decisions based on gut feelings. Instead, customer success leaders lean on hard numbers, insights, and data to help steer their team’s decision-making.

Uniphore Collaborates with Cisco to Enable Better Customer Experiences

Uniphore

Uniphore joins Cisco SolutionsPlus Partner Program PALO ALTO, December 14, 2021 – Uniphore, the leader in Conversational Automation, announced today that it has joined Cisco SolutionsPlus, an industry-leading partner program that helps enterprise buyers design and implement complete end-to-end customer solutions.

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Three CX Strategy Webinars to Ramp Up Your Program

InMoment XI

After a year of quarantine, brands had a lot of gaps to fill in their customer experience (CX) programs. Most businesses around the world seemed to be asking, “what’s changed or stayed the same for our customers?”

Expert perspective: How to level up your voice of customer program

NICE inContact

Imagine having a gold mine in your yard and never venturing out to dig up some nuggets. Customer Experience Contact Center Management NICE CXone

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AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!