2016

5 Ways to Improve B2B Customer Engagement Through Omnichannel Tactics

Customer Bliss

Guest Post by Robert C. Johnson: Robert is co-founder and CEO of TeamSupport.com , a cloud-based, B2B software application built to help customer-facing support teams serve clients better through stronger collaboration, superior teamwork, and faster issue resolution. Over the years, the B2B (business-to-business) industry hasn’t exactly taken to adopting the latest customer engagement technology as quickly as its B2C (business to consumer) counterparts.

2016 211

5 Epic Employee Engagement Issues You Never Noticed

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Highly-engaged employees will deliver better experiences to your customers, leading to increased loyalty, more referrals, and more business overall. Yippee! However, employee engagement is emotional and often hinged on the very last experience an employee might have – with his or her manager, with co-workers, with an angry client, or even with you. These simple moments add […]. The post 5 Epic Employee Engagement Issues You Never Noticed appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

2016 184
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Thirty Drivers of Value Perceptions, or Why Customers Love Your Company

MaritzCX

Customers love a company because they perceive value in their interactions with its people, products, and services. As customer experience (CX) professionals, we usually measure this sense of value with the Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, which is a nominal indication of how likely the customer is to recommend the company to another person, and. View Article

2016 338

Generation Z statistics: New report on the values, attitudes and behaviors of the post-Millennials

Alida

Generation Z, the cohort born between 1996 and 2010, is ready for the spotlight. Finally escaping the shadows of the generations before them, many Gen Zers are now entering the workforce. As a result, their spending power, currently valued at $44 billion , is growing every day. Also known as Gen Z, iGeneration (iGen) or Net Gen, this cohort is massive and influential. In U.S. alone, there are 65 million of them. By 2020, Generation Z will account for 40 percent of all consumers in the U.S.

2016 186

2021 CX Trends Report

In this e-book, you’ll discover the origins of CX, the evolution into an actionable tool for customer feedback, and where the future of CX is moving towards.

Building Customer Loyalty That Lasts

GetFeedback

Loyal customers save your company money, predict future sales, generate referrals, and gain value over time. Here are 5 ways to drive customer loyalty. Articles

2016 195

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Customer Loyalty Lessons from Mama Louise

ShepHyken

The other night I had a wonderful meal at Mama Louise , an Italian restaurant in Orlando on Florida’s ever popular “Restaurant Row.” I ordered Mama’s Stuffed Chicken, and it was delicious. But, good food isn’t what this is about. It’s about the experience that Joe Esposito and his staff created. First, the staff was friendly and helpful, making suggestions and letting us know what was most popular on the menu. They were attentive. They did everything they were supposed to do.

2016 104

Exploring Hospitality Customer Service (Video)

Customers That Stick

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Customer Service Video

Revolutionary Thinking On Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Customers are not loyal because of the Customer Experience you provide. They are loyal because of the Customer Experience they remember you provided. Furthermore, customers don’t remember the entire experience but only bits and pieces. It is important to get these memorable bits right, or your customer loyalty will certainly go to pieces. The human memory isn’t as reliable as we would like to think. Don’t believe me? Try this: explain the Pythagorean theorem right now without Googling it.

2016 131

3 huge future customer journey mapping trends you need to know about

OpinionLab

‘Customer journey mapping’ is a widely accepted practice for customer experience teams right now as they seek consistency across all channels and touchpoints. According to McKinsey, you should “(pay) attention to the complete, end-to-end experience customers have from their perspective. (Do Do not) focus on individual interaction touchpoints devoted to billing, onboarding, service calls, and the like.

Optimizing Your Customer Journey In 2021

You know it’s important to optimize your customer journey, but you’re not sure which part of that journey to focus on. Customer interactions across multiple touchpoints mean it can be tricky to isolate a specific part that’s going to deliver the best results for you - and your customers. Creating a strong customer experience is now one of the most important priorities businesses focus on. Don’t be left behind. Time to take a customer first approach & start looking at strategies you can implement to optimize your customer journey. Download the guide today!

7 Top Tips to Create a Customer-Centric Culture 

ijgolding

As customer experience has become increasingly recognised as a thing of tangibility, so has the need to adopt and embed the skills and competencies that make managing it (customer experience that is) a reality. Any ‘concept’ that becomes something requiring methodologies, approaches, tools and techniques, also requires the need for people to understand how to use, deploy and embed them.

2016 91

How To Become The Head Of Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

There has been much talk in recent years about a C-Suite role for head of customer experience, or CCO — Chief Customer Officer. Even B2B brands, which traditionally focuses on sales rather than organic customer growth, are starting to adopt this head of customer experience role in droves. But how does someone become a head of customer experience? What makes them ideally qualified for the role? Head of Customer Experience Trait No. 1: They have led a successful operation.

2016 187

3 Ways You Are Ruining Your Customer’s Day

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Your organization might be well-meaning but still ruining your customer’s day. The mission at 360Connext is simple, but we believe it’s important: We’re on a mission to create fewer ruined days for customers. I started using this as our mission when I created the company in 2009. And I believe it’s still an important goals […]. The post 3 Ways You Are Ruining Your Customer’s Day appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

2016 175

Is Customer Experience Just About Chasing a Great Score?

MaritzCX

A couple of years ago, on a day I had taken off from work, I took my car to the local dealership for some routine servicing. When I arrived the dealer said they did not have my appointment logged in their calendar and were completely booked for the day. The dealer was very apologetic and. View Article

2016 300

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

The Authenticity challenge: 25 marketing, CX and innovation takeaways from the 2016 Customer Intelligence Summit

Alida

Earlier this week, more than 400 professionals in marketing, customer experience, innovation and research gathered in Chicago for the 2016 Customer Intelligence Summit. The two-day annual conference featured keynotes and presentations by some of the world’s leading customer-centric brands. Here’s a look at our favorite takeaways from this year’s Summit. Embrace the authenticity challenge. Authentic companies inspire loyalty,” said Scott Miller, CEO of Vision Critical, in his opening keynote.

2016 166

Cutting Through the Noise with Customer Engagement

GetFeedback

The world may be more connected than ever, but people are tuning out. If you're looking to grow organically, customer engagement has to be a priority. Articles

2016 195

Eight Ways to Build Customer Empathy

Heart of the Customer

Customer empathy is absolutely critical to a company-focused culture. Without empathy, employees focus on their own problems, rather than your customers’. They build overly-complex products based on what they want to buy, rather than starting with customer needs. And they certainly don’t understand the emotional context of your customers. Both Forrester and the Temkin Group […]. The post Eight Ways to Build Customer Empathy appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

2016 116

Guest Blog: How to Create Customer Loyalty in the Healthcare Space

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Brie Tascione, writes about the importance of improving the customer experience in the healthcare industry to improve loyalty and reduce frustration. Any service industry today must keep up with the technological advances when communicating with their customers. Shep Hyken.

2016 99

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!

5 Expert Tips for Customer Service Recovery

Customers That Stick

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2016 128

Customer Emotions (Joy, Anger, Sadness, and Fear) Affect Contact Center Interactions

Experience Matters

As you may know, Temkin Group labeled 2016 “The Year of Emotion” in its annual listing of customer experience trends. Because emotion drives loyalty. And yet, despite its significant impact on customer loyalty, organizations do not focus on emotion enough. So to help increase organizations’ awareness of this critical area of customer experience, we […]. Emotion

2016 103

Five things you need to know about customer journey mapping and VoC

OpinionLab

I recently participated in a webinar with Bruce Temkin in which we explored customer journey mapping, Voice of Customer and how they combine to create great customer experiences. Bruce has been studying how different companies approach CX for a number of years and is a customer journey mapping expert so is perfectly placed to offer strategic insight. Here are five key learnings from the webinar: 1. There are three elements of a customer’s experience.

3 Reasons to Focus on Your Weakest Customer Service Channel

NICE inContact

“You are only as good as your weakest channel.” – Nancy Jamison, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. This is one of our favorite quotes from a leading analyst in the contact center space. If you know Nancy, you may have heard her say it yourself. It speaks to the changing customer landscape and the importance of staying up-to-date on what technology customers actually want to use – not the technology you think they want to use. We like this phrase for lots of reasons – here’s three of them.

2016 87

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

Digital storytelling: The unabashed power in CX

Customer Bliss

Digital storytelling is crucial in customer experience. Before we get deep into digital storytelling and how to maximize your processes around it, let’s briefly set up why storytelling as a whole — and especially digital storytelling — is important in the current business climate. The importance of digital storytelling. Here’s a Wharton interview with Carmine Gallo , the author of a book called The Storyteller’s Secret. (I

2016 183

10 Ways to Get Actionable Feedback from Customers (part 1)

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It can be a daunting task to go looking for actionable feedback. You have to roll up your sleeves, check your ego at the door, and prepare to learn some hard truths about your business and (gasp!) yourself. It’s great to seek customer feedback through surveys, but many typical survey questions lead the witness. For instance, “Are you satisfied” […]. The post 10 Ways to Get Actionable Feedback from Customers (part 1) appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

2016 163

CXFusion Recap: In Your Own Words

MaritzCX

Customer experience (CX) professionals, business leaders, and research experts gathered in Vegas this week to attend CXFusion. This year’s conference energized a record number of attendees with insights, connections, and tools for building and extending CX programs that deliver hard business results. Did you miss the conference? Here’s a quick recap of what we experienced. View Article

2016 310

How smart brands measure customer intelligence ROI

Alida

In our e-book The 10 Smartest Brands: How They Use the Competitive Advantage of Customer Intelligence , we reveal how companies like D E WALT, LinkedIn and Salomon engage with customers to make better marketing, customer experience and product innovation decisions. These companies understand that the more they know their customers, and the more they engage with them, the greater the benefits of customer intelligence.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.