2017

How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach. Consider this way-too-typical scenario: Marcus decides one day to stand in front of his employees and request in no uncertain terms how everyone needs to be more customer-focused. “Help customers love our company and brand more!” ” says Marcus.

2017 438

Follow the CX Tea Leaves

MaritzCX

Capitalizing on Small Wins for Agility and Growth Unifying the customer experience across every channel doesn’t necessarily have to start with a fully baked, end-to-end CX plan. In many cases, the best evolution happens as you follow the proverbial tea leaves—reading what the future holds and letting each initiative guide you to the next. View Article

2017 600

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Develop and Commit to a Set of Core Values to Elevate Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

Last month, Forrester released a new report, “ Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response, ” and it was a great read – it confirmed many of the things that myself and other CX experts alike have been touting for years. There’s an increased focus on customer experience these days, and many companies are just beginning to implement a customer experience process.

2017 258

Q & A with Customer Experience Futurist Blake Morgan

Bill Quiseng

I had the great opportunity to interview Blake Morgan , customer experience futurist about her new book, More is More: How the Best Companies Go Farther and Work Harder to Create Knock-Your-Socks Off Customer Experiences. I have been a big fan of her customer experience articles that regularly appear in Forbes. Her book is a must-read resource for those intent on delivering an exceptional experience for their customers. You can find out more about Blake at the end of the interview. .

2017 222

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

13 stunning stats on the growing CX leadership gap

Vision Critical

Growth in customer experience (CX) innovation has flatlined, and it’s likely you’re on the wrong side of the widening gap. According to Forrester’s Customer Experience Index, 2017 , today’s businesses across 21 industries are plagued by a growing “CX leadership gap.” The research firm’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index) methodology measures how well a brand’s CX strengthens the loyalty of its customers, and is used to benchmark CX performance at 314 U.S. brands.

2017 218

More Trending

Purposeful People Are More Loyal Customers and Employees

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labelled 2017 The Year of Purpose, so we have been examining the topic of purpose across many different angles. One of the areas we are interested in is the impact that a person’s level of purpose and meaning has on how they behave as an employee and customer. It turns out that it has a pretty significant impact in both of these areas. In our latest U.S.

2017 147

The Changing Face of Customer Journeys

CloudCherry

One of the most important things a company can do is to map the customer journey. Not long ago, mapping that path was relatively easy. However, the consumer is evolving at the speed of light, and, thanks to technological advancements, the customer journey is changing just as quickly. How the Customer Journey Has Changed. The customer’s journey through a sales funnel was linear and predictable.

2017 200

The 3 Trends Customer Experience Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

Beyond Philosophy

. The Three Trends You Can’t Ignore in CX Today. As a Customer Experience professional, understanding three trends today is imperative. Without accepting these tenets, you are thwarting your success before you even begin. However, if you can accept them, you are poised not only to deliver an excellent experience, but you will also position yourself to move it to the next level of greatness. What are these 3 remarkable trends with so much power and clout? .

2017 192

How to Set Goals & Build a Strategy to Drive Customer Experience Improvement

Comm100

Every company out there is trying to be more customer-centric, and the race for an excellent customer experience is heating up. Nowadays, having competitive prices and bombarding customers with advertisements and offers is not enough. Customers are smarter than before, and most of them already know your products and services intimately, based on online research or referrals, before making a purchase.

2017 131

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Listening to Customers Tells You Everything You Need to Know… - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

LISTEN to your Customers. Listening. We all know how to do it… but few know how to do it well … and it could be driving your customers away if you don’t do it well. Listen well and you’ll increase sales and customer loyalty. Even though communication involves two parts – speaking and listening – I believe that listening is actually 2/3 of successful communication. Someone can speak all they want.

2017 141

3 Powerful No-Sweat Customer Experience Quick Fixes

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Working day after day on the same set of projects and goals can make us a little complacent about what customers really need from us. Too often, we convince ourselves that what happens within our walls doesn’t have a direct impact on the experiences we deliver. Customer experience is huge and all-encompassing, so many think of improving it […]. The post 3 Powerful No-Sweat Customer Experience Quick Fixes appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

2017 181

How to Implement Experiential Marketing and Brand Loyalty Into Your CX Strategy

MaritzCX

Today’s connected world and ever-present technology have changed the way we think about engaging with companies. Whether you’re a major corporation, or a bustling startup, people expect their interactions to be something that wows them. Simple ads are important, but they are just a piece of the puzzle. In today’s world, companies need to create. View Article

2017 420

The CX topic we need to address more

Customer Bliss

As I’ve been doing more episodes of my customer experience podcast , I’m increasingly hearing more stories about omni-channel collaboration and experiences. I love that. Silos need to align for the customer to have the best experience possible, and when the customer has that best experience possible, that’s really the place where revenue and growth reside. There can’t be a “digital team” vs. a “brick and mortar team.”

2017 236

Customer Communities Elevate the Customer Experience

Speaker: Rachel Happe

An online community is an increasingly vital part of many leading companies’ support strategies. Creating a branded place where your customers can ask and answer questions, interact with each other, and search for the information they need is a great way to decrease the burden on your staff and allow them to focus on the customers that really need their help. Join us at 9:00 am EST on Nov 18th for this talk by Rachel Happe, founder of industry-leading strategists, The Community Roundtable. You will learn the effectiveness of the community in empowering your customers and generating value for your business.

Visual OmniChannel – Give Customers the Experience They Crave

TechSee

Are you part of the 80% of enterprises that feel their current customer service systems do not meet their future needs? Read on for surefire solutions. To enhance customer satisfaction, more and more companies are transforming into an omnichannel contact center – providing a frictionless customer service experience across multiple touchpoints.

Long-term care needed: The cure to health care’s patient experience problem

Vision Critical

This article is a guest blog post from Ed Bennett, a digital strategy expert and president and CEO of Ed Bennett Consulting. To hear more insight from Ed on patient experience, watch our webinar, Diagnosing disruptions: De-risking decisions in health care’s digital age. . In the age of companies like Amazon, Airbnb and Apple, health care organizations are lagging other industries in customer experience.

2017 208

Charging More for a Better Customer Service Experience

ShepHyken

It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department? Because they need help, have a question, or want to make a complaint. So, understanding that, why would a company choose to deliver an amazing customer service experience to just some of their customers and not to every customer?

2017 154

Why Businesses Need Social Media

ReviewTrackers

This article was written by Kristen Herhold. Kristen is a content writer and marketer at Clutch , a B2B research firm in the heart of Washington, D.C. Connect with her on LinkedIn , or reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns at kristen@clutch.co or 202-840-6690. Social media can serve as a testing ground for businesses, nurture customer relationships and provide brand identity. Businesses need social media to succeed in this increasingly technology-centric world.

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

5 Major Reasons Why Unhappy Customers Don’t Complain

Provide Support

5 Reasons Unhappy Customers Don’t Complain. The times when customer complaints were seen as a distraction that should be eliminated are over. Most businesses today understand that complaints are a valuable source of information. In fact, there might be no better way to collect direct feedback from your customers. A complaint not only shows what and where went wrong, whether it’s a problem with your product, service, customer support or internal processes.

2017 151

Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)

ijgolding

I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment. Founded as a Roman Fort in 79 AD, Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Great Britain.

2017 133

Mastering the Public Apology: The Most Epic Apology Letters of Our Time, and What Your Business Can Learn from Them

Comm100

rawpixel.com. From Papa John’s NFL apology to Louis C.K.’s s apology (or non-apology ) for sexual assault; brands in every industry are learning that the apology letter is an extremely difficult art form to master. Whether it’s due to not wanting to admit fault, fear of losing fans or investors, or simply not knowing how, corporations and public figures often fall short of what people want and expect out of a public apology. But why is that?

2017 131

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience?

ClearAction

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience? Lynn Hunsaker. How would you like to reduce customer churn by 27%, increase Net Promoter Score TM by 65%, and outperform competitors by 20% in sales, purchasing, ordering, installation, billing, service inquiry, maintenance and account management processes? This progress was achieved by engaging employees company-wide in coordinating customer-focused improvements across Operations, Marketing, Service and other functional areas.

2017 111

Need to More Effectively Manage Your Call Center?

TASKE shares how you can rewind your real-time dashboard and watch agent and time activities in the past. Download the infographic here!

Which Comes First? Customer Experience or Sales?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Seems obvious, right? It’s hard to have customers if you don’t have sales. But what happens after the sale? What happens when you are trying to establish relationships with prospects but don’t know what will hurt the relationship later? Too often, organizations with great intentions sabotage their customer’s experience before it even starts! Understanding the true journey your customers will have makes selling to customers that much easier!

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CX 360: How to Align Voice of Employee with Voice of Customer Programs

MaritzCX

According to Gartner’s research, nearly nine out of ten executives expect customer experience to be a key differentiator with today’s demanding customers. Yet a critical link — engaged employees — is often overlooked. A recent Temkin Group study revealed that CX leaders have 50% more engaged employees than laggards. Your front-line staff are the face. View Article

2017 280

Southwest Airlines gets a CX kudos during Hurricane Harvey

Customer Bliss

About 500 Southwest Airlines customers were stranded at Houston’s Hobby Airport last Sunday morning once the Hurricane Harvey flooding began and the FAA shut down Hobby. What did Southwest do? Something great from a CX perspective. Step 1: They got permission from the FAA to find a way to fly out the 500 or so passengers and work with the FAA on the security and legal nature of it. Step 2: They took five stranded Boeing 737s, and loaded them with passengers.

11 Contact Center Technologies to Boost Customer Satisfaction

TechSee

According to Walker , a customer intelligence consulting firm, by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator for B2B. This customer-centric focus has resulted in 72% of businesses reporting that their top priority is improving the customer experience, according to Forrester. To accomplish this goal, companies must determine the most efficient, yet affordable, way to give their customer care processes a boost. .

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