June, 2023

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CallMiner Product Innovation Series: June 2023

Callminer

CallMiner's VP of Product Management, Bruce McMahon, shares updates from the CallMiner 2023.06 platform release, including AI-based contact summarization, AI redaction and more.

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Is adhering to the FCAs new consumer duty impossible without the help of technology?

Adrian Swinscoe

Many customers are suffering right now with high inflation and interest rates. Now, while that is easy to say and observe, it’s often hard to quantify […] The post Is adhering to the FCAs new consumer duty impossible without the help of technology? first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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4 ways to train customer service skills without awkward role playing

Inside Customer Service

Why do we subject employees to role playing? Managers often request it for customer service training, but participants don't like it. Here are just a few comments from a discussion on LinkedIn Live : "It's always awkward and stressful." "The interactions are just not natural." "It's unnerving." It would be one thing if role playing was a highly effective customer service training technique.

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This is our time for a Patient CARE Revolution!

Bill Quiseng

For many years, there has been a stranglehold “Profits over People” mentality for healthcare leaders. These “Profits over People” traditionalists care about their hospital’s labor, research, and equipment costs, Medicare reimbursements, pharmaceutical companies’ payments in cash and in-kind gifts, and their patients’ payments more than they do their patients.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Harnessing Real-Time Data for Improved Customer Experience Understanding

eglobalis

Harnessing Real-Time Data for Improved Customer Experience CX Understanding The post Harnessing Real-Time Data for Improved Customer Experience Understanding appeared first on Eglobalis.

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5 rules for building an incredible brand relationship with your customers!

Beyond Philosophy

Your brand is in a relationship with your customers. Like any relationship, some of them are healthy while others are not. Unfortunately, people often form codependent or dysfunctional relationships with brands. To help yours be more beneficial than not, we have five rules about how to build strong brand relationships with your customers. We all have relationships with brands.

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Why customers’ digital experience is key to your company’s survival and success

Adrian Swinscoe

This is a guest post by Alfonso de la Nuez, the author of The Digital Experience Company and Chief Visionary Officer at UserTesting. More and more […] The post Why customers’ digital experience is key to your company’s survival and success first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Effective real-time marketing

ECXO

Real-time marketing is about engaging with the customer whenever and wherever they are in their buying journey. Making the most of customer data by using analytics to better understand who your customers are (and what they want) can help you create better real-time customer experiences. Harvard Business Review Analytic Services surveyed more than 500 leaders to help determine how fast and far along the real-time analytics maturity scale businesses are moving.

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PRINCIPLE THREE: Be Magnificently Boring!

Bill Quiseng

This June, I present each one of the Three Principles to Build Customer Loyalty. In this third week, here is Principle Three: Be Magnificently Boring! You have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You have sold them a product or service that meets their wants or needs. Or you solved their problem for them. You were happy because, in the end, they were satisfied.

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The Rising Tide of Brand Purpose in B2B

eglobalis

The Rising Tide of Brand Purpose in B2B , The time of brand purpose The post The Rising Tide of Brand Purpose in B2B appeared first on Eglobalis.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Learn the power of saying “No!” to ensure you win and succeed

Beyond Philosophy

Our recent guest on the podcast, author Vanessa Patrick , Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Marketing, and researcher in the Consumer Behavior Marketing field, has a new book, “The Power of Saying No: The New Science of How to Say No that Puts You in Charge of Your Life.” The book addresses the area of self-regulation or self-control.

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34 experts share their favorite examples of new product innovation

Callminer

Learn more about new product innovations and review some of the most influential innovative products in recent times, according to business experts.

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Data silos: The silent killer of great customer experience

Adrian Swinscoe

This is guest post from Joyce Kim, Chief Marketing Officer at Twilio. It was in 2006 that the British mathematician Clive Humby uttered the now legendary […] The post Data silos: The silent killer of great customer experience first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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4 ways AI is set to change contact centers

CX Network

How chatbots and large language models are providing automated customer contact resolution, empowering businesses and agents with the tools and data they need

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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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Designing a differentiated B2B experience – a 22 step challenge

ECXO

CX design is no longer just about aesthetics. It’s a strategic tool that helps B2B companies create meaningful difference in saturated markets. But, many European firms still have a long way to go to reach the levels of CX maturity seen in B2C. A maturity driven by hyper personalisation, empathetic human relationships and intuitive digital experiences – all accelerated by the pandemic.

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User-Generated Content — Today’s Word of Mouth

Customer Think

While we know that consumers value the opinions of their favorite influencers, attitudes toward traditional influencer marketing are changing. In a recent white paper from The Lacek Group, “Generationally Speaking: Gen Z Transforms Loyalty,” Montanna Cervenka points out that Gen Z thinks differently about influencer-driven content.

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Principle Two: Create Their Experience

Bill Quiseng

Once every week throughout June, I offer each one of the Three Principles to Build Customer Loyalty. In this second week, I give you Principle Two: Create their Experience. QUI Takeaway: 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.

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What Most CEOs Get Wrong About Customer Experience

The DiJulius Group

If your employee disappoints your Customer, whose fault is that? Typically, the blame is placed on the employee for using poor judgment or being indifferent to the Customer. However, ninety-nine percent of the time blame should be placed on the company or supervisor for putting someone in a position they were not qualified to handle. Read Full Article The post What Most CEOs Get Wrong About Customer Experience appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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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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Purposefully designed experiences don’t happen by accident – Interview with Deborah Battaglia of Assurant

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Deborah (Deb) Battaglia, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience at Assurant, Inc, a global B2B2C Fortune 300 company that provides risk management and […] The post Purposefully designed experiences don’t happen by accident – Interview with Deborah Battaglia of Assurant first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Adding Call-Backs to My Contact Center

Fonolo

Today’s customers expect more from customer service. They want prompt, reliable, integrated service and they will not linger if it’s not readily available. Their patience is never shorter than when dealing with your call center. That’s why call-backs have become a contact center essential. If you leave callers on hold, your agents will hear the complaints and your social media timeline will show angry tweets.

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Beyond Profit: The Ascendancy of Brand Purpose in B2B

ECXO

Fotocomposicion ECXO(1) Article source: The Rising Tide of Brand Purpose in B2B [link] There’s an old adage in customer experience. Where B2C goes, B2B follows. But, the distinction between the two is fading. CX is everywhere. Expectations are set by the best experience on offer – inside and outside of the workplace – in Europe, in Asia, and across the globe.

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Unlocking Agility: 10 Powerful Principles for Embracing the Agile Mindset

Customer Think

Organizational change in the modern era cannot be created and seen as a single episode of activity; instead, it requires adaptability and agility rather than staged or phased approaches or frameworks. The notion that change can be planned and managed as a distinct episode of activity is obsolete for many businesses.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Principle One: Be the Customer

Bill Quiseng

During the month of June, I will offer each one of the Three Principles to Build Customer Loyalty. In this first week, I give you Principle One: Be the Customer. “Customers perceive service in their own unique, idiosyncratic, emotional, irrational, end-of-the-day, and totally human terms. Perception is all there is!” Tom Peters. Did you know that FedEx delivery people never run.

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Building A Sense Of Community: American Airlines Opens Its First Hotel

The DiJulius Group

There’s a common thread that connects each and every one of us, you just have to take the time to find it. Some people have an automatic connection, others end up connecting in funny ways. Think about how a concert can unite thousands of strangers. Completely different age groups, economic statuses, genders, political viewpoints, and. Read Full Article The post Building A Sense Of Community: American Airlines Opens Its First Hotel appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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Obituary: The Survey (1920s – 2023)

Adrian Swinscoe

This obituary was written by Nate Sanders, the co-founder and CEO of Artifact, the customer experience forecasting company. The Survey, a long beloved method of gathering […] The post Obituary: The Survey (1920s – 2023) first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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The Complete Guide to Visual IVR

Fonolo

The contact center industry boasts some of the most intelligent and innovative CX technologies out there. Visual IVR – now known as Fonolo’s Web Call-Backs – was one of the first self-service technologies to have a hugely positive impact on the customer experience. The Ultimate Call-Back Check List If you haven’t yet encountered visual IVR, the first thing to know is that it’s self-service at its best – and quickly becoming an essential tool for businesses that prioritize customer satisfaction a

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Customer Experience = Seeing + Being + Doing

ECXO

Customer Experience = Seeing + Being + Doing Customer Centricity is the umbrella for concepts like Customer Experience, Customer Intimacy, Customer Advocacy, Customer Loyalty, etc. With their 1998 Harvard Business Review article “Welcome to the Experience Economy” (and 1999 book), Joe Pine II and James Gilmore introduced the term Customer Experience as the next competitive battleground.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Cross-Channel Marketing

Customer Think

Solid consumer engagement is the ultimate prize for marketers because engagement improves brand, which leads to greater lifetime customer value (LCV) and loyalty. But an overabundance of bland messages makes it difficult for brands to connect meaningfully with consumers.

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Bots ? and brains ?: The winning combination for customer service ?

Intercom

There’s a big question being asked in the customer service industry right now: what will the future of support look like in the age of AI? The reality is that it will require a combination of automation and humans – or as we like to say, “bots and brains.” AI and automation have presented huge opportunities for customer service teams in terms of scalability, time savings, faster resolutions and response times, and improved customer experiences.

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Creating a World-Class Recruitment Experience

The DiJulius Group

The objective of a company’s hiring process is not to fill job openings with warm bodies. It doesn’t matter if you are a small, medium, or large organization, or you are the Director of Human Resources, Head of Recruitment, or a department leader. Nor does it matter if you are hiring seasoned people bringing a. Read Full Article The post Creating a World-Class Recruitment Experience appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.