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The Art of Customer Crisis Handling: 5 Rules to Stay Cool and Win

Beyond Philosophy

Learn more about Colin Shaw : Join over 80,000 people on our LinkedIn Newsletter list or visit our website for more great podcast episodes. Listen to the podcast: Sometimes, things go wrong despite your best efforts. This situation happens everywhere. Even the most well-managed companies will have things go wrong. So, it’s not a matter of if but when regarding a customer crisis.

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WE KNOW WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS WANT

Futurelab

#NoBullshitCX #20yearsFuturelab “Don’t think. Ask!” Think you know your customers? Think again. When we started to work on a Voice of the Customer (VoC) programme for a large building materials producer, we arranged a kick-off workshop to develop the roll-out plan with a local team. Their sales manager confidently claimed: “We know what our customers want.

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What happens when you give data back to people? – Interview with Jamie Smith of Customer Futures

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Jamie Smith, who is the Founder and CEO of Customer Futures Ltd, an advisory firm helping businesses seize the opportunity around disruptive […] The post What happens when you give data back to people? – Interview with Jamie Smith of Customer Futures first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Whatever your title or position, be a servant leader to all generations, especially Gen N.

Bill Quiseng

A veteran of over 40 years in hospitality leadership, I was, until several years ago, a customer service/customer experience speaker. Unfortunately, I suffered a stroke in April 2021. So, I have slightly slurred speech and a dead right side. Since my stroke, I’ve gone from Mr. “Let’s be GREAT out there!” as GM/Managing Director to Mr. Invisible, sequestered alone with my wife in my San Diego apartment.

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Manual Call Reviews? Theres a Better Way!

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? 🤔 If so, this webinar is for you! What was once a common practice in the call center is now a barrier to success. Manual call monitoring is no longer an option if you want to proactively coach your agents to ultimately improve the customer experience using data-driven insights. Join this webinar with Angie Kronlage and April Wiita of Working Solutions to discuss how you can modernize outdated, manual call review processes through the power of autom

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[Research Round-Up] The Effectiveness of AI-Generated Images for Marketing

Customer Think

Source: Shutterstock (This year, I’m devoting some of my Research Round-Up posts to academic research papers relating to the use of artificial intelligence for marketing purposes. This post features an unpublished paper that compares the performance of AI-generated vs. human-made images across three marketing use cases.

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How to Increase Trust in Government with Digital Communication

Comm100

In an era where public trust in government institutions is understandably sensitive, the need for robust and transparent communication strategies has never been more critical. When done right, digital communication offers governments and agencies the opportunity to build, maintain, and restore trust. Through this medium, they can engage with citizens in real-time, provide 24/7 assistance, and disseminate accurate and accessible information.

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Shakespeare's 20 most Inspirational Quotes

The Customer Service Blog

Readers might be surprised to learn that I’m a big fan of William Shakespeare. I regularly attend Shakespeare plays all around the UK, and I was recently at Manchester Opera House watching Sir Ian McKellen (one of the UK’s most famous actors) play Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 and 2. While watching these two plays in Manchester, it occurred to me that there are many quotes within Shakespeare’s plays that could be applied to business - giving inspiration and insight to entrepreneurs and people wor

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Beyond Basic: Meet Customer Needs with Hyper-Personalization

Customer Think

Despite what many brand executives think, most consumers who interact with the digital world would argue with the claim that, in this day and age, most brands have mastered personalization. In the 2010 article, The Pants that Stalked Me On The Web, Michael Learmonth asked us to imagine, “persistent, pestering ads that just won’t quit.

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Businesses Monitoring Employee Communications

The DiJulius Group

CNBC reports in an article, How Walmart, Delta, Chevron and Starbucks are using AI to monitor employee messages, there is a strong likelihood that artificial intelligence is scrutinizing your communications on platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and similar apps. Major corporations like Walmart, Delta Air Lines, T-Mobile, Chevron, Starbucks, Nestle, and AstraZeneca, have enlisted.

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[Experience Action Podcast] Balancing Policy with Personalized Experiences

Experience Investigators

Struggling to balance strict company policies with the need for out-of-the-ordinary customer experiences? Fear not! As your guide, Jeannie Walters lays out the roadmap for customer experience leaders to find that sweet spot. In this episode, we tackle a quandary presented by a CX leader looking for ways to empower her team to navigate the tricky terrain where unique customer needs clash with the rulebook.

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The Pragmatic Path to Composability: Creating Efficient Commerce Systems

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

Brands used to look for a commerce platform that could do everything. But over time, one vendor was no longer enough to meet a brand’s needs, so they added, and added, and added— and now it's essential that these vendors work well together. That’s composable, and it’s important to get it right. Customers and your board expect you to be in new channels and to adapt quickly to market change.

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The CMO Strategic Growth Blueprint for Successfully Reimagining Market Research

C3Centricity

It is a well-known fact that when budgets get tight, marketing is usually one of the first departments to suffer cuts, and market research in particular! Why is this? I believe it is because their ROI is longer-term and often difficult to prove. They therefore make the perfect target for sweeping reductions. A few years ago, I was asked to talk on this topic at the Planung&Analyse conference in Frankfurt.

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Role of Chief Customer Officer: Ensuring that Customer-Centricity is at the Heart of Business

Customer Think

The role of CCO has historically been viewed as a bridge between the customer and the business, primarily focusing on customer service and corporate feedback. However, the digital revolution and subsequent acceleration of consumer expectations have expanded the CCO’s role to include not just customer service but also experience (CX), loyalty, and long-term engagement strategies.

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Optimizing service efficiency: a guide to Zendesk’s workforce engagement solutions

Zendesk

In the current landscape of customer service, expectations are skyrocketing, with demands for faster and higher quality service experiences becoming the norm. Zendesk’s Workforce Engagement Management (WEM) solution is best positioned to help companies navigate these challenges. Our AI-driven capabilities in workforce management (WFM) and quality assurance (QA) are tailored to optimize service operations, enabling organizations to not only meet but exceed customer expectations with better

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Pods in Customer Success vs. Sales: A Side-by-Side Comparison

SixteenVentures

Pods, a collaborative team structure, have been around for several years but have become increasingly popular in both Customer Success (CS) and Sales, especially as the former has become even more efficiency-focused in the past year. While Pods share some similarities between Sales and Customer Success, their core objectives and functionalities differ based on the […] The post Pods in Customer Success vs.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

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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Which is most valuable: Solicited or unsolicited customer feedback?

CX Network

Customer feedback is the life blood of a customer-centric organization. Annette Franz, CCXP, founder and CEO, CX Journey Inc.

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Best Practices for Showing Quick Wins

Customer Think

One of the biggest asks that CX leaders (still) have to deal with to get executive commitment and engagement – and for the rest of the organization to feel that there’s meaningful impact as a result of changes being proposed/made – is showing ROI.

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AI-driven CX in tech: Navigating industry challenges & opportunities

Callminer

2024 marks a significant year for the tech industry, as it navigates through economic turbulence. This blog top looks at trends shaping CX in tech and the role of AI in harnessing these opportunities.

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CX Automation: Unlocking Customer Experience Excellence

Zonka Feedback

Companies worldwide are harnessing automation technology to streamline operations, minimize human errors, and save valuable time in delivering exceptional service. From AI-powered chatbots handling customer inquiries round-the-clock to automated email campaigns tailored to individual preferences, the possibilities are endless.

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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.

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148: Find Out What Dating and Customer Service Have in Common

The DiJulius Group

Uncover the secrets to fostering unbeatable customer service and leadership skills with Lakshmi Rengarajan, a dating industry researcher. This episode of The Customer Service Revolution explores the surprising similarities between dating and professional relationship-building. Discover how mastering connections is about finding love and inspiring teams, retaining employees, and revolutionizing customer engagement.

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The Ethics Of AI In The Workplace

Customer Think

More than nine in ten leading businesses have ongoing investments in artificial intelligence (AI), including non-tech giants like McDonald’s, CVS Health, and Pfizer. More than 90% also report increasing their investment and incorporating AI into more of their processes.

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The Elephant in the Office

The Squawk Point

Silo Thinking In every business, the work flows around the organisation something like this… Marketing specialists have an insight into what the customer wants. Research teams take that insight and develop a new product. Buyers purchase materials according to the new specifications. Logistics ship and store materials. Operations teams take the materials and produce products.

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How to Create Buyer Personas: All You Need To Know

SurveySensum

An automotive company is looking to sell its SUVs to an audience that predominantly buys Sedan cars. As a result of this, they are unable to meet their sales targets. Well, this is bound to happen! If your customers are looking for Sedan cars and you are selling them SUVs then of course they won’t buy from you! They need to sell to an audience that fits their buyer profile!

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Instagram Launches Ads With Promo Codes To Entice Purchase Activity

NGDATA

Instagram has launched "Ads with Promo Codes" globally for brands. The feature drives sales and tracks them directly. Source The post Instagram Launches Ads With Promo Codes To Entice Purchase Activity appeared first on NGDATA.

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How To Increase Customer Service Agent Confidence with AI Simulation

Customer Think

Meeting the Demands of Superior Customer Service in the Modern Era (Previously posted at DoingCXRight.com/blog) Imagine you’re the manager of a busy customer service call center. The pressure is constant, with customer inquiries and complaints flowing relentlessly. Amid this chaos, one of your agents, Alex, approaches you with a look of trepidation.

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The Ticket: Fueling the AI machine with the knowledge it needs

Intercom

Feeding the AI beast with the accurate, up-to-date knowledge your customers need is key to success in this new era of AI-driven customer service. When your support team is constantly firefighting and tackling support queues, carving out time to do other things like create help content can feel costly. But, your knowledge content is – and always was – a key source of information to help your customers self-serve.

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Elevate ‘24: Elevating CX to new heights  

Logicalware

Are you ready to take your contact centre operations to new heights? Join Elevate ’24 – the leading contact centre conference that will empower you to transform your operations in the age of AI. In a world where AI is not just a buzzword but a business advantage, the contact centre industry is undergoing a radical transformation. As we navigate this era, the need to stay ahead of the curve has never been more critical.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Your Marketing Team Needs New Skills to Succeed Today

NGDATA

New technologies are changing marketing practices. It's important to have skills like working with Gen AI, data sourcing, and analysis to connect banks with customers. Source The post Your Marketing Team Needs New Skills to Succeed Today appeared first on NGDATA.

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Learnings From The Q1 2024 Customer Service Wave

Customer Think

Great customer service sets companies apart, and you leave money on the table if you don’t meet your customers’ expectations of engagement. Business and IT leaders understand the economics of great customer service, and Forrester data shows that over 70% of enterprises invest in modern solutions.

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Unlock the magic of positive language and elevate CX to the next level

ECXO

Unlock the magic of positive language and elevate CX to the next level Today, we’ll be exploring the fascinating world of language and its impact on customer interactions. As we delve into this intriguing subject, we’ll discover how words can significantly influence people’s perceptions and responses, and how this can be particularly relevant in the world of customer service.

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Empowering Remote and Flexible Working at Puzzel  

Logicalware

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and live, accelerating the adoption of remote and flexible working across the world. Many companies have realised the benefits of allowing their employees to work from anywhere, anytime, and with any device. Notably, flexible working not only enhances productivity, efficiency and creativity, but also drives cost savings, reduces stress levels, and contributes positively to environmental impact.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.