Category: Customer Experience

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Building a trusting customer relationship

Our society is coping with unprecedented challenges. Both customers and employees are facing growing uncertainties and concerns. For many, these may include income inequality and job insecurity, or social unrest. Meanwhile, systemic risks like climate change, pandemics, and global recessions...

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Is it time for new customer engagement metrics?

Strong customer engagement strategies can have a direct impact on business goals tied to activation, monetisation, and retention, but only if brands define and measure the appropriate metrics. Without the right metrics, marketers will struggle to quantify the effectiveness of...

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Ei Evolution Summit announced: get your discount today!

This year started with some important questions that continue to bother us as we walk towards the post-covid reality. Are we ready to work in the new environment? How and where will we work in the first place? Will we...

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Three CX strategies to create a subscription loyalty programme

In this rapidly changing retail environment, accelerated by lockdowns and store closures, the customer journey has transformed dramatically. In particular, companies are contending with much longer sales cycles and greater dependence on digital. These changes could very well be part...

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Cultural diversity and language inclusion at the heart of advertising

Nowadays, it is business-critical for advertisers to connect with culturally diverse audiences. The Channel Factory researched the importance of language diversity in YouTube advertisements across the UK. Our team at CXM got curious about the report and wanted to find...

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More haste less speed: why slowing down could be the key to faster customer service

When time is of the essence, how can you deliver a speedy customer service that’s efficient but not rushed? Freshworks recently analysed 107 million support interactions which indicated that speed is the most important factor when it comes to improving CSAT...

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A man holding a sign about overcoming retail challenges as shops reopen.

Overcoming retail challenges as shops reopen: An interview with Shankar Balakrishnan

All non-essential retail shops in England are on a mission to attract customers ever since the 12th of April when lockdown restrictions were eased for the first time in a long while. Whereas some people are excited to return to...

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People at the heart of everything: UK EX&CH Awards 2021

Last Thursday the Awards International team had the great pleasure to host the UK EX&CHA Awards 2021 event. Once again, the online event exceeded all our expectations by bringing a handful of outstanding presentations and brilliant conversations. We had an amazing time...

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The future of CX: a conversation with Ian Golding, Ian Stokol and Neil Skehel

During the online Gulf Customer Experience Awards held in Dubai earlier this year, Ian Golding shared precious insights into the subject of the CX future.  His talk inspired a Q&A session between Ian Golding, Ian Stokol and Neil Skehel. During the...

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A young woman with the face mask demonstrates how stores can prioritize consumer well-being

Three ways to prioritize consumer well-being

We can only imagine the massive pressure consumers felt during the past year. Our lives changed dramatically with enforced remote work, homeschooling, job losses, and the social (and psychological) impact of lockdown. Things were even worse for those on the...

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Is there an NPS advantage we cannot deny?

If everyone used NPS in the way it was originally intended to, it could represent a decent tool, although still not my top pick. Unfortunately, we have seen many businesses measure NPS incorrectly, doing more harm than good to the...

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Overcoming CX challenges with advanced customer insights

Despite recent progress in MarTech innovation, brands can still expect to face significant obstacles when it comes to implementing customer experience (CX) strategies. We wanted to find out more about the exact nature of these barriers and commissioned a study...

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Outperforming competitors with a powerful brand purpose

When was the last time you smiled and felt connected with your powerful brand purpose? A smile is a simple act that stimulates a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing a suite of ‘feel-good’ hormones. To cheer myself up, I occasionally...

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3 ways gig customer service is shaping the CX industry

As customer demands grow, so does the need for customer experience operations to go beyond what’s known to be traditional customer service. There’s an expanding urgency for brands to offer a dynamic and highly personalized service and a need for...

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Removing language barriers with AI-powered technology: An interview with Vasco Pedro

Did you know that English is spoken only by a quarter of the world’s population? This leaves an untapped market that businesses should consider more seriously. However, without a digitally advanced, and scalable language translation strategy, businesses can find themselves...

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A young woman with a face mask is buying a product in a store. It demonstrate a customer experience of buying during the covid-19.

Are you still blaming Covid-19 for shoddy customer experience?

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, businesses had to adjust to remote working. Our customers were patient when they had to wait a little longer for a delivery or an email to arrive. However, there’s mounting evidence that customers...

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Back to basics: Tips for building a successful CX programme

Going back to the basics when building a CX programme sometimes seems like a necessary step for creating a successful strategy. It’s also essential for those looking to compose such a programme for the first time. Whether you are a CX...

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Consumer trends post-lockdown: Will audiences look for live events in 2021?

The brand experience industry suffered a lot in 2020. We witnessed many unforeseen circumstances that led brand campaigns to closure before they even started. With stores closed, activations put on hold, and events cancelled, brands had difficulties adjusting to the...

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Fueling business growth with customers in mind

Building a customer experience that is consistent, easily replicable, and ready to scale as your business grows is no easy task. Sudden growth is a nice problem to have, but it can create a more insidious legacy if it’s not...

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Cloud-enabling technology at the heart of business development

In the last year, the unforeseen effects of the pandemic have been a catalyst for prolific change in how brands and organisations engage with their customers and employees. The contact centre moved to the cloud and its agents swiftly adapted to...

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