Peter Lavers

Fonolo: Top 20 Customer Service blogs to read in 2020

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers has been named as a top blogger in the realm of Customer Service. The list has been created by Fonolo , who provide call-back solutions for contact centres.

Consumer Loyalty 2030

Peter Lavers

In his second blog written as part of the SAS UK Collaborators programme reviewing the SAS / Futurum “Experience 2030” report , Peter Lavers digs deeper into the question regarding what will drive customer loyalty in the future (up to 2030).

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Trust is not a binary on/off switch

Peter Lavers

Why building, protecting and recovering Trust is a business imperative. In this blog co-written with Mark Holloake, Peter Lavers considers how trust is a hot topic, but that lot of commentary suggests it is binary – you can either trust an entity or not – an on/off switch in effect.

The need for excellent customer service training

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the hype of customer experience, AI, chatbots and real-time personalisation, don’t forget that staff still need excellent customer service training – no matter how successful your company is right now!

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

2019 State of CX Report from The Northridge Group

Peter Lavers

I was recently asked by The Northridge Group to review their 2019 State of Customer Service Experience report.

Provide Alternative Solutions to Create a Better Customer Experience

Peter Lavers

When you think of your ideal customer experience, does it include someone telling you, “no,” or “I can’t”? Companies need to train their staff to provide alternative solutions and avoid the easy “no” response in order to create a better customer experience.

8 Ways to Refresh Your Support Teams’ Customer Service Training – Part 2

Peter Lavers

In our new guest blogger Jason Grills ’ first instalment of this blog , he shared four great customer service training ideas that will refresh your support service and take it to a higher level. Here are the remaining four! #5 5 True or False Quiz.

Talking Omnichannel But Organised Multi Channel?

Peter Lavers

Remember when we used to talk about “channels and media”? Life was simple. Channel meant physical route to market e.g. retail, wholesale, intermediated, direct, etc. Media meant one- or two-way communications devices e.g. TV, radio, telephone, website, email, webchat, face-to-face, etc.

Panviva’s Top CX Influencers

Peter Lavers

International recognition as a top influencer / expert in the field of Customer Experience (CX) is not something that WCL Customer Management founder Peter Lavers has actively sought, but it is very much appreciated as it’s independent recognition of his thought leadership and passion for driving the customer centric agenda in business. Cloud Knowledge Management specialists Panviva have again named Peter in their list of top 25 CX professionals to follow.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

Credit Crunch 10 Years On – Four Seismic Changes in Customer Experience Management

Peter Lavers

This blog coincides with the 10 th anniversary of the first signs of the Credit Crunch, which has impacted and continues to affect all our lives.

8 Ways to Refresh Your Support Teams’ Customer Service Training – Part 1

Peter Lavers

This is the first instalment of a 2-part blog from our new guest blogger Jason Grills – welcome Jason! No matter what type of business you run, apart from quality product or service, you will also need a reliable and efficient support service to retain your customers in the long term.

Exceeders’ List of top 10 Customer Experience Influencers

Peter Lavers

WCL Customer Management’s founder Peter Lavers has again been named as a top influencer in the realm of Customer Experience (CX). The list has been created by Exceeders – an IT community that gathers the most innovative IT providers across the globe to provide customers with the latest innovations.

Customer Segmentation in the Cognitive Age

Peter Lavers

Segmentation is well established in Marketing and CRM as a way to systematically subdivide a market or a customer base into discrete groups that have different needs or require distinct treatments.

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

Dimension Data CX Report Roundtable

Peter Lavers

Watch the video report from Dimension Data’s 2019 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report Roundtable session. Dimension Data recently released their latest Customer Experience report.

3 vital B2B findings from Dimension Data’s 2019 CX Report

Peter Lavers

Three key subjects from Dimension Data’s 2019 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report that are vital for every B2B company to take a long, hard look at itself about.

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Three things we can learn from how Wimbledon is managing the customer experience

Peter Lavers

I had the pleasure this week of being invited to Wimbledon by IBM to see for myself how their systems, artificial intelligence, and cognitive tools (Watson) underpin the customer experience. What?! Isn’t Wimbledon all about ‘being there’?

Customer Relationship Quality

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the predictions and forecasts that you’ll read as we enter 2019, here’s one that I’m 100% certain will be spot-on for B2B companies this year: The quality of your customer relationships will directly impact your profits in 2019. Most B2B companies measure customer satisfaction or NPS.

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How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

12 Top Choices to Read and Follow over the Holiday Season

Peter Lavers

As 2017 draws to its close I’ve been taking a look at my blog, twitter and Linkedin activity over the year, and I’d like to share with you my three top choices in four different categories: Most blog engagement.

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From Theory to Practice – Ten Steps for making customer journey mapping happen

Peter Lavers

Customer Experience Management is a hot topic in many companies, who have realised that they are no longer ‘in control’ of all the channels, media or messages that their customers utilise to engage with their brand.

Can your digital experience integrate behaviours?

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers ( @PeterLavers ) and fellow IBM Futurist Watson Martin Jones ( @martinjonesaz ) took part in an IBM Watson Commerce ( @IBMCommerce ) tweetchat on Thursday, 26 April 26 ,on the subject of “Can your digital experience integrate behaviors?”

3 Behavioural Mindsets for Accurate Content Personalization

Peter Lavers

Content personalization isn’t there just to make marketers feel good! It’s all about making the customer journey smoother, helping customers to be informed to make the best choice, which leads to better and quicker sales and service outcomes.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Peter Lavers named as a Top Customer Service Influencer

Peter Lavers

WCL Customer Management’s founder and MD Peter Lavers has again been named as one of the world’s top customer service influencers. He has been featured on Fit Small Business’s Top Customer Service Influencers of 2018 list. .

Forging the link between Customer Experience and Innovation – Six Crucial Principles

Peter Lavers

There’s a view that ‘real’ innovation is all about anticipating what customers will want before they even know that they want or need it. That’s only partly true!

Customer Insight Leader: Customer Data is the new Marketing Battleground

Peter Lavers

This is the first of two blog posts on the Customer Insight Leader blog, in which I set out why data is the new Marketing battleground and (in my second blog) how analytics are the weapons guidance systems needed to win the battle.

Retail Loyalty Programmes – what are you really saying?

Peter Lavers

Like many people I’m a member of many loyalty programmes – from grocery retail through to airline frequent flyer clubs. I recently received two very similar direct mail offers from major retailers that got me thinking about the strengths and weaknesses of loyalty programmes. Let me explain further.

Transforming Customer Care with AI

Speaker: Laura Bassett, Senior Director Product Marketing, NICE inContact

Gartner predicts that by 2020, 85 percent of customer relationships will be managed without human interaction. We are well on our way and may even hit 90% by next year. With the increase in artificial intelligence tools we see in the marketplace, it’s important to understand how AI is transforming our contact centers. Join our live education session, backed by new independent studies to learn more about: AI: The basics. Why does my contact center need to adopt AI now? Introducing AI in your contact center: where and when. The effect on the Customer Experience. Successful implementation of AI support in your center. Recommendations for your AI superpower pack.

Top 9 Customer Experience Influencers to Follow

Peter Lavers

We’re delighted to report that our founder Peter Lavers has again been featured by Capterra as one of the top influencers in the world in the field of Customer Experience. Peter is the only Brit on the list and is delighted to be included.

Webinar: Digital transformation in the Retail Sector

Peter Lavers

Join Peter Lavers on June 7th for a webinar interview with the CEOs of Iperceramica and VAR Group to find out how they’ve bucked the retail trend through digital transformation.

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Global Social Influencers

Peter Lavers

For those interested in Influencer marketing, Ian Moyse has a great list of Salesforce social influencers to take a look at.

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5 Leading CX Influencers Sharing their Secrets

Peter Lavers

The UK Customer Experience Awards asked the advice of Peter Lavers and four other experts regarding what’s being done wrong and right in the field of Customer Experience. Read what they said here . The post 5 Leading CX Influencers Sharing their Secrets appeared first on Think CX.

Speech Analytics 101: Hours of Research in 30 Minutes

Speaker: Roger Lee, Director Customer Success, Gridspace

Join Roger Lee, aka Professor CXi, Customer Success Leader with Gridspace, as he shares valuable insights that will help make you an informed buyer.

Panviva’s picks: Top 25 CX Influencers to Follow

Peter Lavers

International recognition is coming thick and fast for Peter Lavers as a top influencer / expert in the field of Customer Experience (CX). This time it’s Cloud Knowledge Management specialists Panviva , who have named Peter in their list of top CX professionals to follow.

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Build a Better Customer Experience – Tips from CX Experts

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers contributes to a new e-book from Panviva: Build a Better Customer Experience – Tips from 10 CX Industry Experts! 10 leading influencers and innovators in the customer experience (CX) field have contributed to this great new e-book from Panviva, and I’m delighted to be one of them! .

8 Powerful Customer Experience Bloggers You Need to Watch in 2018

Peter Lavers

We’re delighted to report that WCL Customer Management director Peter Lavers has been named in Fonolo’s list of top Customer Experience (CX) experts to follow. Peter’s honoured to be included in this shortlist of great CX influencers and thought leaders.

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Reaching the New Standard in Digital Expectations

Peter Lavers

By Peter Lavers and Rob Poratti – Product Marketing Manager for IBM Watson Commerce. This blog is based on a Webinar we recently hosted for IBM on this subject.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.