The Evolving Chief Customer Officer: Identifying Value, Authority, Scope, Responsibilities, and Strategic Direction Within the Enterprise

Beyond Philosophy

In the past decade, we’ve seen the number of companies with an individual in the role of Chief Customer Officer (CCO) – nicely defined by Wikipedia as “the executive responsible for the total relationship with an organization’s customers” – grow from under 100 to thousands today. They are; Customer Experience and Value Optimization. Customer Insight, Data and Action Generation. Customer Relationship-Building. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

Totango Attends Chief Customer Officer Fall 2018 Conference

Totango

The C hief Customer Officer Fall, 2018 (CCO), held September 12th-13th in San Diego, is an interactive peer-lead conference attracting senior-level customer focused professionals. Totango is in attendance at this year’s conference where the topics consists of best practices and strategies that go beyond the CCO business case, driving C-level accountability for customer centricity. The Customer Success Buzz at CCO.

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Embedding Customer Centricity: The Customer Experience Jigsaw Puzzle

ijgolding

As I continue to develop my Customer Experience Specialism around the globe, a number of questions are continually raised by the people I meet. How many customer segments should we have? Should we have a Chief Customer Officer. What is fascinating about the questions I am asked, is that more often than not, most organisations have started their journey to becoming Customer Centric.

7 Reasons for Failure When Adopting a Customer First Strategy

C3Centricity

By now, every CEO knows that a stronger customer focus is the answer to many of their business challenges. Why therefore do so many companies still struggle to adopt a customer-first strategy and culture? I provide answers to the seven main reasons why companies fail to adopt a customer first strategy; which one are you struggling with today? The CEO needs to ask the awkward questions to ensure everyone is embracing a customer-first strategy.

Book Review – On Purpose – Delivering a branded customer experience people love

ijgolding

That is why I also advise people that I am a Customer Experience ‘Specialist’ – not an ‘expert’ – as I believe that anyone who champions a profession should be continually developing their specialism. As recently as June 2015, I wrote a review of the new offering from Chief Customer Officer ‘guru, Jeanne Bliss – (Chief Customer Officer 2.0)

ChurnZero’s 10 Customer Success Leaders to Watch in 2020

ChurnZero

As SaaS gets more serious about Customer Success, their representation on the executive and C-suite level will follow (as envisioned in our 2020 Customer Success predictions ; see #2). 1) Yamini Rangan, (First) Chief Customer Officer, HubSpot .

Giving Customer Success a Voice at the Executive Table

Amity

SaaS Tattler Issue 79 - Giving Customer Success a Voice at the Executive Table. In an era where the customer experience matters more than ever before, having a voice at the executive table changes everything. Cue the Chief Customer Officer (CCO), breaking down Silos, strapped with customer intuition. • Imagine if Every Company had a Chief Customer Officer. • It's Time to Rethink the Chief Customer Officer Role.

7 Podcasts Customer Success Professionals Should Subscribe To

ChurnZero

So, the next time you are out walking the dog, running on the treadmill, cleaning the house or doing other tasks that doesn’t require a lot of mental energy, pop in your earbuds, press, “Play” and learn from these Customer Success leaders and SaaS experts. . Host: Jeff Breunsback and Jay Nathan from Customer Imperative. Notable Episode: Episode 16 – Marrying Together Product and Customer Success featuring Abby Hammer, Chief Customer Officer of ChurnZero. .

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Influential Women in CX: Irene Lefton Explains the History and Impact of Customer Success

Squelch

In today’s installment of our Influential Women in CX series, we’re continuing our conversation with Irene Lefton, a customer success executive and evangelist. In part one of our interview with Irene , we discussed the relationship between customer success and customer experience and the impact that customer success can have on other departments across the organization. How has the role of customer success evolved with the rise of SaaS companies?

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The Financial Imperative of Best in Class Service

CSM Magazine

It’s around twenty years since businesses began to think seriously about customer service as a means of growing competitive advantage. The answer, of course, was great customer service. The journey to customer and revenue retention. In recent years, increasing competition and the advent of new technologies have given rise to growing customer expectations, meaning the importance of customer service in business is more important than ever.

Influential Women in CX: Irene Lefton Explains the History and Impact of Customer Success

Squelch

In today’s installment of our Influential Women in CX series, we’re continuing our conversation with Irene Lefton, a customer success executive and evangelist. In part one of our interview with Irene , we discussed the relationship between customer success and customer experience and the impact that customer success can have on other departments across the organization. How has the role of customer success evolved with the rise of SaaS companies?

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20 Customer Success Predictions for 2020

ChurnZero

20 Customer Success Predictions for 2020 . T hat’s why we asked some of the top Customer Success (CS) leaders to share their industry predictions for 2020. Customer results will sell, not features. Vanessa Hannay , Director of Customer Success, Muck Rack .

The current state of Customer Experience and how I would like it to be

Customer Guru

The Customer Experience Buzz. Customer experience is becoming more important with every passing year. I, however, believe that customer experience is becoming a part of the boardroom discussion in companies. Looking at the Google search trend also reinforces my confidence in the fact that customer experience will only become more significant and popular in the coming years. Each year, a new wave of technological advancements is introduced to customers.

The A-List: Customer Success

Amity

Frequently updated and always on point, the A-List is a snapshot of what's happening in the world of Customer Success. Director of Customer Success - Proven. Alex curates the Customer Success Newsletter which is a weekly curated collection of 4 helpful articles from around the Customer Success community. The Customer Success Newsletter. Customer Success Expert - Glide Consulting. VP of Customer Success and Business Operations - Gainsight.

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Break Down #CX Barriers with Storytelling

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Have you used storytelling in your customer experience management journey? The art of storytelling is an important one in the customer experience world. Whether you're just launching into your customer experience journey or are well on your way, storytelling is a valuable tool. Rowling As you begin your journey, it's going to be important to tell a story about the company, its employees, and its customers: past, present, and future.

Call Center, Contact Center and Customer Experience Events – May 2018

Taylor Reach Group

At Taylor Reach Group, we have compiled a list with hundreds of expos, conferences and summits focused on the Call Center, Contact Center and/or Customer Experience. And learn more about exciting new technology that’s revolutionizing customer experience. Come to Lego to learn and see how they provide global customer support an a daily basis – and how they have ingrained a culture of customer support into their processes and training.

Top 10 Must Attend Conferences in 2020 for Customer Success Professionals

ChurnZero

Top 10 Must Attend Conferences in 2020 for Customer Success Professionals. For those in Customer Success, it can sometimes seem that your schedule is constantly being taken up by back-to-back customer meetings (which might really be the case), but it’s important to take the time and come up for air…and sometimes the best way to do that is to get out of the office. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and network with peers within the Customer Success community.

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8 Exceptional Customer Success Professionals Share Insights on the Future

Amity

Is 2014 the year of Customer Success? Instead of asking the magic 8-Ball oracle, we turned to 8 exceptional customer success professionals and asked them to share their insights on the future of the industry. It is abundantly clear that the future is very bright for customer success! As we move into 2014, companies will be more focused than ever on the customer centric organization. – Paul Chilensky, Former Vice President of Customer Success, Onshift Inc.

Report: The State of Customer Journey Management and CX Measurement

Pointillist

By Gary DeAsi It’s no surprise that customer experience is now a make-or-break factor for business success. But how do leading organizations optimize their customers’ journeys, improve customer experience and measure its impact on their business? Customer experience is a top priority for organizations in 2019 Customer experience is universally recognized as a top priority by most organizations, regardless of industry or size.

Top 20 Customer Service Experts to Follow on Twitter Right Now

Comm100

Like customers, customer service experts come from a wide range of backgrounds, each with their own unique perspective and take on the industry. We have compiled the following list of customer service experts so that you don’t have to. By connecting on Twitter with the experts listed below, you will ensure that you’re getting your daily dose of tools, tips, and advice on customer service from the experts who have been there, done that, and have plenty to say on the matter.