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.,

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of February 11, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Anatomy of the VP Customer Experience Role by Lynn Hunsaker. The author posted additional content when she posted and responded to comments and feedback.

An Ambitious First 90 Days for a #CXO

CX Journey

One of the questions that Scott asked me during our session is what I'd call the customer experience officer's (CXO's) "first 90 days." Phase 1: Information Gathering Having a CXO is critical to success for any customer experience transformation.

Why Does Your Company Need a Customer Experience Executive?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of GMC Who needs a customer experience executive? What advice is there for future customer experience executives? The response has been overwhelming, and the feedback has been quite generous and thoughtful. One of my favorite questions was about my "Shark Tank sales pitch" about the CXO role: Why does a company need a customer experience executive? You are serving a customer, not a life sentence.

Who Should Be Accountable for Customer Feedback Loops?

Kayako

Customer feedback loops suffer from a lack of commitment. Most teams believe that a response to their customer marks the end of a closed-loop feedback system. For a product-driven business there’s much more you can be doing with that feedback!

"Follow the Leader" Featuring Shep Hyken

Call Center Weekly

What is the most important role of the Chief Customer Officer? In my mind, there three important areas for the Chief Customer Officer to focus on: culture, systems and customer advocacy. The third responsibility is customer advocacy.

Amazing Business Radio: Jason Bradshaw

ShepHyken

Shep Hyken sits down with Jason Bradshaw to talk about his new book, It’s All About CEX: The Essential Guide to Customer and Employee Experience. They also discuss the compounding effect of being 1% better, how customers and employees measure success, and how to build a community of champions.

Case Study: How Debitsuccess Improves Customer and Employee Retention with NPS

AskNicely

With humble beginnings in the fitness industry, they have grown dramatically to offer billing, customer call center management, and collections in all kinds of industries. That’s 22 million opportunities to get the customer experience right — or wrong. Uncategorized customer success

Amazing Business Radio: Jason Bradshaw

ShepHyken

Shep Hyken sits down with Jason Bradshaw to talk about his new book, It’s All About CEX: The Essential Guide to Customer and Employee Experience. They also discuss the compounding effect of being 1% better, how customers and employees measure success, and how to build a community of champions.

The Basics of Customer Journey Mapping

PeopleMetrics

Over 150 customer experience professionals completed a PeopleMetrics online assessment about the presence, or absence, of customer-centric practices in their organizations. However, one exception to this stagnation in activities exists: the practice of customer journey mapping.

What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience?

Call Center Coach

While I knew our time together would be full of sharing and insight, I especially loved the way he was able to answer the nagging question, “What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience?”. That’s why I’m passionate about customer service.

Customer Experience Influencers You Must Follow – Part 1

Customer Guru

Customer experience (CX) is the relationship of a customer with a business at all touchpoints during the period of the customer journey. It is widely said that customer experience is the next battleground for organizations.

Best Tips to Improve Customer Service This Holiday Season

ProProfs Blog

And it’s time you gear up to tackle all customer queries and requests on time. Now, there are many online platforms that advice you on how to improve your customer service this holiday season. Lavy Mammen Customer Experience Consultant, GEA Group Americas, Inc. Customer Support

Crush Contact Center Silos to Improve the Customer Experience

Clarabridge

Your contact center is hiding some of the richest, most valuable Voice of the Customer (VoC) information you have. You need to crush contact center silos if you are serious about putting the customer first. But your contact center agents interact with your customers every day.

How Can Your Company and Customers Profit Most from Higher Employee Commitment?

Beyond Philosophy

Whenever this is surfaced, it’s useful to ask some relevant questions with regard to ultimate enterprise value, particularly the employee experience vis-à-vis the customer experience. What takes precedence, employees or customers? We’re not saying choose your people over your customers.

8 Ways to Tell Whether Your CEO Supports You

Beyond Philosophy

Over the 13 years I worked on Customer Experience, I learned the tell-tale signs of authentic commitment. How to Check the Commitment of Your CEO: Count the number of times the CEO mentions Customers in any communication. If you don’t hear your CEO talking, emailing, or meeting about Customers, he or she isn’t focused on them. Keep track of how much time is devoted to Customer issues in meetings. If you don’t see Customers there, they didn’t make the cut.

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.

The Social Enabled Call Center: How to Create a Social Media Call Center (Part 2)

Etech

In my last blog post, we defined what a Social Enabled Call Center is, a call center using social media platforms to effectively interact with their customers. We also looked at a couple of ways to enhance the customer experience within the Social Media call center.

How to make your organization truly customer centric

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 How to make your organization truly customer centric. Author: Olivier Njamfa We all know that today it’s vital to put customers at the heart of your business. How do you become more customer centric?

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Natalie Williams; Director, Customer Success; SmashFly Technologies

ClientSuccess

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. From : Natalie Williams ; Director, Customer Success. True customer success takes a village.

How to Get a Pay Rise as a Customer Support Manager

Kayako

Particularly for humble customer support teams, who are secretly people pleasers, and find it difficult to put themselves before others for a change. When we put together the Customer Support State of Profession, one of the biggest surprises we found was the disparity in salaries.

Build A Customer-Oriented Culture: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Stefan Michels, Director, Customer Service and Experience, QVC

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally. How have you seen the concept of customer experience evolve in these years?

What is a Socially Enabled Call Center?

Etech

Well, to put it simply, a socially enabled call center is one that utilizes social media to effectively interact with and handle all customer service. The world of customer service is changing all the time and social media is proving to be one of the driving forces behind this change.

How to Get a Pay Rise as a Customer Support Manager

Kayako

Particularly for humble customer support teams, who are secretly people pleasers, and find it difficult to put themselves before others for a change. When we put together the Customer Support State of Profession, one of the biggest surprises we found was the disparity in salaries.

Breaking Down Customer Experience Challenges: A Conversation with Annette Franz, CCXP

Pointillist

I’ve got clients where the Chief Customer Officer reports directly to the CEO and where CX teams report to Marketing. I’ve also seen it start from HR because more and more companies are realizing that employee experience drives customer experience.

T?he 2016 Customer Election

Teresa Allen

The fight for customers in this year's consumer election is also now totally in the hands of the disgruntled or delighted individual. So why has the landscape changed in such a profound way, and what is the message for those involved in the fight for customers? I am your customer.

It's Not About the Metric

CX Journey

In November 2014, I participated in the Hooked On Customers Summit , a webinar series hosted by Bob Thompson of CustomerThink. I joined Bob, along with Jeanne Bliss, in the first webinar to discuss Creating Actionable Insight from a Customer Listening Engine.

Customer Experience & Marketing Workforce of the Future

ClearAction

Customer Experience & Marketing Workforce of the Future Lynn Hunsaker. At our company’s leadership summit, I was inspired to hear our leaders on the stage saying with equal voice how important customer experience is alongside with with revenue growth and innovation.”

How to Make Performance Metrics Truly Matter

Contact Center Geek

The same team members that you expect to be the voice of your company, the ones that you want to empower to deliver a better customer experience, the ones that you want to identify road blocks to good service. What to do instead Focus on behaviors and provide feedback.

T?he 2016 Customer Election

Teresa Allen

The fight for customers in this year's consumer election is also now totally in the hands of the disgruntled or delighted individual. So why has the landscape changed in such a profound way, and what is the message for those involved in the fight for customers? I am your customer.

The importance of customer experience in a winner takes all world

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Author: Olivier Njamfa The importance of customer experience in a winner takes all world. That was the message from Ed Thompson of Gartner at the analyst’s Customer Experience & Technologies Summit 2018 , which Eptica attended.

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?

Opentalk 2017: Creating Customers For Life

Talkdesk

Opentalk 2017 was packed with thought leadership from some of the most customer-centric leaders and companies of our time. Creating Customers For Life. Panelists (from Left to Right): Scott Bajtos, Chief Customer Officer, VMware.

10 Silos Impact Customer Experience

ClearAction

10 Silos Impact Customer Experience Lynn Hunsaker. This might be the highest-ROI effort of your customer experience council, chief customer officer, chief operating officer — or better yet, every employee. Customer Experience Data Silos Demystified.

12 Customer Success Best Practices That Can Positively Impact Your Work as a CSM

ClientSuccess

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. We’ve compiled a list of 12 Customer Success Best Practices That Can Positively Impact Your Work as a CSM.

7 Reasons Why You're Not Ready For Customer Success…Yet

Amity

Customer success is an exciting and game-changing opportunity, and a prerequisite for the majority of B2B SaaS companies, but are you ready for it? Improve customer satisfaction – (33%). This includes your vision, goals, customer data, metrics, timetable, journey map etc.

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!

State of Business-to-Business Customer Experience Management

ClearAction

State of Business-to-Business Customer Experience Management. How relevant are the trendiest customer experience management (CXM) practices in business-to-business (B2B) companies? High-Touch in B2B Customer Experience. Trendy Customer Experience Management.

Totango Launches Customer Advisory Board to Drive Industry-Wide Innovation for Customer Success

Totango

Leaders in Customer Centered Economy to Convene at First Meeting During Upcoming Customer Success Summit – 2019 Global Executive Forum. the leader in customer success for the enterprise , today announced the Totango Customer Advisory Board (CAB) that serves to provide strategic advice as the company develops technology and services to enable enterprises to achieve their customer-focused goals. Keith Strodtman, SVP Cloud Customer Success, SAP.

Five Trends Shaping The Future Of Customer Experience In 2019

Answer Dash

(This article is first published at Forbes ) Before we get into my fifth annual piece on customer experience predictions, let me introduce myself to new readers. Customer experience is now seen as a key business strategy for every brand.