The Benefits of Creating an Entertaining Customer Experience with Gamification

Playvox

If you're in the customer service and experience department, then you've probably heard all about gamification in the call center agents, as it boosts agent performance and engagement. Gamification has proven to be an effective strategy, which is why innovative companies have started to apply this not just for their customer service agents, but for their customers as well.

How Hospitality and Entertainment Brands Can Future-Proof the Guest Experience

inmoment

Last week, I led a roundtable discussion at the Future Guest Experience 2019 conference, where I had a chance to chat with executives and CX experts who are searching for ways to future-proof their guest experiences. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve seen businesses face today is creating experiences that are both consistent and memorable.

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Gen Z Rely on the Internet Primarily for Social Media and Entertainment

CSM Magazine

Unlike their predecessors, who use the internet mainly to source information, the research found that 86 percent of Gen Z rely on the internet primarily for social media and entertainment, demonstrating a marked shift from “inform me” to “entertain me.” Gen Z has never known a time devoid of online access and they depend on it for entertainment over information.

5 Keys to Writing a Successful B2B Telemarketing Script

Quality Contact Solutions

By Nathan Teahon, Strategic Account Manager. Recently I was asked what the key was to create a robust B2B Telemarketing Script.

5 Keys to Writing a Successful B2B Telemarketing Script

Quality Contact Solutions

By Nathan Teahon, Strategic Account Manager. Recently I was asked what the key was to create a robust B2B Telemarketing Script.

How to Create a Modern Stadium Fan Experience with a Digital Identity

Avaya

Sports fans are focused and engaged, with instant mobile access to info and entertainment. Customer Engagement Avaya Avaya Sports and Entertainment fan engagement Fan ExperienceThe sports fan experience—the way we consume and immerse ourselves in sports on site, at home, in a pub, pre-season, live, or in retrospect—is interwoven with digital tech. They crave integrated experiences that reach beyond the walls of the stadium.

InformaTech

Fervent Fans Give Customer Feedback to Verint for Turnkey Intelligence

Verint

Turnkey Intelligence is an independent third-party research firm recognized, respected and trusted by the top entities in sports and entertainment. After doing its homework, the company chose Verint Enterprise Feedback Management as the critical foundation to solicit and capture feedback from more than one million sports and entertainment fans annually.

As Avaya Stadium Turns Three, Avaya Kicks Up its Fantastic Fan Experience

Avaya

Customer Engagement Avaya Sports and EntertainmentI’ve always liked things in threes. Three stooges, Charlie’s Angels, the rule of three (suggests that when things come in threes, they are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things). And let’s not miss the fact that I have three kids. It’s no different when I think about the important technological evolution of Avaya Stadium, which is turning three years old. When We Were One.

Koen Schobbers on the secrets of parenting for responsible gaming

5CA

Gaming is the world’s #1 lifestyle choice, played by more people than any other form of entertainment. We’ve had a ringside seat for its evolution, working hand-in-hand with our clients to support their customers as they enter huge, new immersive worlds

Tips: how to manage customer support in a crisis

5CA

With people stuck at home and shops closed, several industries, such as e-commerce, streaming entertainment, and gaming, are experiencing hyperactivity. Another thought piece on how COVID-19 is re-shaping life as we know it and what can we learn from it going forward. The influx is driving revenues but also customer support needs

The Customer Service Experience Doesn’t Begin with the Greeting

ShepHyken

In the world of show business and live entertainment, every act has an “opening.”. Most people think it’s the first words that come out of the actors’ mouths, but it’s more than that. It’s the moment the audience sees the actors walking onto the stage.

InformaTech

Be a Professional

ShepHyken

By the way, these magicians focus on entertainment rather than voodoo or witchcraft, in case you were concerned. What is a professional? Is it the opposite of an amateur? In the sports world, professional athletes are paid, while amateurs are not.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 4, 2021

ShepHyken

The author has taken the titles of many of our favorite 80’s songs and worked them into this entertaining post. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week.

VoC Leaders: How Travelzoo uses CX data to make smarter decisions (video)

ForeSee

Lisa Oswald is a customer experience (CX) advocate and Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Travelzoo, a trusted online publisher of travel and entertainment deals that places a premium. The post VoC Leaders: How Travelzoo uses CX data to make smarter decisions (video) appeared first on ForeSee. Client Insights Case Stories socializing data Travel Industry Travelzoo video VOC Leaders

7 Business Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

Podcasts have become an excellent way to entertain yourself while commuting, traveling, or working out. We looked at a crop of podcasts that cover a range of business topics from law to real estate to accounting to making a profit. Here are our favorite business podcasts, in no particular order. Leadership & Management Customer Service Small Business & Entrepreneurs

Facebook Audience Optimization Capabilities: What Does it Me To You?

Natalie Petouhof

Most interests are sorted into broad categories like Lifestyle and Culture, People, or News and Entertainment. Crossing the Chasm Digital Disruption Dr. Natalie's Blog Facebook @constellationrg @drnatalie 839 million interested in love broad categories like Lifestyle and Culture Categories Constellation Research Donald Trump Facebook Ads tags Facebook Audience Optimization Capabilities natalie petouhoff or News and Entertainment people Preferred Audiences The Verge

Mobile Technology and Gaming Create Better Customer Experiences

Win the Customer

The idea behind gamification is quite simple: by applying game mechanics to tasks or functions that typically have no entertainment value, you provide people with motivation to partake in these tasks. In the work environment, gamification may be employed as a training tool or employee morale initiative and in turn, improve customer service experiences.

Gone Virtual: Recap of the CETX Conference

Callminer

After months of organizing, and re-organizing, we’re proud to say that our first virtual Customer Engagement Transformation Exchange (CETX) was a success! With over a thousand registrants, our inaugural CETX and very first digital conference also marked one of our largest events to date.

Guest Post: 5 Inevitable Tips That Can Ensure a Superb Customer Experience

ShepHyken

Content can be designed to raise revenue, sell products, educate, or entertain the consumers. The same study highlighted that 73% of customers worldwide love to watch videos on social media that are entertaining. #3.

Insights vs Facts

Cliizii

In entertainment brands it can be seen as more contemporary, tied with the actual outcomes you get from the research process. Insights vs. Facts – the key to winning is knowing the difference!In In popular usage Insights is often a substitute term for Market Research.We all do it! Fair enough.It’s s also a friendlier word to engage […]. The post Insights vs Facts appeared first on Cliizii. Blog Posts Our Blog

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 14, 2020

ShepHyken

And, his second trend about how every company is now an entertainment company. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week.

Put Some Fun Into Serious Business

ShepHyken

He shared how he’s seen businesses take something that is either really boring or very serious—or both—and make them entertaining. The other day I was talking to my friend and fellow customer experience (CX) expert, Dan Gingiss. He gave a great example. In a legal agreement—like the agreements we accept online when we sign up for Spotify or Netflix—there is usually a lot of “fine print.” This is filled with disclaimers, indemnity clauses and more.

The 5 Senses of Fan Research

Cliizii

What’s MISSING from market research(Fan Research) for entertainment brands? What are the roadblocks to being more engaging, and actionable? And what to do about those falling response rates, and the same old surveys? I call it the 5 SENSES OF FAN RESEARCH. Purpose 2. Community 3. Fun 4. Value 5. Influence And not forgetting the SIXTH […]. The post The 5 Senses of Fan Research appeared first on cliizii. Blog Posts Our Blog

The 5 Senses of Fan Research

Cliizii

What’s MISSING from market research for entertainment brands?What What are the roadblocks to being more engaging, and actionable?And And what to do about those falling response rates, and the same old surveys?I I call it the 5 SENSES OF FAN RESEARCH.1. Purpose2. Community3. Value5. InfluenceAnd not forgetting the SIXTH SENSE. Find out more at the end.Being a fan is […]. The post The 5 Senses of Fan Research appeared first on Cliizii. Blog Posts Our Blog

Improving Customer and Employee Retention: Tips and Strategies

Joe Rawlinson

Employee Appreciate/Client Entertainment Dinners. Client entertainment can be a blast for those responsible for wining and dining the clients. There are going to be those on the staff that are better than others at entertaining. The decision-maker could look forward to these dinners and the entertainment is what sets your company apart. The retention of customers and employees is correlated to a point.

Day 4 World Cup Fever Marketing Tips

Cliizii

We inform, entertain […]. Day four we’re talking about going beyond the stats. Tapping into those deep, emotional insights, at the heart of your fan relationships. Because marketing has moved on from shouting one-way messages. While as consumers, we’ve actually gone back to our primal need for two-way conversations with a brand. Sharing our opinions and feelings around the digital campfire. The post Day 4 World Cup Fever Marketing Tips appeared first on Cliizii. Blog Posts Our Blog

Are Your Customer Communication Touchpoints This Stupid?

Topdown

It proved to be an entertaining and worthwhile read, reminding those of us in customer experience (CX) and customer communications management (CCM) to think very hard about the reasons and ways we touch customers before we start touching them inappropriately (i.e., The title of Micah Solomon’s recent Forbes article caught my eye: “ Stupid Touchpoints Are Worse Than No Touchpoints in Customer Service and Customer Experience.”

The De-Evolution of a Business

ShepHyken

This pattern mirrors one found in the entertainment business—the four stages of an actor. Not long ago I was with my friend, Nelson Griswold. He shared with me a phenomenon he referred to as the de-evolution of a business. It can mean the beginning of the end for a business, and it usually comes as a result of not listening to the company’s customers. Let’s say our actor’s name is John Smith.

501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers by Donna Cutting (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

You’ll find examples from a variety of fields, from healthcare, banking, and entertainment to small. In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at 501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers by Donna Cutting. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from 501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service.

Creating trust with collaborative driving

Nuance

The technology promises to make our lives far easier, taking the stress out of traveling, make commuting time more productive and entertaining, while at the same time making our roads safer. The autonomous vehicle revolution is gaining momentum. But there’s one aspect of the technology that still needs addressing: building trust between car and driver. […] The post Creating trust with collaborative driving appeared first on What’s next. This is a summary.

The Magic of Service Mystery

Chip Bell

It is an antique giant home that has been turned into entertainment for magicians and their guests. Then, you are entertained in one of three different theaters, including the intimate Close-up Gallery that seats about 20 people, a larger Parlour of Prestidigitation, and the largest stage in the Palace of Mystery. “You’ll nefver guess who will be the main attraction at our 6pm wine and cheese reception in the lobby.

Why Customers Make Strange Decisions

Beyond Philosophy

In both situations, you are going to spend more money than you thought you were going to for entertainment. So, when you lose the ticket, you have drained what you allotted mentally for your entertainment budget that evening, so you are unwilling to spend another $20 (it isn’t in the budget, after all!). You still have the $20 for entertainment in the mental budget. Imagine that you bought a ticket to see a play for $20.

How Contact Centre Gamification Can Leverage Gamificaton

Call Design

Gamification allows employees to participate in entertaining and captivating activities that can help to keep them focused on the bigger picture.

The Relationship Economy by John DiJulius (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

Technology has provided us with unprecedented advances, information, knowledge, instant access, and entertainment. In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at The Relationship Economy by John DiJulius. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from The Relationship Economy to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service. About The Relationship Economy.

Amazing Business Radio: Keith Alper

ShepHyken

Keith has over 30 years of expertise in marketing, communications, event production, entertainment, and strategic leadership. From Like to Love. Inspiring emotional commitment from employees and customers. Shep Hyken sits down with Keith Alper to talk about his new book, From Like to Love. They discuss how to create a loving employee culture, the five basic needs of employees, and what millennials want in the workplace. Top Takeaways: Keith says that employees have five basic needs.

Interview with Shep Hyken about The Convenience Revolution

Toister Performance Solutions

Shep's always an entertaining interview, and he shared lots of great examples and ideas. NYT bestselling author and customer service expert Shep Hyken has a new book coming out October 2, just in time for Customer Service Week. It's called The Convenience Revolution. The book focuses on the next wave of service—making it easier for customers to do business with you. It's chock-full of case studies from top companies, both big and small.

How to Manage Company Politics

Beyond Philosophy

There was a phrase that used to entertain me along these lines that said, “When somebody pats you on the back, they are looking for the place to stick the knife.” When I worked in the corporate world, people often asked me what I did all day. Facetiously, I would say that I played chess. While it was meant to be cheeky, the joke was not far from the truth. I spent my day navigating company politics.

Amazing Business Radio: Josh Liebman

ShepHyken

Everyone is competing for the entertainment dollar, and the way that you get that dollar is through the experience.” – Josh Liebman. . Josh Liebman Encourages Running Toward Complaints, Not Away From Them. When it comes to receiving complaints, there are many people who would view this as a negative occurrence. However, Josh Liebman encourages companies to seek out complaints, saying that there are likely many other people who feel the same way, but will never say anything.

Self Install: How Visual Assistance Streamlines Device Setup

TechSee

Whether rigging up a home entertainment system, setting up a new printer or syncing a new smart device with its app, many consumers find it difficult to complete the product self install process. Traditionally, they have then had two choices: Call customer service and wait until an agent can (hopefully) assist, a prospect that 70% of consumers rate as worse than a visit to the dentist.

The Apartments in Miami: The Perfect Place for Vacation, Life and Service

CSM Magazine

When it comes to socializing and entertainment, there are special common rooms available. There is an excellent kid’s club that offers a range of entertainment options that will keep them busy.