The Benefits of Creating an Entertaining Customer Experience with Gamification


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.

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


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.

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


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.

Technology for 21st-Century, Experience-Driven Sports Fan Engagement


Customer Engagement Avaya Avaya Sports and Entertainment fan engagementSensors in their jerseys, shoes, and helmets. Sensors in the turf, the goal box, race car, and golf club. Athletes of the future will be tracked at every moment so we can know how fast and focused they are, and when they’re “in the zone.” The sports experience has become a 21st-Century medley of sights, smells, and experiences. Undoubtedly, technology is shaping the modern fan experience.

Fervent Fans Give Customer Feedback to Verint for Turnkey Intelligence


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.

Tips: how to manage customer support in a crisis


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.

Be a Professional


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.

Gone Virtual: Recap of the CETX Conference


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.

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.

Put Some Fun Into Serious Business


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.

Insights vs Facts


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!

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

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


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.

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

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


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

The 5 Senses of Fan Research


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.

Day 4 World Cup Fever Marketing Tips


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.

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.

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.

The 5 Senses of Fan Research


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 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.

Are Your Customer Communication Touchpoints This Stupid?


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


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.

Amazing Business Radio: Keith Alper


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.

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.

Creating trust with collaborative driving


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.

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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 20, 2020


This mindset has led the sector to lag behind the entertainment and e-commerce world when it comes to building lasting relationships with digital-first consumers. Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources.

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. Contact centres are always looking for new ways to ensure employee engagement and productivity, especially now that many agents work, at least some of the time, from home.

Self Install: How Visual Assistance Streamlines Device Setup


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.

From a Good to a Great Website: 9 Ways to Engage More Successfully


We have gone from information to entertainment, from push to pull, and from “ours” to “theirs.” Engaging content and entertainment. Even if your customers come to your website looking for information, they are often also expecting some form of entertainment.

Amazing Business Radio: Josh Liebman


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.

Automating Informational Calls with a Conversational IVR


The travel and entertainment industries are one such example, where customers may be calling to ask questions about cancellation policies and procedures. Many companies are being inundated with calls about their company's services and operations during the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. In many cases, these calls are getting in the way of more urgent caller needs.

Guest Post: How Good Customer Service is Defined by 4 Different Generations


They use both tools extensively in their everyday lives for a wide variety of tasks—including self-learning, entertainment, and making connections with the people and communities they value in life. This week we feature an article by Pem Brooke, Marketing Manager of SuperStaff.

Multiexperience Strategy: The New Apex of the Customer Journey


In the near term, these experiences will often be centered around immersive technologies such as AR, which has evolved beyond the entertainment space into a powerful customer service tool. The average U.S. household currently contains 11 connected devices , and as that number grows in the coming years, driven largely by the rollout of 5G, the challenge for enterprises is twofold. On the one hand, they need to deliver the products and services consumers want in multiple formats.

Amazing Business Radio: Keith Alper


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.

CES 2019 – Don’t miss the latest innovations and thinking in the Smart Home realm


Opening on January 8 in Las Vegas at the Sands, Level 2, Halls A-D , the CES Smart Home marketplace will feature the latest innovative tech from vendors offering everything from security monitoring to smart appliances, lighting, window coverings, irrigation, entertainment systems and more. This session addresses the voice-first experience including adoption and crossover strategies in smart home and connected entertainment.

How Technology & Customer Experience Have Changed the Employee Learning Landscape

Call Center Weekly

We want entertaining videos that make a point quickly; and we want systems that let us find and consume content with the click of a button." Microlearning has become a prominent purveyor of digital learning - sporting short pieces of content (from a few to 5 minutes), often designed as entertaining videos with audio and animation, in some cases targeted to a specific bit of knowledge or single skill, and capable of being powered by platforms that curate users' history.