According to a Walker study, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by the end of 2020. This year purchasers are empowered like never before: customers demand relevant personalized experiences, and companies must be accurate, dependable, and provide the service they guaranteed. Before approving any investment, organizations want to see a clear forecast of the ROI for a solid CX program. It is important to choose the business metrics that are best suited to a particular industry and business. Read more
Meet Global Vice-President Jason Bare and Director of Business Development Michele Jowdy at ShopperFest!
MSPA Americas, the trade association representing the customer experience (CX), measurement, and merchandising industries, has announced the return of its annual independent contractor conference, ShopperFest, to be held June 25 – 27, at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
‘The crisis followed by the pandemic has caused a huge change in consumer behaviour. Consumers don’t react in the same way we could see in the past; therefore, we have to redesign the relationship and put it on a new footing, which should make customer experience a high priority. A company can maintain its position in the market situation if they consider this period as an opportunity, being able to develop new strategies and address customers in a new way and tone. BARE shares an article by Judit Radnai-Tóth, founder of Talentbrand, co-founder of the ExperienceCon virtual conference.
‘Social media has come a long way from photo posts, likes and comments. More and more of today’s retailers and brands are using social platforms as influential tools to sell their products and services.’ BARE shares an article by Gabe Larsen for Retail Customer Experience on maximizing social connection and enhancing customer experience.
‘Many organizations today consider customer experience to be key in differentiating them from competitors. This is vital, as most businesses are now operating more-so online than in person because of the pandemic. The online world brings with it increased competition, particularly from digital natives. While most businesses can’t compete with digital natives from a technology perspective, they should be looking to other ways they can provide value to customers that will secure their loyalty.’ BARE shares an article by Neil Hammerton for ITProPortal with key differences between customer service and customer experience.
‘Disengaged employees cost US organizations an estimated $450 to $550 billion a year, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Survey. Many organizations try to improve employee engagement by throwing money at the problem — offering free food, free beer and other perks to improve employee satisfaction scores. But employee engagement is not about pool tables at the office or ice cream breaks in the afternoon — and it’s not just an HR issue.’ Here, BARE shares an article by Melissa Henley for CMS Wire on how to solve employee experience problems with customer experience skills.
‘The global pandemic that the world is dealing with right now has further shone a spotlight on CX, particularly on the importance of a quality digital experience. It should come as no surprise that in CX Networks’ survey, digital transformation and digital customer experience ranked high in responses from CX practitioners, solution providers and industry commenters when asked about top trends.’ Here, BARE shares the latest need-to-know stats on consumer behaviors and customer expectations. Read more
On this webinar, we share how to: Discover the ‘baseline’ for your typical customer habits and expectations using resources you already have! Assess the impact of Brand and Interaction experience on likelihood to recommend using ‘Best in Class’ brand insights using ‘CCX’ or ‘Competitive Customer Experience’ research. Incorporate insights with current guest expectations to provide […]
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