HubSpot learned that when it comes to customer success, everything counts in large amounts

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Back in 2005, Bain produced a piece of research that identified the existence of a customer experience delivery gap, where 80% of the companies surveyed believed that they delivered a “superior experience” yet only 8% of customers agreed. Now that research may now be verging on becoming old and, potentially, out of date. But, the idea of a ‘gap’ existing still resonates with many executives and entrepreneurs that I talk to when I conduct workshops and give talks on getting

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The two surprising impacts that intelligent voice assistants are having on customer experience

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Over the last few months I’ve been thinking about the emergence and development of intelligent voice assistants and the impact that they are having, and will have, on the overall customer experience. Right now their impact may be limited but, according to Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca, voice assistants are set to become mainstream in about 18-24 months driven by increasing consumer acceptance, falling prices and fierce competition. This is particularly true in the US, where he believes that the

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An honest and open discussion about how and why we evolved our approach to customer success – Interview with Eva Klein of Hubspot

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Today’s interview is with Eva Klein, VP of Customer Success at HubSpot, a technology company that builds sales and marketing software. Eva joins me today for a very open and honest conversation about HubSpot and customer success, their journey, how their approach to customer success has changed, what they have learned along the way and what we can learn from it. This interview follows on from my recent interview – A tool to help us make better decisions and improve

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Simpler service or experience pays

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Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at a handful of conferences and in-house workshops, where I have been talking about some of the characteristics of leading companies, particularly those that are customer experience leaders. One of the characteristics I have been talking about is Simplicity. Now, it’s common when thinking about growing your business or developing your customer base to consider offering customers greater choice and more options. However, whilst offering more choice may seem

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The role of voice in the future of customer experience – Interview with Gregg Johnson

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Today’s interview is with Gregg Johnson, CEO of Invoca, a provider of call intelligence software that allows marketers to drive, track and automate inbound calls for better leads, greater marketing insight, and more customers. Gregg joins me today to talk about a recent report they have released, the impact of voice assistants on customer experience and the role of both intelligent voice assistants and the contact centre in the future of customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent

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The customer experience breaking point

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This is a guest post from Kris McKenzie, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA at Calabrio It’s no secret that companies are prioritising the customer experience. In fact, 72 percent of businesses say that improving customer experience is the top priority. And it’s clear that this emphasis is driving digital transformation efforts. Making CX improvements is based on the ability to identify customers’ pain points and implement the right mix of technology and customer service processes to drive

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Customer success needs to be the responsibility of the entire organisation – Interview with Fred Shilmover

Today’s interview is with Fred Shilmover, the CEO and co-founder of InsightSquared, a provider of sales intelligence solutions for high-growth technology companies. Fred joins me today to talk about InsightSquared and their journey with implementing a customer success programme and how and why they changed it. This interview follows on from my recent interview – Ethics, technology and the impact of our decisions on customers and employees – Interview with Cennydd Bowles – and is number 252 in the series

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The threat of PSD2 and how getting the basics right will help incumbent financial service providers prosper

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I remember a situation that happened around 10 years ago when I was applying for a mortgage from my bank.  When making the application I was faced with the fact that I had to complete a complicated form to apply for the mortgage. That was all fair, good and understandable up until the point that I had to gather all my financial data and complete a complicated set of financial computations to prove that the mortgage was affordable to myself.

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Getting live chat right is much more than a software sale – Interview with Jamie Edwards of Kayako

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Today’s interview is with Jamie Edwards, co-founder and COO of Kayako, an omni-channel customer service platform that their customers use to talk to and support their customers. Jamie joins me today to talk about some recent research that they have conducted on the uses and successes of live chat software, what are companies getting right and what are they getting wrong and what customer service leaders should be fixing or doing differently when it comes to live chat. This interview

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