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How Customer Success Drives Retention

Retaining your existing customers is extremely valuable. Not least because the cost of acquiring a new customer has been determined to be five times as much as it costs to hang on to an existing customer. Selling to your existing customers has…
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How to Navigate the Feedback Economy

Why are ratings suddenly so important? In the UK alone, online reviews influence an estimated £23bn of transactions each year (source: FT). At the same time, Amazon has filed more than 1,000 law suits against reviews abuse (source: Fortune).…
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How to Improve Customer Experience Using CX Analytics

Do you have a well-established customer experience (CX) strategy? Are you gathering analytical data and properly using that data to improve your customer service? Major retailers and businesses are using a wide variety of channels to pinpoint…
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Why Customer Experience is Important for B2B

Business to consumer (B2C) enterprises have been embracing and leveraging the benefits provided by ever-changing, personalized customer experiences for many years. It’s therefore not surprising that business to business (B2B) vendors are also…

Retail Customer Experience Management

Consumer habits are constantly changing and technological developments are continuously supporting new ways for customers to interact with retailers. We have previously talked about the challenges involved in customer experience management,…
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Emoji Use in Business: a Research Report

Emoji, emoticons, icons and star and smiley ratings are all around us but how much do we really know about attitudes to their use in business? We wanted to find out! So we commissioned independent research; asking 1000 US citizens how and when…
Customer Experience Management - What You Need to Know
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Customer Experience Management - What You Need to Know

We all know that happy customers are good for business. Delighted customers will spend more money and potentially become brand advocates, talking about your business positively, whereas unhappy customers are likely to do the very opposite! Customer…
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Customer Experience Strategies to Boost Loyalty

The average cost for a business to acquire a customer is roughly 5-25 times the cost for retaining a customer, so it's safe to say that it's worth investing in customer loyalty. But how *do* you maintain loyalty in your customer base? You…

6 Books on Emoticons, Emoji, and Modern Business Communication

It wasn't that long ago that emoji were largely invisible in the workplace, but within the last few years they have become a ubiquitous tool for communication; helping to convey tone and improving human connection in an increasingly online world. The…
Average Survey Response Rates - What You Need to Know
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Average Survey Response Rate - What You Need to Know

When creating and distributing a new survey, people often want to know what response rate they are likely to receive. And unfortunately, because response rates are influenced by a multitude of factors, it’s never easy to forecast. But,…
3 takeaways from Forrester’s Customer Experience CX NYC event
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3 takeaways from Forrester's CX NYC event

Customer Thermometer sponsored Forrester's excellent CX NYC 2019 event a few weeks ago. We were lucky enough to attend many of the sessions, and have pulled together what Forrester highlighted as the biggest Customer Experience transformation…
How to Retain Key Accounts by Ensuring Client Satisfaction
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How to Retain Key Accounts by Ensuring Client Satisfaction

It is well known that it can cost up to five times more to gain a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. These days, smart, forward-thinking enterprises are paying far more attention to customer retention than ever before. They’re…