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​4 brand leaders building the bridge between marketing and customer service

As organisations look to compete on customer experience, it’s to be expected the people, processes and technologies supporting all touchpoints within their customers’ journeys operate more in harmony. And arguably, there are no two more important teams in this picture than marketing and customer service.

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10 ways to smarten up your customer experience

Sure, marketers have heard of customer experience (CX) and how important it is to differentiate a brand. But few know how to effectively implement it, or even where to start.

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The pros and cons of self-service CX

Picture a Venn diagram containing the words ‘fast’, ‘cheap’ and ‘good’ in three separate circles. Conventional wisdom suggests the best any organisation can hope to achieve when designing a product or service is two out of three. If you want something fast and cheap, it won’t be good, or if you want something good and fast, it won’t be cheap, and so on.

Measurement & Analytics

CX: An exercise in constant change and measurement

Measuring the impact of customer experience programs of work on the customer, business and resources is vital in the ever-important quest to keep up with market expectations, Forrester's senior analyst, Riccardo Pasto, says.

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Why data security matters to your CX efforts

As data moves to assume a central role within business in the digital era, its importance to marketing and customer experience professionals has never been greater. But nor has the need to ensure the security of such data.

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Confirmit: Talking about a CX revolution

Customer experience evolution is much like the career of UK iconic pop band, the Beatles: You need to iterate and adapt if you're to keep up to date.

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Using emerging technologies for better CX

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and speech recognition, are changing experiences. For better or worse, these technologies have arrived, and customer expectations are rising because of them.