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The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding New Channels to Your Contact Center

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

It is time to modernize your contact center and you have a lot of options to consider to add to your current phone support. My customers are using email, chat, and social to name a few, so how should I support that? As a contact center leader you have questions about each of these channels. How do each of these channels improve the business? How will these channels help my agents? Will they help my agents? At the end of the day, you want to look back and be confident you made the right decision about the addition to your contact center.

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Empathy, Empowerment, Enthusiasm: Delivering Experiences That Matter

When you think of a situation where you have been involved in a great customer experience, one, if not all, of these words will be used to describe it: Empathy, empowerment, enthusiasm. Did you feel like the call center agent truly understood your current situation? Were your expectations exceeded by how much the agent was aware of your past interactions or appreciation for your customer loyalty? Was your agent very interested in your needs? These characteristics are what makes a customer experience memorable and meaningful.

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A Look Back on Contact Center Technology

By Mike Perry, VP Telecommunications & Network Services

I’m taking a walk down memory lane and reflecting on what has changed since the early 2000’s began. Technology has boomed with iPods, social media, Bluetooth, cell phones, and much more. All of these technology trends have paved the way for the changes made over the years in the contact center industry.

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What is Your Customer Engagement Priority?

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

We all care about customer experience, customer journey and excellent customer service. But how can you ensure that your business can deliver on these changes and keep consumers loyal to your business and brand?

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A Successful Customer Service Strategy in 2017 Starts and Ends With the Consumer

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

This article was originally published on VMBlog, here.

2017 Brings the Death of the Contact Center, And the Engagement Center Emerges

The evolution of the customer experience industry is a fascinating movement. Admittedly, it’s been slower than what people have wanted or expected, but I believe that 2017 brings the next evolution of the contact centers — customer engagement centers. Continue reading

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3 Key Takeaways from Argyle Customer Experience Leadership Forum

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

“The #1 reason to recommend a company is outstanding service” —JP Saunders, Senior Director of Strategy, Oracle

It’s the holiday season full of shopping and gift giving. But two weeks ago in San Francisco I received the gift of enlightenment as I attended the Continue reading

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Survey Says: Great Customer Service Equals Brand Advocacy

By Katie Bromley, Director Corporate Communications

33% of consumers* said that “receiving great customer service” is a reason they would advocate for a brand. 34% will advocate for “love of the brand.” Also, 62% said free delivery would motivate them to buy a product online. I’m a fan of great customer service, and free, so yes, count me in those numbers as well.

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Time to Start Thinking of Customer Service as a Business Driver in 2017

By Kevin Gavin, CMO

This article was originally published on VMBlog, here.

Video Customer Service Turns Mainstream

As the modern customer increasingly feels empowered to communicate with brands via various channels like phone calls, texts, social media and more, the rise in video communication will become more mainstream. Just as social media brought on a new way to communicate with consumers, video will be a powerful tool to ease pain points in an easy and efficient manner. In 2017, more businesses will move to adopt video as the new normal in customer service or risk getting left behind. Continue reading