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Customer Management Executives From Square, Amazon, and Petco Join Execs In The Know 2017 Corporate Advisory Board

PHOENIX, AZ. March 20, 2017 – Execs In The Know, advocates for the Customer Experience Executive, have announced three new additions to their 2017 Corporate Advisory Board. Nate Rosenthal, Head of Customer Support at Square, Tom Weiland, Vice President, Global Customer Service at Amazon, and Jodi Watson, SVP Petco Direct and acting Chief Marketing Officer at Petco will join the 9 Customer Service Leaders that currently sit on the Advisory Board.

“Putting customers first and continually improving customer experience is critical for any business’s success,” said Rosenthal. “I’m excited to serve alongside and learn from leaders who share Square’s commitment to customers as we work to move our industry forward.”

“As a company obsessed with understanding what our consumers’ needs are in order to be better pet parents, I’m excited to join this group of like-minded subject matter experts who all share a common goal to exceed our customer’s expectations and deliver outstanding experiences,” said Watson.

The Execs In The Know Advisory Board is a group of top executives in customer experience, from many of today’s prominent brands, across various industry verticals. The focus of the board is to provide measurable value to their businesses, by delivering customer experience improvements, in an efficient and effective manner. They leverage research, data, and the experience of a broad network of world class brands to develop leaders, advocate change, and transform the customer experience. They identify gaps, key strategies, and trends that ultimately enhance the Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summits, workshops, and content. They are the cornerstone of the Execs In The Know community and strengthen it through their involvement in various events, webinars, content pieces, philanthropic activities, and meetings. Continue reading

Customer Executives to Meet in Vegas to Enhance CX and Innovation in Their Omni-Channel Service Strategies

Speakers From Hilton Worldwide, Williams-Sonoma Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, and BaubleBar to Keynote Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summit Las Vegas

PHOENIX, AZ. January 12, 2017 – Advocates for Customer Experience Professionals, Execs In The Know, have announced the speakers for their next executive gathering – Customer Response Summit (CRS) Las Vegas. CRS Vegas will take place February 6-8, 2017 at the ARIA Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, NV. Topics like digital transformation, channel optimization, employee engagement, culture, outsourcing, and more will be covered. The Summit will include keynotes from Hilton Worldwide, Williams-Sonoma Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, and BaubleBar.

CRS Vegas is a gathering of customer experience leaders, across many verticals, focused on working together to improve the customer care industry, and create innovative experiences for their brands. Highlights of the Summit include a behind-the-scenes tour of the customer care heart of Williams-Sonoma Inc. and the release of the CXMB Series 2016 Corporate Edition, a joint effort between Execs In The Know and COPC Inc.

“Customer Response Summit focuses on engagement, candid conversation, and one-to-one interaction with your peers,” said Chad McDaniel, President and CEO of Execs In The Know. “Our ‘Leaders Learning From Leaders’ approach allows our community members to work together to solve challenges, innovate their own customer experiences, and stay on top of the latest trends. CRS Vegas is the best event to attend if you want to achieve customer service greatness.”

Other brands that will be speaking include LinkedIn, Amazon, Square, Cigna, Barnes and Noble, Harry & David, Redbubble, Evernote, YouTube, UPS, lululemon and more. To see the full list of speakers, download the official agenda http://www.execsintheknow.com/crs-vegas-agenda/.

To learn more or to register, visit the event website http://www.execsintheknow.com/events/crs-las-vegas/.

About Execs In The Know

For over 15 years, Execs In The Know has built a reputation of excellence in the Customer Management Industry and a worldwide community of over 50,000 Customer Experience Professionals, dedicated to enhancing the customer service industry. Execs In The Know connects people to engaging industry content, thought leadership, current trends, peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and industry employment opportunities. Their largest event, Customer Response Summit, takes place twice a year, uniting executives from many of today’s leading brands, to create impactful connections and share actionable insights.

Learn more at www.execsintheknow.com.

Media Contact:

Alyssa Pitura
info@execsintheknow.com

COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know Publish Travel and Hospitality Findings as Part of New Industry-Specific Customer Experience Research

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PHOENIX, AZ — (November 21, 2016) — Execs In The Know, a global network of customer experience professionals, together with COPC Inc., announce the results from their first travel industry survey, CXMB Industry Insights: Travel & Hospitality. The survey focused on the customer care experience, the purchase experience, and customer loyalty.

The findings show that both leisure and business travelers are using multiple customer service channels to resolve issues. However, customer satisfaction is higher when travelers self-select a channel that they want to use rather than being forced into one. Furthermore, a consistent experience across channels is so important among travelers that it ranks higher than competitive pricing and a personalized experience.

Survey participants were U.S.-based individuals traveling for business only, leisure only or both. Here are some key travel and hospitality industry findings for both leisure and business travelers. See the infographic for more details.

– Business and leisure travelers still prefer to talk to someone in person or on the phone to resolve their issues. Both groups were equally open to using new channels of communications — social media, text, mobile chat and smartphone app — at 27 percent for business travelers and 30 percent for leisure travelers.

– When multichannel communication is a choice rather than a forced approach for issue resolution, customer satisfaction increases. Conversely, when forced into a multichannel approach to resolve an issue, both business and leisure travelers stated a dissatisfaction rate at nearly 50 percent.

– Both business and leisure travelers consider a consistent customer experience across communication channels significantly more important than competitive pricing. In particular, 60 percent of leisure travelers stated a consistent experience was important.

“We are pleased to provide the results of this survey, showing how a multichannel approach to meeting customer needs can affect the traveler’s experience. For companies focused on providing excellent customer care, our findings reveal a choice of communication options is the key to customer satisfaction. Travel and hospitality brands should not only be present in the channels their customers prefer, but also need to be capable of resolving their issues through these channels,” said Kathleen Jezierski, chief operating officer, COPC Inc.

“CXMB Industry Insights allows us to dive deeper into different industry segments and provide the important insights that our community members in each vertical are looking for,” said Chad McDaniel, president, Execs In The Know. “Our findings provide a better understanding of the customer landscape in the travel and hospitality sectors, and hopefully will spark some ideas for brands to improve the customer experience and enhance overall customer satisfaction.”

This travel survey is the first in the series of industry-specific research, and is part of the larger Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series, also published in partnership between COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know.

Download http://ow.ly/OxT3306onPG, or sign up to receive future survey results produced by COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know. Other industry-specific reports will follow in early 2017.

To hear a further discussion about CXMB Industry Insights: Travel and Hospitality, join COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know on Tuesday, December 6,at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar. To register, visit http://ow.ly/yYyY306onpY .

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About Execs In The Know

For over 15 years, Execs In The Know has built a reputation of excellence in the Customer Management Industry and a worldwide community of over 50,000 Customer Experience Professionals. Execs In The Know connects people to engaging industry content, thought leadership, current trends, peer-to-peer collaboration, networking and industry employment opportunities. Examples of this can be seen at their Customer Response Summit events, roadshows, webinars, workshops, Blog Talk Radio segments, Industry Benchmarking Series, blogs, thought papers and social communities. For more information visit www.execsintheknow.com.

About COPC Inc.

COPC Inc. is an innovative global leader that empowers organizations to manage complex customer journeys. The company created the COPC Customer Experience (CX) Standard and provides consulting, training and certification for operations that support the customer experience. Founded in 1996, COPC Inc. began by helping call centers improve their performance. Today, the company works with leading brands worldwide to optimize key customer touchpoints and deliver a seamless experience across channels. COPC Inc. is privately held with headquarters in Winter Park, Florida, U.S. and has operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, India and Japan. www.copc.com

 

Execs In The Know and COPC Inc. to Host 2016 CXMB Series Workshop in Toronto

Leaders Learning From Leaders in Exclusive, One-Day Event Focused on Customer Journey Insights

PHOENIX, AZ. October 24, 2016 – Following the recent release of the 2016 Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series Consumer Edition, Execs In The Know and COPC Inc. are headed to Toronto, Canada on November 29th for a CXMB Series Workshop. This exclusive, one-day event presents an excellent opportunity for customer experience professionals to gather and share their challenges, successes and insights, while also making lasting connections in their local area.

As with past CXMB Series Workshop events, great attention will be paid to the results of the 2016 CXMB Series Consumer Edition, which focuses on customer journey insights from the consumer’s perspective. The Consumer Edition of the CXMB Series brings a host of new content in 2016, while a number of topics from last year’s report are clarified and expanded further, including the consumer’s preference for live interactions over automated ones and the consumer’s perception of the multi-channel journey.

This year’s Consumer Edition report also features two new sections: The Millennial Consumer and The Alternative Channel Customer Journey.

A few highlights from the findings:

– While much work remains to be done, there was a measurable improvement in the consumer’s overall impression of the customer care they received in 2016

– While the preference for Traditional Care remains strong, there was a slight pullback in 2016

– Consumer preference for human assistance over automated/self-help systems remains strong

If you’re interested in attending this event, visit the CXMB Series Workshop section of the Execs In The Know website at execsintheknow.com/events/cxmb-workshop, or contact Chad McDaniel via email or phone at chad@execsintheknow.com or 623.234.2843.

If you can’t attend the event, but are interested in obtaining the CXMB Series 2016 Consumer Report, visit execsintheknow.com/cxmbseries/2016-consumer-edition/.

About Execs In The Know

For over 15 years, Execs In The Know has built a reputation of excellence in the Customer Management Industry and a worldwide community of over 50,000 Customer Experience Professionals. Execs In The Know connects people to engaging industry content, thought leadership, current trends, peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and industry employment opportunities. Examples of this can be seen at their Customer Response Summit events, roadshows, webinars, workshops, Blog Talk Radio segments, Industry Benchmarking Series, blogs, thought papers, and social communities.

To learn more about Execs In The Know, visit www.execsintheknow.com. For more information on their Customer Management Recruitment Solutions, visit www.justcareers.com.

 About COPC Inc.

COPC Inc. is an innovative global leader that empowers organizations to manage complex customer journeys.  The company created the COPC Customer Experience (CX) Standard and provides consulting, training and certification for operations that support the customer experience. Founded in 1996, COPC Inc. began by helping call centers improve their performance.  Today, the company works with leading brands worldwide to optimize key customer touchpoints and deliver a seamless experience across channels. COPC Inc. is privately held with headquarters in Winter Park, FL, U.S. and has operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, India and Japan.

For more information, please visit www.copc.com.

Media Contact

Alyssa Pitura
Director of Marketing and Brand Experience
info@execsintheknow.com
www.execsintheknow.com
@ExecsInTheKnow

Customer Journey Maps: A Tool When You Want Real Change – Webinar

PHOENIX, AZ. October 20, 2016 – Chad McDaniel, President of Execs In The Know, and Andrew Swartz, Director of Design Research at Sutherland Labs, will be hosting the webinar Customer Journey Maps: A Tool When You Want Real Change. The lively and interactive session will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 ET.

In this hour long session, Andrew Swartz will provide a straightforward introduction to user-centered maps, and discuss real-life examples of how different kinds of organizations have used them to solve a variety of problems, from diagnosing and fixing a problem that was causing cancellations of orders; to how to improve the patient experience checking into hospitals.

“We’ve seen this same problem with numerous organizations – most want to improve their customer experience, but many struggle with where to start,” said Chad McDaniel. “Our November webinar, with longtime partner Sutherland Global Solutions, is really going to give you a feel for how to correctly build a journey map and hopefully be a catalyst for change within your own organization.”

To register for the webinar visit https://goo.gl/3m0bTo.

About Execs In The Know

For over 15 years, Execs In The Know has built a reputation of excellence in the Customer Management Industry and a worldwide community of over 50,000 Customer Experience Professionals. Execs In The Know connects people to engaging industry content, thought leadership, current trends, peer-to-peer collaboration, networking, and industry employment opportunities. Examples of this can be seen at their Customer Response Summit events, roadshows, webinars, workshops, Blog Talk Radio segments, Industry Benchmarking Series, blogs, thought papers, and social communities.

To learn more about Execs In The Know, visit www.execsintheknow.com. For more information on their Customer Management Recruitment Solutions, visit www.justcareers.com.

 About Sutherland Global Solutions

 Established in 1986, Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services. Sutherland offers an integrated portfolio of analytics-driven back-office and customer facing solutions that support the entire customer lifecycle. One of the largest, independent BPO companies in the world, it serves global leaders in major industry verticals. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland employs over 38,000 professionals and has locations across Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Slovakia, Sweden, UAE, UK, and the United States.

 For more information, visit www.sutherlandglobal.com

 Media Contact

Alyssa Pitura
Director of Marketing and Brand Experience
info@execsintheknow.com
www.execsintheknow.com
@ExecsInTheKnow

Customer Experience Leaders Unite in Austin to Drive Service Innovation

Speakers From eBay, Hyatt, Verizon, and Electronic Arts to Keynote Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summit Austin

PHOENIX, AZ. August 17, 2016 – Advocates for Customer Experience Professionals, Execs In The Know, have announced the speaker roster for their next executive gathering – Customer Response Summit (CRS) Austin. CRS Austin will take place September 18-20, 2016, at the JW Marriot Austin, in Austin, TX. Topics such as humanizing digital commerce, multichannel, holiday lessons, digital strategies, analytics, employee engagement, technology, and more will be discussed. The Summit will include keynote speakers from eBay, Hyatt, Verizon, and Electronic Arts.

CRS Austin is a gathering of customer experience leaders, across a broad spectrum, focused on working together to improve the customer care industry, and create innovative experiences for their respective brands. Highlights of the Summit include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Electronic Arts Austin location and the release of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark Series 2016 Consumer Report, a joint effort between Execs In The Know and COPC Inc.

“Customer Response Summit truly serves as a “think tank” for the corporate community of customer executives,” said Chad McDaniel, President and CEO of Execs In The Know. “Our “Leaders Learning From Leaders” approach emphasizes brand-to-brand mentorship and sharing around the best customer engagement strategies. We have one of our best speaker line-ups and collection of brands joining us and I can’t wait to see the real insights and discoveries made in Austin.”

Other brands that will be speaking include RCI, Target, Whataburger, Walmart, Express Scripts, Lands’ End, Dell, Shutterstock, SiriusXM, USAA, Costco Wholesale, and more. To see the full list of speakers, download the official agenda http://ow.ly/i9wt303jL5I.

To learn more about CRS Austin, or to register, visit the event website http://www.execsintheknow.com/events/crs-austin/. Continue reading

How Data & Analytics Can Turbocharge Your Chat Program Webinar

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PHOENIX, AZ. July 8, 2016 – Chad McDaniel, President of Execs In The Know, and Leslie Joseph, Senior Director, Product Marketing at [24]7, will be hosting the webinar “How Data and Analytics can Turbocharge Your Chat Program.” The action packed training session will take place on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 ET.

In this hour long session, Leslie Joseph will provide tangible tips on how to use web data, customer journey analytics, and text mined insights to improve chat results and become an engagement fitness expert. Three levels of chat fitness will be explored:

– Beginner: How to get started by utilizing basic operational analytics

– Intermediate: Ramp up your efforts by working text mining and predictive models into your routine.

– Expert: Progress to the next level through platform analytics that can transform the chat experience for visitors and drive maximum business outcomes.

“Findings from our recent CXMB Corporate Report show that online chat has undergone a notable year-over-year increase, growing by 27% among companies offering one or more Interactive Care solutions,” said Chad McDaniel. “This webinar will feature real, actionable tips that will be applicable to chat providers at every stage of the game.”

To register for the webinar visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5098092745822594819. Continue reading

The Digital Tipping Point Webinar

PHOENIX, AZ. June 20, 2016 – Chad McDaniel, President of Execs In The Know, will be moderating the webinar, “The Digital Tipping Point: Balancing Digital Self-Service and the Human Touch With Knowledge.” The webinar, taking place Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 ET will be an interactive Q/A style featuring guest speaker, Forrester’s Kate Leggett, and Kelly Koelliker of Verint. The pair will be discussing the increasing importance of digital self-service knowledge and the trends driving customer expectations for service.

The one hour session will take a deeper look at how actionable knowledge management can address the increasing need for self-service, while support the need for traditional channels when self-service is not enough. The following key highlights will be shared:

Trends impacting effective customer engagement and self-service
The 3 E’s of customer experience: Effectiveness, Ease, and Emotion
Best practices for creating actionable knowledge
The digital tipping point and how to balance self-service and the human touch

“Findings from our recent CXMB Corporate Report show that 63% feel their company is beginning to divert focus away from traditional avenues of assistance into autonomous (self-help) options,” said Chad McDaniel. “While it’s crucial to still offer traditional channels, it’s becoming increasingly important to not only offer self-service, but to optimize it the right way.”

To register for the webinar visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9146439583075979009. Continue reading

The Mobile Shift Webinar

PHOENIX, AZ. May 9, 2016 – Chad McDaniel, President of Execs In The Know, and Dan Gordon, SVP Strategy and Development at West Interactive Services will be hosting the webinar “The Mobile Shift: How to Proactively Deliver a Better Customer Experience,” on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 ET. The speakers will explain the importance of switching from a reactive to proactive communication strategy, in order to better facilitate the mobile experience your customers’ desire.

The webinar will explore best practices in self-service, use case examples from leading brands, and how to determine the right data to meet consumers’ needs. Tips on how to infuse transparency and personalization into your organization, as well as key ways to incorporate proactive communication into your current customer experience strategy will also be shared.

“Customer expectations and technology are constantly evolving,” said Chad McDaniel. “More consumers than ever are reaching for their mobile phones, with twenty percent of shoppers making purchases via a mobile phone in 2015. It’s imperative that brands take a proactive approach with their customers and optimize this popular channel.”

To register for the webinar visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7554530363851655171. Continue reading

The Future of Enterprise Chat Webinar

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PHOENIX, AZ. April 15, 2016 – Chad McDaniel, President of Execs In The Know, and Leslie Joseph, Senior Director, Product Marketing at [24]7, will be hosting the webinar The Future of Enterprise Chat Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. ET. The speakers will explain the importance of having an established chat channel for customer service, as well as potential future improvements, due in large part to consumer demand for intelligent, high quality experiences, regardless of channel.

The webinar will explore how big data, omnichannel technologies, and rich media are delivering improvements in chat experiences, for both customers and agents. Key takeaways include: the key elements of chat success in an omnichannel world; specific use cases to extend and enrich the chat channel; and the business case to transform your chat customer experience, improve sales conversions, save costs, and lift NPS.

“Customers want to be able to contact you when and where they want, in their preferred channel, and know that they’ll still have that same consistent experience with your brand,” said Chad McDaniel. “[24]7 has great insights to share on best practices and improvements for the future for this interactive channel, which is a top priority for many of our community members.”

To register for the webinar visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7449194949962566660. Continue reading