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Execs In The Know & COPC Inc. Partner to Release the 2019 Consumer Edition of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark Series

PHOENIX, Ariz., September 19, 2019 — Global customer experience industry leaders Execs In The Know and customer experience consulting firm COPC Inc. have announced the release of the 2019 Consumer Edition of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series. The 14th biannual installment of the series has corralled relevant year-over-year insights into emerging trends and advanced data surrounding customer expectations, desires, and behavioral patterns when using various customer care channels. Among the channels explored are Traditional Care (phone, email, and in-person), Social Media Care (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Interactive Care (online/video chat, chatbot, and self-help), and Mobile Care (apps, mobile chat, and text/SMS).
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Execs In The Know Launches Know It All 2.0 – The Leading Private Customer Experience Community and Networking Platform

PHOENIX, Ariz., September 11, 2019 — Global customer experience (CX) industry leader Execs In The Know is excited to announce the launch of its brand new, state of the art updated version of the Know It All Community. Know It All (KIA) is an exclusive, innovative online platform specifically crafted for CX leaders to share ideas, discuss challenges, and crowdsource knowledge with esteemed peers within the customer experience industry. In this new update, KIA is evolving from being a knowledge and networking hub into the world’s most collaborative and enriching CX environment.
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Execs In The Know Releases Its Latest Thought-Leadership Paper: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Customer Service – A Practical Guide for AI Consideration and Adoption

PHOENIX, Ariz., April 4, 2019 — Execs In The Know, a community of Customer Experience Professionals, today announced the release of its Thought Leadership Paper, The Role of Artificial Intelligence In Customer Service. Artificial Intelligence (AI) remains a top priority for leaders as they experience technology’s powerful ability to unlock value and opportunity for growth.
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Execs In The Know CX Leadership Event – Customer Response Summit – Coming to Marina del Rey

Leading CX Leaders From Microsoft, Upwork, LinkedIn, and Chick-fil-A to Keynote Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summit Marina del Rey

PHOENIXJuly 12, 2018 — Execs In The Know, a community of Customer Experience Professionals, has announced the details of their national event – Customer Response Summit (CRS) Marina del Rey. CRS Marina del Rey will be held September 10th-12th, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, in Marina del Rey, CA. Culture, customer engagement, AI, the millennial workforce, mindfulness, digital transformation, and more will be featured topics of discussion. The customer experience conference will include keynotes from Chick-fil-A, LinkedIn, Upwork, and Microsoft.
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COPC Inc. and Execs In The Know Publish Customer Experience Research for Financial Services

Nearly 57% of surveyed customers reported moving some or all of their business as a result of a poor customer care experience

WINTER PARK, FL — (May 22, 2018) — COPC Inc., a global consulting firm that helps companies improve operations to transform the customer experience, together with Execs In The Know, a global network of customer experience professionals, announce the results from their first financial services industry survey, CXMB Industry Insights: Financial Services. This report was sponsored by VXI Global, a customer care, sales and technical support services company. A key research finding is that nearly 57% of surveyed customers reported moving some or all of their business as a result of a poor customer care experience with a financial institution. When asked what could be done differently, customers referred to ease of use, accountability, and access to a live person. To learn more about this and other findings, download the complimentary report.

CXMB Industry Insights: Financial Services provides research about consumer opinions and behaviors specific to the financial services industry in the United States and Canada. The survey confirmed that customer expectations are rapidly changing and that financial institutions need to focus not just on technology solutions but rethink the entire customer interaction—from the customer’s perspective. Continue reading

Execs In The Know & COPC Inc. Publish 2017 Corporate Edition in Customer Experience Management Benchmark Series

Findings Show That Only About One-Third of Respondents Felt Their Company Offered Support in All The Channels Their Customers Want to Use — A Slight Increase Over 2016 Results.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – April 3, 2018 – Advocates for customer experience professionals, Execs In The Know and COPC Inc., have announced the release of the 2017 Corporate Edition of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series. The 11th volume in the series, titled The CX Journey: Strategic and Operational Insights, provides an understanding of the current CX landscape. Specific areas of expanded exploration include channel consistency, quality programs, and CX priorities for corporate professionals. Traditional Care (phone, email, and in-person), Interactive Care (online/video chat, FAQ, and self-help), Social Media Care (Twitter, Facebook, forums, etc.), and Mobile Care (apps, text/SMS, and mobile chat) are all explored.

Key Insights from the 2017 Corporate Survey:

– Only 50% of respondents answered “Yes” when asked, “Is your company’s leadership fully committed to a customer-first strategy?”

– Thirty-four percent of respondents didn’t believe their company had a good understanding of which channels their customers preferred, nor how these preferences differed from current channel offerings.

– Interest and investment in chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI) exploded in 2017, with more than a threefold increase in the percentage of brands naming chatbots and AI as the technology of most interest and/or investment.

– Only 14% of respondents felt their brands were doing a good job of providing a consistent customer experience across channels and solutions, while only half of brands (51%) had any initiatives to create greater consistency.

The CXMB Series is a resource for customer care professionals, looking to enhance their customer care program, improve brand opinion, and drive customer satisfaction. Brands such as Marriott, Blue Rock Energy, The Mine, The Home Depot, LinkedIn, Hyatt, Desjardins, CIBC, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and more participated in this year’s survey. Continue reading

Execs In The Know Connects Customer Experience Leaders to Industry Learning at Customer Response Summit Charleston

Powerhouse Speakers From Neiman Marcus, Indeed, Capital One and T-Mobile to Keynote Execs In The Know – Customer Response Summit Charleston

PHOENIX, AZ. – (February 15, 2018) – Community of customer experience professionals, Execs In The Know, have released the agenda for their next executive gathering – Customer Response Summit (CRS) Charleston. CRS Charleston will be held March 12th-14th, 2018, at the Belmond Charleston Place, in Charleston, SC. AI for service, employee engagement, outsourcing, quality, personalization, and more will be featured topics of discussion. The customer experience conference will include keynotes from Neiman Marcus, Indeed, Capital One, and T-Mobile.

CRS is a gathering of customer service leaders, across many verticals, focused on working together to improve the customer care industry, and create innovative experiences for their brands. Highlights of the CX leadership event include an Innovation Lab, evening networking opportunities, and an exclusive tour of the T-Mobile Charleston facility. The newest version of the CXMB Series – 2017 Corporate Edition – will also be released (a joint effort between Execs In The Know and COPC Inc.).

“Between our stellar line-up of speakers and our historic host city of Charleston, we are thrilled to bring CRS to the East Coast, in March,” said Chad McDaniel, President and CEO of Execs In The Know. “Our community is constantly inspiring us through the stories and innovative experiences they offer in their own brands. I can’t tell you how special it is to be able to meet face-to-face with these amazing leaders and watch the sharing that takes place amongst peers.”

Other leading corporate brands that will be speaking at the customer care event include Grubhub, Sweetwater Sound, Aetna, USA TODAY NETWORK, Balsam Hill and more.

To learn more or to register, visit the event website www.execsintheknow.com/events/crs-charleston/.

About Execs In The Know

Execs In The Know is a global community of customer experience professionals, from various industry verticals, all focused on the same thing – excellence in customer service and experience. Execs In The Know gives brands a platform to share and gain insights, benchmark their brand, stay on top of the latest trends in CX, and create lasting relationships with their peers – “Leaders Learning From Leaders.”

Execs In The Know holds their national event – Customer Response Summit – twice a year (in the Spring and Fall), giving executives the opportunity to connect face-to-face. They also hold a number of other live regional events throughout the year including Subject Matter Briefings (on topics like social media, AI, SMS, outsourcing, etc.), Lunch & Learns, Workshops, and EITK Dinners. The community is able to stay engaged long after the events come to an end through industry content and thought leadership, webinars, reports, and various social communities.

Learn more at www.execsintheknow.com.

Media Contact:

Alyssa Pitura
info@execsintheknow.com

Execs In The Know Artificial Intelligence Briefings to Make Four Stops in 2018

CX Professionals to Join Together for a Candid Discussion on Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

PHOENIX, AZ. – (February 12, 2018) – Community of customer experience leaders, Execs In The Know, have announced the details for four Artificial Intelligence (AI) Briefings they will host in 2018. The Execs In The Know AI Briefings will make stops in Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Seattle, WA, over the course of the year.

Here are the official dates and locations:

– Boston, MA: February 13, 2018

– Atlanta, GA: May 3, 2018

– Chicago, IL: August 16, 2018

– Seattle, WA: October 18, 2018

Each event is an opportunity to discuss how AI is impacting service strategies, with other care leaders that are looking to maximize their strategy or implement it. Each day will feature a candid Q&A session with a panel of AI Solution Providers, followed by a Corporate only discussion. There will also be an Innovations Lab, allowing attendees to see live applications of how AI is working to improve CX, in different channels and processes, with various solution providers. Networking, as well as discussion around challenges experienced, solutions, best practices, or innovations as it pertains to AI for customer service, will also be valuable takeaways.

To learn more about these events and how to register, visit the events section of the Execs In The Know website:  https://www.execsintheknow.com/events/.

About Execs In The Know

Execs In The Know is a global community of customer experience professionals, from various industry verticals, all focused on the same thing – excellence in customer service and experience. Execs In The Know gives brands a platform to share and gain insights, benchmark their brand, stay on top of the latest trends in CX, and create lasting relationships with their peers – “Leaders Learning From Leaders.”

Execs In The Know holds their national event – Customer Response Summit – twice a year (in the Spring and Fall), giving executives the opportunity to connect face-to-face. They also hold a number of other live regional events throughout the year including Subject Matter Briefings (on topics like social media, AI, SMS, outsourcing, etc.), Lunch & Learns, Workshops, and EITK Dinners. The community is able to stay engaged long after the events come to an end through industry content and thought leadership, webinars, reports, and various social communities.

Learn more at www.execsintheknow.com.

Media Contact:

Alyssa Pitura
info@execsintheknow.com

Customer Experience Executives From Indeed and Hilton Join Execs In The Know 2018 Corporate Advisory Board

PHOENIX, AZ.— (January 17, 2018)— Execs In The Know, community of customer experience executives, have announced two new additions to their 2018 Corporate Advisory Board. Mike Gathright (Hilton) and Michele Watson (Indeed) will join the 10 customer service leaders that currently sit on the Corporate Advisory Board.

“I have been attending Execs In The Know Customer Response Summits for over five years and the information shared there has helped me shape my customer service teams into best in class operations,” said Michele Watson, SVP of Client Success, Indeed. “By joining the Execs In The Know Corporate Advisory Board, I will be able to assist in the shaping of the Summit agendas to ensure we continue to provide thought-provoking content, to drive an improved customer experience.”

“For nearly 100 years, Hilton has been known around the world for innovation and guest hospitality,” said Mike Gathright, SVP, Hilton Reservations and Customer Care, Hilton. “I’m looking forward to being part of great Board conversations that will improve customer experience for all involved.”

The Execs In The Know Advisory Board is a group of customer driven executives, from many of today’s leading brands, across various industry verticals. The focus of the Corporate Advisory 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 Summit events, briefings, 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.

Newly Elected Corporate Advisory Board Members:

– Mike Gathright, SVP, Hilton Reservations and Customer Care, Hilton
– Michele Watson, SVP of Client Success, Indeed

 Existing Board Members:

– LeAnne Crocker, Global Director- Reservation Services, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
– Tom Weiland, Vice President, Global Customer Service, Amazon
– Catherine Jensen, VP, Customer Experience, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
– Michael Martin, Senior Vice-President, CIBC Retail & Business Banking
– Nate Rosenthal, Head of Customer Support, Square
– Sally McMahon, Vice President Channel Management, SiriusXM
– Lisa Oswald, Senior Vice President, Customer Service, Travelzoo Inc.
– Andrew Pine, Program Director, Global Customer Culture, Porsche Cars North America
– Ginna Sauerwein, Managing Director, FedEx Services
– Scott Shute, Vice President of Global Customer Operations, LinkedIn

To learn more about the Execs In The Know Corporate Advisory Board, visit https://www.execsintheknow.com/about-us/advisory-board/

About Execs In The Know

Execs In The Know is a global community of customer experience professionals, from various industry verticals, all focused on the same thing – excellence in customer service and experience. Execs In The Know gives brands a platform to share and gain insights, benchmark their brand, stay on top of the latest trends in CX, and create lasting relationships with their peers – “Leaders Learning From Leaders”.

Execs In The Know holds their National event – Customer Response Summit – twice a year (in the Spring and Fall), giving executives the opportunity to connect face-to-face. They also hold a number of other live regional events throughout the year including Subject Matter Briefings (on topics like social media, AI, SMS, outsourcing, etc.), Lunch & Learns, Workshops, and EITK Dinners. The community is able to stay engaged long after the events come to an end through industry content and thought leadership, webinars, reports, and various social communities.

Learn more at www.execsintheknow.com.

Media Contact

Alyssa Pitura
info@execsintheknow.com

Execs In The Know & COPC Inc. Release 2017 Consumer Edition in Customer Experience Management Benchmark Series

Findings Show That After Two Consecutive Years of Solid Improvements, Consumer Opinion Toward Customer Care’s Ability to Meet Needs and Expectations has Flattened

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – November 16, 2017 – Global leaders in the customer experience industry, Execs In The Know and COPC Inc., have announced the release of the 2017 Consumer Edition of the Customer Experience Management Benchmark (CXMB) Series. The report provides compelling insights into key areas of consumer expectations, opinions and perceptions in using multiple channels for customer care. Traditional Care (phone, email, and in-person), Interactive Care (online/video chat, FAQ, and self-help), Social  Media Care (Twitter, Facebook, forums, etc.), and Mobile Care (apps, text/SMS, and mobile chat) are all explored.

Key Insights from the 2017 Consumer Survey:

– After two consecutive years of solid improvements, consumer opinion toward customer care’s ability to meet needs and expectations has flattened

– With results going back to 2014, 2017 saw the lowest percentage of consumers avoiding interacting with customer care

– Whether or not consumers self-select the multi-channel approach (as opposed to being forced into it) continues to have a profound impact on resolution and satisfaction rates for multichannel engagements

– In-Person Shoppers place far more value on good customer service than Online Shoppers

The Consumer Edition of the CXMB series is a resource for customer care professionals, looking to enhance their customer care program, improve brand opinion, and drive customer satisfaction. The 2017 Consumer Edition is the fifth consecutive year of reporting on findings of U.S. consumers, in all age groups and geographic regions. The survey findings provide both an overview of the entire customer care experience and insights regarding specific channels, as well as two new sections about the purchase experience and customer effort.

“The 2017 Consumer Edition of the CXMB Series is our most comprehensive to date,” said Chad McDaniel, President and CEO of Execs In The Know. “With every CXMB Series edition we continue to expand questions and sections that are important to today’s CX Professional, in addition to comparing data over the years to identify trends and patterns. Our community find the reports highly valuable and love using these insights to benchmark, learn, and plan their future approach.”

The full 2017 Consumer Edition is available at https://www.execsintheknow.com/cxmbseries/2017-consumer-edition/. Continue reading