Trends & Markets

What’s the state of European customer service?

Published on: December 09, 2016
Author: Neil Cox - Account Manager

Wherever they are in the world, consumers have rising expectations when it comes to the experience they receive from brands. But how does it vary between different countries? To find out Engage Business Media recently surveyed over 3,000 consumers in six European countries (the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Sweden).

The art of dating your customer

Published on: December 07, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

Often when describing the customer relationship, companies talk about beating competitors to win and retain consumers. This is obviously true at a basic level – after all, you will be judged against rivals in terms of factors such as speed of service, helpfulness of staff and price of products. However, it can only take you so far....

Which retailers will thrive this Christmas and beyond?

Published on: December 02, 2016
Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager

We’re now well into the holiday shopping season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us but plenty of shopping days to go before Christmas itself. The trading picture so far this year has been mixed, and for many retailers this time of year is make or break time.

5 top trends driving customer service

Published on: November 28, 2016
Author: Guest author: Chris Measures

When it comes to service, customers today demand the highest standards from every organization that they deal with, in every industry and across every channel. Ensuring your company meets their expectations can appear daunting, particularly in highly competitive markets. Here are five key trends driving customer service strategy....

Customer Experience - disrupt or be disrupted

Published on: November 18, 2016
Author: Olivier Njamfa - CEO & Co-Founder

Whatever market they are in, organizations face a stark choice – innovate across their operations and get closer to customers or lose market share to more agile, flexible rivals. The forthcoming Franco-British conference ‘Disrupt or Be Disrupted’ will look at the impact of this changing world and how companies of all sizes can understand and compete in it.

Connecting with your customers across APAC

Published on: November 09, 2016
Author: Vincent Giraud - Business Development Manager

Traditionally brands have segmented their customer bases by demographic factors such as age, and used this information to drive specific customer experiences for each group. However, this only goes so far, as age isn’t always a good guide to customer needs. For example, 45% of APAC consumers are millennials, but that doesn’t mean they all have the same needs, wants and desires.

6 factors driving contact center change

Published on: October 26, 2016
Author: Dharmesh Ghedia

With customer service being at the top of the business agenda for organizations, what are the trends that are impacting contact centers? To find out, analyst ContactBabel surveyed 216 UK contact center managers and directors. Reading through the results, six key conclusions stand out..

Falling through the gaps – email and the insurance industry

Published on: October 19, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Earlier this month, we published the 2016 Eptica Insurance Multichannel Customer Experience Study, which evaluated how insurers in the US, across ten sectors are meeting the challenge of new digital channels for customer service. To do this, we researched their ability to answer routine questions on five digital channels....

7 key issues that are holding back digital transformation in insurance

Published on: October 07, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Like many industries, insurance is being disrupted by digital technology. Nearly 80% of consumers want to use digital channels such as the web, email, social media and chat to interact with insurers – yet under a quarter of businesses say they are fully digital, according to Accenture. Traditional insurers face major challenges...

Digital disruption in insurance – why it is all about service

Published on: September 21, 2016
Author: Chris Eideh - North American Sales Executive

Over the past few years we’ve seen whole industries transformed thanks to digital technology. From publishing to retail to transportation, new entrants have shaken up mature markets, and unseated existing leaders through innovative business models.Recent research from Fujitsu points to insurance being next in line for digital disruption.

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