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Crisis Averted: Our Favorite Retail Catastrophes that Never Happened

Chris O'Brien | Marketing Manager. Many of the things we used to consider reassuringly normal around the holidays have been upended by the events of 2020. We’re traveling less ( 46% of US travelers planned less travel this year) spending less (retail sales are likely to drop 10.5%) ...


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“Big Things Are Happening for Vieux-Fort” — Chastanet Says After itelbpo Stop

St. Lucia News Online | July 4, 2020 Prime Minister Allen Chastanet surprised staff at the itelbpo Smart Solutions call centre on Saturday, July 4. Chastanet said on Facebook that he made a “quick unscheduled stop at the newest state of the art call centre based in Vieux-Fort”. “I was...


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5 Essential Skills for CX Leaders

By Jerry Leisure, Co-Founder & CEO, and Nate Brown, Chief Experience Officer The work of the customer experience leader is infinitely complex. We must be capable of telling compelling stories through a combination of the empirical and the theoretical, be fluent in the language of every...


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How Putting ‘Family First’ Can Pay Off for Your Business

Angel Brockbank, Director of Customer Experience at Chatbooks, discusses how business leaders can use technology to support working parents, carers and more. Balancing parenthood and careers used to be impossible. Years ago, it was expected that a parent would remain home to raise children...


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How a Difference in Approach to AI + Bots Impacts Business Outcomes

By Allison O'Holleran, Product Marketing Manager at Helpshift Many AI + Chatbot providers in recent years have convinced brands that deploying their technologies will result in an improved customer experience while reducing operational inefficiencies and associated costs. Yet many of those...


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Why You Should Outsource Your Customer Service

Outsourcing started as a modest way to reduce costs. Lower labor rates in places like India and the Philippines, along with technology advancements, created opportunities to drive efficiencies in large organizations while tapping into a new talent source. Today, it's a whole new ball game. The...


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COPC Standards Committee 2019 Fall Meeting Recap

By Kyle Kennedy From October 21-22, 2019, I had the pleasure of gathering with some of the industry’s top minds during the fall meeting of the COPC Standards Committee — the governing organization responsible for the management and expansion of the COPC Customer Experience (CX) Standard ...


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Why Customer Engagement Is Critical for the Modern Business

For lasting brand loyalty, a strong customer engagement strategy is key. Customer engagement means creating interactions that anticipate customers’ needs and ensuring that they are supported at every stage of the buyer’s journey. In increasingly competitive markets, it’s critical for enterprises...


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Breaking the Mold with Customer Experience Innovation Labs

Walmart has one, so does Wells Fargo, Verizon and the Mayo Clinic. Innovation labs (or 'hubs') are being adopted by companies across industries, and for good reason. In a marketplace that is rapidly changing, organizations need to stay ahead of the curve if they want to thrive, let alone survive...


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Artificial Intelligence and the “Creepy Factor”

Yesterday @Allen Lee , @Mike Gathright , and I hosted the #ArtificialIntelligence Interest Group session at Customer Response Summit, which yielded some surprising insights into how brands and business partners are leveraging AI to smooth the customer experience – often by focusing on the...