Voice of Customer

New Webinar - How To Optimize Your VoC Program (Nov 12)

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday, the 12th of November, Futurelab's Stefan Kolle together with Confirmit's Claire Sporton (VP, Customer Experience Management) will run a webinar on how to run a mature, action-oriented VoC program. We believe that listening to your customers is only one part of a truly effective Voice of the Customer program and only a comprehensive and fully integrated initiative can increase your revenue, reduce costs and promote culture change. 

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10 More All-Too-Common VoC Program Mistakes - Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on common VoC program mistakes.

In case you missed the first post in this series, you can find it here.

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Maximize the Results of your B2B Voice of the Customer Programme: The Ultimate Guide

Well-run customer experience (CX) programs can help B2B companies grow the lifetime value of accounts, save them from churning, and generate warm referrals that drive new growth.

According to a McKinsey study, successful programmes lower customer churn by 10-15%, increase sales close rates by 20-40% and lower costs to serve by up to 50%.

In addition, B2B leads generated through warm referrals have on average a 4 times higher lead-to-deal conversion rate compared to sales prospecting or advertising.

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10 All-Too-Common VoC Program Mistakes - Part 1

I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud; it appeared on their blog on October 1, 2018.

As I sat down to write this month's post, I reflected on several conversations I had this week that were tied together with a common thread: common VoC program mistakes. I started to reflect on what was said and then began jotting down a list that grew much longer than I thought it would!

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Straight from the Horse's Mouth

I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud. It appeared on their blog on March 22, 2018.
 
Naysayers have been shouting "Surveys are dead!" from rooftops for a couple of years now. Well, they're not dead (yet), but companies are certainly looking for alternative approaches to customer and employee listening in light of the fact that survey burnout is a real problem.
 
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5 Fails to Avoid with Your VoC Program

I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud CX; it was published on their blog on June 21, 2017.

Not seeing the results or improvements you expected to see from your customer listening efforts?

Why is that? What's going on?

I've been known to cite two reasons for VoC program ineffectiveness:

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Do You Employ Actionability Thinking in Survey Design?

Today's post is a slightly-updated version of one I originally published on Compellon's blog on January 25, 2017, which is a largely-modified version of a very-popular post I wrote on CX Journey™ five years ago titled 22 Tips for Survey Design.

You’ve been running your voice of the customer (VoC) program for the last couple of years, and you’re frustrated because you can’t seem to move the needle on the customer experience.

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7 pragmatic initiatives for CX in 2017

If you are among the specialists, working in the field of customer experience, you know that once the initiatives of your company have reached a certain level of maturity the next steps are getting trickier and trickier. In some cases the next level of the CX of your company even looks like mission impossible. This may sound a little discouraging. But like someone has once said – there is always a way when there is a will. 

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Are you happy with your VoC or NPS programs?

Creating a working Voice of Customer program is not a simple task. You think of just starting to ask a few questions and nudging a few people in the right direction, and it seems fairly easy in the beginning, but then things start to get complicated. How do you prove that the questions you are asking are actually reflecting the situation? Why should the company pay for a separate questionnaire, while there is a perfectly fine 20-page-long annual marketing survey? Technology costs how much?

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Easy guide to choosing the right metric for your Voice of Customer program

It’s the season to be jolly and start planning the next year’s projects and activities! We at Futurelab research would like to help you get your Voice of Customer program up and running in 2017. We will do it by posting a series of materials, covering such important areas of Voice of Customer programs as program strategy, data collection and analysis, activation of the results, etc. 

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