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Tealium and Invoca Partner to Orchestrate Better Customer Experiences and Maximize Marketing ROI

New Partnership Enables Organizations to Better Engage With Customers in Real Time by Unifying Inbound Call Analytics Data, Conversational Insights, and Rich Customer Profiles Tealium, the trusted leader in real-time customer data orchestration, and Invoca, the leading enterprise provider of AI-powered call tracking and conversational analytics, announced a strategic partnership that enables organizations to combine customer data and conversational analytics insights in real time to better inform contact center interactions…

Directly Promotes Mike DE La Cruz to CEO, Announces Record Growth of Customer Experience Automation Platform

Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, announced the appointment of Mike de la Cruz to CEO. De la Cruz will continue the expansion of Directly’s industry leading platform, which simplifies the complex task of making AI and virtual agents work. AI is rapidly transforming the “back-office,” automating business processes like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. However, AI is struggling in the “front office”, where virtual agents misunderstand customer needs and fail to provide helpful responses and automated…

ActiveCampaign Raises $100 Million Series B to Develop Next-Gen Customer Experience Automation (CXA)

Susquehanna Growth Equity Leads Investment to Help Company Define Emerging Category ActiveCampaign, the leader in Customer Experience Automation (CXA), has raised $100 million in a Series B growth round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE). Silversmith Capital Partners, which was the sole investor in ActiveCampaign's $20 million Series A in 2016, also participated in this round. ActiveCampaign will use the funding to develop the CXA category through product innovations that advance beyond legacy marketing automation,…

Greg Elliott Joins Loopio as VP of Customer Experience

Loopio Brings on Greg Elliott as Vice President of Customer Experience to Spearhead the RFP Software Provider’s Customer Success Strategy Greg Elliott has joined Loopio, the leading provider of Request For Proposal (RFP) response software, as its Vice President (VP) of Customer Experience. In this role, Elliott will take the lead on maximizing customer happiness, retention, and loyalty. Elliott has over a decade of experience, having held various customer success leadership positions in the software industry. Most…

Nordic Enterprises Focus on Innovation and Improving Customer Experience

ISG Provider Lens report finds companies in the region turning to digital business services providers for help with analytics, artificial intelligence and other technologies Enterprises in the Nordic countries are focused on improving customer experience and enhancing innovation, and they are turning to digital business service providers to achieve their goals, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2019-2020 ISG Provider Lens™…

Microsoft and Genesys Expand Partnership to Help Enterprises Seize the Power of the Cloud for Better Customer Experiences

Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure Is a New Trusted and Secure Cloud Offering Built to Ease the Transition to the Cloud for Large Enterprises  Microsoft Corp. and Genesys have expanded their partnership to provide enterprises with a new cloud service for contact centers that enables them to deliver superior interactions for customers. With the omnichannel customer experience solution Genesys Engage™ running on Microsoft Azure, enterprises have the security and scalability they need to manage the complexities involved…

2600Hz Launches Next-Gen Call Center Solution Targeting Personalization of the Customer Experience

Cloud Communications Platform Offers Enhanced Call Center Functionality for CX Optimization 2600Hz, a leading provider of unified business communications and the world-renowned KAZOO platform, unveiled their next-gen call center solution, rivaling market leaders in the call center space. Call Center Pro (CCPro) offers an intuitive and seamless call center experience and helps SMBs transform basic call center experiences into opportunities to amplify the customer experience through scalable architecture, untapped integration…

4 Tried-and-True Methods for Fixing the Customer Experience

Want to know the real trick to standing out from your competitors and driving in higher Sales volumes? Improve your online customer experience (CX). I know this is nothing new. A killer CX has always been (and always will be) one of the best ways to build brand awareness. This is truly the bottom line to success in any type of business – and the customer experience will only continue to become more of a major selling point for consumers. This year, it is expected that customers will care more about the experience a…

DW Support Services Enhances Customer Experience With Localz

DW Support Services (DW) selects Localz, leading experts in last-mile location and messaging technology to digitize its real-time customer communications. DW is a leader in responsive repairs and it is vital to keep innovating and updating its services to meet continually rising consumer expectations. Localz technology will be used to enhance its current communications processes, incorporating real-time tracking and communication capabilities that consumers are starting to demand given their experience from services in other…

YUKAI Resort Launches Customer Experience Management Program With Service Management Group

Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer experience, employee experience and brand research partner to more than 500 brands, has been hired by YUKAI Resort to identify customer expectations, uncover key drivers of customer satisfaction and advance the customer experience across the organization. “With experience in a range of industries and a history of success in customer experience management, SMG will help us deepen our understanding of our customers through an advanced voice of the customer program” Founded in…

74% of Customer Experience Leaders Expect CX Budgets to Rise in 2020

Customer Experience Leaders Must Deliver Gains That Justify Growing Budgets, Says Gartner  Customer experience (CX) efforts remain inconsistent in many organizations, but there are signs of greater commitment and execution for 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s 2019 Customer Experience Management Survey revealed that more than two-thirds of CX leaders expect budget increases in 2020. This is a considerable change compared with the 2017 survey where only 47% of CX leaders expected budgets to increase.…

Salesfloor Wins Best Omnichannel Customer Experience Solution at the Vendors in Partnership Gala

Salesfloor, the award-winning mobile platform designed for store associates, received the award for Best Omnichannel Customer Experience Solution at the Vendors in Partnership (VIP) Gala. The VIP Awards marked the official start of NRF's Big Show in New York City where retailers from around the world gather to share, learn, and network. The VIP Awards is a way for retailers to celebrate the drivers of the retail ecosystem and formally support, influence and recognize their vendor partners. Marketing Technology News: New…

ORGANO Selects Top-Rated Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center to Elevate Customer Experience

Leading producer and marketer of healthy, convenient and affordable food, nutrition, specialty brewed beverages, personal care products and cosmetics upgrades to cloud-native contact center solutions from Talkdesk Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced ORGANO chose Talkdesk Enterprise Cloud Contact Center to power its customer service operations. With Talkdesk’s seamless integrations with best-in-class CRM systems, easy add-on capabilities through AppConnect, and a strong reputation…

Learn How to Improve Your Customer Experience for a Better ROI

Prudential Financial CXO to Share Insights at Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange  Melissa Kivett, Chief Customer Experience & Marketing Officer, Individual Solutions Group, Prudential Financial, will be the headliner at Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, debuting in New York City on February 25, 2020. Customer experience The new one-day event, Unleash the Power of Organization-Wide Customer…

Sabio Group Extends European Customer Experience Capability with Acquisition of Team Vision

Sabio Group has announced the acquisition of Team vision, a specialist provider of contact centre and CX solutions. The acquisition supports Sabio’s goal of becoming a dominant player in the European customer experience market and delivers critical scale for the company in Spain with the expanded organisation now holding a 24% market share. Created in 2003, Madrid-based Team vision is an established Genesys Partner providing a comprehensive range of CX solutions and services to many of Spain’s leading brands, including…

Medallia Announces Powerful Retail Customer Experience Capabilities at NRF 2020

Medallia, Inc., the global leader in experience management, announced three new innovative capabilities at NRF 2020, arming retailers with powerful insights to create world-class customer experiences. Rival Intelligence for Medallia Social An innovative capability in Medallia Social, Social Rival Intelligence, helps retailers and other location-based businesses understand what customers are experiencing and sharing about the competition on review sites such as Google and TripAdvisor. New self-service capabilities empower…

Google Cloud Helps Lowe’s Build a True ‘Channel-less’ Customer Experience

Lowe's makes technology investments to deliver exceptional customer experiences and empower store associates Google Cloud and Lowe's announced the two companies are expanding their work together to create a best-in-class technology foundation to help Lowe's deliver exceptional customer experiences and empower store associates with tools to better serve customers, regardless of how they shop. This technology foundation for the home improvement company includes new investments toward modernizing Lowes' e-commerce,…

Hold Onto Your Subscribers and Improve Your Customer Experience While Transitioning From One Payment Provider to Another

It’s no longer breaking news that subscriptions are on the rise, and that growth will only continue. Look at your own family for example; do you know how many subscriptions you currently have? Sure Netflix, Spotify, and a few others come right to mind, but most households have at least a handful more that they pay for each month, as an automatic recurring charge, without giving them much thought. As a marketer of a company selling subscriptions, you want to maintain a frictionless customer experience, to ensure these…

KWI Unveils New, Dynamic Improvements to Its POS Platform at NRF 2020 to Help Retail Industry Deliver Exceptional Customer Experience

Partnership with CLEAR®, New Client Roster and New CRO To Support Continued Growth and Enhance Focus on Customer Service KWI, the pioneer of real-time cloud technology for luxury and specialty retailers, announced new and improved innovations to its robust Cloud POS platform, which are designed to help retailers better manage their businesses and create extraordinary customer experiences. These improvements will be showcased at the KWI booth (#5355) during the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City,…

Samsung Showcases Innovative Retail Solutions to Reinvent the Customer Experience at NRF 2020

Samsung Continues to Transform the Shopping Experience for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers with Display, Mobile and Behavior-Sensing Solutions At this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF): Retail’s Big Show, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is featuring its latest retail innovations to help brick-and-mortar retailers reinvent the in-store experience for customers. Powered by its latest display solutions, mobile devices, and behavior-sensing technologies, Samsung along with partners, are spotlighting solutions that provide…