Businesses are scrambling to up their customer experience game. Research constantly emphasizes the importance of great CX to customer loyalty and growth.
Today, customers don’t just expect but demand an experience that is comparable to the best brands across the world. In other words, businesses aren’t just competing with others in their segment but with the biggest names all around!
It’s no wonder that customer experience is integral to planning your next move. But just having a strategy in place doesn’t guarantee results, especially not immediately. This is mainly because, for one thing – customer experience is a long-term game. You can’t expect to see results overnight anyway. For another – there is still a key element you’re missing out on.
Sending out surveys and monitoring key metrics isn’t all you need to do. What else, you wonder? Get proactive in your feedback! Don’t just factor in the insights you get, but follow up with customers, look for the detractors, and keep an eye on the social domains.
Most customers who have had negative experiences won’t reach out to you — they’ll just leave. So, value the detractors that do tell you what went wrong, and listen to news and media mentions so you’re always aware of public perceptions. Understanding these in time can make the difference between a business that adapts and one that can’t keep up.
How can you be more proactive about feedback?
Feedback isn’t just an opportunity to improve but an opportunity to show customers that you care. When customers voice a concern, it’s because they want you to take accountability and rectify the error (or simply acknowledge the compliment).
Want to keep them truly engaged and increase loyalty? Get proactive with all the data coming your way, whether it’s customer reviews, news mentions, or even feedback surveys.
Set a Process
You might want to address every customer concern, query, and compliment that comes your way, but with the avalanche of data coming down, this seems almost impossible.
There is a simple solution to that – create a process. At Sogolytics, we understand the importance of feedback and data management, and we know just how overwhelming it can be.
That’s why SoGoConnect gives you a fuss-free solution to not only flag concerns but also reroute them to the right team members and ensure your customers aren’t left in the dark.
After all, if you want something done right, don’t do it yourself. Automate, delegate, and proceed!
The Advantage of Getting Proactive
Connecting with Detractors
Your Customer Satisfaction Score just took a little dip, but your Net Promoter Score looks alright. You look into reviews and notice that a customer has had a bad experience – the website search isn’t well indexed and they can’t seem to find the products they are looking for.
While that’s definitely something you need fixed on priority, here’s another thing you can do – reach out to the customer! Apologize, make amends, and show that you really care. Customers reach out because they want to interact with you.
Get back to those who hype you up. If people are complimenting you and saying good things about your brand – always get back to them!
This is an easy way to reinforce your customer-first attitude and show them that they’re valued and not just appreciated.
Understanding Public Sentiments
Being proactive isn’t limited to the feedback customers leave but also to the public sentiment that is being voiced.
When you’ve got your ear to the ground, you’ll hear a lot more than what your customers are telling you. That’s why SoGoConnect doesn’t just help you raise a dialogue from key survey responses and feedback but keeps you updated on news and media mentions of your brand and even your competitors.
This way, you’re constantly in the know about popular sentiment and can take quick actions to negate criticism and even promote positive coverage of your brand!
Identifying Popular Trends
The digital space is extremely active, and while popular trends are a great marketing opportunity, they also become obsolete pretty quickly – remember the ice bucket challenge?
If you want to leverage the digital advantage, it’s essential to join in on the relevant popular trends and practices. What is the latest news all about? Are your competitors joining a challenge that you didn’t know of?
Instead of manually sifting through the latest news and media updates, SoGoConnect gives you updates that are curated for you. Simply set the parameters and get started!
Keep the customer at the heart of your business strategy, and always remember to be proactive and go the extra mile.
You needn’t just actively listen to your customers, but engage in conversations and seek out more feedback across platforms to get the most holistic picture of your business, create genuine customer connections, and spur growth.