Your Guide to Customer Experience Transformation

August 2016
Mobile VoC, Web Experience Ratings, and Social Media Benchmark
Greetings from Australia! I'm currently enjoying Temkin Group's first visit to Oz and looking forward to our upcoming events in Sydney and Melbourne.

In this month's journal, we highlight three new pieces of research:
  • Five C's of Mobile VoC Disruption. Mobile is much more than a new channel for voice of the customer surveys; it's an extremely disruptive force that's transforming how organizations capture and use customer insights. These disruptive characteristics will force companies to redefine how they capture, share, and act on customer insights.
  • 2016 Temkin Web Experience Ratings. USAA, Regions Bank, and Amazon took the top three spots in the sixth annual Temkin Web Experience Ratings, which evaluates 257 companies across 20 industries.
  • Social Media Benchmark, 2016. We surveyed U.S. consumers about their social media usage on computers and mobile phones and compared the results to similar studies we've conducted over the previous five years. The analysis looks at Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and third-party rating sites across age groups.
Check out some recent posts on the Customer Experience Matters® blog:
If you're looking for great CX training or a reason to come to Boston, we have both! On August 16 & 17, we'll be holding our Mapping and Improving Customers' Journey workshop. On October 26 & 27, you can come see the foliage and attend our Driving CX Transformation workshop.

Is your organization making emotional connections with customers? Share your success as part of our Intensify Emotion movement. We are awarding up to $1,000 for good ideas. Submissions are due by the end of August. 

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CX Workshop in Boston on August 16 & 17 
In Case You Missed It...

Here is some research we discussed in recent journals:
Join the $1,000 Intensify Emotion Challenge

In our CX Trends for 2016, we named 2016 "The Year of Emotion." To help organizations focus more on emotion, we created an Intensify Emotion page with numerous resources, including the opportunity to win part of our $1,000 award.
Five C's of Mobile VoC Disruption

Despite the fact that mobile has emerged as a dominant channel for consumers, most companies have taken a haphazard approach to how they use it to change their voice of the customer (VoC) programs. In the report Five C's of Mobile VoC Disruption, we identify five distinct ways in which mobile will change how VoC programs operate:

2016 Temkin Web Experience Service Ratings

USAA earned the top spot for its banking business, followed by Regions Bank and, who tied for the second spot. This is the seventh annual Temkin Web Experience Ratings, and it evaluates the online experience of 257 companies across 20 industries based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Here are the highest and lowest rated companies:

Social Media Benchmark, 2016

We analyzed data from 10,000 U.S. consumers to create our fifth annual Social Media Benchmark. The analysis examines computer and mobile usage, changes over time, and the differences across age groups. Here are some findings:
  • Daily use of Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest on computers and mobile phones grew by 2 or more percentage points since last year. Tumblr grew 2 points on mobile phones. 
  • 25- to 34-year-olds are the largest daily users of almost all social media, on computers and mobile phone.
  • Consumers under the age of 45 visit company Facebook pages using computers less frequently now than they have in years past.
  • LinkedIn grew the most with 18- to 24-year-olds on computers and 45- to 54-year-olds on mobile phones. 
As you can see below, computers remain the primary access point for social media usage, but mobile phones are catching up quickly:

Temkin Group Research Plans and Updates

We have quite a few exciting new reports underway, including The ROI of Emotion, Translating Brand Values to Employees, Capturing Insights from Customer Communities, Digital Emotional Design, 2016 Temkin Emotion Ratings, 2016 Temkin Effort Ratings.

Here are some ways that Temkin Group can help accelerate your CX success:

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Bruce Temkin, CCXP
Customer Experience Transformist & Managing Partner
Temkin Group 


Co-founder, Customer Experience Professionals Association 



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