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CustomerCount CEP Resort Trades Award

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

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Annual Award Contest Celebrates Resort Managers, General Managers and Assistant Managers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 12, 2016) – CustomerCount and Resort Trades magazine have announced a partnership to recognize outstanding leaders who exemplify customer engagement within the timeshare resort/hospitality industry.

Nominations for the annual award, “CustomerCount Customer Engagement Professional (CEP)/ Resort Trades Award” will open Tuesday, September 13th with the recipient being announced in February.

According to Robert Kobek RRP, president of CustomerCount, the nomination process will include completing an online nomination survey to compile the nominee’s qualifications and qualities.  “Our online feedback system measures and reports customer feedback through branded, customized online surveys, and this system can be utilized in numerous ways–including an efficient method in determining a winner for this new award.”

Nominations should focus on the performance of Resort Managers, General Managers, and Assistant Managers who have contributed to the success of the company in an exceptional manner. Areas of contribution may be extraordinary interactions with members/guests; remarkable improvements in on-site ratings of the resort; innovative training techniques and outstanding social media mentions and reviews. Nominations will need to include detailed insight regarding the leader’s performance and contribution showing how the nominee’s efforts and achievements have significantly impacted the team, company, and/or community.

According to Sharon Scott, publisher of Resort Trades, “In an effort to pay homage to often overlooked and under-appreciated resort management professionals, we’ve teamed with CustomerCount to celebrate these hard working individuals, many of whom are the backbone of maturing, legacy resorts.”

The winning manager and their company/resort will be profiled in the February issue of Resort Trades. Two trophies will be presented; one for the company and one for the individual CEP.

To submit a nomination, visit www.customercount.com or www.ResortTrades.com for a link to the entry form. The online form will also be available at www.ccceprtaward.com.

“We know Customer Engagement is a part of the corporate culture and requires the skill and talent that many strive for, and few master.  At CustomerCount we want to honor an individual who has shown exceptional performance in an area which frequently goes unrecognized,” said Kobek.

The CustomerCount team introduced the award and named its first CEP winner at the 2016 PACE Convention and Expo.  The CustomerCount Customer Engagement Professional (CEP)/ Resort Trades Award will be announced in February.

About CustomerCountSM  

CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries.  For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000.  Follow them at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount. 

About The Resort Trades 

Resort Trades is distributed monthly to every resort in the U.S., as well as to a subscriber-base of senior-level executives at development, management and timeshare-related travel companies. Resort Trades offer display advertising, classified advertising, directory listings, as well as monthly industry news and press releases, global analysis articles and in-depth interviews with industry professionals and business leaders. For more information visit www.resorttrades.com


CustomerCount, Keatext Text Analytics Partnership Enhances Actionable Feedback Data

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

Enterprise Customer Feedback - Text Analytics

 

CustomerCountSM   Adds Text Analytics to More Fully Support Business Intelligence  

New Reporting Component Takes Unstructured Data Verbatim Comments and Creates Sentiment Analysis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 1, 2016) – CustomerCountSM, the online customer feedback management system, has teamed with Montreal based-Keatext, to incorporate the option of text analytics into its popular system.

“By capturing unstructured data and reporting it in a structured format, businesses can determine which words and phrases are used most often and– in what context,” says Bob Kobek, President of CustomerCount.  “We teamed with Keatext not only because of its ease of use and seamless integration into our existing platform—but also because we share the same philosophy of continually improving the customer experience thereby ensuring greater customer engagement.”

CustomerCount will use the new enhancement for text categorization, text clustering, concept/entity extraction, production of granular taxonomies, sentiment analysis and  document summarization. In simple terms explains Kobek “the process ‘sees’ patterns within comments on the survey and then evaluates and interprets the output.”

Charles-Olivier Simard, Vice President of Keatext says “We are extremely pleased that CustomerCount has selected us as their partner.  They understand that there is a gold mine of important information in people’s verbatim comments. Keatext will help them unlock that valuable feedback and make it easy to translate into actionable items to improve customer experience.”

“Our goal is to embrace a fully engaged customer who is satisfied and loyal to a product or service.  A tool that taps into language nuances is a substantial asset in this quest,” adds Kobek.

About CustomerCountSM  

CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries.  For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000.  Follow them at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount

About Keatext 

Keatext is a cost-effective, cloud-based app that quickly gives businesses a picture of their entire interaction with their customers, across all touch points so they can take the right action. Keatext uses natural language processing technology to analyze unstructured customer feedback such as customer comments, product reviews, call center transcripts and open-ended survey responses. Learn more at www.keatext.ai or follow them on Twitter @KeatextAI.

 

Contact:  Robert Kobek, RRP

317-816-6000  Ext. 100

Media Contact: Georgi Bohrod

619-255-1661


Choose Wisely – There are Pretenders Out There

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

Choose Wisely – There are Pretenders Out There

Robert A. Kobek, President

www.customercount.com

     Ten, yes 10, years ago our company created a seismic shift in our business universe and made the conscious decision to enter into the world of online enterprise feedback management. (You can get our definition of EFM by downloading our white paper at www.customercount.com)

     Since that time, we have faced competition from, among others:

check-mark_tiny  Email marketing and technology companies that happen to have survey because they should
check-mark_tiny  Call center technology companies that happen to have a survey because they should
check-mark_tiny  Reputation management companies that happen to have a survey because they should
check-mark_tiny  Research companies that happen to have a survey because they should
check-mark_tiny  Online rating companies that claim to have surveys but will cream you if you are “bad”
check-mark_tiny  Social and digital media companies that don’t have surveys at all but make you think their stuff is measurable.

     But there are very few true EFM companies that exist purely for the purpose of creating process improvement while creating and keeping customer engagement leading to customer loyalty.

     For example, among the most important Key Performance Indicators you can measure in a call center is the CES, Customer Effort Score. The CES is a 1-7 scale question and it measure how hard or easy it is to do business with your company. The lower the score, the more attention to process is required. But, where? Is it only a function of fixing a process inside the contact center, if so , where? Training, QA…? Or, are the other systemic processes that cause this. By measuring the CES and fixing what is broken you might actually take what is a 5 call resolution to a 2 or 3 call resolution.

     Now, imagine the money you just saved, the sustainable customer loyalty you just created and information that everyone one in your enterprise can use, from marketing to service. And, if, for example, you are in the hospitality business, not only are your process getting fixed but your online ratings will improve.

     So, remember, if it is feedback you want, make certain what you are getting is measurable and actionable data that will have a positive impact on your complete enterprise …. Your social ratings will take care of themselves.


The Customer Makes a Company

Shannon Rankin, Shannon Rankin

The Customer Makes a Company 

By Shannon Rankin, CustomerCount℠ Intern

With the landscape of customer engagement vastly changing by mobile devices, there are new challenges to face. People want information and they want it now. When people travel they want to know the best places to stay, the best places to eat, and the best ways to travel. People read reviews before committing to a product or a company because they want to know what they’re getting themselves involved in.

CustomerCount℠ helps companies tackle those challenges by creating surveys to fit their specific needs. The better you know what your customers really want, the better you can provide more relevant services and/or products. With customer engagement comes the responsibility to not just grow business but to grow relationships with your clients.

With this kind of feedback, companies can become better businesses. It’s a chance to really hone in on what their customers need. It also helps a business learn about what they’re doing right and what areas they need to improve on. Studies show that the more loyal customer is actually the one who complained and then had their problem resolved. This builds trust because it gives them a chance to see that a company cared enough to listen.

It’s more than just a one way street here at CustomerCount. Not only are we concerned about helping our clients better engage with their clients, but we are always looking for ways to ensure we also stay engaged with our own clients. After all, the customer makes a company.

 

 


CustomerCountSM CEP PACE Member Award Nominations Open February 1, 2016

Bob Kobek, Bob Kobek

To Nominate now http://pace.cccepaward.com

INDIANAPOLIS, IN January 20, 2016 – CustomerCount℠ has announced it will sponsor and present an award recognizing outstanding members of the customer engagement profession.

This award recognizes an outstanding Customer Engagement Professional (CEP) and the Professional Association of Customer Engagement (PACE) Member company for the individual’s performance during the 2015 calendar year. Two trophies will be presented.  One for the company and one for the individual CEP.

Nominations should focus on the performance of team members who have contributed to the success of the company in an exceptional manner. Areas of contribution can be multi-channel including phone, email, and click to chat, and/or any customer contact. This includes all customer engagement professionals. (Examples: supervisors, CSRs, TSRs, team leaders or any customer-facing professional) and is particularly geared toward frontline staff members.

According to Robert Kobek, President of CustomerCount, the nomination process will include completing an online nomination survey to compile the nominee’s qualifications and qualities.  “Our online feedback system measures and reports customer feedback through branded, customized online surveys, and this system can be utilized in numerous ways–including an efficient method in determining a winner for this new award.”

Included in the survey format for entry, nominators must also provide detailed insight regarding the team member’s performance and contribution showing how the nominee’s efforts and achievements have impacted the team, company, and/or community.

“We know Customer Engagement is a part of the corporate culture and requires the skill and talent that many strive for, and few master.  At CustomerCount we want to honor an individual who has shown exceptional performance in an area which frequently goes unrecognized,” said Kobek.

Nomination forms will be available on February 1, 2016 and be accessed by visiting http://pace.cccepaward.com. All nominations must be received by close of business, EST, Friday, March 18, 2016. The CustomerCount CEP PACE Member Award will be presented at the 2016 PACE Convention and Expo in Orlando Florida, April 3-6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. A representative of the nominating company must be registered and in attendance to accept the award.

For more information about how to submit a nomination for the CEP Award contact Tom Chandler at: tomchandler@customercount.com

About CustomerCountSM  

CustomerCount is a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution providing intuitive real-time reporting, fast turnaround on requested updates, and detailed and dynamic data gathering capabilities to support process improvement efforts, build customer loyalty and improve your bottom line. Developed and managed by Mobius Vendor Partners, CustomerCount was initially designed for the timeshare and contact center industries and is now used by organizations across numerous different vertical markets and industries.  For more information, visit www.customercount.com or call 317-816-6000.  Follow them at http://www.customercount.com/blog/ on Twitter @CustomerCount or facebook.com/CustomerCount.   

About PACE

PACE (Professional Association for Customer Engagement) is the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that use a multi-channel approach to engaging their customers, both business to business and business to consumer. These channels include contact centers, email, chat, social media, web and text.

 

Contact: Bob Kobek
317.816.6000 extension 100

Media Contact: Georgi Bohrod
619-255-1661