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The Stability of Customers' Sentiment, Satisfaction and Recommendation Intentions

Businesses assess the attitudes of their customers using customer surveys. The purpose of these surveys, typically conducted annually, is to help companies maintain or improve the quality of the customer relationship. The quality of the customer relationship is typically indexed by a few key questions, each measuring something important about the health of the customer relationship. These […]

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Top 10 BOB Blog Posts of 2015: Data Science, Statistics, Sentiment and Theresa

I've counted the pageviews of each of my 2015 blog posts and present them here in my end-of-year summary. This year, I wrote a lot about my research in the areas of data science; this research focused on the meaning of data science and how organizations can best leverage their data. Additionally, I conducted and […]

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The Predictive Power of Customers' Words

Last month, I illustrated a new method of measuring customers' attitudes about a company's product or brand. This method is unique because it combines both a structured and unstructured measurement approach. Companies can use an open-ended survey question that asks customers to provide a single word that best describes the company/brand. From this one word, companies can apply […]

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Are Customers' Own Words Better than a Rating Scale?

I recently developed a methodology that combines both a structured and unstructured measurement approach.The methodology is based on a single open-ended survey question in which respondents are asked to provide one word that best describes the brand of interest. From this one word, you learn two things about your customers: their sentiment and the reasons […]

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Data Science Talent is Key to Analytical Innovators

Companies continually look for ways to outperform their competitors. One way they are trying to get ahead is through the application of analytics on their data. Researchers, for example, have found that top-performing businesses were twice as likely to use analytics to guide future strategies and guide day-to-day operations compared to their low-performing counterparts. Researchers from MIT […]

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One Word Can Speak Volumes About Your Company Culture

Employee surveys are used to help manage the employee relationship. The questions in the employee survey are used to elicit employee responses that will be used to better understand how to improve that relationship. I crafted a new employee survey question that combines the best of both structured and unstructured measurement approaches. This approach provides both qualitative […]

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Four Ways Big Data Can Improve Customer Surveys

Customer surveys remain the primary source of customer feedback for many companies, despite the growth in adoption of other customer feedback sources like social media, call center conversations and emails. Customer surveys typically contain structured questions, asking customers to rate their level of satisfaction with their experience. Two popular customer surveys are relationship and transactional […]

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The Strategic and Tactical Roles of Customer Surveys

Customer experience (CX) improvement efforts rely heavily on the use of customer feedback. While there are many different methods of collecting this feedback, customer surveys remain a popular choice among CX professionals. In this post, I will discuss how senior executives can use relationship and transactional surveys to get the information they need to make better […]

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