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Simon is the CEO of ViewPoint. Find out more about Simon Rowland.
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4 reasons why smiley face feedback has really taken off

Yes they really are everywhere. I’m sure you’ll have seen a screen or device inviting you to give feedback after a purchase, during a journey or as leaving a hospital appointment.

From simple happy or not rating feedback in airports through to interactive customer feedback kiosks with multiple questions in train stations - the age of in the moment feedback has arrived.

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Origins of the smiley face and its use in feedback

Have you ever wondered where the first smiley icon was used and why? In a news article I found in the Guardian the contested origins are linked to a 1963 American children's TV programme called ‘The Funny Company’. It featured a crude smiley face as a kids-club baseball cap logo, with the message ‘Keep Smiling’.

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Customer expectations are through the roof

... so you better take soundings. 

The digital revolution has impacted our culture and we find ourselves struggling to keep up with the pace of change.

One impact is to be less loyal and forgiving when things don’t quite work out how we expect. Think about the last time a website froze on you for a few seconds. We’re fast to abandon and click elsewhere for our expectations to be met.

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Why you should get started in measuring customer feedback

 2 minute read

We all need feedback. From healthy infant development, through school and college and into our work-life, getting constructive feedback is essential. So why isn’t the same said for customer feedback?

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Lifting the lid on Sentiment Analysis - what you need to know.

4 minute read  

We are seeing the rise of many highly technical tools to make sense of free text comments. Some sentiment engines position themselves in terms that are hard to get your head around – it all sounds like rocket science! So in his blog I would like to share what sentiment analysis is and how to use it in simple terms. 

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When Smiley Face Surveys and Feedback really works

4 minute read

It's a busy world and time is precious. We guard ourselves against anything that might add more to the workload and that includes giving feedback.

That's one reason why using smiley faces in feedback is effective - it's just so quick and easy for anyone to respond.

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Six tips for making the customer survey process easy

5 minute read

They're everywhere. Emails after a purchase or service has been received. Online forms after online chat or placing an order. A 'friends and family' question on a touch screen tablet during discharge from hospital. Surveys. They're everywhere. And there's a reason for that. The information - used correctly - can enable organisations and brands to refine their offering and provide an ever-improving experience which translates to more sales, less complaints and better outcomes. Every way it makes sense to understand your customer's experience and constantly tune your offering.

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Customer Satisfaction Measurement - a guide to asking the right questions

5 minute read

When we have a great experience, maybe at a restaurant or favourite store, we want to go back and enjoy it again. A positive experience results in increased customer satisfaction, which in turn leads to greater customer advocacy and loyalty - and ultimately product repurchase or service revisit.

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Why a smiley face question is a great start to a survey

4 minute read

Smiley face questions create an instant opportunity for customers or employees to tell you what they think. We now see them everywhere for quick ratings on internet purchases or as we head off on holiday through the airport security on feedback kiosks.

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7 suggestions for places you could use touchscreen feedback.

4 minute read

The use of touch screens for feedback, often called kiosks, totems or terminals, is on the increase. Only 10 years ago people would gingerly touch the screen and wonder if it would actually work! Now we are seeing the ‘self-service kiosk’ being used constantly in many retail, health and commercial settings.

 

Here are 7 places that touchscreen feedback works well:

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