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Current State of Affairs at Blue Ocean

by Andrew O'Brien in Andrew O'Brien, Blue Ocean News, News

Stating the obvious, the past few weeks have been a turbulent time for everyone the world over. In response to this crisis, the world of work has been rapidly evolving.  For our clients, our partners, our employees, and our followers here on this site, I want to share a short update about current state of […]

 

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RFP Resources for Procuring an Outsourced Customer Care Solution

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Contact Center RFP, Customer Service Outsourcing

Choosing an outsourced customer care partner might just be one of the most complex procurement scenarios out there. After all, this is a partner who will hold your brand and reputation in their hands, interfacing with your loyal (and often concerned) customers day in and day out. No boilerplate RFP document will do the job. […]

 

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Blue Ocean Wins 2020 Silver Stevie® Award

by Blue Ocean News in Blue Ocean News, News

Blue Ocean, a world-leader in customer care solutions, was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Customer Service Team of the Year” category at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is Blue Ocean’s third Stevie Award. The company won a Bronze Stevie in 2017 and a Silver Stevie in 2019. […]

 

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How to Determine Cultural Alignment in Your Outsourced Contact Center

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends

We talk a lot about the need to align your corporate culture with your outsourcer’s, but we know it’s a lot easier to say than it is to do – after all, it’s not a particularly quantifiable element. And it’s not totally subjective, either. In the same way that there are specific personality types – […]

 

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Unraveling the Tangled Vines of Omnichannel Customer Care

by Susan Preiss in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Omnichannel Customer Service, Susan Preiss

Competitive pressures, customer expectations, and emerging technologies are some of the key factors pushing leaders to elevate and evolve their customer service approach. We often talk about omnichannel as the ultimate goal for any and every customer service solution. But there’s a lot to unpack when it comes to creating and sustaining an effective, elegant […]

 

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Hark the Herald Agents Sing: It’s Holiday Season in the Contact Center!

by Patty Isnor in Agent Insights, Call Center Agents, Contact Center Coaching, Holiday Customer Service, Patty Isnor

Heading out of the office this holiday to grab some eggnog and enjoy the lights? While so many of us are off celebrating the festive season for days at a time, there are scores of people on the frontlines working to keep everything running smoothly in industries ranging from health care, to transportation, to broadcasting […]

 

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Blue Ocean’s Most Popular Customer Service Blogs of 2019

by Amy Bennet in Amy Bennet, Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Customer Service Trends

We’re inching closer to not only the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade! Can you believe it? It’s undeniably a time of reflection. In 2019, Blue Ocean launched a brand-new website to better serve our web visitors with a more engaging, intuitive experience (we hope you’re enjoying it!) We also published […]

 

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PCI Compliance in an Outsourced Customer Care Program: What Do You Need to Know?

by Kim Campbell in Contact Center Outsourcing, Customer Service Outsourcing, Kim Campbell

There’s no doubt that today’s businesses – from SMB to global mega-brands – take data security and data protection very, very seriously. With the ever-increasing rigor around PCI DSS compliance, not to mention the proliferation of legislated protections like GDRP, the landscape is changing quickly and for the better. As a result, for most companies, […]

 

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