Learn from other’s mistakes: customer service fail

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a cable company, your phone company, an airline, etc. there’s most likely been a time where you’re put on hold for what seems like forever, then when you do reach someone you’re transferred to and from departments until you reach the person you actually need to...read more

Avoid this type of phone support

Have you ever purchased a product or paid for a service and then were asked to provide your input and feedback on your experience? Most likely your answer is ‘yes.’ But, the best is when you are lead or pressured to respond a certain way. For example, when an associate or clerk tells you that you’ll...read more

Are we there yet? Treat your surveys like (well-planned) summer road trips

Banked vacation days, warm weather, the lure of the open road—as the summer sun intensifies, so does our collective appetite for adventure and discovery. Many will pack their bags, load up the car and embark on a vacation. But before you take to the highway, take a few cues from the traditional...read more

Cash for Culture: Would You Quit Your Job for $5,000?

Recently, Amazon made headlines for its unorthodox approach to tackling a challenge every company faces. It’s the question haunting senior management and human resources professionals everywhere: How do you find out which employees are bringing your company down and what can you do to stop them?...read more

How secure is your customer base?

How do you define loyalty? This is a concept marketers have pondered on for as long as there has been competition in the marketplace. As a topic loyalty has been thoroughly researched by academics and practitioners alike. A few things that we know about loyal customers: They tend to be satisfied...read more

Overcoming Obstacles [TED Inspired]

I came across this article on LinkedIn, Just Keep Swimming Part 1: Obstacles, about getting over burnout. Scott Hooks was inspired by Diana Nyda's record-breaking swim from Cuba to Flordia. Unlike Soctt, I'm not an entrepreuner. I don't run a startup. But I do understand that burnout feeling at the...read more

Customers Keep No Secrets

In this day and age, customers keep no secrets—word spreads like rapid fire, fueled by social media and technology. A 2013 Customer Rage Study found that since 2011, the percentage of dissatisfied customers who rant about poor customer service on social-networking sites has almost doubled, from 19...read more

Jumping for Joy: It's All About the Experience

It’s all about the experience. First class resorts, restaurants, and even some amusement parks know this truth. Other companies, USAA comes to mind, also understand that it is mission critical to create a consistently positive customer experience across all touchpoints. This includes the “user...read more

5 Things Customers Want to Hear in 2014

It’s 2014! Let’s start off the year doing what we should be doing all year round – making our customers happy! What customers really want is help: when they want it and when they need it. Don’t make customers seek out answers to problems or questions on their own. Be there and make it easy on them....read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more
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