Category Archives: Customer Service

Transformational Marketing

As it often does, the New Year holiday and all the corresponding online retrospectives caused me to look back. I realized that my marketing career has coincided with several major waves of innovation.  Marketers started the century discussing one-to-one marketing … Continue reading

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One Bad Experience

This time my husband wrote the blog entry for me.  Actually he wrote the following account of a bad experience to place on a restaurant’s Facebook page.  You’ve probably all written one like it – or intended to after a … Continue reading

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Scary Story: Social Media Spooks Financial Services

In honor of Halloween, I’ve written about something really scary – social media.  It may not scare you, but it frightens the risk-adverse traditionalists who manage financial services companies!  They know that (whether they personally tweet or not), the majority … Continue reading

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Customer Experience in Financial Services – Part 2: Credit Card Issuers

Even with all the publicity surrounding last year’s Dodd-Frank financial-reform legislation and the pending Durbin Amendment fee controls, the public doesn’t generally differentiate between the major card networks (Visa, MasterCard), bank-issued cards, or the processing networks behind these. But the … Continue reading

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Customer Experience in Financial Services – Part 1: Banks

What’s different about customer experience in the banking and credit card industries? Glad you asked. The customer experience research I directed last year (http://bit.ly/oDzXg8) showed that, in general, consumers place greater emphasis on “customer service” than on price when evaluating … Continue reading

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Why Your Employees Aren’t Delivering Better Customer Experiences

As a follow-up to my last post on What Your Employees Aren’t Telling You, let’s explore why the front-line’s strong knowledge of customer requirements doesn’t consistantly translate into better service delivery.  The customer experience research I directed last year (http://bit.ly/oDzXg8) showed that, … Continue reading

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When Lightning Strikes

Earlier this week another freakishly-strong thunderstorm rolled through town, and a great bolt of lightning cracked right above our house.  My adrenaline surged, and so did our electricity – immediately frying most of the electronics devices that were plugged in.  … Continue reading

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Last year more than 3000 consumers in the U.S. and U.K. took part in a survey that asked about the most critical elements of a customer experience (see http://bit.ly/mzJhTg).  Given the recession, you would expect price to be a major … Continue reading

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Thought Leadership on Customer Experience: Part 1

Are you a client, customer or consumer?  No doubt all of the above, depending on the product or service in question.  Likewie, there are probably lots of reasons you initially decided to do business with the vendors, retailers and service … Continue reading

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Check out the Showcase

Check out the Showcase tab for good, bad and ugly examples of customer service.  Share your examples of the best and worst customer experiences you’ve encountered!

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