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Customer Service and AI – Across Generations

August 16, 2017 by

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A recent post, “The Future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Customer Service,” partially serves as the inspiration for the August 16th #SMChat. The other part stems from a consideration of how the various generations in my family prefer to receive service. My grandmother, who is celebrating her 80th birthday today, (Happy Birthday Grandma! She will […]

Good Customer Experience Requires More Than a Quick Fix

March 15, 2017 by

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If someone were listing costly items for businesses, band-aids would probably not appear on the list. However, after reading a recent article by Sarah Dean, “Are you Band-Aiding your Design or Customer Experience (CX)?” I believe that band-aids may be the most costly item for any business. She astutely identifies the ramifications of “band-aiding” customer […]

Customer Service in 2017 – Trends and Tips

January 18, 2017 by

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Did I really just type 2017? It seems like time is really flying…I guess I’m having fun. We are nearly 3 weeks into the new year and every one is moving full steam ahead into achieving Q1 results, but as they are moving ahead, are they looking ahead? It is important to be aware of […]

Customer Service SWOT Analysis for Better Outcomes

November 16, 2016 by

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Customer service is critical to organizational success. As the business environment continues to evolve rapidly, you have to be prepared to meet the needs/wants of your customer. If you aren’t thinking ahead, you are guaranteed to fall behind. One tool that can help provide insight into your business and where you can go is a […]

A Little Help from our Friends – Customer Service Resources

August 10, 2016 by

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Can’t we all us a little help from our friends? In business and in life, the answer should always be, “Yes!” Regardless of your career path, you will need to provide customer service to someone at some point – maybe it will be an internal customer or maybe it will be an external customer. Do […]

Customer Service Best Practices for Social Media

January 20, 2016 by

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There was recently a great article on Mashable, “Customer service best practices: Making social media a two-way conversation.” We will consider this article when we are having the January 20th SMChat that focuses on customer service. The author of the article, Stephanie Walden, lists seven best practices for engaging on Social Media with Customers: Your customers […]

Exploring Branded Content

September 28, 2015 by

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Not surprisingly, branded content has become a popular term that seems self-explanatory but often remains vague as to what it entails. This article on Contagous.com ‘WTF is Branded Content? It’s Complicated’ points out: “one of the problems with trying to define branded content is that there’s unlikely to ever be any consensus because everyone has […]

The sustainable mobile community

September 1, 2015 by

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A recent post on some insightful tips on how to make your content mobile friendly got me thinking beyond what instantly catches a mobile audience’s attention to what in fact *captivates* them over the long-term. In particular, the approach of employing responsive storytelling resonated with me. How intricate and mindful are we at engaging with our audience on mobile? […]

Retailers, Take Note: Personalization is Key to Customer Experience

July 29, 2015 by

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By Karima-Catherine Goundiam The key to success for online shopping comes down to the interplay of three crucial concepts: customization, personalization, and customer service. Those overarching themes are largely the focus of most brands, regardless of industry.  Customization is the idea of developing a product which is just right for that individual customer, and perhaps this […]

Approaching Customer Service with EASE

April 15, 2015 by

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The April 15th focus of #SMChat will be how we approach Customer Service with EASE…it doesn’t need to be difficult to be great and it certainly doesn’t need to be complicated. Educate Customer Service teams on the organization (mission-vision-values), the product/service provided, the process for resolving issues, how to be the voice of the organization […]