Posts tagged customer relationships
Making an Action Plan for Better Customer Care Responses: A Case Study

The customer care leadership team of this multinational company was concerned about the quality of written responses going out to customers. They had seen samples with poor spelling and grammar and worried those samples might be representative.

Find out how I approached the project, and how we worked together to improve customer care replies.

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3 Ways You Risk Companies Disregarding Your #PlasticFree Messages... And How to Get Them to Use Less Packaging Instead

2018 saw 3.4 million people from 177 countries sign up for Plastic Free July.

Lots of conscious consumers reached out to brands about reducing their plastic packaging. However, if done wrong, those messages may never make it to the right people, or they may be ignored altogether.

Here are three common mistakes I've seen, and what to do instead.

After all, Plastic Free July is just the beginning!

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3 GDPR mistakes that can damage your customer relationships... and how to fix them

“This will kill our company.”

“I might as well fold my business.”

“Lead magnets are dead.”

Those are just some of the reactions to the GDPR that we’ve heard. And they can seriously hurt customer relationships.

So, we've teamed up with Dwight Leatham from Word Space to shed some light on how words can help your business thrive despite — or even because of — the GDPR.

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How can customer care survive the plastic storm in our teacups?

This month started off with a shock to the British public: our beloved teabags contain plastic. Tea lovers all over the country started asking their favourite brands some difficult questions on Twitter. And it didn't take long till we saw service teams getting some stick for how they responded.

In this article, we'll analyse what went wrong in those tweets, and how to do it better — both now and in the long run.

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Customer Service Trends 2018: 10 things we learned at the Forum's National Conference for Quality & Customer Experience

From complaints to mindfulness, from surveys to robots — what's going to change in the world of customer service? Take a peek at our notes from The Forum's Conference for Quality & Customer Experience on 29 November and make 2018 your best year yet.

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Why most complaint-handling guides actually make things WORSE for your customers

Successfully resolving a complaint is the happy result of a respectful, non-violent exchange about the customer's needs and how to meet them. This article introduces you to a scientifically proven way to connect with people who are stressed, emotional and making a complaint.

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