Trust

Convenience over Privacy? Paying Attention to Consumer Trends

I remember sitting with Mercedes-Benz executives a number of years ago to engage in a discussion of something I thought was revolutionary at the time. By way of background, Mercedes-Benz USA owned and operated a dealership in Manhattan, which leaders used as a “test and learn” lab for customer experience innovation. The discussion I am…

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Trusting Your People [Infographic]

Customer experience is best defined as the perception of your customers based on all the interactions they have with your brand. Some of those perceptions extend beyond their direct interactions with you. Some people have suggested that when it comes to customer loyalty, it’s good to create service breakdowns that you can resolve well. I have…

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Trusting Your People | Superpowering Your Customer Experience

Customer experience is best defined as the perception of your customers based on all the interactions they have with your brand. Some of those perceptions extend beyond their direct interactions with you. Take United Airlines, for example, my perception of the brand goes beyond the flights I have taken with them. It’s shaped by the experiences of…

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Take Service Communication to the Next Level

Waiting for Your Email: For the Good of Humanity, Please Reply What happened to service standards and communication etiquette? At the risk of sounding like my father (as he extolled the virtues of the good old days), I am mystified by the rapid deterioration of responsive communication and service urgency. I suspect I’ve been blessed…

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Complexly Simple – Success Can Breed Mediocracy

Do you want to sound smart? Then, tell your friends you read a blog this week about how metathesiophobia is bolstered by accomplishment. In other words, people who are successful often resist change. Most of us suffer from at least a smidge of metathesiophobia (the fear of change). Certain things can help the condition – like…

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{Guest Post} Customer Service May Be Killing Trust in Your Brand

A guest post by Barbara Brooks Kimmel: Who hasn’t spent, wasted time on the phone attempting to resolve a problem with a company whose brand is meant to enhance, not detract from your life? My guess is you have. Comcast, Verizon, utility providers and particularly health insurance companies are among the first worst offenders. The call…

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