Author Archives: Matt Sims

Putting the ‘app’ into ‘happy’ – technology will provide a great leap forward for customer service

In my last blog I talked about the need for customer service executives to get a grip over the multichannel world that is already with us. The problem is, that even if they do start managing every known channel, the … Continue reading

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Multichannel customer service isn’t innovation; it’s simply what customers expect today

How many blogs or articles have been written recently that talk about multichannel customer service as if it is the next big thing? Really? It’s not what the board should be talking about in strategy meetings that are designing a … Continue reading

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Sky moves to Apps for Customer Service

Sky has recently launched a new app to help their customers manage the most frequently used services linked to their TV subscription directly from their phone. Customers with the app can manage their bill, schedule engineer visits, and manage processes … Continue reading

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The worst possible #custserv practices

Most of the lists we all see in business magazines are all positive; the top ten strategies you should be exploring or 5 ways to improve your team, so it was striking when I saw that Forbes recently listed the … Continue reading

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Only the young are using multichannel support?

We live in an age of multichannel customer service. It is common for consumers today to be using around five or six channels when they want to interact with a brand. Voice calls, chat on instant messenger, email, reviews or … Continue reading

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Will we see more innovation in financial products?

The UK financial markets regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), recently announced that they would like to see an ‘innovation heaven’ in financial products. This chimes with much of the discussion at the round-table on financial services that Teleperformance hosted … Continue reading

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British customers don’t believe that the omnichannel is working

Marketing Week focused on customer service last week as one of their trending topics, in particular why and how customers will switch brands because of poor service. New research published in Accenture’s Global Consumer Pulse suggests that 53% of consumers … Continue reading

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Are customers moving to mobiles for #custserv?

Earlier this year, Kate Leggett from Forrester published her top ten predications for customer service in 2014. One of them was particularly interesting to me: Trend 2: Customer Service Will Adopt a Mobile-First Mindset Customer service mobile applications remain nascent as … Continue reading

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Consumers say that service getting better

The British Standards Institute (BSI) recently published some new research on attitudes to customer service in the UK and the good news is that people think that service is getting better. In fact the comparison from 2008 to 2013 is … Continue reading

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How can you recover from a #custserv disaster?

Writing in Forbes, customer service expert Micah Solomon has produced a simple four-step plan for recovering from customer service disasters. Every company has been there – a customer complaint whether justified or unjustified ends up creating a big argument with … Continue reading

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