Author Archives: Matt Sims

Customer service leading from the front

In my last blog I mentioned some of the most interesting approaches to technology that are changing the way companies – and even governments – are structured. Strategies such as cloud computing and app stores are having an effect on … Continue reading

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Crossing the chasm – from small to global

The path to global domination has changed. Small companies can grow to become medium just by doing a bit more of whatever they do – selling products or services and scaling up to increase the size of the operation. But … Continue reading

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Analytics: the key to unlocking the retail omnichannel?

For the past couple of years I have been exploring both omnichannel and multichannel solutions for customer service as the adoption of social media channels have become more accepted. It’s important to distinguish between the two terms though, as many … Continue reading

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Celebrating Customer Service Week

Last week was International Customer Service Week, an event started by the International Customer Service Association back in 1984 – thirty years ago! This week was originally created as a way to recognise and reward the people and companies that … Continue reading

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Are you ignoring those silent, dissatisfied customers?

The business magazine Forbes recently featured an article that suggests only 25% of dissatisfied customers let companies know that they are unhappy with a product or service received. The vast majority of customers stay silent and just never return to … Continue reading

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Ofgem warns UK energy companies to improve customer service – or else…

The UK energy regulator, Ofgem, has described the customer service offered by the Big Six energy companies in the UK as ‘frankly awful’. This verdict was reached as the results of a national survey of energy companies was concluded – … Continue reading

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Look beyond your peers when comparing #custserv levels

As the work of a customer service team has become more transparent and visible, the importance of their work has become more obviously valued. Now that the customer service team is so clearly the link between most brand names and … Continue reading

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