Category Archives: Social Media

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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You don’t need to delight, just be effective

Business magazines are full of tips on how companies can delight their customers. This language is used to describe how companies – particularly retailers – can make their customer service experience so good that customers will leave with a smile … 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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Teleperformance wins two major European awards! #TeamWorkWins

The Teleperformance EMEA team were out in force at the European Outsourcing Association awards last night in London. This is one of the biggest events in the European outsourcing calendar and they had been shortlisted for three European awards. Earlier … Continue reading

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New channels are changing customer service forever – are you ready?

Veronica’s recent blog mentioned that the customer service industry has moved on from a focus on contact centres or how to improve the outsourced relationship between a client and supplier. These may have been important considerations in the past, but … Continue reading

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The Customer Is A Knave!

The customer is no longer king, the customer is a knave! With a multi-channel mind set, mobile tech and (brand) attention span of a goldfish, the concept of earning customer ‘loyalty’ today is arguably as old hat as ‘posting’ holiday … Continue reading

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Supporting online shoppers continues to be a challenge

Online retail is a now a mature business model isn’t it? After all, companies such as Amazon have been taking orders online and delivering products for two decades. Is there still so much to learn? Clearly there is still a … 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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Is Twitter really so bad for customer service?

Back in April I wrote a blog suggesting that Twitter might not be the effective customer service channel people often believe it to be. Now another new research study published in Information Age magazine appears to have documented similar results. In … Continue reading

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Recommendation means more than advertising

What is the best kind of adverts for any product or service? Despite years of advertisers telling us that the best products are the ones endorsed by celebrities, we all know that when a friend of family member gives a … Continue reading

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