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How do brands gain – and lose – the trust of customers?

At the Institute of Customer Service annual conference (ICS) this week Rita Clifton, the chairman of BrandCap, will be talking about how brands gain – and lose trust – in this era of social media. But why do we trust … Continue reading

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ICS: Customer Experience In The Relationship Economy

The Teleperformance UK team is attending the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) annual conference next week, which is always a great one-day focus on the latest customer experience trends. In preparation for the conference I took a quick look at the … Continue reading

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Moving the customer experience moving from good to great

Industry analyst, Michael Gazala of Forrester, published a blog recently that will strike fear into the heart of any company with a merely average attitude toward customer service. Gazala said that the Forrester data on customer experience has seen the … Continue reading

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How can tech help improve #custserv?

Tech Week Europe magazine recently listed six ways that technology can improve the customer experience. Now my first thought when I saw this was ‘only six’, but then it’s true that people are only just starting to notice how important … Continue reading

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Time to stop talking about call centres

Is it finally time to stop talking about ‘call centres’? Even the broader term ‘contact centre’ fails to acknowledge the strategic role that customer service teams now occupy. But how should we start referring to call centres instead? Perhaps the … Continue reading

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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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Customer loyalty is changing

I read a news item on TechRadar recently titled ‘customer loyalty is changing and your marketing plan should be too’ and I was interested in the idea that customer service commentators are now explicitly defining ‘customer loyalty’ and linking this … Continue reading

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