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Connected strategies for a relationship economy

Last week London hosted the annual conference of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) with the theme this year being ‘connected strategies for a relationship economy.’ I was particularly interested in a talk titled “Relationships versus Contacts: Propaganda, Marketing and Feedback, versus … Continue reading

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Are the energy companies just buying new customers?

The Telegraph carried a fascinating report this weekend that explored the possibility that it is now cheaper for energy companies to ‘buy’ new customers, by offering great deals for switching, than to offer great service and keep the customers that … Continue reading

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Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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Utilities Need Even Better #Custserv in Winter

It’s December again. As we slide towards the end of the year, retailers are enjoying their pre-Christmas rush and events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers an opportunity to reduce their festive spend, but there is a different … Continue reading

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Will BT make Quadplay a success in the UK?

It was confirmed this week that BT is in early stage discussions to purchase a Telecoms operator – potentially either O2 or EE. If the industry commentators are right and the deal is as described then this confirms the view … Continue reading

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Teleperformance wins prestigious NOA award for CSR

Last night the National Outsourcing Association Annual Award (NOAAs) ceremony took place in London. The NOAAs are a bit like the Oscars for anyone involved in the service and outsourcing business. Teleperformance won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award, something … 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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