The Advertising Industry is Doomed, says Retail Expert Doug Stephens

The advertising industry is going under, says retail guru Doug Stephens

The Advertising Industry Won’t Be Useful Anymore In his provocative new book, Reengineering Retail, expert Doug Stephens argues that the whole point of advertising was to drive people to stores and then help them remember specific brands once they got …Continue Reading →

THIS is More Important Than Your Customers!

Jeff Polovick, founder of the Driving Force, believes that a focus on employees is key to great customer experience & profitability.

How Can Anything Be More Important Than Customers? Hey, I’m all about customer focus and delivering consistently great customer experience. The whole point of the blog and podcast is to help you do that. But according to today’s Frank Reactions …Continue Reading →

How to Get Your Team Ready to Rev Up Customer Experience

What a great view to end a day of cycling in the mountains of Corsica!

Two Takes on Staff & Customer Experience Improvement There’s nothing like a real holiday, disconnected from the Internet, to get you revved up and refreshed. I’ll tell you more about mine at the end, but first let me tell you …Continue Reading →

Customer’s AREN’T Always Right, Dammit! So What Can A Seller Do?

Angry Customer? Or Angry Seller? Customer's aren't always right. So how do you deal with that in our social media era?

This is a replay of one of our most popular episodes, first aired in April of 2016. If you missed it, have a listen; lots of good stuff in here! If you’ve ever worked in customer service, there’s a good …Continue Reading →

The 6 D’s of Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken

Customer service expert Shep Hyken talks about being wowed by a chocolate bar upon check-in; customer service experience

How a Chocolate Bar Turned Customer Service Expert Shep Hyken Into a Big Fan Customer service expert Shep Hyken tells a story in today’s interview of walking into a hotel and being given a full chocolate bar and bottle of water …Continue Reading →

From Vision To Customers: How To Create A Service Culture

The Service Culture Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Employees Obsessed with Customer Service

Tips For Creating a Service Culture in Your Organization Jeff Toister’s new book, The Service Culture Handbook, gives practical, step-by-step guidance for how to create a culture of strong, caring customer service in your organization. It is a great companion …Continue Reading →

Customer Experience Learnings From the CXPA Insight Exchange

Zoo Crew Campaign: Using Plain English instead of legal jargon increased sales and lowered complaints.

Why I Go to the CXPA Insight Exchange Of all the customer experience conferences I go to the CXPA Insight Exchange is my favorite. CXPA, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is the Customer Experience Professionals Association. Why do I …Continue Reading →

Can Retailers Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Vinod Bidarkoppa, Retail Innovator

Retail Survival = Seamless Experiences One of my favorite omnichannel retail stories is from Tesco in Korea. So when I spoke about changes in the retail world at the Seamless Africa conference a few weeks ago, I put up this …Continue Reading →

Why You’d Better Care About Social Customer Care

Companies that try to ignore what customers are saying online are a dying breed.

Social Customer Care is Scary, But Inevitable I won’t lie to you: there’s a lot that can go wrong when you are interacting with customers online. But more and more customers are turning to social media when they’ve got a problem …Continue Reading →