Pat Flynn on Going Back To The Future With Great Customer Service

Pat Flynn & Tema Frank Discuss Customer Service in Today's Frank Reactions episode.

As you know, the Frank Reactions podcast is focused on customer service and customer experience in the digital era. But when I first asked Internet marketing super-star, Pat Flynn, to be a guest back when I was doing the Frank Online …Continue Reading →

When Distributors Stand Between You & Your Customers: Can You Still Guarantee Great Customer Experience?

You lose some control if you have a known brand but sell through distributors. How can you ensure consistent customer experience?

Have you ever thought about the challenges of delivering consistent, excellent customer experiences when you have to sell through third parties? Today’s episode brings you interviews with two speakers I met  at the B2B Online Conference in Chicago who grapple with that …Continue Reading →

Win Raving Fans Even If You’re Losing Games: How the Arizona Diamondbacks Create Great Customer Experiences

I wrote this on my way back from the CXPA’s Insight Exchange in San Diego. Rarely have I found myself typing so many notes during an inspirational keynote speech. But Derrick Hall, CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team was …Continue Reading →

How Cirque Du Soleil & Diamond Resorts Manage Customer Experience Challenges

Not quite ready for Cirque du Soleil (image copyright Tema Frank)

As I listened to Lou D’Angeli, Cirque du Soleil‘s Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Sales, talk at the recent Customer Experience Strategies Summit, two memories came to mind. The first was when I was living in Toronto in the 1980s …Continue Reading →

A Startup’s Secret Weapon … Outstanding Customer Service

Mark Holowaychuk, Founder & CEO of Vitamart.ca

Compete In A Crowded Industry With Better Customer Service One of my weaknesses as an entrepreneur is that if I see even one other company that is offering the same products I want to sell I start to question whether the …Continue Reading →

Winning Advice To Win Back Customers

Johnny Russo, Director, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Bentley Leathers

Imagine walking into a new job, leading the e-commerce operation of a retailer that hasn’t been doing a great job with its online customers, right before Christmas. Yikes! That’s the situation Johnny Russo found himself in last Christmas. Johnny stayed calm …Continue Reading →

B2B Customer Service Metrics & More

Shem Szot, eCommerce Biz Development & Digital Marketing Manager, HP

Which is more important for B2B Sales: Customer Service or Price? When I first started selling business-to-business (B2B) services, I really believed all the people who turned me down by saying, “It’s too expensive.” I sweated over whether I was …Continue Reading →

Improve Your Customer Service With Journey Mapping & Process Improvement

Highlights clip below re choosing the right technology partner. To hear the FULL episode, use the player bar above. Errol Denger (of IBM when we recorded this interview, now at Adobe), and I discussed the role of customer journey mapping and processes in …Continue Reading →