There’s No Room for Hate in Social Media or Customer Service

Haters gonna hate. The word “haters” wasn’t particularly common in the English lexicon until the late 1990s, and “haters gonna hate” first appeared in the lyrics of an R&B song in the year 2000. Today, the phrase is the source of countless memes and a recurring refrain in a popular Taylor Swift song. It’s almost become trendy to be a hater, and having haters is something of a badge of honor.

How to Hire the Right Social Customer Care Agents

No social care program can be successful without the right people interacting with your customers and prospects. The hiring of the front-line social care staff should be thoughtful, strategic, and intentional, as it will set up the rest of the program to be able to scale in the future.

Viewing the Customer Experience Through Your Customers’ Eyes

There are many definitions of customer experience, but I have settled on this one: Customer Experience is how customers feel about every single interaction with a brand. What can we glean from this definition? How customers feel is an important piece of the puzzle, because not everyone feels the same way about the same thing…

Why Two High-Ticket Sales Resulted In Two Very Different Experiences

This is a tale of two sales. Both are for big-ticket items, and both occurred after much research and comparison shopping. In one, the buyer has become a lifelong brand advocate; in the other, he has buyer’s remorse. What happened?…

What United Could Have Done Differently

The skies – and the Twitterverse – haven’t exactly been friendly for United Airlines recently. Just two weeks after an uproar about whether leggings are appropriate attire for a plane ride (turns out they are, unless you’re traveling as a

Customer Service Track Shines at Social Media Marketing World

Although it is, at its essence, a marketing conference, the annual Social Media Marketing World gathering in San Diego is constantly adapting in step with the ever-changing world of social media. In 2016, the conference organizers added a Customer Service