Customer Service, Brand Loyalty and Long-Term Success

Here are some powerful statistics that demonstrate the links between customer service, brand loyalty and long-term success. 97% of global consumers say that customer service is very important or somewhat important in their choice of and loyalty to a brand 62% of global consumers have stopped doing business with a brand or organization due to a poor customer service experience. …

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Know What's Important to Customers

A recent study by Execs in the Know and Digital Roots asked customers, Which characteristic of an interaction with a brand’s customer service department is most important to you? The answers: Effective Issue Resolution–40.3% Immediacy/Fast Response–20.9% Ease and Convenience–20.4% Friendly/Personalized Approach–18.4% My take? Common sense suggests that none of the other things matter if the issue isn’t resolved. Beyond that, I’ll …

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Packaging Matters

Click through these photos of aircraft paint jobs (courtesy of CNN Tavel) and try not to smile! My favorites: Kulula (This Way Up) and ANA’s panda theme. Yes, packaging matters! So do the communication channels we open up, the words we use, the policies that guide decisions, the brand and personality that comes through at each touch point …and so …

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