Category Archives: Communications

Happy customer experience

Humanity 101: 5 Essentials for getting customer experience right

Delivering exceptional customer experience isn’t about having the best products or services. It’s about making sure your customers have the experience they like to feel, while getting what they need. Too often, marketing and customer service are more about statistics — Net Promoter Scores, number of “likes”, and survey points — and less about actual

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Upset customer experience

Top 3 customer experience mistakes and how to avoid them

You know the old adage that recognizing there’s a problem is the first step? Many companies are realizing their customer experience needs to improve, or they risk losing business. To stay competitive, they get fired up with good intentions, but too often make some common mistakes that get in the way of meaningful results. Here

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Upset customer

5 signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture (and what to do about it)

Everyone’s talking about customer experience, yet a surprising number of companies are a long way from operating like a well-oiled customer-centric machine. Even if your business has good intentions, some common themes may be rippling through your organization that are holding you back. Five signs you don’t have a customer-centric culture, and how to get

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Breaking Up Silos With Customer Communities

In every organization, aligning the priorities of sales, marketing and customer service can be a challenge.  They’re each focused on different parts of the customer journey and can have a hard time viewing customer relationships holistically. That’s where social and customer community strategies come in, breaking up the traditional way of doing business and shattering

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How to leverage social media for PR

Co-author: Josh Tiongson Social media has changed the way we consume news. Studies show that a majority of U.S. adults receive their news via social media (Pew Research), and a 2016 internet trends report by analyst Mary Meeker found that adults spend roughly 2.8 hours of their day on mobile internet, versus 2.4 hours on

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3 Pro Tips to Strengthen your Presence on Twitter

Twitter continues to grow in importance as a social media platform to drive customer engagement, increase sales opportunities, and expand brand presence. While only 4% of Fortune 500 have a presence on Facebook, 83% of these companies engage with their customers on Twitter. (Business2Community). Are you looking for ways to increase your audience engagement on

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100 days of IoT

How IoT is Shaping our Future: What We’ve Learned From 100 Days of IoT

Over the last 100 days, through blog posts and tweets, we shared a variety of rich examples of how companies are leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business, enrich customer experiences, improve operational efficiencies, and grow new revenue streams. We also spotlighted ways in which IoT is helping to better the world

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Speaker

Four Components to Proper Media Training

Media training may conjure images of well-healed consultants prepping executives for 60 Minutes interviews, but preparing spokespeople for interviews with news outlets is a necessary business norm… even for the non-profit that grants the occasional interview to their hyper-local news blog. Large companies are attuned to training leaders for time spent with the media. But

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Snowball effect

Crisis communications from a customer-centric perspective

An essential part of protecting your company’s reputation is being prepared with crisis management communications that effectively support your customers. Too often, this mission-critical messaging focuses inward, asking, “What do we want people to know?” But when your customers are negatively impacted, you need to view the crisis from their perspective. Reframe the conversation to

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