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  • Order-taking vs overbearing

    Mark Lusky || September 7, 2015
    When was the last time you visited a doctor, car mechanic, or other “advisor” and had the response to your question about what you should do thrown back in your lap? It’s happening more often. No doubt some of it ties to the liti…

  • Label promotions go off the beaten path

    Mark Lusky || July 21, 2015
    Labels are a product’s “front door.” While websites, social media and collateral materials support promotion of a product, its most powerful and up-close marketing tool is the omnipresent label. Of course, it isn’t always u…

  • Train customers to offer good service

    Mark Lusky || June 3, 2015
    Overwhelmingly, the focus of “good customer service” is on the service provider. But, lost in the all-consuming drive to make and keep customers happy is their responsibility to return the favor. Why should a customer need, or want, to…

  • Micro-size your marketing efforts

    Mark Lusky || April 16, 2015
    Noted author and blogger Seth Godin recently blogged about the rise of micro production and marketing leading to the fall of mass production and mass media marketing. The days of creating mass quantities of stuff, then marketing it to the masses thro…

  • Labels, stickers can engage or enrage

    Mark Lusky || January 26, 2015
    Sometimes lost in the rush to manufacture appealing products are the “little things” that can engage or deter shoppers scouring the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores. Often, labels and stickers play a key role in the choice to buy or mov…

  • Speak your customer’s language to get loyalty

    Mark Lusky || June 2, 2014
    Much has been written about connecting with romantic partners by learning to speak their love language. For some, that love language is about service. Others crave verbal accolades. Still others seek visual affirmations. It’s very similar with…

  • Surveys become the scourge of customer service

    Mark Lusky || October 14, 2013
    Once again, corporate America has taken a great concept –regular customer feedback – and morphed it into an omnipresent annoyance. It seems like a survey request accompanies just about every customer service interaction. Feedback question…

  • Offer customer tips for complete, accurate labels

    Tammie MacLachlan and Mark Lusky, Contributing Editor || April 10, 2013
    What’s in a label? Complete and accurate labeling performs an increasingly crucial role in providing consumers content that drives healthy practices. Commonly-used food descriptors, for example, can be tricky even when not apparent to most. Ta…

  • Plusses, perils of immediate customer service gratification

    Tammie MacLachlan and Mark Lusky || January 23, 2013
    Instant gratification has become the paramount rule of engagement in many customer service interactions. Increasingly, the pressure is on customer service representatives across corporate America to effect rapid resolutions. Faced with mandates from…

  • When marketing drives customer dis-service

    Tammie MacLachlan and Mark Lusky || November 29, 2012
    Telling the truth in marketing is one of the most crucial customer service functions a company can perform. By telling the truth, you give prospects and customers alike an accurate picture of products and services.This, in turn, makes buying decision…