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  • One person or experience can drive long-term loyalty

    Mark Lusky || November 20, 2015
    Often lost amid anger at poor customer service is the power of one – one person or experience that can turn a company, product or service into a rock star. I recently was reminded of this important asset while attempting to deal with, of all th…

  • When words cut like a very expensive knife

    Mark Lusky || October 13, 2015
    When it comes to labels, consider your words carefully. Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is having to address a $5 million class-action lawsuit that alleges her products don’t live up to their “natural and effective” claims, acco…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Respond to negative reviews, reward positive ones

    Mark Lusky || March 9, 2015
    Both negative and positive customer feedback can build profitability. Don’t ignore either. Acknowledge and in some way reward positive comments; respond and attempt to remediate negative ones. This includes everything from online reviews and fo…

  • 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…

  • The customer service tightrope

    Mike Lusky || July 17, 2013
    The difference between world class and lower class customer service is often determined by one small step or misstep. Contrary to the preachings of some CRM gurus who advocate expensive, complicated technology as a cure-all, the best service often re…

  • 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…