Tom Peters on customers

Yesterday I downloaded a PDF by the wizard who is Tom Peters. It takes the form of short, punchy dictats and I love it because it's very fresh, very actionable and provides the kick up the proverbial that we all need from time to time to get…

Why retention is the new loyalty

Customers pay the bills and without them you’re dead in the water. But in the relentless endeavour to add more customers into the funnel, are you actually ignoring your biggest area for growth in revenue and profit...your existing customers? Here…

Why crowdsourcing customer feedback doesn't always work

Crowdsourcing customer feedback Crowdsourcing, the concept of giving a task to a crowd to complete (most often using online tools) has been around for 4 years now, and has recently spawned the term 'communitysourcing'. Communitysourcing takes…

Sir Terry Leahy spends every Friday on the shop floor, do you?

One to One conversations with your customers can be your most powerful survey tool Tesco is the world's 3rd largest retailer behind Walmart and Carrefour. It has almost 2,500 stores worldwide. Its Chief Exec Terry Leahy, widely credited with…

17 must reads: build a business with fantastic service ethos

Here are 17 posts from the last year which I consider to be at the forefront of thinking on how you can build a business with a fantastic customer service ethos. Not all of them are specifically about customer service but I think they point…

Why “permission feedback” is the future of customer satisfaction

ALl about permission feedback Traditional methods of getting feedback from customers make it difficult for the customer and easy for the supplier. If the customer is absolutely determined to give good or bad feedback, they will fill in…