Smart Appliances to Create a Customer Service "Circle of Love"
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has strong opinions about the future of technology, and he’s not afraid to express them.
The best startups have a customer loyalty strategy – after all, it’s a lot easier and cheaper to keep happy customers than it is to recruit new ones. Every weapon at your disposal has to be used in the war for brand awareness and customer loyalty.
Quite a few popular brands have suffered PR misfortunes in the past, prolonged in part by a lack of social media expertise. By failing to respond in real time, many companies have learnt the hard way, that bad news can travel fast, especially on channels that they may have a token presence on. Things may be changing though, Social media analytics and measurement solution provider Simply Measured released a study, which shows steadily increasing demand for customer service interaction on Twitter.
Brendan Ng isn’t a big fan of paper. The general manager of Vancouver-based Malay restaurant chain Freshbowl used to give out stamp cards to customers to reward repeat visits with a free meal. “We had regulars complaining their wallet was full of stamp cards from every different place,” he said.