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Many human beings share two commonalities regardless of race, culture or beliefs. As a worldwide collective whole, humans wish to be treated well and use a clean bathroom. Why aren't businesses able to meet these basic needs?
General Service Marketing

Is Subjectivity Killing Your Customer Service?

Over the holidays, my girlfriend and I drove from Charlotte to Raleigh to visit her family. What we encountered on our road trip was something that every traveler has to contend with – dirty bathrooms. With full bladders, we chose an interstate exit which offered a choice of four different fuel stations. We picked the one [...]

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The Family Trust team at my local branch.
General Marketing Service Marketing

Tired of Terrible Service…I Hired a New Bank

I haven’t looked back. Not once. I haven’t cried… not a tear.  I’ve learned there are others out there that want to treat me well and actually value me as a customer. No fees, low interest rates and the best news… great customer service.  No longer do I feel privileged to keep my money with [...]

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Bill Bartmann - CFS2
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Social Conscience and Business: CFS2

For me, the perfect Sunday morning is making coffee, waking slowly and watching the various stories presented on Charles Osgood’s, CBS Sunday Morning. I know, I sound like a total geezer, but the stories are so different and examine various topics in the news today or something that happened 70 years ago…I digress. I like [...]

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Care and attention to detail went into the making of our sushi. The chef took great pride in all he did to provide the best sushi possible.
Marketing Service Marketing Social Media

The Power of Word of Mouth Marketing

Below, I share the story of my visit to a sushi restaurant in a bad part of town that surpassed my expectations tenfold. Kabuto restaurant is located in an obscure strip mall in Chinatown fifteen minutes off the Las Vegas strip and pays its marketing team nothing. The marketing messages are stronger than any billboard [...]

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Coffee and News. My early morning routine.
Marketing Service Marketing

6 Tips for Handling an Angry Customer

I wake up to the world a little slower than most. Before engaging, I enjoy making a cup of coffee and perusing the world news before tending to my to do list. This morning brought about a YouTube video that had me shaking my head in wonderment. For decades, it has been drilled that the [...]

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Welcome Party at SXSW V2V
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The Essential Takeaways for Every Entrepreneur at SXSW V2V

Thought leaders is a term used for really smart people with big ideas. On my first night at SXSW V2V at the Welcome Dinner, I shared a meal with Kevin Lavelle of Mizzen+Main who recently launched an apparel company specializing in moisture wicking dress shirts. His passion and confidence palpable, mixed with a nervous energy [...]

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Doug Iscovitz - one awesome flight attendant!
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The 4 P’s of Customer Service

Dutifully the announcement comes over the PA, “This is a completely full flight, ladies and gentleman.”  I can hear the stress in the tone of voice immediately. I can tell that this crew doesn’t love what they do. I’ve heard it many times before. I am writing this blog in realtime. We’ve not yet pulled [...]

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