The many facets of customer complaining behaviour

Handling customer complaints is a critical, yet challenging job. Some customers make their voice heard loudly, while others do so quietly. Some want to talk directly with someone, others prefer remote channels like feedback cards or e-mails. And in this age of social media, minor problems can quickly spiral out of control, so it is … Continue reading The many facets of customer complaining behaviour

Handling negative online reviews: speed and voice matter; status and action frame not so much

The question I get asked most often (after whether social media activity helps with sales and profitability) is how to handle negative online reviews. The comments left by other customers, and any responses left by the company, are available for all to see, and can impact on the company’s reputation. So, many companies worry that … Continue reading Handling negative online reviews: speed and voice matter; status and action frame not so much

Guest post on the psychology of complaining

I wrote a guest post for Mark Schaefer’s blog, {grow}, on the psychology of complaining. I am an avid reader of {grow}, and always recommend it to marketers new and established. So, as you can imagine, it is a great honour to contribute to the community. Do take a look, and join the discussion, here.