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NFLShop.com Goes Against the Grain by Charging a Handling Fee

Recently, I was the benefactor of a handsome NFLShop.com gift card, courtesy of a promotional credit card offer. So while this post may seem a nit-picky, I am using it to illustrate how a powerful brand has decided to go against established e-commerce practices. Is it paying off? We’ll have to wait and see. In…
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Dan Soschin - Public Utilities and PR

Why public utility companies need to have media relations staff

What if I told you that having a strong brand as a public utility would probably go pretty far?

Dan Soschin - Social Media Command Center

Legacy customer service challenges can impact success of a social media strategy

Is it possible for a big business to do social media “well”? The key to this is to understand how businesses perform in the area of customer service, since I believe social media and customer service go hand-in-hand for businesses.

Oops, You Screwed Up, Now What?

I’ve written a few bits about handling negative buzz and developing a crisis response plan when it comes to gaffs and complaints, but what about dealing with your mistakes?

Facebook Introduces Consumer to Business Direct Messaging

Facebook rolled out a new feature to it’s Asian-based users whereby fans of a business page and initiate “private” communication threads with the page admins that do not appear in the “public” feeds.

Why your business should use Twitter

If you think Twitter is silly, then you have fallen for the propaganda of Ashton Kutcher and Charlie Sheen and other celebrities who primarily starting using Twitter to let us know where they were partying and what food they like.

Social Media Customer Service Case Study: Revell Models

Augie Ray shares an incredible case study about how Revell Model’s customer service failing to live up to expectations based upon a recent experience of a friend.

The Power of a Bad Review

Erik Saas just wrote a piece regarding a couple of surveys showing that consumers are highly likely to share a bad experience with their networks. This has long been reported as the case but perhaps somewhat ignored by many companies?