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A New Focus for Customer Service

Jim once wrote on this blog about the irrelevance of stores and how that affects live entertainment (Hint: It's a good thing). He stated:"Where we’re going is very simple: We need fewer and fewer stores for retail goods, but we’ll either replace those with empty spaces, with residences or offices, or with experience-driven businesses."Stores must continually reinvent themselves. One way retailers are upping their game is by using employee communication platforms to better assist customers.Photo Credit: Timothy Muza...

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Remember These Customer Service Tips

Customer service matters ... a lot. We've shared Pro Tips from our own team (see them below), and now we're sharing lessons from Jill Schiefelbein that she highlights for Entrepreneur after experiencing her own customer service failure. See one of her tips below:"Don't let your processes inconvenience your customerPhoto Credit: rawpixel via UnsplashLook at your processes. How you take orders. How you answer calls. How you distribute products. Whatever your business model is, I encourage you to really examine...

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Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2018: Customer Service

As we wave goodbye to 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. Today, we’re highlighting: Customer Service.You can click on any title below to read the full article:Put the Members and Their Experience First Amy Gardea, Goldstar's Senior Director of Customer Service, explains: "We put our members and their experience above all else, and we make that clear to them from our first interaction to our last. Although the ticket...

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Pro Tip No. 2: Customer Service With Amy Gardea

Meet Amy Gardea Title: Senior Director of Customer Service Hometown: Placentia, Calif.Best Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “So many to choose from, this is really hard. I’ve been going to live shows since I was a child. It was a staple of my upbringing. Off the top of my head though, Hamilton. I honestly thought there was no way it could live up to the hype, but I was in absolute awe from the first note to the final curtain.”SO: What's...

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You Can’t Improve What You Can’t Measure

Earlier this month, we shouted out Customer Service Appreciation Week, and recently both Senior Director of Customer Service Amy Gardea and Customer Service Specialist Shaunelle Curry shared their Pro Tips.That's because, as Jim has written, "Good service is the best marketing money you’ll ever spend."Now, venues like Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center and San Francisco 49ers' Levi’s Stadium have installed terminals made by HappyOrNot that are "equipped with buttons representing a smile, a half-smile, no smile and a frown, ranging in...

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Pro Tip: Customer Service With Shaunelle Curry

Meet Shaunelle Curry Title: Customer Service Specialist Hometown: Saint Louis, MissouriBest Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “Hands down, The Lion King. It is absolutely magical! I was swept into the wonder of childhood the first time I saw it. I've seen it three times now thanks to Goldstar!”SO: What is your philosophy about customer service?SC: What am I going to do to make our customer's life better as far as their interaction with us, especially when people come in thinking it’s going to...

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#MondayMotivation: Customer Service Appreciation Week

In honor of Customer Service Appreciation Week, October 1-5, we're sharing a few posts from Jim about the importance of customer service.You can click on any title below to read the full article:You Know What Customers Love? Rules You may not think customers react viscerally to rules, but they do. They’ll see that you took advantage of your opportunity to push them around, and they’ll remember it. You won’t be building up good will. Is there such a thing as building...

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Pro Tip: Customer Service With Amy Gardea

Meet Amy Gardea Title: Senior Director of Customer Service Hometown: Placentia, Calif.Best Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “So many to choose from, this is really hard. I’ve been going to live shows since I was a child. It was a staple of my upbringing. Off the top of my head though, Hamilton. I honestly thought there was no way it could live up to the hype, but I was in absolute awe from the first note to the final curtain.”SO: Why...

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Selling Out Editors’ Picks 2017: Customer Service

I think we can all agree that 2017 has been an interesting and eventful year. A lot has happened, and before we dive into 2018 (it feels odd to type that!), we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year. All this week we’ll be sharing stories on the most important topics for any live entertainment marketer. And today we’re highlighting: Customer Service.You can click on any title below to read the...

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Why Audience Loyalty Should Be a Top Priority in 2018

We write a lot on this site about how good customer service is important for business. Jim wrote in The Easy Math of Good Service:"Good service is the best marketing money you’ll ever spend."Well, here's an infographic (below) highlighting 20 compelling reasons to double-down on customer loyalty.With facts like "Current customers spend 31% more than new customers," and "Just a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to an increase in profits of 25-90%," it's easy to see why...

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