All posts by Andrew Gilliam

Gifts I Thought Were Cool, As A Kid

It’s that time of year again! Presents! It might surprise you (not really) that I had a really nerdy wish list as a kid. I stand by most of my requests, but there are definitely a few items from my wish list that cause me to wonder, “what was I thinking?” I’ll share this once, ...

First Impressions: Apple Business Chat

Imagine ordering a replacement credit card or changing your hotel reservation being as easy as texting your friend. That was Apple’s vision when they introduced Apple Business Chat as part of iOS 11.3, released in March 2018. If you’re an iPhone, iPad, or Mac user, Apple Business Chat brings the convenience of live chat support ...

McDonald’s Survey: 5 Reasons I’m Not Lovin’ It!

McDonald's is the epitome of fast-food and uses a quintessential restaurant survey. That doesn't mean they got it right. I’ve served up 5 lessons for you, no purchase necessary.

GREATER Practices for Live Chat Support

Live chat support continues to grow in popularity with customers and service providers, but chat has its own nuances and challenges that make it different from other channels. Learn how to to make your chat GREATER than the competition.

Rules for Using Your Customer’s Name

Using customer names is the most simple form of service personalization, but it can go wrong. Here are five simple rules to use customer names effectively.

What Comes Before “The One Number You Need To Grow”

About six months ago, the survey that I’ve been working on for almost two years went live. It’s the first step toward revitalizing our Voice of the Customer program. In the beginning, I recognized that capturing actionable data will be very challenging and essential to gain traction. The old survey had been stagnant for about ...