Articles by Paolo Fabrizio

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Paolo Fabrizio
April 14, 2017

Curatti On Air: Overcoming Social Customer Service Hurdles

Even though most people use social media every day, many brands are still reluctant to use it as customer support channels. That’s due to different reasons but – as a consultant – I’ve experienced three Social Customer Service hurdles, and I’ve turned them into questions for you in this post. At the end of it


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Paolo Fabrizio
March 6, 2017

Use Social Customer Service To Nurture Your Business

nurture business relationships

For many years, customer service has been underrated. Most brands have considered it ‘a post-sales activity’ or worse ‘just a necessary cost’. This ignores the inner value of customer service for overall business. Well, if you still have this kind of approach in 2017, it is no wonder that you struggle to retain your customers! In this


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Paolo Fabrizio
February 6, 2017

The Must-Have’s of a Social Customer Service Platform

Social Customer Service platform

‘Hey Paolo, what’s the best Social Customer Service platform for my business’? This is a question I often get asked that can not be answered with a tweet. In fact, by the time a brand is searching for a ‘digital dashboard’ to interact with different channels with customers, they should have already planned their overall customer


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Paolo Fabrizio
January 8, 2017

How To Use Mobile for Social Customer Service

Social Mobile Customer Service

Happy new year to you all!    The trend is clear. A growing number of CEOs are convinced that improving customer service has a direct, beneficial impact on business. However, when it comes to adopting digital tools in order to attract and retain customers, there’s still a lot to be done. That’s why I’m going to


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Paolo Fabrizio
December 4, 2016

The Secret Recipe For Successful Social Customer Service

Customer Service recipe

Every December we see a proliferation of articles with predictions for the following year. The funny thing is that you can get some of them until February! Anyway don’t worry because this post is NOT one of those. I’m inviting you to focus on the present in order to take advantage of it. In fact, when it


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Paolo Fabrizio
November 6, 2016

Social Customer Service Is Going Private – Are You?

Private social customer service messaging

If you’re a market leader, your main focus is to stay ahead from your competitors. When you find yourself in such a privileged position you also benefit from another great advantage: the way is clear in front of you, so it’s easier taking the right directions at the right time. Conversely, when you’re a follower, you


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Paolo Fabrizio
October 9, 2016

The First Thing To Do Before Social Customer Service

Before Social Customer Service, do this first

‘Do, do, do’.  This is not a song. It’s a common approach though for many brands, assuming that the more they do the better business results they’ll get. The bad news is that this equation is not necessarily effective. In fact, as we live in a fast-paced, competitive world, taking smart and innovative decisions and


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Paolo Fabrizio
September 11, 2016

How To Use Empathy In Social Customer Service

Empathy

Convincing a reluctant prospect to become your customer or an existing one to remain is not that easy; if you want to have chances to be successful, you have to provide them with great reasons. Actually you need to spur their emotional side with one of the most powerful triggers in customer service — empathy.  Every


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Paolo Fabrizio
August 7, 2016

When Social Customer Service becomes a nightmare

Due to my activity in the ‘customer service arena’, friends and peers often tell me about their experiences with brands (especially if disappointing). For example, last week my colleague Maria was badly treated by a rude bookshop owner while my friend Marco asked for assistance via Twitter for car insurance cover. Unfortunately he got wrong information,


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Paolo Fabrizio
July 10, 2016

The Link Between Social, Customer Service and Sales

If I had to sum up the impact of social media on business with just one word, I’d call it a r-evolution; it describes perfectly the digital tsunami that affected marketing, sales and customer service. Consumers have become more and more inclined to ‘tweet on brands doors‘ rather than pick up the phone and make a


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