Keeping in touch with your promise keeps your people in touch with you.

Keeping in touch with your promise keeps your people in touch with you.

19 Jun 2020
Blog

How many times has your purchase experience not lived up to the brand promise you were sold?  How did it make you feel?

The very existence of Trustpilot, Reevo, trustatrader and more tells us that it’s an endemic problem that many organisations suffer as they race to compete.

I can’t imagine there are many businesses out there that set out to disappoint customers so something must happen along the way that irrevocably alters the course of their customer service.

We believe there are three possible reasons for this breakdown in the promise/experience equation.

  1. The business simply cannot fulfil the brand promise.  Examples of this could be an operational issue that no-one saw coming, the organisation not being able to grow with demand, or bottom-line efficiencies needing to drive decisions.
  2. The brand promise doesn’t reflect the core business.  If you said fast, but in reality, you’re meticulous, people might be too irritated that you’re late to recognise the quality of your work.
  3. The core business has evolved.  Wrigley recognised the gum he gave away with washing detergent was more popular than the detergent itself, he pivoted his company, and later his brand.

If you and your team live and breathe a brand that’s centred on the very best of your business, you can’t go wrong.

If you want to talk about it, we’d love to listen.

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