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Podcast 69: American Express Customer Service Survey, Keri Buster

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On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Keri Buster, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, World Service at American Express about her company’s recent survey about customer service.

Tom and Keri discuss American Express’s findings about the importance of customer service to customers and the effect customer service has on purchasing a product or service and repeat business, and how damaging a bad customer experience can be to a business.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #69
American Express Customer Service Survey, Keri Buster: S03E17 / 92

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:33] Interview with Keri Buster
[00:47] American Express’s Global Customer Service Barometer
[01:24] What customer service means to people
[03:31] More people are providing positive feedback
[05:21] How positive experiences help businesses
[06:39] Online feedback and other influential factors
[07:13] The power of negative feedback
[09:29] What people expect in order to rectify a bad experience
[10:23] Consumers’ impressions of how much businesses care about customer service
[11:03] Increased emphasis on customer service
[11:53] Social media managers
[15:22] End

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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published August 15, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Financialsamurai

Customer service is so important to me. It’s probably the #1 thing I look for, other than the idea that the product I buy does what it’s supposed to do.

Flexo, did you change your comment system?

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Yes – I’ve made some changes to the comment system here.

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