Organizations are run by people. So, when organizations find themselves in the midst of a sticky situation, they often react as individuals do—emotionally and with more attention on the negative than the positive. But negative feedback, even a lot of negative feedback, can create a distorted perception around a crisis and create the false impression that the overwhelming sentiment is negative.
As Borshoff’s partners, we have supported and worked on major initiatives intended to improve the quality of life in and attract new residents to the Indy region. We’ve seen firsthand the impact Indiana’s business leaders have when we unite around a common goal.
While several of 2018’s major corporate PR trends – executive crises, social media tailspins and an increased focus on diversity, to name a few – carried into 2019, there are five key trends companies need to prepare for to successfully navigate their communications challenges in the year ahead.
The coffee pot in the bank branch is a familiar image. But who actually drinks the coffee? Contemporary banking is about completing a transaction and getting out. Or better yet, making deposits and checking balances on a phone at 2 a.m. But with new café-style branches, Capital One is betting on a different calculus.
Aligning a company’s sales strategy across departments is no longer just a good idea, it’s imperative to driving sustainable revenue. It’s crucial to ensure everyone in your organization is working together to create the best customer experience. Removing any disconnect and creating a sense of purpose also creates accountability and improved collaboration.
Maybe it’s student loans, maybe it’s the rising cost of avocados, but millennials carry a lot of debt. About two-thirds have at least $10,000 in student debt alone, and one in four millennials with $30,000 or more in debt expect to take more than 20 years to pay it off, according to a survey by ORC International.
Consumers have been banking online for more than 20 years, yet they regularly face outdated technical infrastructures. That frustrates users who expect an exceptional customer experience with their online bank.
Most utilities work very hard at customer service. But to further build trust and meet shared goals, utilities need to also educate customers on resource consumption and how it impacts their rates.