I was reminded of a business that sends out random thank you cards to vendors - all signed by everyone in the office and a personalized note on how the vendor makes a difference in the company. No special occasion, sent out twice a year to each vendor. Guess how often that vendor will remember that company to recommend them to people looking at solutions that same company can provide?
“It isn’t what you can do for me,” Tom said. “It’s what can I do for you. While I’ve only been on the job for a few weeks, maybe there is something Marketing needs to do for you,” he said with a bemused smile.
At the end of another blog entry (one of the best read) titled “All know the way; few actually walk it. ~Bodhidharma,” I quoted Giraudoux’s famous saying, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
As typically happens when we read something like this, we assume “the mediocre” is always someone else. It’s certainly not us.
- Jennifer Holt and Cyndi Greenglass on WVU Marketing Communications Today Radio
"The graveyard is littered with companies who have died when they were abandoned by their customers. This is what happens when you don’t listen to them, and you lose touch with what matters."
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