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Using Twitter As Your Best Customer Service Channel with Dan Gingiss [Episode 46]

September 9, 201723 min
Dan Gingiss is a Social Media and Customer Experience Executive, Author, Podcaster and Speaker. He’s currently working as Senior Director – Global Social Media at McDonald’s, responsible for global strategy and best practices sharing of social media marketing, listening, customer care, crisis management and insights/analytics. Dan is the author of the book “Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media” and the host of “Focus on Customer Service Podcast”, presenting brands that focus on delivering outstanding customer service with social media. In this episode, Dan shares actionable tips for using Twitter as a channel for great Customer Service and Social Customer Care and how to make the most out of Twitter as your best service channel. He stresses the importance of managing and exceeding customer expectations, both offline and online, always monitoring conversations and mentions of your brand. He reveals why it’s important to jump in, listen to what people are saying about your brand (even if they are complaining), and engage proactively in the conversation. My Favorite Quotes: “Twitter is really four things that other service channels are not – it’s public, searchable, shareable and permanent. That’s why Social Customer care is so important on this particular channel” “Expectations + emotions = a willingness to share.” “Setting your hours or availability is about setting those customer expectations. It’s OK if you’re not 24/7, but you need to tell people when you’ll be there to respond.” “Always show empathy for the situation and be friendly.” Your Call-to-Action: Your call-to-action for this episode is to start using Twitter for social listening. You need to jump in, see what people are saying about your brand and engage in the conversation. Make sure to respond to everyone, whether it’s a compliment, a question or a complaint. Follow the tips Dan discussed in this episode and start implementing them for better customer service. Send me a tweet @MadalynSklarand tell me how these tips have helped your business. I want to hear from you! How to Reach Dan: You can reach Dan on Twitter @dgingiss, LinkedIn or through his website, And be sure to check out his podcast Focus on Customer Service and his book Winning at Social Customer Care. Ask Me Anything! I want to answer your questions about Twitter. Leave me a voicemail at and I will pick a few to answer on the show. Don’t be shy. I want to hear from you. Share Your Love For This Podcast: Want an easy “one-click” way to Share Your Love for this podcast? Go here: to tweet out your love. Read the Show Notes We take the notes for you during the episode. Get the show notes at

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