Friday, February 25, 2011

Burgan One Names Marketing Director | Press & Sun-Bulletin |

‎"I don't mean to toot my own horn, but BEEP BEEP!" - Dave England

Burgan One names marketing director | Press & Sun-Bulletin |

Burgan One names marketing director

ENDICOTT Antoine Loup, of Endicott, has been named director of marketing for Burgan One GeneralTrade and Contracting of Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Burgan One provides a vast array of services to clients within the oil and gas sectors, as well as government and military entities around the world.

Loup is working from Endicott and has traveled around the Middle East to promote the company.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Business Insights: Firestone / Bridgestone - Short Version

This is the short version of my review of a recent incident at a local Firestone Complete Auto Care Center. A friend had printed a coupon off the internet and gave me a copy. It was a great offer. I called and confirmed and then went to the local store. At that point the manager told me it was a "pirated" coupon. Maybe he didn't want to honor it, maybe he was mistaken. The point is he made me feel as though I was trying to "steal" from him. How was I supposed to know? And what is worse is that while trying to explain this to him, he allowed another customer to get involved. I left and complained online. The assistant district manager Stephen Lyons called me personally not more then 30 minutes later, before I even had a chance to bash the company on line. Then the store manager called back and apologized as well. Stephen Lyons was able to turn this review around 180 degrees. It was some of the most amazing customer service I have seen in a long time and I am very impressed with the way Firestone has handled the situation. I will post the full video with all of the people who called me as I was able to record some of the conversations. I want to say this was a perfect case study on how to properly handle a customer complaint and Firestone has shown a huge commitment that reflects on what I can only assume is an incredible corporate culture.